About the Applied Linguistics and International Education Department
This department features undergraduate and graduate programs in English language teaching, bilingual education, second language acquisition, and international studies in education. Building on 25 years of successful programs that were previously housed in the Intercultural Studies department, we offer the degrees and certificates listed below.
Our Degrees and Certificates
- The MA in TESOL and Intercultural Studies, which is offered in both residential, field-based and online formats, including a training site in Thailand. Graduates of this program serve as professional English language teachers and administrators in schools, universities, and language institutes throughout the world, with a particular focus on East and Southeast Asia, the Middle East/North Africa, Central Europe, and Latin America.
- The Institute for Cross-Cultural Training, which provides training programs in second language acquisition and language coaching for international workers, as well as workshops in English language teaching. Most classes are offered online.
- Specialized, in-house professional certification programs for agencies, such as ELIC and TeachBeyond, which recruit and send hundreds of teachers abroad each year. We offer professional certificates in TESOL, teacher mentoring, and materials development.
- State-approved ESL and bilingual education endorsements for K-12 teachers who serve the immigrant/refugee population in the U.S. and English learners in international schools.