Facilitate Language Learning

UNC’s masters degree in Multilingual Education, TESOL or World Languages curriculum equips language teachers with the skills and expertise to teach English or foreign languages in the U.S. and abroad.  We welcome international teachers as well as teachers working in the United States and offer programs on-campus, online, and in hybrid (both online and on-campus) formats to meet the needs of our diverse students.

Our international, multilingual faculty are recognized leaders in teacher preparation for language teaching. They’ll work closely with you as mentors and colleagues. Small class sizes, whether face-to-face or online, encourage close interaction and the exchange of career-related knowledge and creative teaching techniques.

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Greeley, Online

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Dana Walker

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Degree Options

MA in Multilingual Education: TESOL

The TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages) Emphasis prepares students  to work in the field of TESOL or in international or domestic non K-12 educational settings with emergent bilingual and bicultural students. Can’t come to campus or seeking flexibility? UNC offers this program online through UNC’s Extended Campus.

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Extended Campus Program

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MA in Multilingual Education: World Languages

The Multilingual Education Master of Arts degree in World Languages with Licensure prepares students to work in the field of foreign/world language education in both U.S. K-12 systems and international settings. The program completers obtain a master’s degree and a Colorado World Language teaching license.

Typically, you’ll complete our master’s program in four to five semesters with a course load of 6 to 10 credits per semester. If you have prior coursework in language teacher education, you may qualify for credit transfer and reduction of total required credits. Focus your studies in Chinese, Spanish, French, German, Japanese or Russian.  Classes are held on the Greeley Campus, with some courses offered online.

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Greeley Campus Program


Your Future in Multilingual Education

Our master's program will give you the skills and expertise to set yourself apart in your language education career.  Our students come from around the world and the United States.  We anticipate that our graduates will become teachers and administrators in K-12 schools in other countries, as well as university and community college levels in the United States and around the world. Our program will also successfully prepare you for doctoral studies.

Consider UNC's M.A. in Multilingual Education if you want to:

  • Teach languages K-12 and beyond
  • Administrate language programs
  • Continue your advanced education with a doctoral program

You’ll learn:

  • Curriculum design
  • Language assessment
  • Creative teaching techniques
  • Leadership and innovation in education

Sample courses:

  • Methods of Teaching World Language
  • Second Language Acquisition Theory
  • Interventions for Students with Cultural and Linguistic Differences

Beyond the Classroom

Our students have opportunities throughout their curriculum to engage in immersive learning opportunities—whether designing curriculum for local schools or schools in another country, developing language assessments, or teaching languages in school, university, or community settings. We want to ensure that your experiences here prepare you for your careers. Internships in language education are available both in the United States and around the world.

Where can your degree take you?

Teaching and administrative positions in K-12 schools in other countries, as well as at university and community college levels in the U.S. and globally.

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