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Master of Arts in Foreign Language Education

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  • Objectives
    The graduate program in Foreign Language Education at The University of Texas is devoted to the preparation of foreign language teachers, teacher educators, the investigation of problems of language teaching and learning, and the preparation of supervisors of foreign language programs. It is also concerned with innovations in teacher education, with the creation of materials to improve teaching, and with research and experimentation in relation to crucial problems facing the foreign language teaching profession, including teaching English as a second language.
  • Course description
    General Requirements Thesis Option (30 hours)
    • 12 hours in education courses related to field of specialization
    • 12 hours in field of specialization (English, another language. or linguistics)
    • 3 hours may be taken on a CR/NC basis
    • FLE 698A&B (Thesis)
    Report Option (Minimum: 33 hours)
    • 18 hours in education courses related to field of specialization
    • 12 hours in field of specialization (English, another language, or linguistics)
    • 6 hours may be taken on a CR/NC basis
    • FLE 398R (Report)
    Undergraduate Course Restrictions
    • Maximum of 9 hours of upper-division undergraduate courses in any M.A. Program of Work
    • Maximum of 6 hours of upper-division undergraduate courses in either education or field of specialization
    Specific Requirements for each Field of Specialization English as a Foreign/Second Language
    • EDC 382S ESL/FL Methods I and II (6 hours)
    • 6 graduate hours chosen from Research and Writing Methods in FLE I, Evaluation of FLE, The Second Language Learner, Second Language Acquisition, or Teaching Culture
    • LIN 391 (Studies in English Grammar)
    • E 382J (Studies in Linguistic Analysis)
    • 6 hours of electives in English, with no more than 3 in literature
    • Teaching experience
      • one year of full-time teaching (must be documented) OR
      • two semesters of TA or AI experience OR
    • completion of FLE 397P (Internship) -- offered on CR/NC basis only and excluded from Program of Work
    Foreign Language Education (with a specialization in a single language other than English
    • EDC 382S ESL/FL Methods I & II(6 hours)
    • 6 graduate hours chosen from Research and Writing Methods in FLE, Evaluation of FLE, The Second Language Learner, or Second Language Acquisition
    • 3 graduate hours of literature in the language of specialization
    • 3 graduate hours of linguistics in the language of specialization
    • 6 hours of electives in the language of specialization
    • Teaching experience
      • one year of full-time teaching (must be documented) OR
      • two semesters of TA or AI experience OR completion of FLE 397P (Internship) -- offered on CR/NC basis only and excluded from Program of Work

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