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Welcome to the Master's of Arts in Language Teaching (MALT)

Welcome to the Master of Arts in Language Teaching website. The Master of Arts in Language Teaching (MALT) program is a multidisciplinary 36 credit-hour graduate degree offered by the Department of Foreign Languages in conjunction with faculty members from the Department of English and the College of Education. It draws from faculty who teach French, German, Spanish, English, linguistics, literature, culture, TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages), language teaching methods, teacher education, and instructional technology offering concentrations in French, German, Spanish and TESOL. The MALT program involves a sequence of graduate courses in language, language acquisition, and pedagogy designed to reinforce and build upon the language skills and knowledge of target language culture(s) of educators.Feel free to browse this page for specific information about the many facets of UNO’s MALT Program. 

If you have any questions that you cannot find answers to on this website, please do not hesitate to contact me.  We hope you enjoy learning about our program.

Carolyn Gascoigne
MALT Graduate Program Chair

Email: cgascoigne@unomaha.edu
Phone: 402-554-2862

Requirements


Requirements for All Concentrations

The following courses are required for all MALT concentrations:

 

  • FLNG 8020: FL/TESOL Research
  • FLNG 8030: SLA Theory
  • FLNG 8040: Assessment and Materials Design
  • FLNG 8960: Special Topics Seminar
  • TED 8006: Special Methods in Teaching ESL or Foreign Languages
  • Instructional Technology (TED 8540, 8550, 8560, 8570, 8580 or 8590)
  • Successful completion of comprehensive exams

 

Requirements for French Concentration

The following courses are required for the French concentration:

 

  • FREN 8226: Structure of French
  • FREN 8440: Seminar: Composition
  • Literature course/literary criticism (FREN 8966)
  • Elective in French (FREN 8966 or FREN 8900)
  • 6 credits of study abroad or advisor approved electives in French

Requirements for German Concentration

The following courses are required for the German concentration:

 

  • GERM 8226: Structure of German
  • GERM 8440: Seminar: Composition
  • Literature course/literary criticism (GERM 8966)
  • Elective in German (GERM 8966)
  • 6 credits of study abroad or advisor approved electives in German

Requirements for Spanish Concentration

The following courses are required for the Spanish concentration:

 

  • SPAN 8226: Structure of Spanish
  • SPAN 8440: Seminar: Composition
  • Literature course/literary criticism (SPAN 8966)
  • Elective in Spanish (SPAN 8966 or SPAN 8900)
  • 6 credits of study abroad or advisor approved electives in Spanish

Requirements for TESOL Concentration

The following courses are required for the TESOL concentration:

 

  • ENGL 8656: Structure of English
  • ENGL 8740: Discourse, Culture, & Power
  • ENGL 8760: Pedagogic Field Experience in TESOL
  • Writing Seminar (a variety of courses possible)
  • Literature Seminar (a variety of courses possible)
  • Elective in English (a variety of courses possible)

Admission

Visit this website for application procedures and admission requirements: http://unomaha.smartcatalogiq.com/en/2013-2014/Graduate-Catalog/Graduate-Degree-Programs-Certificates-Minors/Language-Teaching

Financial Aid

A Graduate Teaching Assistantship (GTA) is available on a competitive basis for the academic year with current stipends of $12,775 (paid equally over ten months) and includes a tuition waiver for up to 12 hours a semester. The GTA requires 20 hours of work per week. Applications are due to the department secretary on March 15th. To download the department’s GTA application click here.

For detailed information about Graduate Teaching Assistantships visit this website: http://www.unomaha.edu/graduate-studies/financing-your-degree/assistantships.php

Other forms of financial aid such as scholarships and loans are also available for graduate students, visit the following website:
https://www.unomaha.edu/graduate-studies/financing-your-degree/