M.A. in Chinese Language Pedagogy

MA in Chinese — Language Pedagogy Track

This program is specifically designed for those who intend to teach East Asian languages at the university level. It takes full advantage of the department's innovative and award-winning language pedagogy program to offer students unparalleled training in such subjects as designing language curricula, the production of teaching materials, as well as instruction in the methods of language training.


Students interested in teaching Chinese at the university level

(An undergraduate degree with at least two years of Chinese is required for admission)

What will you learn?

  • Knowledge of Chinese linguistics, pedagogy, and literature

  • Practical teaching skills

Degree Requirements

  • Credit Hours

    A total of 30 credit hours, including M.A project hours, in approved courses. Ordinarily, at least 20 of these credit hours must be from among the courses listed under “Chinese.”

  • Required Courses
    • Chinese Curriculum and Material Design (C 535) 

    • Introduction to Chinese Linguistics  (C 520) 

    • Teaching Chinese as a Foreign/Second Language (C 525) 

    • Practicum in Chinese Language Pedagogy (C 527)

    • Literary Chinese (C 506 or C 507) 

    RecommendedComputer-Enhanced East Asian Language Learning (E 526), Readings in Pedagogy (E596)


  • Electives

    The remaining credit hours can be taken from courses in Education (e.g., L520 and L630), Linguistics (e.g., L503), TESOL/Applied Linguistics (e.g., T532 and T550), and East Asian culture courses, in consultation with the advisor. Except for overseas study credits, normally a maximum of 3 credit hours of E595 may be counted toward the degree.

  • MA Project

    An MA project demonstrating the student’s pedagogical skills is required. May be taken for up to 4 credit hours.