The Foreign Language and ESL teacher education and graduate programs are designed to develop leaders in foreign language instruction, research, and education.

Foreign Language and ESL Education offers undergraduate, graduate, and continuing education programs. Many of the degree offerings are tailored to the individual and interdisciplinary in nature, with a strong emphasis on education and foreign language mastery. Students in the program choose a focus in a variety of languages.

Programs

Overview

The  program in Foreign Language Education prepares students to teach selected foreign languages to grades 5-12.

  • Chinese
  • French
  • German
  • Italian
  • Japanese
  • Latin
  • Russian
  • Spanish

Overview

The Foreign Language and ESL Education Ph.D. program is designed for individuals with demonstrated success in language teaching. It combines the expertise of program faculty with resources from many areas of the college and university: teacher education, second language teaching and learning, assessment, educational linguistics, technology integration in education, and second language literacy. Students are encouraged to choose a related area within education to enhance their knowledge of both national and international educational systems.

Visit the degree homepage for more information on admission requirements, application instructions, and program requirements.

Application Deadlines

  • January 5 (Fall semester)*
  • October 1 (Spring semester)

*January 5 to be considered for departmental financial assistiance. Applications accepted on a rolling basis after that date.

 

Overview

The M.A.T. in Foreign and Second Language Education prepares candidates to be effective and engaging teachers in K-12 public and private settings.

The M.A.T. program in Foreign and Second Language Education is designed for superior liberal arts graduates who have had few or no professional education courses. Successful completion of the program leads to elementary and/or secondary teacher licensure. The program has focus areas in Chinese, French, German, Japanese, Latin, Spanish, and Russian.

Admissions Contact

Office of Student Services
310 Lindquist Center
319-335-5359
ask-education@uiowa.edu

 

    Overview

    The M.A. in Foreign Language and ESL Education allows students to design a program of study with a specific area of focus. The M.A. program provides in-depth preparation in theoretical and practical aspects of language learning and teaching.

    Visit the degree homepage for more information on admissions requirements, application instructions, and program requirements.

    Application Deadlines

    • January 5 (Fall semester)*
    • October 1 (Spring semester)

    *January 5 to be considered for departmental financial assistance. Applications accepted on a rolling basis after that date.

    Overview

    College of Education added endorsement programs are state-of-Iowa approved, and available to current Teacher Education Program students and in-service teachers.

    How to add an endorsement.

    Complete list of Foreign Language Education endorsements

    Contact

    Office of Student Services
    310 Lindquist Center
    319-335-5359
    ask-education@uiowa.edu

      Overview

      College of Education added endorsement programs are state-of-Iowa approved, and available to current Teacher Education Program students and in-service teachers.

      How to add an endorsement.

      Complete list of English as a Second Language (ESL) Education endorsements

      Contact

      Office of Student Services
      310 Lindquist Center
      319-335-5359
      ask-education@uiowa.edu

        Contact

        Program Coordinator
        TEFL Certificate Coordinator