Master of Applied Second Language Acquisition

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Why pursue a Master of Applied Second Language Acquisition at Missouri State?

The Master of Applied Second Language Acquisition (MASLA), offered by the Department of Modern and Classical Languages and the Department of English at Missouri State University, offers you the following:

  • MASLA is a flexible degree program that combines training in topics pertinent to second language acquisition theory and practice, including linguistics, research and teaching methods, and materials and assessment design, with advanced discipline-specific coursework focused on the areas of TESOL, Spanish and French.
  • It is designed for anyone with an interest in teaching one of these languages, including currently certified teachers.
  • MASLA graduates will be well qualified to teach languages in a variety of settings, both in the United States and abroad.