World Languages

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Pre-requisite #1: Earn a relevant undergraduate degree (completed by June)

  • An undergraduate degree within a language area would meet the background requirements.
    • If you believe you have an alternate pathway for consideration, please email a statement and a copy of your transcript to Professor LJ Randolph Jr. explaining your situation.

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Pre-requisite #2: Language proficiency and sociocultural understanding of the language

  • A proficient test score to demonstrate language fluency would meet the language and sociocultural requirements.
    • If you believe you have an alternate pathway for consideration, please email a statement and a copy of your transcript to Professor LJ Randolph Jr. explaining your situation.

Pre-requisite #3: Achieve academic standards and qualification benchmarks

  • earning a 3.0 GPA or above, or
  • passing an approved examination, or
  • providing adequate evidence through a portfolio, evaluated by a review team

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Admission Steps

  1. Complete UW Graduate School application Link to website
    • Includes demographic data, statement of purpose, resume, 2 letters of recommendation, supplemental application, informal transcript
    • More information found at “Step 1” on the “How to Apply” page
  2. Internal review of your application materials
  3. Communication and commitment
    • Program staff will reach out to you regarding your admission status after the review
    • Candidates will have a limited time to accept the position
    • Final admissions steps (including a formal transcript) will be necessary through the graduate school
    • Register for classes in May

Program Review

  • Academic readiness
    • This program is an intensive masters program and requires candidates to be capable of high academic expectations
  • Connection to teaching
    • Although previous experience is not required, candidates should have thoroughly examined their role and commitment to becoming a teacher.
  • Philosophical match

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