Middlebury Language School Graduate Programs


MA Academic Tracks

The School of Hebrew's Master of Arts in teaching Hebrew as a second language offers two tracks: the traditional degree track and the intensive track. Financial aid is available for both tracks.

Traditional degree track:

  • Completed over four summers
  • Full immersion on the Middlebury College Vermont campus.

Intensive track: Ideal for in-service teachers who can combine work and study and complete their degree in two years.

  • Two summers immersed in Hebrew language and culture at Middlebury's campus (three units each).
  • Each summer is followed by one semester's worth of work spread over an academic year (three units each).
  • These courses will combine online distance learning with either a traditional classroom environment over a period of three weekends or, alternatively, one week of intensive immersion study in a residential setting.

Applicant requirements

  • BA degree with a minimum GPA of 3.0.
  • Advanced Mid (AM) language-proficiency level on the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Language (ACTFL) scale or equivalent.
  • Candidates must achieve the AM level prior to their joining the MA program.

To receive the MA degree, the student must complete a total of 12 units as outlined above.

Transfer of Credit

Appropriate courses may be transferred from other institutions at the director's discretion.

MA degree program supervisor and instructor

Dr. Vardit Ringvald
Research Professor, Middlebury College
Director of the Institute for the Advancement of Hebrew

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