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The Middlebury Institute Language Program Administration certificate and specialization prepare students for administrative roles in language programs or schools.

The program is offered as a specialization for students currently enrolled in the Institute’s TESOL, TFL, and IEM degree programs, or as a stand-alone certificate for nondegree students. The program focuses on skills specific to administration within a language program context and covers directing language programs, training teachers and aides, evaluating program effectiveness, budgeting, and marketing.

Overview

The specialization program is designed for Middlebury Institute students who are pursuing a Master of Arts in TESOL, Masters of Arts in TFL, or Master of Arts in IEM. Students in other programs with extensive language teaching experience or language education course work may also be eligible.

The certificate program is a stand-alone course of study for nondegree students. It is designed for those with extensive language teaching experience and language education course work. Individuals interested in the stand-alone certificate should have a graduate degree in TESOL or Teaching Foreign Language, but those with similar training and experience may also be appropriate candidates.

Curriculum

Certificate

The certificate consists of 16 graduate credits, including electives. The course work is rigorous, and we recommend two semesters for completion, although one intensive semester is possible. Some courses may be offered online during the January term. Course requirements for the stand-alone certificate for the nondegree students are as follows:

  • Introduction to Language Program Administration (LPA) (2 credits)

  • Language Teacher Education (2 credits)

  • Language Teacher Supervision (2 credits)

  • Finance Functions (4 credits) or Budgeting in Educational Organizations (2 credits)

  • International Marketing and Recruiting (3 credits)

  • Electives (3–5 credits)

Specialization for TESOL and TFL students

TESOL and TFL degree students take the following classes in addition to their degree requirements:

  • Introduction to LPA (2 credits)

  • Language Teacher Education (2 credits)

  • Language Teacher Supervision (2 credits)

  • Finance Functions (4 credits) or Budgeting in Educational Organizations (2 credits)

  • International Marketing and Recruiting (3 credits)

  • Electives (3–5 credits)

Specialization for IEM students

  • International Education Management degree students take the following 20 credits of course work in addition to their degree requirements:

  • Principles and Practices of Language Teaching I (4 credits)

  • Principles and Practices of Language Teaching II (4 credits)

  • Language Assessment (3 credits)

  • Language Analysis (3 credits)

  • Introduction to LPA (2 credits)

  • Language Teacher Education (2 credits)

  • Language Teacher Supervision (2 credits)

Apply

Next Steps

Current students contact Career and Academic Advisor Grace O’Dell.

Prospective students contact your enrollment advisor with questions and submit your online application.