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Formalizing a long and fruitful relationship, the Monterey Institute and its Monterey Bay neighbor the University of California, Santa Cruz (UCSC) have signed a new memorandum of understanding (MOU) for academic cooperation.

For many years, graduates from the UCSC Linguistics Department have qualified for Advanced Entry to the Monterey Institute’s master’s degree programs in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (MATESOL) and Teaching Foreign Language (MATFL). With the signing of this MOU, an official path has been created for UCSC undergraduate students and recent graduates to have specific course credits accepted towards eligibility in the Advanced Entry program at MIIS, as well as priority scholarship consideration. Dr. Lynn Goldstein, the program chair for the Language Education programs at MIIS, worked with UCSC Linguistics Dept. Chair Dr. Sandy Chung and MIIS enrollment manager Carol Johnson to negotiate the terms and conditions of the agreement, based on reviewing the course syllabi for the UCSC courses.

“We’re thrilled that we’ve been able to formalize our relationship with UCSC. Their linguistics majors have always been stellar students in our MATESOL/MATFL program and it just made sense to welcome them into our Advanced Entry program,” said Dr. Renée Jourdenais, dean of the Graduate School of Translation, Interpretation and Language Education (GSTILE).

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