K-12 Teacher Track - Master of Arts in Chinese Studies (MACS) Program
Introduction: The K-12 Teacher Track is one the three tracks in the Master of Arts in Chinese Studies program offered at Valparaiso University. The Teacher Track provides a high quality, user-friendly, and affordable program to K-12 teachers who are currently Chinese language teachers or who are planning to add a Chinese language endorsement to their teaching license.
Program Format: The program is delivered in a convenient format so as to allow current or future K-12 teachers to earn the master’s degree without giving up their current positions. This 37-credit program can be completed by most participants in less than three years. The curriculum has three major components:
Note: If a student in the program is a native Chinese speaker or has near native-level proficiency of Chinese language and has successfully passed HSK Level 6, he/she can petition to waive six of the 37 credits required for the degree.
Scholarships: The Program offers generous scholarships for those who qualify. The scholarship is awarded in the form of a percentage (20-40%) of the normal tuition and is good throughout the program, assuming an awardee maintains good standing (GPA 3.0/4.0) in the program.
Maximum Enrollment: The Program currently enrolls 14 students and has the maximum capacity of 30 students. Current students are from the following states: New York, Florida, Connecticut, Maryland, Illinois, Oklahoma, Texas, and California
Application Requirements: All applicants must have valid teaching license at time of application unless their school employer does not require a teaching license. All applicants must also have studied at least one year of Chinese at the college level, or its equivalent. Upon receipt of the student’s completed application, a phone interview will be arranged with the Program Director to assess the language skill and academic interest of the applicants. The MACS Program has a rolling application process so admitted students can start the Program in fall, spring, or summer.
For an application package, including program and scholarship application forms, please visit (http://www.valpo.edu/grad/apply/index.php). For questions concerning the applications, please contact Dustin Jesch (firstname.lastname@example.org). For questions about the Program and how it may fit your career goal, please contact the Program Director, Dr. Zhimin Lin, (Zhimin.email@example.com).