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Teaching of Languages - Master's

Availability: Hattiesburg, Hybrid and Online Options*

Master of Arts in the Teaching of Languages

The MATL program, with emphases in Spanish, French, and TESOL, focuses on developing and enhancing the knowledge, skills, and theories in language, language acquisition, and language instruction that are essential for both effective teaching and successful learning. Our large variety of courses, offered online and on campus, year-round, meet the multifaceted needs of today's language teachers.

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50Students from 50 states and beyond
8highly-qualified and engaged professors
33credit hours

What Will I Learn?

Core course requirements:

  • Teaching Second Languages: Theory into Practice
  • Applied Linguistics in Second and Foreign Languages
  • Second Language Acquisition Theory and Practice
  • Sociocultural and Sociolinguistic Perspectives in Language
  • Practicum in Second or Foreign Language

Emphasis areas in Spanish and French, Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) require additional coursework.

Experienced Teacher Educators

World Languages faculty are dedicated teachers who value cross-cultural sensitivity and have a keen awareness of differences in cultural perspectives. We offer a broad range of courses including in Latin American and Francophone culture and history; we also feature courses on French and Spanish in the Americas, as well as topics such as conversation, phonetics, comics, cuisine, and cinema. We are involved in helping students conduct and present their own research.


Degree Plan Availability
Teaching of Languages (French) MATLHattiesburg, Hattiesburg Hybrid, Online 100%
Teaching of Languages (Spanish) MATLHattiesburg, Hattiesburg Hybrid, Online 100%
Teaching of Languages (TESOL) MATLHattiesburg, Online 100%

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School of Social Science and Global Studies

118 College Drive #5108
Hattiesburg, MS 39406
Liberal Arts Building (LAB) 411

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  • College Instructor
  • Elementary Language Teacher (Certification Needed)
  • Secondary Language Teacher (Certification Needed)
  • Private Corporate Language Instructor
  • Private School Teacher
  • Elizabeth Watson, 2013, 
    Spanish teacher, Biloxi Junior High School, Biloxi Public School District (Biloxi, Mississippi)
  • Franchesca Jones, 2017, 
    TESOL instructor, Abu Dhabi Vocational Education Training Institute United Arab Emirates
  • Claire Holderman, 2010,
    Spanish professor,  University of West Florida
  • John Anthony Bassett, 2009,
     Executive Director of The Attic Learning Community (Seattle, Washington)
  • Chelsea Lawrence, 2015, 
    Spanish teacher, UMS-Wright Preparatory School (Mobile, Alabama)