Course Requirements

Social and Cultural Foundations Courses:  8 quarter hours required, grade of C or better required

Bilingual Bicultural Courses: 40 quarter hours required, grade of C or better required

100 Field Experience Hours: Non-credit, non-tuition, PA grade required

Master of Arts (M.A.) Degree Requirements:  4 quarter hours, grade of C or better required

The Master’s Thesis is completed in conjunction with faculty advisement. Preparation for the writing of the Thesis should begin well in advance of the completion of coursework. Oral examination on Thesis required. Consult the M.A. Thesis Handbook for additional information.

BBE 510


This course is designed to explore a specific area of study in the field of linguistics, such as sociolinguistics, psycholinguistics, applied linguistics, language planning and policy, and cognitive bilingualism, among other related topics. The particular focus of study will vary and change as the course is offered.

BBE 608


Culminating experience(s) that help(s) students acquire the qualities of professionalism and leadership needed to play a significant role in one's professional education community. Students are expected to situate and understand educational issues in a larger context; keep current in and be able to organize and present a body of research on an education-related question; connect research with practical, professional activity; demonstrate mastery of a sub-field of a discipline; write in a format that meets accepted scholarly criteria and participate in an ongoing professional conversation. A final product such as master's paper(s), comprehensive exam, or collection of professional work products is required.