1. A bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution with a GPA of at least 3.0 and a major in Chinese with a grade point average of 3.0, including a minimum of 18 credits in Chinese literature above the intermediate level and oral proficiency at the advanced low level of the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Language (ACTFL) Oral Proficiency Interview (OPI);
2. Applicants who do not have a Chinese major but have a liberal arts and science major (or interdisciplinary liberal arts or science concentration) of at least 30 credits can take two exams to meet the Chinese coursework requirement: the Oral Proficiency Interview (OPI) and the Written Proficiency Test (WPT) administered by American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Language (ACTFL). Candidates must achieve a minimum score of advanced-low on each to meet the admission requirement and must achieve a passing score on the on-site written test in Chinese/English about Chinese literature.
PLUS (for ALL applicants)
2. A general education core in the liberal arts and science to include the following: 6 credits in English, 6 credits in social studies (to include at least one course in U.S. history or U.S. geography), 3 credits in the arts, and 12 credits in math/science/technology (a college course in calculus meets 6 credits of this requirement).
3. Two professional references.
4. A personal statement.
5. An interview conducted in Chinese/English with program adviser.
6. An on-site English writing sample.
7. Submission of official score report on the Graduate Record Examination (GRE).
1. An overall GPA of 3.0.
2. Master’s degree students will develop a professional teaching portfolio, which is a cumulative effort, integrating course and fieldwork throughout the program.
3. Complete the Dignity for All Students Act (DASA) workshop.