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Technology in Second Language Teaching (Certificate NDP)  
Program Description

SLAT’s Certificate in Technology in Second Language Teaching offers students an introduction to various classroom and language-learning technologies and how they are used to assist second language acquisition and second language teaching. Upon completion, students should have a basic understanding of current technologies available to support second language teaching and
learning, and have gained some practical experience in their use. At completion students are expected to:

  • Understand the various technologies available to support foreign language
    teaching and learning, and criteria for their critical assessment;
  • learn to evaluate various approaches to computer-assisted language teaching and
    learning on the basis of theories and research in the SLA field;
  • be aware of the current and emerging technologies in the field of language pedagogy;
  • gain knowledge of and skills in integrating appropriate technologies in
    curriculum and syllabus design and adaptation; and
  • show ability to implement a variety of  technologies in the foreign/second language classroom.
Department/Academic Unit(s)

Graduate Interdisciplinary Programs -

The Graduate College sponsors several Graduate Interdisciplinary Programs (GIDPs) in addition to the many interdisciplinary possibilities available through regular graduate degree programs. GIDPs transcend departmental boundaries by facilitating cutting edge teaching and research at the nexus of traditional disciplines. The high value placed on interdisciplinary research and education is indicative of The University of Arizona's enthusiasm and commitment to fostering innovation and creativity among its faculty and students.


Graduate College/GIDP  
Campus where offered
Main Campus - Tucson  
Admissions Contact
Kelley K Merriam-Castro
Graduate Program Coordinator
Kelley K Merriam-Castro
Director of Graduate Studies
Ana Maria Carvalho
Graduate College Degree Counselor
Christina M Inocencio
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Admissions Information

Admissions Requirements

Bachelor's degree or equivalent.

Standardized Tests

Required test(s):  none
Minimum TOEFL:  Minimum Graduate College Requirements
Minimum IELTS:  Minimum Graduate College Requirements

Financial Aid
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Admissions Deadlines

Domestic Applicants:  Rolling Admissions

International Applicants:  Rolling Admissions

International Conditional Admission
International applicants will not be considered for conditional admission by this program.
Other Information
The GRE Institution Code for The University of Arizona is 4832

Completion Requirements

Degree Requirements

Category A: Foundation course taken as a requirement before other courses can be taken (3 credits)

SLAT 581 Technology and Foreign Language Learning

Category B: Three courses must be taken from this category (9 credits)

ETVC 511Computer Applications in Education
FREN 584Second/Foreign Language Learning and the Web
LRC 530Computer Applications for Teachers (FALL)
ENG 596OTopics in Second Language Teaching (if the subject is technology and second language learning).  This course can be taken more than once if there are different subtopics. 

Category C: Elective (3 credits)

One course may be taken from this category, as a substitute for category B course work, according to the interests of the student and after consultation with and approval by the SLAT graduate advisor.  The course must be related to technology in second language learning/teaching, or the student must demonstrate that the work completed for the course was directly relevant to technology in second language learning or teaching. 

ETCV 510Learning Theory in Instructional Design
ETCV 520Introduction to Instructional Design
ETCV 530Multimedia Applications in Education
ETCV 623Designing Online Learning Environments
ETCV 524Educational Gaming and Simulations
ETCV 614Emerging Technologies in Education
ETCV 622Introduction to Interface Design
ETCV 631Advanced Multimedia
LRC 515Media and Literacy
LRC 560Multimedia Literacy (Spring)

Minor Requirements
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