The majority of students begin the program in the Summer and progress through as a cohort. The LTS program is designed to be completed within five consecutive terms over fifteen months, beginning in the first Summer term and continuing through the subsequent Summer term. Students who wish to begin the program in Fall term or complete the program over a longer period of time must consult with the LTS Director.
Course and credit waivers:
The following courses (up to 15 credits) will apply towards the LTS program if the student earned a 90% score or higher in the courses.
LING 410 (Language, Mind, and Society, 4 credits)
LING 444 (Second Language Acquisition, 4 credits)
LT 435 (Language Teaching Methods, 4 credits)
LT 436 (Language Teaching Planning, 4 credits)
LT 441 or LT 439 (Teaching English Pronunciation or Design for Language Learning Pronunciation, 4 credits)
LT 428 (Culture, Language and Literature, 4 credits)
Other 400 level courses that count as LTS electives may also count towards the LTS MA (up to the 15 credit limit).
LING 410/510, LING 444/544, and LT 435/535 are offered in the first (online) Summer term of the 5-term (15 month) LTS MA program curriculum. If all of the above substitutions apply for a given applicant, the entire first Summer term of the LTS curriculum will be waived for the admitted student.
These applicants also are required to submit only two letters of recommendation instead of three, if one of the letters is from a faculty member who teaches SLAT/LT classes and the letter represents the overall performance of the student in the SLAT certificate courses.
As with all LTS applicants, applicants with SLAT coursework will still need to meet LTS admission standards to be admitted. Applicants with strong grades and recommendations will be most successful. Students with a grade below 90% (A-) in one or more SLAT courses, if admitted, will be asked to re-take the relevant course(s) at the graduate level in LTS.
Admissions process for WOU students who have taken TEFL certificate classes:
Students who have taken the undergraduate TEFL certificate classes listed below at WOU will be required to submit only two letters of recommendation instead of three, if one of the letters is from a TEFL certificate faculty member and the letters represent the overall performance of the student in the TEFL certificate courses.
Course and credit waivers:
The following courses at WOU will substitute for the LTS courses listed below.
· Applicants who have completed LING 492 (Pedagogical Grammar, 4 credits) at WOU will not be required to take LING 510 (Language, Mind, and Society, 4 credits) at UO.
· Applicants who have completed LING 410W (Theories of Foreign Language Acquisition, 4 credits) at WOU will not be required to take LING 544 (Second Language Acquisition, 4 credits) at UO.
· Applicants who have completed LING 415 (Strategies in TEFL, 4 credits) at WOU will not be required to take LT 535 (Language Teaching Methods, 4 credits) at UO.
At UO, LING 510, LING 544, and LT 535 are offered in the first (online) Summer term of the 5-term (15 month) LTS MA program curriculum. If all of the above substitutions apply for a given applicant, the entire first Summer term of the LTS curriculum will be waived for the applicant, resulting in 48 (instead of 60) required credits and four (instead of five) quarter terms (Fall-Summer) for WOU alumni who are successful applicants to LTS.
As with all LTS applicants, applicants from WOU will need to meet LTS admission standards to be admitted. Applicants with strong grades and recommendations will be most successful. Students with a grade below 90% (A-) in one or more WOU TEFL courses, if admitted, may be asked to re-take the relevant course(s) at the graduate level in LTS. This is standard for UO SLAT (Second Language Acquisition and Teaching) certificate students who apply to LTS as well.
If you successfully completed the Hanyang-Oregon Joint TESOL Program before December 2012, it is possible for you to be admitted to LTS under separate admission requirements. You would be able to transfer up to 15 credits into the LTS program and begin at UO in the Fall term.
If you completed a TESOL certificate at Hanyang after December 2012, it is possible for you to be admitted under slightly different requirements (two letters of recommendation instead of three; GRE waived) and be able to transfer up to eight elective credits into our program. Admitted students in this situation would need to either join the program in Summer term to graduate in 15 months (5 terms), or stay for 21 months (7 terms) if starting in Fall term. Please contact the Graduate Admissions Coordinator, Kayla Robinson at Linginfo@uoregon.edu, for more information.
The Graduate School does not do conditional admits. In rare cases the department can petition the Graduate School to admit an applicant with scores that do not meet the minimum, in which case additional English classes are required. You should expect to meet all requirements to be considered for admission.
Official copies are issued directly by the school, college, or university in a sealed envelope. They should bear the official stamp or seal of the institution as well as the signature of the appropriate official. If transcripts and certificates are not in English, provide a certified translation of the documents.
If you have not yet finished the degree at the time of application, send the most up-to-date transcripts available. If you are accepted and enroll at the University of Oregon as a graduate student, you will be required to show proof of your degree within the first two weeks of your first term.
Applicants can track the progress of their admission material by accessing the University’s online application. When applying, make note of your login credentials (user name and password) for future reference.
Plan on being online 5-6 days per week for 1 to 2 hours per course. Some courses also require a synchronous meeting once a week for one hour (typically 4pm to 5 pm PDT). You will complete additional homework assignments offline.
Your F-1 visa will not allow you to be in the United States while you take online courses. For the LTS program, you will complete the first term of online courses before entering the U.S. Your visa will allow you to enter 30 days before the Fall term begins. Please contact UO’s Office of International Affairs for information. http://isss.uoregon.edu/incoming-students
Tuition is set by the University of Oregon and may change from year to year. The most direct way to calculate costs is on the Registrar’s page here.
However, the following is a tuition estimate for the entire 5-term intensive program (12 credits in the first Summer term, 39 credits Fall-Spring, and 9 credits in the second Summer term), based on Summer 2018 and Fall 2018 – Spring 2019 information:
Resident Graduate Student: $24,338 (includes all 5 terms)
Non-Resident Graduate Student: $38,729 (includes all 5 terms)