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Program Details

Lenoir-Rhyne University offers the Master of Arts in Language Development and Learning degree for students professionals interested in working with students with difficulties in the English language. This may include the deaf, other individuals with communications disabilities, and groups such as including immigrants, students abroad, or other non-English speaking students. Students will learn the basic principles and practices in developing lesson plans, assessment design, and conduct evaluations for learners who are learning developing their skill in a language as part of an educational program.

Students will develop practical understandings of the theories and practices relating to the education of students developing their language and communication abilities. The topics covered by the program include disabled and heard of hearing education, current issues and trends for leaders, methods for English language learners, linguistics, and promoting aural and verbal development, among others.

Upon graduation, students will have demonstrated the necessary educational and professional qualifications for roles in education of students developing their language abilities. Qualifications include the ability to demonstrate  an awareness and sensitivity to issues relating to diversity and multiculturalism as they impact adult education, to examine issues, trends, and research in the field of adult learning, to use a variety of practices for any adult learning context, to create learning experiences that meet the needs of adult learners, the ability to evaluate and apply best practices in the use of technology, and to use data and research to make context-specific decisions affecting students, and to exhibit an understanding of educational structures.


1. Official transcripts from all undergraduate and graduate institutions you have attended.
2. An official copy of GRE or MAT test scores (unless Career Admission Track applies).
3. If Career Admission Track, one professional Recommendation [PDF].
4. Essay clearly articulating goals and life experiences that have impacted your decision to pursue a degree in Language Development and Learning.
5. Resume or vitae.

Accreditation & Licensing

Commission on Accrediting of the Association of Theological Schools

Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges