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Program Details

Valparaiso University offers an online Master of Arts in Chinese Studies degree with a specialized track for P-12 teachers. The completely online environment of this course offers students increased flexibility and convenience of attending class during their free time. This program currently only leads to a teaching endorsement and not initial teaching certification.

Eligible applicants must already have a teaching license and at least one year of a college level Chinese course. Students can complete this course in about three years while still employed as teachers.

This degree provides current teachers who are Chinese language teachers the opportunity to add this specific endorsement to their license. The program is split up into three sections: summer immersion program in Hangzhou, China, online courses, and optional courses. The online courses cover various topics including Buddhism in China, Contemporary China, Survey of Chinese Literature and much more. The optional courses in this program allow students to enroll in a residential summer program at the university or complete a master’s thesis.

Valparaiso University requires 37 credit hours in order to complete this program.


Applicants for the MACS K-12 program must be K-12 teachers who currently possess a teaching license, have an overall grade point average of 3.0 and completed at least two years of college-level Chinese or have a strong background in Chinese language.

Accreditation & Licensing

North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission