Teaching Languages in Global Contexts MEd - Fall 2022


Program Prerequisites

Applicants must have:

Applicants must meet SFU master's admission requirements.

  1. A bachelor's degree from Simon Fraser University or its equivalent with a cumulative grade point average of at least 3.0/4.33 (B), or a grade point average of at least 3.33/4.33 (B+) based on the last 60 units of undergraduate/graduate courses from a recognized institution. Students may fit into one (or more) of these categories:
    • hold a bachelor's degree in a related field such as BEd/BA with Language Education or Linguistics (majors/minors) with full-time language teaching experience
    • hold a bachelor's degree in a related field such as BEd/BA with Language Education or Linguistics (majors/minors) with limited language teaching experience (e.g. tutoring, teaching practicum)
    • hold a bachelor's degree with limited educational background in fields like Linguistics or Language Education and a minimum of 2 years full-time language teaching experience in either K-12 or adult public or private educational settings
    • hold a bachelor's degree in Education and a minimum of two years full-time teaching experience in areas other than language education
  2. Submitted evidence that the applicant is capable of undertaking advanced work in the area of interest. This is usually judged from letters of reference from qualified referees and a writing sample.

  3. Teaching or tutoring experience is an asset (please include in resume).

  4. All applicants to the program who meet the above requirements, including capability in English, will have a 30-minute interview with an SFU representative to evaluate the relevance of the program for their educational goals and will need to submit a short essay (approximately 400 words) after the completion of the interview. 

Students whose primary language is not English may be required to satisfy the University and the graduate program committee as to their capability in English (i.e. TOEFL / IELTS scores). Academic equivalency by country.

Frequently Asked Admission Questions on the Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies website.

Admissions Contacts

For admissions/course registration, contact Trina Zindler (cpmed@sfu.ca; 778-782-8120). If Trina is unavailable, contact other staff in the Surrey Graduate Programs office.

  • Location: SFU's Burnaby campus
  • Start Term: Fall 2022 (September)
  • End Term: Fall 2023 (December)
  • Applications Open: November 1, 2021
  • Application Status: Closed
  • Tuition 2021/22*: $6,000.00/term
    *Subject to estimated 2% fee increase each September.



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