Master’s Degree Program in Hindi/Urdu Language Pedagogy at Kean University

Kean University’s Master’s Degree Program in Hindi/Urdu Language Pedagogy will address the current lack of a strong infrastructure at national and state levels to support Hindi/Urdu teacher development and research in the area of Hindi/Urdu-specific second language pedagogy. The program is designed for cohorts of Hindi/Urdu Native/Advanced-Mid (or higher) speakers who reside in the U.S., possess a Bachelor’s Degree, and wish to:

  • teach Hindi/Urdu at the K-12 level in community schools, independent/ private schools, government schools and/or at the post-secondary/university level;
  • pursue Alternate Route teacher certification options available in NJ and in most states in order to teach in public school programs or
  • continue study and research on Second Language Acquisition and foreign language pedagogy at the graduate level.

The 2-year 30-credit program consists of three components: (1) Acquisition of Content through online courses; (2) Acquisition of Pedagogical Knowledge and Skills (methods and assessment practices) through summer onsite courses; and (3) Integration of Content, Theory and Pedagogy into Clinical Practice through participation in Kean STARTALK Summer Student Programs. The hallmark of the program is its focus on the use of pedagogical approaches for teaching/learning Hindi/Urdu that foster linguistic, global and intercultural competence, mediated by ongoing integration of innovative learning technologies in both face-to-face and online learning environments.

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The website offers an overview of the Master’s Program and includes the following information: program purpose and target student audience, admission requirements, program description, special features of the program and program outcomes, course sequence, course descriptions and examples of course syllabi.