Japanese Pedagogy

Program Category: MA Programs
Chair: Gray Tuttle
Director of Graduate Studies: Shigeru Eguchi
Website: http://ealac.columbia.edu/?s=japanese+pedagogy&id=m
Email Address: [email protected]

The MA in Japanese Pedagogy provides students with theories and practices essential for a qualified instructor of Japanese at the college or pre-college level. A candidate for the MA in Japanese Pedagogy may take from three to six summers to obtain the degree. Students take eleven required courses and write an MA thesis while studying with renowned faculty from Columbia, Harvard, Princeton, Wisconsin (Madison), and other universities.

Special Admissions Requirements 

In addition to the requirements listed below, all students must submit one transcript showing courses and grades per school attended, a Statement of Academic Purpose (one page, hand-written in Japanese), a personal statement, and two letters of recommendation from academic sources.

All international students whose native language is not English and whose undergraduate degree is from an institution in a country whose official language is not English must submit scores of the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or IELTS.

For more information, refer to our Admissions Information and Frequently Asked Questions pages.

*GSAS will accept up to four recommendations, regardless of the number required by your program of interest. However, to be eligible for admission at GSAS, at least TWO letters must be submitted by academic recommenders.

Other Requirements

  • Proficiency in Japanese (for non-native Japanese speakers/ACTFL: Advanced-High or above)