Peace Corps Masters International (PCMI)
Gonzaga's PCMI program is a joint degree with Peace Corps in which students receive a foundation in Teaching English as a Second Language (TESL) and Studies in Language & Culture and then complete the degree by doing a three-credit (tuition waived) practicum with Peace Corps while earning an additional seven credits (non-waived) based on their service as a Peace Corps volunteer. The program is designed to provide participants with the skills needed to participate in Peace Corps TEFL and TEFL teacher training programs.
Peace Corps Master's International (PCMI) program, MA in Teaching English as a Second Language: Studies in Language & Culture.
Length of Program:
Four semesters (including summer) plus 27 months of Peace Corps service. Students may be full-time or part-time and may begin the program at the beginning of the fall, spring or summer semesters.
36 credits. Competence in a language other than English is required for native English speaking students. A portfolio based on work and research completed during the program is required.
Available Financial Aid:
Some financial aid, including merit-based awards such as graduate assistantships, is available. Three of the 10 Peace Corps-related credits are tuition-waived.
Gonzaga University is accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities (NWCCU), an institutional accrediting body recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation and the Secretary of the U.S. Department of Education.
Programs in English as a Second Language are accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Teachers and Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL), a specialized accrediting board recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation and the Secretary of the U.S. Department of Education.
International Student Requirements:
Students must meet Peace Corps requirements including US citizenship.
Facts & Figures
Financial Aid: Yes
International Financial Aid: Yes
# of Credits Required: 36
Average Cost per Credit (Graduate): 905 USD
Classification: Master's College or University I
Loans Offered: Graduate students are eligible for Federal Stafford Loans. FAFSA must be completed to be eligible, and you must be fully admitted as a matriculated student in a graduate program. Graduate Assistantships also available to those who qualify.
Locale: Midsize City
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