Brandeis is a medium-sized research university devoted to excellence in both teaching and research, with a strong emphasis on the interdisciplinary training of graduate students. Our location just outside of the historic, cosmopolitan city of Boston puts cultural, educational, research, and career opportunities at your fingertips. This cultural-plurality approach, which lies at the heart of our Master of Arts Program in Teaching Chinese at the college level (MTCC), is just one of many reasons that Brandeis is a unique and lively home for the program.
- Brandeis is the only master’s program on the eastern seaboard of the United States that is focused on Chinese language teaching
- The MTCC employs new theories and practices, enabling undergraduates to reach an advanced level in just 600 hours of class contact — in comparison to the 2,100 hours conventionally needed to learn a foreign language (a more than 70 percent reduction)
- The faculty maintain robust international connections with renowned universities that offer teaching Chinese as a foreign language, including Beijing Language and Culture University, National Taiwan Normal University, Tianjin University, and Renmin University of China
- Professors edified in Chinese history, philosophy, and cultural heritage as a whole serve as exemplars for how to convey Chinese language and culture accurately and effectively in an American classroom
- Graduate School of Arts and Sciences' Center for Career and Professional Development prepares students and alumni with the skills necessary to obtain meaningful employment. The Career Center provides professional writing critiques, career planning advice, assistance with job/internship searches, and networking opportunities
- Expanded academic opportunities through the Boston Area Graduate Consortium and resources through the Brandeis Library, Brandeis “subject liaisons,” Boston Library Consortium, and Database List.
- Unfettered access to Brandeis’ own Rose Art Museum and other artistic opportunities, as well as the vast intellectual and cultural resources of the Boston area, such as the Museum of Fine Arts, Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, Boston Institute for Contemporary Art (ICA), Boston Museum of Science, Museum of African-American History, The Bostonian Society, ArtsBoston, and an ever-changing array of special events.