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Kean University has developed a comprehensive Climb Higher Restart Plan for the Spring 2021 semester. Please visit the Return to Campus page to find details and contact information for student services, admissions and more.

What You Learn

You learn through a mix of online and in-person instruction, weaving together content, pedagogical knowledge, and skills and theory, with clinical practice in a residential summer teacher program.

  • Acquire the knowledge and skill base needed to teach in 21st-century language learning environments, and for conducting research

  • Study the use of research-based best practices for learning languages that include the use of meaningful, real-world content

  • Master ways of incorporating rich, technology-embedded learning experiences into teaching practice to support language acquisition

  • Foster global and intercultural competence through cross cultural interactions and exchange of ideas about important societal issues in our interconnected world

You may choose to teach the language in a variety of settings or study language acquisition further at the graduate level.

Admission Requirements

If you have admissions questions, contact Graduate Admissions at or (908) 737-4723.

Master of Arts in Hindi and Urdu Language Pedagogy

Application Deadline
Fall: June 30

Contact: Janis Jensen, Program Coordinator

College of Education, School of Curriculum and Teaching

(908) 737-0552 or 737-3901

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It was a well-designed program, taught by experienced, engaging and passionate teachers. We enjoyed our scholarly discussions and were always encouraged to push beyond our limits to do our best. It’s a rigorous but rewarding experience and provides much-needed academic support to teachers of Urdu-Hindi language."

Ambreen Adnan '18

After Kean

This master's degree opens up possibilities for teaching and research in a variety of settings:

  • Teach in  private schools, colleges/universities and heritage language community schools using contemporary research-based best practices in language education

  • Conduct research on second language-specific pedagogy or in the field of Hindi/Urdu Second Language Acquisition, leading to a doctoral program

  • Pursue Alternate Route teacher certification options available in New Jersey and in most states in order to teach in public school settings



Hindi is the third-most commonly spoken language in the U.S.

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