Graduate students in Secondary Education, Foreign Language complete a 41-semester hour program that includes educational foundations course work, methods courses in foreign language subject fields, and student teaching experiences. Visit the M.A.Ed. Foreign Language Education program for course descriptions and sequence.
Students must successfully complete a baccalaureate degree in French, German, Spanish, or Latin before beginning the program. Non-majors may qualify for the foreign language education program by completing 30 semester hours above the intermediate level in the foreign language.
Native speakers of the foreign language must complete the following requirements in lieu of completing a major in the language:
In addition to your coursework, you will spend time in real classrooms throughout the program:
Fall practicum: You’ll be placed in a local school with a cooperating teacher mentor to complete a minimum of 60 hours of observation and interaction. Coursework is linked to the practica experiences, with faculty supporting students as they become immersed in the classroom.
Spring student teaching: Students continue working in the same classroom for their spring student teaching experience. This full-time teaching internship provides an intensive and critical component of your preparation as a teacher.
Students who wish to teach a Foreign Language in public secondary schools must have a state license to do so. To be eligible for a state license, students must successfully complete a baccalaureate degree in a Foreign Language or have the equivalent in coursework in a Foreign Language, complete the course requirements of the Secondary Foreign Language program, pass all testing requirements, and complete the specific subject area requirements required by the state. Students who are accepted into the M.A.Ed. program with undergraduate program deficiencies must complete course work to remove these deficiencies before they are eligible for licensure.
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