Teacher Education, M.Ed.

For information regarding deadlines and requirements for admission, please see https://grs.uncg.edu/programs/.

In addition to the application materials required by the Graduate School, applicants to the M.Ed. in Teacher Education with a concentration in French Education or Spanish Education must provide the following:

  • 500-word Statement of Purpose in French or Spanish, highlighting prior experiences and explaining reasons for applying and expectations for the program.
  • 3-5 minute unscripted digital recording demonstrating speaking ability in French or Spanish. The sample should discuss a topic related to the program of study as well as experiences and motivation.
  • An analytical paper in French, Spanish, or English written for a prior course in the humanities or a comparable writing sample.

A minimum of 24 credit hours in French/Spanish above the 204 level in the undergraduate program.

A minimum of Advanced Low Proficiency (according to ACTFL guidelines). The department may request an Oral Proficiency Interview. An interview with the Graduate Program Director may be required.

Applicants who have not taken Phonetics will be required to take a remedial prerequisite or co-requisite course (not included in the credits required for the degree).

Degree Program Requirements

Required: 33 credit hours

In consultation with the appropriate Graduate Program Director, the student must select courses with at least 50% at the 600 level or above.

Required Courses in Pedagogy (15 credits)
LLC 519Second Language Acquisition3
LLC 600Methods of Teaching Modern Languages 3
TED 669Educational Implications of Learning and Developmental Theory3
TED 676Teacher as Researcher and Leader I3
TED 677Teacher as Researcher and Leader II3
Courses in the Content Area (18 credits)
Select courses (18 credits) in French/Francophone or Hispanic linguistics, literature, and culture *18
Clinical Experience in Teaching
All students are required to complete a clinical experience in teaching
Total Credit Hours33

And demonstrate appropriate oral and written communication skills. Courses are selected in consultation with the Graduate Advisor in French or Spanish.  

Clinical Experience in Teaching

May be based on an on-going teaching experience, a teaching assistantship in the Department of Languages, Literatures, and Cultures or in a community college, or a student-teaching experience in a public school. Includes completion of the Teaching/Technology Portfolio.

All students will be required to complete a clinical experience, such as:

  • On-going teaching experience
  • Teaching assistantship in the department
  • Teaching assistantship in a community college
  • Student teaching in public schools

Capstone Experience: Teaching/Technology Portfolio (TaskStream)

The clinical experience will include completion of their Capstone Experience: the Teaching/Technology Portfolio - TaskStream. The portfolio will be aligned with the North Carolina Standards for Second Language Teachers and the ISTE/National Educational Technology Standards for Teachers (NETS-T) Standards.