Master of Arts in Teaching, M.A.T.
The Master of Arts in Teaching with a concentration in French Education or Spanish Education culminates with the development of an Initial Competencies Portfolio, providing eligibility for candidates to apply for "A" licensure from the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction. The Master of Arts in Teaching is designed for candidates who have a bachelor's degree but did not pursue teacher education or licensure as undergraduates. It requires 33 semester hours with 18 semester hours in the content area. All students are required to demonstrate proficiency in Phonetics.
A minimum of 24 semester 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 Director of Graduate Study may be required.
Applicants who have not taken Phonetics will be required to take a remedial prerequisite or co-requisite course such as FRE 311 French Conversation and Phonetics or SPA 416 Spanish Phonetics (not included in hours required for the degree).
For information regarding deadlines and requirements for admission, please see the Guide to Graduate Admissions.
In addition to the application materials required by The Graduate School, applicants to the Master of Arts in Teaching 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-to 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.
Degree Program Requirements
Required: 33 credit hours
|Courses in Pedagogy||15|
|Teaching Second Languages in K-12|
|Second Language Acquisition|
|Methods of Teaching Modern Languages|
|Educational Implications of Learning and Developmental Theory|
|Educational Measurement and Evaluation|
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In consultation with the Director of Graduate Study in French or Spanish, the student must select courses in French/Francophone or Hispanic linguistics, literature, and culture and demonstrate appropriate oral and written communication skills.
May be based on an on-going teaching experience, a teaching assistantship in the Department of Languages, Literatures, and Cultures, or a student-teaching experience in a public school. Includes completion of the Teaching/Technology Portfolio.
Capstone Experience: Teaching/Technology Portfolio (TaskStream)
The portfolio will be aligned with the North Carolina Standards for Second Language Learners and the ISTE/National Educational Technology Standards for Teachers (NETS-T).