The MA in Foreign Languages and Pedagogy degree affords students the opportunity to continue their foreign language study at the graduate level with the option of working toward teacher certification.
This Masters Degree program has three options:
- a single-major plan (30 credits)
- a major-minor plan (36 credits) and
- a double-major plan (42 credits)
It is a flexible degree that can provide students with all the courses required for a teaching certificate in French, Spanish or German, except for student teaching, which is an undergraduate course of 9 credit hours. Students already certified can take as many as 15 credit hours in foreign language pedagogy courses or closely related fields. All students take at least half their courses in the foreign language and literature of their major field (French, German, or Spanish). This program also prepares students for study at the Ph.D. level in the field of Applied Linguistics. Students seeking teacher certification must take 33 credits. All other students must take 30 credits.
Major fields are French, German, and Spanish.
Minor fields are French, German, Spanish, Latin, Italian, Russian, Applied Linguistics/Pedagogy, and related disciplines.