Program Overview

The Master of Arts in Teaching (M.A.T.) in Foreign Language Education (French, German, or Spanish) program is composed of two phases:  The Graduate Certificate program (Phase I) in Foreign Language Education and the Master’s degree completion phase (Phase II).

Candidates can apply to Phase II and complete 6 additional courses (18 credit hours) to earn a Master of Arts in Teaching (M.A.T.) in Foreign Language Education (K-12) (French, German, or Spanish) program (total 39 credit hours). The M.A.T. leads to the Advanced (“M”) teaching license. All coursework to complete the M.A.T. must be completed in a six-year time frame, beginning with the first course taken in the Graduate Certificate Program.  

Completion of Phase I of the M.A.T. leads to the initial Standard Professional I teaching license in French, German, or Spanish. Phase I requires 21 credit hours of coursework, including the graduate student teaching/internship experience. Upon completion of Phase I, qualified candidates may apply to continue into Phase II to complete the remaining requirements for the Master’s degree and qualify for the advanced Standard Professional II teaching license.