Master of Teaching - Foreign Language


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We are not accepting application for the Foreign Language program for summer 2020. The Curry School offers a post-graduate program in English as a Second Language for students interested in language instruction. Contact us for more information.

 

The Curry School of Education and Human Development is proud to offer a Master of Teaching degree with licensure and endorsement in Foreign Language or Latin Education. This is a post-graduate program for those who have already completed an undergraduate degree.

In this program, prospective graduate students who have an undergraduate degree have the opportunity to earn a Master of Teaching (M.T.) degree from the Curry School of Education and Human Development. This one-year program of study allows you to earn licensure with endorsement in a Foreign Language (prek-12) with an emphasis in French, German, Latin, or Spanish.

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Fellowship Opportunity

The Curry School of Education and Charlottesville City Schools are excited to announce the launch of a new teacher residency program. The Charlottesville City Teacher Residency is a selective graduate teacher residency program that prepares future teachers to have a positive impact on the lives of Charlottesville students and families. This clinically rich program ties theory to practice through a year-long residency and integrated school-university mentoring model. During the Master of Teaching program, fellows will receive financial support to cover tuition, fees, and student health insurance, as well as a monthly stipend to support living expenses. At the end of the year-long fellowship, teachers continue their commitment by teaching in Charlottesville City Schools for three years. Read more about this opportunity on our fellowship page.

AFRICAN AMERICAN TEACHING FELLOWS

African American Teaching Fellows (AATF) works to recruit, support, and retain African American teachers to serve the public schools of Charlottesville City and Albemarle County. Fellows become part of a network of African-American educators in the region, participate in a teacher-leader summer institute, receive mentorship and support from local teachers and administrators, and receive $5,000 toward the cost of tuition. Fellows commit to teaching in the Charlottesville/Albemarle area for several years after graduation.

Program Details


  • PGMT Prerequisites and Admission Requirements

    Applicants to the PG/MT Foreign Language program must:

    1. Possess an undergraduate degree prior to matriculation in the target language (or be able to earn an advanced proficiency score on the American Council on Teaching Foreign Language in both oral and writing). Students who do not hold a major in the language but have significant coursework in the language should email their transcript to the Director of Teacher Education for review. Courses in the major must reflect a cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or better.

    2. Meet (or be prepared to meet) general studies requirements:

    • 3 hours mathematics
    • 3 hours natural science (astronomy, biology, chemistry, earth science, or physics)
    • 6 hours in composition/writing (includes courses in any subject area that require at least two writing assignments in English totaling 4,000 words (20 pages) or more)
    • 3 hours of American studies (American history, American economics, or American politics/government)
    • 3 credits of humanities
    • 3 credits of social sciences

    4. Meet the Virginia Department of Education test score requirements. Please refer to the linked chart for more information.

    5. Complete the online application for admission and submit supporting materials, including official transcripts and test scores by April 1. Admissions are rolling, and decisions will be returned approximately 6 weeks after the application is submitted. Prospective students are encouraged to submit their applications by February 1. Applications reviewed after February 1 will be considered on a space-available basis.

    (NOTE: applicants may upload unofficial transcripts with applications, but will need to provide official transcripts showing degree conferral before they can matriculate.)

  • Application Due Date

    Prospective students must complete the online application for admission and submit supporting materials, including official transcripts and test scores by April 1. Admissions are rolling, and decisions will be returned approximately 6 weeks after the application is submitted. Prospective students are encouraged to submit their applications by February 1. Applications reviewed after February 1 will be considered on a space-available basis. 

     **Exciting announcement: All application fees have been waived for PGMT students applying to start in Summer 2019.**

  • Early Admission for UVA Undergraduate Students

    Undergraduate students at UVA may apply early to the Master of Teaching program during the 2nd or 3rd year. Students should wait to apply until they have taken at least two courses toward the content studies requirements for that program. A full listing of content requirements can be found here.

    Students can apply early through Curry's undergraduate application. Students admitted to the program will be guaranteed admission to the PGMT program as long as they meet all program prerequisites outlined in the PGMT Admissions Requirements above. These include:

    • Completing all general studies coursework
    • Completing all content studies coursework
    • Providing VDOE-specified test scores
    • Maintaining cumulative and major GPAs as noted above

    Questions about early admissions, general studies, and test scores: contact Jillian McGraw, Director of Teacher Education

    Questions about Foreign Language content studies: contact Jillian McGraw, Director of Teacher Education

  • Funding Opportunities

    Teacher Education students may be eligible for federal loans, grants, scholarships, work study and other categories of need-based financial aid. Once admitted, we encourage you to review the Student Financial Services website and submit your application for financial aid early so the Office of Financial Aid can provide you with an estimate of your eligibility for the upcoming academic year.

    Additional financial aid information can be found on Curry's Financial Aid webpage and on the Financial Resources for Teacher Ed Students page.

  • PGMT Course Overview: 1-year Program

    Summer (early June through August)

    • Orientation: June 4, 2019 - June 5, 2019
    • Classes Run: June 6, 2019 - August 2, 2019

    Coursework:

    • EDIS 5800: Understanding Educational Contexts
    • EDLF 5011: Adolescent Learning and Development*
    • EDIS 5423: English Linguistics
    • EDIS 5020: Foundations of Learning and Teaching
    • EDIS 5840: Clinical Experience in Adolescent Education

    *UVA undergrads applying to the program are encouraged to take EDLF 5011 during the fall of 3rd or 4th year if their schedules allow. Students from other undergraduate institutions may be able to substitute learning and development coursework for this requirement. Contact Jillian McGraw to verify course substitutions.

    Additional Requirements: (send copies of certificates and score reports to TeacherEd@virginia.edu

    Fall (August through December)

    • School Placements Begin: August 12, 2019

    Coursework:

    • EDIS 5030: Designing Effective Learning Experiences and Environments
    • EDIS 5820: Assessment of and for Learning
    • EDIS 5830: Languages and Literacies Across Disciplines
    • EDIS 5070: Designing Technologies for Teaching
    • EDIS 5480: Second Language Acquisition and Modern Language Teaching Methods
    • EDIS 5853: Content Area Seminar: Foreign Language
    • EDIS 5863: Clinical Experience in Foreign Language Education

    Spring (January through May)

    • School Placements Begin: The first day schools are back in session in January (based on individual school division calendars)

    Coursework:

    • EDIS 5000: The Exceptional Learner**
    • EDIS 5490: Planning Foreign Language Instruction
    • EDIS 5873: Content Area Seminar: Foreign Language
    • EDIS 5883: Teaching Internship: Foreign Language
    • EDIS 6991: Professional Field Project

    **UVA undergrads applying to the program are encouraged to take EDIS 5000 during 3rd or 4th year if their schedules allow. Students from other undergraduate institutions may be able to substitute introductory special education coursework for this requirement. Contact Jillian McGraw to verify course substitutions.

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The information contained on this website is for informational purposes only. The Undergraduate Record and Graduate Record represent the official repository for academic program requirements. These publications may be found at http://records.ureg.virginia.edu/index.php.