Master of Teaching - Foreign Language
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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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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.**
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 Ruth Ferree, Foreign Language Education Program Coordinator
Summer (early June through August)
- Orientation: June 7, 2018 and June 8, 2018 (Class of 2020: orientation will run June 4, 2019 - June 6, 2019)
- Classes Run: June 11, 2018 - August 10, 2018
- EDIS 5800: Understanding Educational Contexts
- EDLF 5011: Adolescent Learning and Development
- EDIS 5423: English Linguistics
- EDIS 5000: The Exceptional Learner
- EDIS 5020: Foundations of Learning and Teaching
- EDIS 5840: Clinical Experience in Adolescent Education
Additional Requirements: (send copies of certificates and score reports to TeacherEd@virginia.edu)
- Pass the Virginia Communication and Literacy Assessment
- Pass the Praxis World Language exam for your endorsement area:
- Complete the Child Abuse and Neglect: Recognizing, Reporting, and Responding for Educators module
- Complete the VDOE Dyslexia Awareness module
- Provide evidence of hands-on training in CPR, AED, and First Aid
- Complete the Instructional Technology modules (information will be provided during the program)
Fall (August through December)
- School Placements Begin: August 13, 2018
- 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)
- EDIS 5490: Planning Foreign Language Instruction
- EDIS 5873: Content Area Seminar: Foreign Language
- EDIS 5883: Teaching Internship: Foreign Language
- EDIS 6991: Professional Field Project
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.