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.


The Curry School of Education and Human Development is proud to offer a Master of Teaching (M.T.) degree with licensure and endorsement in Foreign Language with an emphasis in French, German, Spanish, or Latin (grades PreK-12). This is a post-graduate program for those who have already completed an undergraduate degree.

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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

  • Admission Requirements

    1. Possess an undergraduate degree 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. Coursework should reflect an overall GPA of 2.7 with a major GPA of 3.0. 

    2. Demonstrate knowledge of the geography, history, social structure, artistic and literary contributes, contemporary lifestyles, customs, and cultural patterns of the target societies. College-level coursework in the target language and study abroad experiences are encouraged.

    3. Provide test scores per the guidelines listed here.

  • 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. 

     **All application fees have been waived for PGMT students applying to start in Summer 2020.**

  • Course Overview

    Dates for the 2020-2021 year will be posted when available. 

    Summer (early June through August)

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


    • 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

    Fall (August through December)

    • School Placements Begin: August 12, 2019


    • EDIS 5030: Designing Effective Learning Experiences and Environments
    • EDIS 5820: Assessment of and for Learning
    • 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)


    • 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