Master of Teaching - Foreign Language
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The Curry School of Education is proud to offer a Master of Teaching (MT) degree with licensure and endorsement in Foreign Language or Latin Education.
PG/MT Foreign Language or Latin Education
(Post-graduate program for those who have already completed an undergraduate degree)
In this program, prospective graduate students who have an undergraduate degree in a foreign language or a related field have the opportunity to earn a Master of Teaching (MT) degree from the Curry School of Education. The one-year program will offer an intensive, field-based curriculum centered on high-leverage teaching practices. Graduates will be eligible for licensure with an endorsement in Foreign Language Education, grades prek-12.
B/MT Foreign Language or Latin Education
(Five-year program for undergraduates)
In this program, you have the opportunity to earn a Baccalaureate degree from the College of Arts and Sciences (B.A. or B.S.) and a Master of Teaching (MT) degree from the Curry School of Education. Degrees are awarded simultaneously at the end of the five-year program of studies. You earn licensure with endorsement in Foreign Language Education or Latin Education, grades preK-12.
**Due to the change in program structure to a one-year PGMT, the Foreign Language Education program is no longer accepting applications to the B/MT program.**
The Curry School offers a unique fellowship opportunity through Frederick County Public Schools, Goochland County Public Schools, and Virginia Beach City Public Schools. Through this partnership, candidates may apply to complete the last year of the program as a year-long residency that incorporates the traditional fall internship semester. See the Teaching Fellows webpage for more information. **Students in the B/MT program or 2-year PGMT program are eligible to apply. Students in the 1-year PGMT program are not eligible.
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
- 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.