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Middle Tennessee State University

Master
24 months
Duration
1382 USD/credit
548 USD/credit
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Tuition fee
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About

Study and teach at the same time with the Foreign Language Master of Teaching (M.A.T.) program. This degree is designed to give students the best possible preparation for teaching a foreign language. Three languages are offered: French, German, and Spanish.

Overview

  • Candidates select from two course tracks: licensure for students seeking public school certification or non-licensure for those who may already have an elementary or other certificate. Classes cover education, theories of language acquisition, foreign language teaching methods, linguistics, and the literature and culture of the chosen language. The intensive teaching internship, a unique aspect of the program, pairs students with a faculty supervisor to teach an introductory language course at MTSU or with an experienced educator in a country where the language of emphasis is spoken. Classes also are offered in late afternoon or evening for the convenience of currently employed teachers.
  • Foreign language graduate faculty members are engaged in a wide variety of scholarly activities that feature new approaches to second-language methodology, original research in literary studies, and study-abroad programs. Master’s students benefit from a close relationship to the faculty and the opportunity to participate in workshops, research, and other projects. Dr. Shelley Thomas, associate professor of French, is founder and director of the Center for Accelerated Language Acquisition. Two techniques shown to impact long-term retention and fluency, Total Physical Response and Teaching Proficiency through Reading and Storytelling, are featured in both the CALA language institute and in Thomas' graduate class on methodology. She also was keynote speaker at the National TPRS Language Conference. Ric Morris, professor of Spanish, rebooted the university’s successful Cuba study-abroad program in 2011. He also filmed two documentaries tracing Cuba’s turbulent sugar industry, with Milton Hershey’s Cuba screened at universities and by the Hershey-Derry Township Historical Society.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Introduction to Teaching Foreign Language 
  • Seminar in French Studies 
  • Foreign Language Acquisition: Theory and Practice 
  • Introduction to Linguistics 
  • Romance Linguistics 
  • Instructional Technology in Foreign Language Education 
  • Seminar in German Studies
  • Seminar in Spanish Studies 

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Language

English

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.
2.75

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
61
IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).
5.5

Other requirements

General requirements

  • A bachelor's degree with an undergraduate grade point average of at least 2.75 on a 4.0 scale from an accredited college or university, and
  • An acceptable score on the Graduate Record Exam (GRE), generally at least 146 verbal. 144 quantitative, and 4.0 on analytical writing.
  • Applicants with a 2.75 undergraduate GPA and five or more years of professional work experience may submit a portfolio detailing their professional experience in lieu of the GRE.
  • If the portfolio is approved by the MPS Program, you will not be required to take the GRE.
  • Applicants who do not meet the criteria for unconditional admission may apply as a non-degree seeking student and take up to 6 hours before officially applying to the program.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    1382 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1382 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    548 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 548 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.

Funding

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