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Latin and Classical Humanities

University of Massachusetts Amherst

Master On Campus
12 months
Duration
20080 USD/year
20080 USD/year
9342 USD/year
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About

The Latin and Classical Humanities program of the University of Massachusetts Amherst is the equivalent of an M.A. degree in Classics with supplementary graduate-level work in Education. The program leads to a middle- and high-school (grades 5-12) teaching certificate in Latin and Classical Humanities valid in 30 states within the Interstate Certification Compact.

Overview

Graduate Program

The Latin and Classical Humanities program of the University of Massachusetts Amherst offers coordinated study in educational theory and practice, Latin language and literature, methodology, and the development of middle- and high-school curricula in Latin and Classical Humanities. The core of the program is a series of seminars in which Classics faculty explore how the latest teaching trends and methodologies can best serve the needs and traditions of teaching Latin and Classical Humanities. These seminars give graduate students practical, hands-on experience in teaching, research, and developing teaching materials.

Students teach Latin at the University and at cooperating schools in western Massachusetts. They are thereby exposed to the full range of materials and methods for teaching Latin and Classical Humanities in middle and high schools. They also serve as teaching assistants in a University course in Greek civilization or Greek mythology. The department subsidizes memberships for students in classical associations and supports their attendance at annual meetings where they have opportunities to make presentations, share ideas with other teachers, and learn about the profession.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Elegy and Lyric
  • Cicero’s Orations
  • Plato’s Apology
  • Ancient Greece
  • Seminar: Teaching Greek Civilization
  • Educational Psychology

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Language

English

Credits

30 alternative credits

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
GRE admission requirements GRE® The GRE® General Test is a widely administered admissions test that measures the skills needed in today's graduate and business school programs worldwide. It contains three sections - Verbal Reasoning, Quantitative Reasoning, and Analytical Writing. Three scores are reported: a Verbal Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, a Quantitative Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, and an Analytical Writing score on a 0 - 6 score scale in half-point increments.
Required

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.
80
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).
6.5

Other requirements

General requirements

  • A B.A. degree with a major in Latin or Classics (with at least four upper-level Latin courses), at least twelve credits in Classical Greek, and at least six credits in Greek and Roman history, and they must have earned a cumulative average of 3.0 or better in their major and of 2.75 or better in their overall undergraduate course of study.
  • Submit at least two letters of recommendation from previous teachers and a well-considered statement indicating a genuine commitment to a career as a teacher of Latin and Classical Humanities in grades 5-12.
  • Personal interviews are highly recommended.
  • Scores of the Graduate Record Examination Aptitude Test (G.R.E.) are required by the University.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    20080 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 10040 USD per semester and a duration of 12 months.
  • National

    20080 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 10040 USD per semester and a duration of 12 months.
  • In-State

    9342 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 4671 USD per semester and a duration of 12 months.

Funding

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