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Foreign Language Education, Grades 7-12, Initial Certification, M.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 12 months
    Duration
University rank #28 (BCR) New York City, NY, United States
You'll study language acquisition and pedagogy, and gain valuable classroom experience through student teaching placements in New York City schools. This Foreign Language Education, Grades 7-12, Initial Certification from New York University leads to eligibility for New York State initial teaching certification for grades 7–12.

Overview

The Foreign Language Education, Grades 7-12, Initial Certification from New York University combines core foundation classes and content electives with fieldwork and student teaching. You’ll study teaching methods, linguistics, your target foreign language, second language acquisition research, intercultural and multicultural perspectives in education, students with special needs, and adolescent learners in urban context. You’ll graduate with:

  • Foreign language teaching approaches that can be adjusted to suit the needs of learners from diverse linguistic, educational, and ethnic backgrounds
  • An understanding of urban educational environments and the social, cultural, and economic factors that influence learning
  • Knowledge of foreign language pedagogy, foreign language acquisition research, linguistics, and intercultural or multicultural studies

Careers and Outcomes

Upon completion of this degree, you’ll be eligible for New York State initial teaching certification for grades 7–12, and will have the skills you need to pursue positions as:

  • A foreign language teacher in elementary and secondary schools, community colleges, universities, community organizations, and immigrant resettlement agencies
  • A curriculum developer, specialist, or evaluator
  • A researcher, teacher educator, trainer, or program coordinator in governmental and nonprofit educational agencies and multinational corporations

Programme Structure

Courses include: 

  • Linguistic analysis
  • Advanced Spanish for Teachers of Spanish 
  • Spanish Syntax for Teachers of Spanish
  • Spanish Pragmatics for Teachers of Spanish
  • Applied Linguistics in Spanish
  • Advanced French for Teachers of French 
  • Applied Linguistics in French 
  • Advanced Chinese for Teachers of Chinese
  • Applied Linguistics in Chinese 

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity

    You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.

    Full-time
    • Full-time duration 12 months
    Part-time
    • Duration description

      Students have up to six years to complete the program.

  • Credits
    44 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    7

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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  • Minimum required score:

    100

    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

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  • Minimum required score:

    600

    The TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks. Read more about TOEFL®PBT.

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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 3

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 3 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

  • This programme accepts GRE® scores. However, it does not provide a recommended score range.

    The GRE® General Test is a widely administered admissions test that measures the skills needed in today's graduate and business school programs worldwide. The GRE® General Test 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.

General Requirements

  • Résumé/CV
  • Statement of Purpose
  • Letters Of Recommendation
  • Transcripts
  • GRE or MAT
  • Proficiency in English

Tuition Fee

  • International

    21540 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 10770 USD per semester and a duration of 12 months.
  • National

    21540 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 10770 USD per semester and a duration of 12 months.
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Living costs for New York City

  • 1819 - 3970 USD/month
    Living Costs

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