Languages Literatures and Cultures

French Graduate Program

Masters of Education in Romance Languages with a Concentration in French Education

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Curriculum

  • One track only /  Total number of credit hours: 36-39
  • 15 credit hrs.  in the area of pedagogy
  • 3-6 hrs. in a Clinical Experience in Teaching
  • 18 credit hrs. in the concentration (French/Spanish)
  • Capstone experience: Teaching/Technology Portfolio – TaskStream
  • In consultation with the DGS, the student must select at least 50% of the coursework at the 600 level or above
  1. Courses in pedagogy (15 hours)
    1. Required courses:
      1. ROM 512 (K-12 FL Methodology)
      2. ROM 519 (Second Language Acquisition)
      3. ROM 600 (Methods of Teaching Romance Languages)
      4. TED 669 (Educational Implications of Learning & Development Theory)
      5. TED 545 (Diverse Learners)*

      *445 if taken as an undergraduate

      Some students may have already received credit for some of the courses above and would not be required to take them. However, all students need to complete a minimum of 15 hours of graduate level work.

    2. Students may choose additional courses from the following (ranging from 1 to 2 courses depending on whether student may have already completed ROM 512 and TED 445 as an undergraduate:
      1. ERM 605 (Educational Measurement and Evaluation)
      2. CED 610 (Helping Relationships)
      3. TED 622 (Differentiated Instruction)
      4. TED 675/656  (Teacher as Researcher/Teachers as Leader) (6 credits)
  2. Clinical Experience in Teaching (3-6 hrs.)

    Students will register in ROM 665. This course will include completion of their Teaching/ Technology Portfolio – TaskStream (capstone experience). All students will be required to complete a clinical experience. This may be based on:

    1. On-going teaching experience
    2. Teaching assistantship in the Department of Languages, Literatures and Cultures (LLC)
    3. Teaching assistantship in a community college
    4. Student-teaching in public schools
  3. Courses in the concentration (18 hours). Students will demonstrate advanced proficiency in the following areas and will complete courses as needed:

    1. Advanced Written Skills:
      • To be demonstrated via coursework completed in a variety of 500 and 600 level courses, including courses focusing on linguistics, literature and culture
    2. Communication Skills:
      • To be demonstrated via coursework completed in a variety of 500 and 600 level courses, including courses focusing on linguistics, literature and culture
    3. Culture:
      • Students may choose from a variety of courses focusing on cultural issues
        • FRE 532 or FRE 557 (if topic is Paris)
        • SPA 532/534/53
    4. Literature:
      1. Students may choose from a variety of courses focusing on literary topics
        • FRE 553/554/555/556/557/558/653
        • SPA 502/504/603/604
    5. Phonetics:
      • Students are required to demonstrate proficiency in Phonetics for admission into the program.      
    6. Other 500/600 level courses available include:
      1. FRE 507/511/561/562/599 (SVL)/ FRE 615
      2. SPA 516/561/562/605/610/697 (SVL)
      3. ROM 601
  4. Capstone experience: Teaching/Technology Portfolio – TaskStream. The portfolio will be aligned with the North Carolina Standards for Second Language Teachers and the ISTE/NETS Standards.

 

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