The Master of Arts in Teaching with a concentration in Spanish Education culminates with the development of an Initial Competencies Portfolio, providing eligibility for candidates to apply for “A” licensure (initial licensure) from the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction. The Master of Arts in Teaching is designed for candidates who have a bachelor’s degree but did not pursue teacher education or licensure as undergraduates. It requires 39 semester hours with 18 semester hours in the content area. All students are required to demonstrate proficiency in Phonetics.
In addition to the application materials required by The Graduate School, applicants to the Master of Arts in Teaching with a concentration in Spanish Education must provide the following:
Applicants must submit all application materials required by The Graduate School by the appropriate deadline. Students are admitted in Fall and Spring semesters. To be considered for departmental assistantships and scholarships, all application materials must be submitted by March 15.
Courses in Pedagogy (18 hours)
ROM 512 Teaching Second Languages in K-12 (3)
ROM 519 Second Language Acquisition (3)
ROM 600 Methods of Teaching Romance Languages (3)
TED 545 Diverse Learners (3)
TED 669 Educational Implications of Learning and Developmental Theory (3)
ERM 605 Educational Measurement and Evaluation (3)
Courses in the Content Area (18 hours)
In consultation with the Director of Graduate Study in Spanish, the student must select courses in Hispanic linguistics, literature, and culture and demonstrate appropriate oral and written communication skills.
Clinical Experience in Teaching (3 hours)
ROM 665 Clinical Practice/Seminar in Teaching Foreign Languages (3)
May be based on an on-going teaching experience, a teaching assistantship in the Department of Languages, Literatures, and Cultures, or a student-teaching experience in a public school. Includes completion of the Teaching/Technology Portfolio.
Capstone Experience: Teaching/Technology Portfolio (TaskStream)
The portfolio will be aligned with the North Carolina Standards for Second Language Teachers and the ISTE/National Educational Technology Standards for Teachers (NETS-T).