The Department of International Language Studies cooperates with the School of Education in offering the Master of Arts in Teaching degree to prepare teachers of French or Spanish for secondary schools.
Admission to the program is open to applicants who earn a minimum of 20 semester credits in French or Spanish or equivalent. Deficiencies in the applicant's undergraduate program necessitates additional coursework. Since the graduate courses are usually conducted in the target language, it is imperative that students comprehend and speak the language.
In addition to the general requirements for the MAT stated in the School of Education section of this bulletin, the following departmental requirements should be noted: For those entering the program with a major (30 semester hours), a total of at least 12 credits (language, literature, culture, or business) in French or Spanish is required, including a minimum of 6 credits at the INLS500-level. For those admitted with a minimum of 20 semester credits, a total of at least 18 credits (language, literature, culture or business) in French or Spanish is required, including a minimum of 6 credits at the INLS500-level.