Appalachian offers a 36-hour Master of Arts degree in Romance Languages with specializations in French or Spanish Teaching. Within each language, candidates can specialize to focus on K-12 or College Teaching.
The K-12 teaching track leads to a North Carolina “M” teaching licensure. The College Teaching track prepares new and practicing teachers for college-level work in language teaching or other areas related to international study.
The program combines online and face-to-face meetings, together with summer institute offerings, to offer a high-quality, interactive program for professionals who work during the day.
Course titles and information can be found in the Graduate Bulletin at these links:
Required Entrance Exam: GRE (score must be no more than 5 years old)
Required number of references to specify in the online form: 3
Supplemental Information: Resume (Required upload for application submission); writing sample (upload on the Additional Information page in the online application), and audiotaped interview in Spanish or French (to mail to the Graduate School). International students must submit a writing sample in English (upload on the Additional Information page in the online application) and must pass an oral interview in English. Also needed for K12 teaching concentration: proof of teacher licensure.
Basic Conditions for Consideration of Admission: Meeting or exceeding the conditions below does NOT guarantee admission. All applications for a given entry term will be weighed based upon the number of seats available and the quality of the complete application packages. With special permission from the Graduate School, a program may admit a limited number of students with exceptional circumstances who do not meet the graduate school minimums.
Graduate School: 3.0 GPA in the last earned degree and official scores from the appropriate admission test(s), OR 2.5 GPA in the last earned degree and official scores at the 25th percentile level from the appropriate admission test(s).
Admission to Romance Languages: Cum UGPA 3.0; GPA in subject area 3.2; official GRE scores.
- Spring: 11/1
- Summer Session 1:4/1
- Summer Session 2: 5/1
- Fall: 7/1 (3/15)
*See full deadline information below under Application Essentials.
- A three-week Summer Institute on campus in July supports learning for candidates in both the French or Spanish concentrations.
- This 36-hour program does not require a thesis. Students may begin the degree in any semester – summer, spring or fall.
- The program’s faculty are graduate faculty are award-winning teachers, most of whom have taught in varied settings in the U.S. and abroad.
- Faculty are supportive mentors and have specialization in cultural studies, linguistics, literature, pedagogy, and/or second language acquisition and other areas.
- All graduate programs at Appalachian have small class sizes, providing intimate classroom interaction.
- The School of Graduate Studies offers scholarships, fellowships and assistantships to support eligible, full-time, degree-seeking students.
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Dr. Beverly Moser