The Master of Arts in Modern Language is designed for students wishing to pursue language, culture, and literature work at the graduate level.
Program Learning Outcomes:
Students in this program are expected to demonstrate:
- an understanding of different literary approaches and research;
- an ability to analyze major works of literature in the language in which graduate work will be undertaken;
- knowledge of topics related to the cultures of the language in which graduate work is undertaken; and
- competence in the grammar and knowledge of the structure of each language in which graduate work is undertaken.
Applicants must hold a bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited institution of higher education. Applicants must also have a minimum undergraduate GPA of 2.70 on a 4.00 point scale (where A is 4.00), or its equivalent, and good standing (3.00 GPA) in all post-baccalaureate course work. Applicants for this degree program should have a baccalaureate degree with a minimum of 24 credits in preparation for each language in which graduate work will be undertaken. Only Italian or Spanish may be chosen as the language of specialization. With the approval of the advisor, candidates with sufficient backgrounds in a second language may be permitted to include up to two appropriate graduate courses in this language in their programs. The department’s Graduate Studies Committee reserves the right to assess a candidate’s oral and writing proficiency through an oral interview or written sample.
Italian or Spanish for Certified Teachers Specialization 30 credits (Plan C)
This specialization is designed for Italian or Spanish teachers wishing to pursue further coursework in language, culture, and literature as well as in foreign language theory and methodology at the graduate level. Students who are teachers will develop, with their advisors, programs of study that take into consideration their educational background and degree of competency in the language.
In addition to the above-mentioned learning outcomes, students in this specialization also are expected to demonstrate knowledge of major educational issues.
In addition to our general graduate admission criteria, students interested in this specialization for Certified Teachers must be certified, and have a baccalaureate degree, with at least 24 credits of the language in college or equivalent preparation, before being admitted to this program.