Sep 24, 2023  
2019-2020 Graduate Bulletin 
2019-2020 Graduate Bulletin [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Romance Languages - French K-12 Teaching (M Level Licensure) Concentration, MA

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Program Code: MA_222B
CIP Code: 16.0999

Program of Study for the Master of Arts in Romance Languages

Admission Requirements: Baccalaureate degree in the target language or a closely related field from an accredited college or university; complete application to the Graduate School ; official general GRE exam scores; writing sample in the target language; oral interview for evaluation of speaking skills (see guidelines at:; two undergraduate literature courses and two culture courses. International students must submit a writing sample in English and must pass an oral interview in English.

To be considered for admission, applicants must meet the criteria for admission to the Graduate School . In addition, the program faculty will give preference to applicants who meet or exceed the following: Cumulative Undergraduate GPA: 3.0 or higher; GPA in subject area: 3.2. Meeting this condition does not guarantee admission.

*K-12 Teaching Concentration Applicants: You must provide evidence of NC “A” licensure or the equivalent from another state prior to admission.

Location: On and Off Campus, with some on-line and blended instruction offerings

Course Requirements for the Master of Arts in Romance Languages

Concentration Requirements (9 Hours)

Leads to NC Teacher Licensure: Requirements for this degree were designed, and have been approved by the appropriate bodies at the state level, to meet the advanced competencies as mandated in the North Carolina Excellent Schools Act for Master-level teacher education programs. Students must complete 3 education courses.

Other Requirements for the MA in Romance Languages

  • Thesis: Not required
  • Proficiency: Proficiency in the language is required.
  • Candidacy: Required; see the program director for specific timeline and requirements for admission to candidacy
  • Comprehensive:
    • College Teaching Concentrations: Each MA candidate develops a portfolio of representative work generated in the course of the MA Program. The portfolio contains fully revised versions of the candidate’s best work produced for all classes in the content area, and serves as the basis for a one-hour oral comprehensive examination. Refer to specific guidelines for the portfolio at:
    • K-12 Teaching Concentrations: Requirement is fulfilled via successful presentation of the Product of Learning.
  • Product of Learning:
    • Community College Teaching: Not required.
    • K-12 Teaching: Requirement is fulfilled via successful completion and presentation of the Product of Learning. Refer to specific guidelines for the Product of Learning at:

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