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2012-2013 Graduate Catalog 
2012-2013 Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]


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The Department of Modern Languages and Classics offers a Master of Arts in Teaching (M.A.T.) French, a Master of Arts in Teaching (M.A.T.) Spanish; a Master of Arts (M.A.) in French with optional concentrations in French Literature or North American French Studies. For details see the Modern Languages and Classics graduate web page or contact the graduate coordinator in the department.

Master of Arts in Teaching Spanish

The M.A.T. in Spanish (30 credits) has been redesigned with the collaboration of the campuses of the University of Maine System and Colby, Bates, and Bowdoin Colleges specifically to meet the needs of Maine’s schools. The program offers full-time instruction during the academic year to meet the requirements of pre-service teachers and an intensive institute during the summer for in-service teachers. Candidates take seven to eight courses (21-24 credits) in language, literature, culture and linguistics in the target language, one course in language pedagogy (MLC 466/566) and one course on teaching the exceptional student in English (SED 402/500). An oral exam and a professional teaching portfolio which illustrates the candidate’s familiarity with Maine’s teaching standards and his/her readiness to teach a second language in the K-12 classroom are the final requirements for both degrees.

In-service teachers who are already certified to teach Spanish may opt to take additional courses in their target language, or they may resume the study of a second foreign language at the advanced (400 or 500) level in lieu of taking courses leading to certification.

The Graduate School
5755 Stodder Hall Room 42
University of Maine
Orono, ME 04469-5755

Dept. of Modern Languages & Classics
University of Maine
201 Little Hall
Orono, ME 04469

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