M.A. in Classics, with Concentration in the Teaching of Latin

Student sitting in a classroomThe Master of Arts in the Teaching of Latin (M.A.T.) is recommended for students who wish to pursue a career in teaching and who want to include educational courses in their program. This is a non-thesis degree; instead students work on a Special Teaching Project.

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Note: Students entering the M.A. in the Teaching of Latin program who have not yet received teaching certification at the secondary level are encouraged to do so through the School of Education. Classes in the Classics MA, with a Concentration in the Teaching of Latin, program can be taken concurrently with classes in the School of Education. Generally, it takes three years to fulfill the requirements of both qualifications, if they are embarked upon concurrently. The MA in Classics, with a Concentration in the Teaching of Latin, degree alone does not satisfy the state's requirements for certification. Many students elect to pursue certification after completing the MA in Classics, with a Concentration in the Teaching of Latin. Students should contact the Office of Student Services in the School of Education for further information about teaching certification.  Get information about licensure through the education department.

Requirements

  • A minimum of 30 hours of 5000-level credit or above, to be distributed as follows:
    • 12 hours of Latin
    • 3 hours of workshop in Latin Teaching Methods.
    • 3 hours of Roman History
    • 9 hours of student's choice
    • 3 hours of Special Teaching Project covering the planning, teaching, and evaluation of a sequence of approximately 10 to 15 lessons.

Note: Accelerated courses (5803/5813 Greek, 5804/5814 Latin) may not be used to meet these requirements.

  • Special Teaching Project (to be completed during the 4th semester of graduate study). This may be extended if the student is pursuing teaching certification concurrently.
  • Comprehensive Examination (upon submission of Special Project): 3 hours of written examination on translation of Latin, and 1 hour oral examination on teaching methods and special project.

Note: Candidates for the MA in Classics, with a Concentration in the Teaching of Latin, are invited to discuss with the Associate Chair for Graduate Studies modifications to the standard M.A. Latin reading list to be used as a basis for the written examination. For example, they may wish to create, by approximately equal substitutions, an emphasis on Late Republican and Augustan authors.