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

Student sitting in a classroomThe Master of Arts with a concentration in the Teaching of Latin 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 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.  This degree alone does not satisfy the state's requirements for certiification.  Many students elect to pursue certification after completing the degree.  Students should contact the Office of Students Services in the School of Education for further information about teaching certification.  For information about licensure through the School of Education, see the Secondary Latin Teacher Licensure Program Form

  • 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.
  • 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 one-hour oral examination on teaching methods and special project.

Note: Candidates for this concentration are invited to discuss with the Associate Chair of 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.

Candidates for the MA with Concentration in the Teaching of Latin should be aware of the Guidelines for Latin Teacher Preparation jointly published by the Society for Classical Studies and American Classical League.