Foreign Language Graduate Studies

M.A. in Education (French/Spanish)


Traditional Masters Program (Class A Program)

At least 1/3 of the program shall be teaching field courses (12 hours from 500 level Spanish or French courses). Including EHS 611 Advanced Special Methods for Teaching Foreign Languages. Students must take Comprehensive Examinations upon completing all course work. Comprehensive exams for the FL section are schedule only twice a year, fall and spring.

NO COMPREHENSIVE EXAMS IN FL WILL BE SCHEDULED FOR THE SUMMER TERM. Applications can be picked up from and turned in to EB 116 two semesters prior to taking the exam. Students must complete a Student Teaching semester at the end of all class work. Students cannot take other classes while they are doing Student Teaching. Application deadline is always in January, the year prior to Student Teaching. Applications can be picked up from the Office of Clinical Experiences.


Alternative Masters Program

The purpose of the Non-Traditional or Alternative Masters Program is to permit an individual who has completed a baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited college or university in a non-teacher education program, to complete a Class A program at the knowledge and skill level above that which is required for individuals who hold a Class B certification.

The program is also available for certified teachers who want to change their certification area. Students who complete the Alternative Masters Program in Foreign Language Education at UAB will receive a master's degree in education (MAE) with an emphasis in Spanish or French, and will be eligible to applyto the Alabama State Department of Education for a Class A (master's level) certificate.


Requirements

  • At least 1/3 of the program shall be teaching field courses (12 hours from 500 level Spanish or French courses). For a course listing click here for Spanish or here for French.
  • EHS 611 Advanced Special Methods for Teaching Foreign Languages (3 hours).
  • Students must take Comprehensive Examinations upon completing all course work. Comprehensive exams for the FL section are schedule only twice a year, fall and spring. NO COMPREHENSIVE EXAMS IN FL WILL BE SCHEDULED FOR THE SUMMER TERM . Applications can be picked up from and turned in to EB 116 two semesters prior to taking the exam.
  • Students must complete a Student Teaching semester at the end of all class work. Students cannot take other classes while they are doing Student Teaching. Application deadline is always in January, the year prior to Student Teaching. Applications can be picked up from the Office of Clinical Experiences.


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For more information on any of the Education programs please contact:
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Certification Officer/Graduate Advisor:
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Undergraduate Academic Advisor:
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Office of Clinical Experiences:
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PLEASE NOTE: Undergraduate students graduating either with a degree in Foreign Language Education or a double major in Education and French or Spanish will have three questions on the Comprehensive Exam: two from the School of Education in the areas of General Secondary and Foundations and one from the Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures pertaining to either Part B, Part C, or Part D of the Study Guide (to be written in the target language).

The extent to which a Foreign Language Education or Foreign Languages major at UAB is able to apply content courses taken at a university other than UAB toward graduation is subject to the discretion of the Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures and the School of Education at UAB and is handled on a case-by-case basis.