Graduate Program Inquiries
Graduate Program Director
(413) 545-2314 [email]
The Italian Studies Program currently offers a Master of Arts in Teaching (M.A.T.), which is a pre-professional degree for those planning to teach in secondary schools.
Students whose preparation is deficient in certain areas may be required to do remedial work once admitted to the program, but such work may not be counted toward the degree. Students transferring from other institutions may be granted up to nine semester hours toward the M.A.T. A terminal examination follows the completion of coursework. A brief outline of the M.A. level degree requirements follows. More detailed information can be obtained by contacting the Graduate Program Director.
You can also find abundant information (and an application form) online.
A. Six Italian Studies courses (18 cr) selected in consultation with and approved by the M.A.T. Committee for Italian. These must include:
B. 26 credits in courses required by the College of Education:
Individuals who have earned a Bachelor's degree in one or more foreign languages and would like to teach these languages at levels 5-12 may complete all the requirements for an initial license in two to three semesters of study. The first semesters consist of course work and the final semester is devoted to student teaching. Six graduate credits earned in this program can transfer to the Master of Arts in Teaching program. Applications for the program are available in the Educator Information Office, 121 Furcolo Hall. For initial information, candidates should contact the Educator Information Office at 413-545-2002 or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.