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 request 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 School of Education:
Those 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 a Provisional Certificate in two semesters of study. The first semester consists of course work and the second 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 must be made at the STEP (Secondary Teacher Education Program) Office. For initial information, candidates should contact the STEP Information Office at 413-545-4397 or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.