The master of arts in teaching (MAT) in French is a two-year program preparing students to earn a teaching license in French for grades 5–12 or to pursue a doctorate in education. The curriculum combines essential aspects of the field of education studies with the academic tradition of the master of arts degree and culminates in a student teaching practicum during the last semester of the program. Those seeking admission to the program should normally possess a BA degree with a strong major in French, although candidates with different but equivalent preparation will be considered. The program requires students to pass all parts of the Massachusetts Tests for Educator Licensure (MTEL) during the first semester of the program, as well as the ACTFL Oral Proficiency Interview with a rating of at least “advanced low.”

The MAT program offers financial aid in the form of teaching assistantships that cover the full four semesters. We also offer the possibility of teaching in our summer online French language courses, which provides an opportunity to earn additional financial support while learning how to build and teach courses in the fast-growing field of online education.