Master of Arts Degree Program

Master of Arts Degree in Romance Languages, French or Spanish Teaching Program Information

Appalachian State University offers Master’s Degrees in Romance Languages with specializations in French or Spanish Teaching.  Within each language, candidates can specialize to focus on K-12 or College Teaching. The teaching Masters is a non-thesis option and involves 36 graduate hours (12 courses). Students may begin the degree in any semester--summer, spring or fall.

MA Candidates in French can study part-time off-campus in Hickory fall and spring and may attend an on-campus Summer Institute in July. MA Candidates in Spanish can study part-time off campus in Hickory or full-time on campus in Boone and may attend an on-campus Summer Institute in July.  

Fall and Spring classes are scheduled weekly in the evenings (5:30-8:00 PM) in an online/hybrid format. In the Fall and Spring, 10 course sessions are delivered entirely online, and 5 course sessions (approximately one every three weeks) meet at our distance-education facility in Hickory, directly off I-40. This combination of online and face-to-face meetings allows us to offer a high-quality, interactive program to students who are teaching or otherwise employed during the day.

Master of Arts Summer Institute Program Information

Courses are distributed in three areas:

  1. All students take two required LLC courses that are offered in alternate years:
    • Fall, even years: LLC 5601, Bilingualism and Second Language Acquisition
    • Fall, odd years: LLC 5590, Issues in Teaching Foreign Languages and Cultures
    K-12 candidates also take the Product of Learning: LLC 5525, a course which helps to structure
    the final project required for the degree.
  2. All students take two professional education courses instructed by Appalachian’s Reich College of Education.
    K-12 teachers take 2 courses focused on children and schools
         - Advanced Topics in Diversity       - Teacher Leadership and School Improvement
    Community College candidates select 2 courses for working with adults, such as
         - The Adult Learner                       - The Community College
  3. All remaining coursework for the MA degree are “elective” courses. 
    The elective courses are rotated through the fall, spring and summer.
    K-12 teachers take 7 electives.
    Community College candidates take 8 electives. 

More Information

See the menu on the sidebar and download your selection from the fliers below.
Brochure for full-time, on-campus students (Spanish) - pdf
Brochure for part-time, off-campus students (French and Spanish) - pdf

If you are ready, begin the Online Application