Master of Arts Degree in Romance Languages, French or Spanish Teaching
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 attend an on-campus Summer Institute in July. MA Candidates in Spanish can study full-time on campus in Boone and may attend an on-campus Summer Institute in July.
For professionals working during the day, at least one Fall and Spring class is scheduled weekly in the evenings (5:30-8:00 PM). This allows students to attend in a block format once per week. For candidates who meet the enrollment and commuting criteria (generally, those who work longer than 1 1/2 hours from campus) can participate in select courses in an online/hybrid format.
This combination of online and face-to-face meetings, together with summer institute offerings, 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:
- 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
the final project required for the degree.
- 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
- 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.
If you are ready, begin the Online Application
DLLC Department Chair
Dr. James Fogelquist
520 Sanford Hall
DLLC Assistant Chair
Dr. Catherine Fountain
529 Sanford Hall
DLLC Administrative Assistant
Ms. Cindy Trivette
521 Sanford Hall
DLLC Language Lab Director
Dr. Amanda Romjue
504 Sanford Hall
The World Language exchange was created in 2013 to manage the sharing of less commonly taught languages across the UNC system. This exchange offers access to a variety of languages such as Persian, Cherokee and Ancient Greek as well as courses that explore culture.