Education, Teacher Education- Master of Education, Master of Arts in Teaching

For information, contact:
Director of Graduate Studies
Department of Teacher Education
404 McGuffey Hall (513-529-5708) www.miamioh.edu/edt/graduateprograms

Some of these programs also lead to teaching or supervisory licensure by the Ohio Department of Education. The Department of Teacher Education also offers a variety of graduate-level courses and workshops for in-service education and professional development of school personnel who may not be interested in degree programs.

Admission Requirements

To receive graduate credit for courses taken, you must be admitted to the Graduate School. Admission to nondegree study requires Graduate School admission with continuing nondegree graduate standing. Admission to any of the master’s degree programs requires:

  1. Acceptance by the Graduate School;
  2. The Graduate Record Exam (GRE) (verbal and quantitative) is required for all Master of Arts in Teaching applicants. Master of Education applicants are exempt from taking a test.
  3. Obtain two recommendations. One of your references should be from someone who has observed you working with children (principal, youth camp director, etc. if possible). Ask your references to use this form online: https://survey.miamioh.edu/checkbox/dispositions.aspx.

Essay Statement – After reviewing pertinent program literature at the departmental website write a 500-700 word essay that clearly describes your goals as a teacher (or goals for becoming a teacher) and how this EDT graduate program will help you to achieve those goals. This essay will fulfill three purposes: (1) it will help us understand who you are and why you wish to pursue graduate work, (2) it will help us determine your ability to effectively communicate in writing, and (3) during the master's defense presentation that culminates your program, it will provide a pre/post indicator of your achievements.

For all programs, send the Graduate School application, application fee, and official transcripts to the Graduate School. Send the essay, and other relevant material to the director of graduate studies in the department at edtgraduateprograms@miamioh.edu.

When the Graduate School notifies the department that you have been admitted with appropriate standing, you will be informed of your admission status and assigned an academic adviser by the department.

General Requirements

Following program admission, you will need to develop a plan of study with your adviser’s assistance. You must file a copy of this plan, approved by your adviser, with the department within two months of admission to the degree program. If a plan of study has not been submitted within the required time, it could result in an inability to complete the degree in a timely manner. Your plan must satisfy requirements for your area of emphasis, your division, the Graduate School, and the university. At least 15 semester hours must be earned in 600-level courses or above.

You may make substitutions in your plan, provided that each is consistent with these requirements, is approved by a petition through your adviser, and is filed with the department office as an amended plan of study prior to registration for the substitute course.

A final comprehensive master's presentation defense is required during the last term of course-work for your program. As you approach the completion of graduate course-work in your approved plan of study, consult with your adviser to complete the following required components. The defense will be administered by a committee of three established by you and your adviser, including at least one other member of the Department of Teacher Education. One of your committee members must hold a Level A ranking.

Master of Education Programs

The department offers the Master of Education degree in elementary education, adolescent education, reading education, elementary mathematics education, and adolescent mathematics education. This program does not lead to initial licensure to teach.

General Requirements for the M.Ed. (Excluding Reading)

1. Successful presentation of research: EDT 690 Graduate Capstone Experience.

2. Successful presentation and completion of required portfolio entries (see adviser).

3. Successful performance on Program questions which are structured to include a broad representation of your course-work.

Requirements: Elementary Education M.Ed.

This program is for those with elementary, early childhood, or middle childhood teaching certification/licensure who wish to become master teachers. This plan of study must include at least 30 graduate semester hours, 15 of which must be 600-level or above. Area of emphasis can be in language arts, mathematics, science, or social studies, and comprehensive (a combination of these four areas). This program does not lead to initial licensure to teach in elementary schools.

Required for all programs

All of these:

EDT 622 Improvement of Teaching in the Public School (3)

Note: EDT 563-Updating Elementary School Mathematics Instruction (3) - may be substituted instead of EDT 622 with adviser approval.

EDT 689 Interpretation & Application of Research Education (3)

EDT 690 Graduate Capstone Experience in Education (3)

Three advised courses in the area of emphasis. See below. (9)

Electives with adviser approval (12)

Language arts education

At least three courses from these:

EDT 523 Literature and Other Media for Adolescents (3)

EDT 524 Storytelling: Traditional and Contemporary (2)

EDT 603 Language, Literacy and Culture (3)

EDT 626 Teaching Literature to Children (3) or

EDT 627 Literature for Adolescents & Young Adults (3)

EDT 632 Literacy Assessment and Instruction (3)

EDT 671 Educational Investigation in Reading and Language (1-4)

Mathematics education

EDT 563 Updating Elementary School Mathematics Instruction (3)

EDT 564 Teaching Geometry and Metric Measurement in Grades P-9 (3)

MTH elective (3)

Science education

EDT 505 Advanced Science for the Elementary School Teacher (3)

EDT 535 Advanced Laboratory Practicum in Elementary School Science (3)

Social studies education

EDT 652 History & Philosophy of Social Studies Education (3)

EDT 656 Special Investigation in Selected Social Studies Areas (1-3)

At least two courses in one of these areas: anthropology, economics, geography, history,

political science, psychology, sociology. (See your adviser for recommendations).

Comprehensive

At least one course from three of these five areas:

Language arts education; recommended:

EDT 603 Language, Literacy and Culture (3)

EDT 626 Teaching Literature to Children (3) or

EDT 627 Literature for Adolescents & Young Adults (3)

Mathematics education; recommended:

EDT 563 Updating Elementary School Mathematics Instruction (3)

EDT 564 Teaching Geometry and Metric Measurement in Grades P-9 (3)

EDT 566 Diagnostic Prescriptive Mathematics Instruction (3)

Science education; recommended:

EDT 535 Advanced Laboratory Practicum in Elementary School Science (3)

Social studies education; recommended:

EDT 652 History & Philosophy of Social Studies Education (3)

Teaching techniques; recommended:

EDT 632 Literacy Assessment and Instruction (3)

Requirements: Elementary Mathematics Education M.Ed.

This program provides broad preparation in mathematics for elementary, early childhood, or middle childhood school teachers seeking positions as mathematics coordinators and directors of mathematics clinics, as well as those seeking advancement and recognition as master teachers. This program does not lead to initial licensure to teach mathematics.

This plan of study must include at least 30 graduate semester hours, 15 of which must be 600-level or above.

In addition to admission requirements previously listed for all master’s programs within the department, candidates must have completed a major in a teaching certification/licensure program in elementary/early childhood/middle childhood education program at an accredited institution. Candidates should have completed at least 15 semester hours of undergraduate courses in mathematics and/or statistics, however, this requirement may be completed concurrently with program requirements.

All of these:

M.Ed. professional core course requirements (9)

EDT 563 Updating Elementary School Mathematics Instruction (3) (Substitute this course for EDT 622 in the M.Ed. professional core course requirements)

EDT 564 Teaching Geometry and Metric Measurement in Grades P-9 (3)

EDT 566 Diagnostic and Prescriptive Mathematic Instruction (3)

EDT 665 Technology Applied in Math Education (3)

EDT 689 Interpretation and Application of Research in Education (3)

EDT 690 Graduate Capstone Experience in Education (3)

At least one advised graduate course in mathematics or statistics (3)

Electives with adviser's approval (9)

Requirements: Adolescent Education M.Ed.

This program is for those with secondary or adolescent teaching certification/licensure who wish to become master teachers. Your plan of study must include at least 30 graduate semester hours, 15 of which must be 600-level or above. Area of emphasis can be in English, foreign languages, mathematics, science, or social studies. This program does not lead to initial licensure to teach in secondary schools.

All of these:

M.Ed. professional core course requirement (9)

Three advised courses in the area of emphasis (9)

EDT 622 Improvement of Teaching in the Public School (3)

EDT 689 Interpretation & Application of Research in Education (3)

EDT 690 Graduate Capstone Experience in Education (3)

Three advised courses in the area of emphasis (9)

Electives with adviser approval (12)

Requirements: Reading Education M.Ed.

This program is designed for teacher candidates and other educators with teacher certification/licensure who are interested in careers leading to classroom teaching and service as literacy specialists and other leadership positions.

Area of Foundation Courses (required) - 6 credit hours

EDT 603 Language, Literacy and Culture (3)

EDT 604 Research in Literacy (3)

Reading emphasis (required) - 12 credit hours

EDT 632 Literacy Assessment and Instruction (3)

EDT 642 Phonics & Reading Improvement (3)

EDT 626 Literature for Children (3)

EDT 646 Reading & Writing in the Content Area (3)

Writing and Language emphasis - 6 credit hours

Select six hours from the following:

EDT 625 Teaching Writing (3)

EDT 643 Applied Linguistics for Literacy Educators (3)

The Ohio Writing Project (6)

Practicum Experiences (required) - 9 credit hours

EDT 634 Clinical Reading Practicum I – Assessment (3)

EDT 635 Clinical Reading Practicum II – Instruction (3)

EDT 636 Literacy & Leadership (3)

Electives (Advisor approval required) - 3 credit hours

Reading Endorsement (18 semester hours)

The K-12 Reading Endorsement can be added to a valid Ohio teaching license upon successful completion of required graduate level reading education courses and by passing the PRAXIS II "Teaching of Reading" test with a score of 540 or better. Such an endorsement enables a teacher to teach reading in grades K-12 in the State of Ohio.

Take all of the following:

EDT 603 Language, Literacy and Culture (3)

EDT 632 Literacy Assessment and Instruction (3)

EDT 634 Clinical Reading Practicum I – Assessment (3)

EDT 635 Clinical Reading Practicum II – Instruction (3)

EDT 642 Phonics & Reading Improvement (3)

EDT 646 Reading & Writing in the Content Area (3)

Literacy Specialist (Coaching) Endorsement

A Literacy Specialist/Coaching Endorsement can be added to the reading endorsement upon (a) successful completion of the required graduate level literacy coursework (with internship), and (b) passing the appropriate literacy specialist (coaching) test. Such an endorsement enables a teacher to serve as a literacy specialist (coach). For further details, contact Dr. Paula Saine at sainep@miamioh.edu.

Early Childhood Generalist 4-5 Endorsement

(10 semester hours)

The Early Childhood Generalist Endorsement can be added to a valid Ohio Early Childhood P-3 teaching license upon successful completion of required education courses and by passing the PRAXIS II "Elementary Content Knowledge" test (test code 10014). Such an endorsement enables a teacher to teach all core academic content areas in grades four and five in the State of Ohio. Nine of the 10 hours of the endorsement can apply towards the M.Ed. in Elementary Education comprehensive degree.

Take all of the following:

EDT 505 Advanced Science for the Elementary School Teacher (3)

EDT 552 Teaching Social Studies in the Intermediate Grades (3)

EDT 553 Practicum & Praxis for Intermediate Grades (1)

EDT 565 Learning and Teaching Mathematics in the Intermediate Grades (3)

Note: For further details, contact Mrs. Kim Wachenheim (wachenk@miamioh.edu).

Middle Childhood Generalist 4-6 Endorsement

This endorsement, including graduate and undergraduate courses, enables candidates who hold an Ohio Middle Childhood license for two content areas to teach additional core subjects in grades 4-6. For example, a teacher licensed in MCE language arts and social studies (Grades 4-9) may add the Generalist Endorsement to also teach (a) mathematics, (b) science, or (c) both mathematics and science for Grades 4-6 only. One or more courses may count towards the M.Ed. Elementary Education degree.

Note: For further details, contact Mrs. Kim Wachenheim (wachenk@miamioh.edu).

P-6 Mathematics Specialist Endorsement (11-30 hours depending on experience)

This endorsement, valid for grades P-6, can be attached to the following teaching licenses or certificates after a minimum of three years of teaching: early childhood, middle childhood, elementary, AYA mathematics, secondary mathematics. Assessments, coursework and portfolio entries are required to document attainment of the six standards associated with this endorsement. Dependent upon previous graduate work and professional experience 11-30 graduate semester hours are required for this endorsement.

Note: For further details, contact Mrs. Kim Wachenheim (wachenk@miamioh.edu)

Master of Arts in Teaching Programs

These programs combine graduate and undergraduate study and enable a student with a baccalaureate degree to earn teaching licensure and a master’s degree in approximately four or five semesters of full-time study, depending upon academic background, experience, and teaching field.

M.A.T. candidates seeking licensure will be expected to successfully complete the established benchmark assessment system. Information about the assessment system should be obtained from the Adolescent Young Adult (AYA) Program Coordinator. Key assessments must be successfully completed before degree or licensure will be granted.

Program Requirements: Adolescent Education M.A.T.

Requirements consist of (1) general requirements, common to all M.A.T. programs, (2) cohort requirements, specific to each cohort area, and (3) content course requirements and retention requirements, specific to each licensure area. A student who has satisfied all or most of the content course requirements can expect to complete an M.A.T. program in four semesters or in three semesters and one summer; others can expect that additional semesters will be necessary in proportion to the number of content courses that must be satisfied.

Requirements: Adolescent Education Programs (Grades 7 - 12) M.A.T.

A teaching field may be selected from the following adolescent education fields: integrated English/language arts, integrated mathematics; Sciences: chemistry, life science, earth science, physical science, life/science chemistry, life/earth science or earth science/chemistry; and integrated social studies; Foreign language *(Grades K-12): Chinese, French, German, Latin or Spanish.

Admission

In addition to admission requirements previously listed for all master’s programs within the department, candidates should have a baccalaureate degree. Candidates must meet all requirements for entry into an adolescent teacher licensure program.

Cohort

To ensure quality instruction, the department limits the number of graduate and undergraduate students in adolescent education licensure programs by selecting students for cohorts. A cohort is a group of students in a common teaching field, taking the same methods courses and student teaching in specific academic years.

A cohort is identified by its general subject area and an academic year; for example, integrated mathematics 2012-13, integrated mathematics 2013-14, and science 2012-13 are separate cohorts. The cohort year indicates the academic year the student is scheduled for methods courses, and the following academic year when the student is scheduled for student teaching.

You should schedule a pre-application counseling appointment with the coordinator of advising (513-529-6443). The coordinator will examine your transcript and advise you about your application and cohort year.

General Requirements

At least one of these:

EDP 601 Advanced Educational Psychology (3)

EDP 603 Theories of Human Learning (3)

All of these:

EDL 621 Foundations of Multi-Cultural Education (3)

EDP 543 Audiovisual Instruction: Methods, Media, and Technology (3)

EDP 607 Educational Measurement and Evaluation (3)

EDP 656 Education of Individuals with Exceptionalities (3)

EDT 519 Supervised Teaching (1-16)

EDT 689 Interpretation & Application of Research in Education (3)

EDT 690 Graduate Capstone Experience in Education (3)

Three advised courses in the area of emphasis (9)

Electives with advisor approval (12)

Integrated English/Language Arts program

Requirements

Required Courses:

EDL 621 Foundations of Multi-Cultural Education (3)

EDP 607 Educational Measurement and Evaluation (3)

FSW 581 Adolescent Development in Diverse Families (3)

EDT 521A Classroom Management (2)

EDT 523 Literature and Other Media for Adolescents (3)

EDT 527 Adolescent Language Arts I (3)

EDT 528 Adolescent Language Arts II (3)

EDT 625 Teaching Writing (3)

EDT 689 Interpretation and Application of Research in Education (3)

EDT 690 Graduate Capstone Experience in Education (3)

EDT 519 Supervised Teaching (1-16)

One of these:

EDP 601 Advanced Educational Psychology (3)

EDP 603 Theories of Human Learning (3)

One of these:

EDP 540 Practicum in Integrating Technology into Instruction (1)

EDP 543 Audiovisual Instruction: Methods, Media, and Technology (3)

ENG 301 History of the English Language (4)

ENG 302 Structure of Modern English (4)

ENG 304 Backgrounds to Composition Theory and Research (3)

COM 135 Introduction to Public Expression and Critical Inquiry (3)

One of these:

EDT 246A Foundations of Language and Literacy (3)

EDT 603 Language, Literacy and Culture (3)

EDT 346A Reading Instruction for Adolescents (3)

Electives in ENG, JRN, COM, THE: (6)

One of these:

JRN 101 Introduction to Journalism (3)

JRN 201 Reporting and News Writing I (3)

Two of these:

ENG 223 Strategies for Writers (3)

ENG 224 Digital Writing and Rhetoric: Composing with Words, Images and Sounds (3)

ENG 225 Advanced Composition (3)

ENG 226 Introduction to Creative Writing: Short Fiction and Poetry (3)

One of these:

ENG 131, 132 or 133 Life and Thought in English Literature (3, 3, 3)

One of these:

ENG 141, 142, or 143 Life and Thought in American Literature (3, 3, 3)

ENG 144 Major American Authors (3)

One of these:

ENG 134 Introduction to Shakespeare (3)

ENG 221 Shakespeare and Film (3)

ENG 372 or 373 Shakespeare’s Principal Plays (3, 3)

One of these:

CHI 251 Chinese Literature in English Translation (3)

CHI 252 Modern Chinese Literature in English Translation (3)

CLS 121 Introduction to Classical Mythology (3)

ENG 251 or 252 Life and Thought in European Literature (3, 3)

ENG 255 or 256 Russian Literature in English Translation (3, 3)

ENG 259 The Modern World Novel (3)

ENG 364 Italian Humanism and Renaissance (3)

FRE 131 Masterpieces of French Culture in Translation (3)

FRE 350 Topics in French Literature in Translation (3)

RUS 257 Russian Literature in English Translation: From Pasternak to the Present (3)

One of these:

ENG 336 African American Writers 1746-1877 (3)

ENG 337 African American Writers 1878-1945 (3)

ENG 338 African American Writers 1946-Present (3)

ENG 348 Ethnic American Literature (3)

Retention Requirements

Methods Checkpoint (for admission to EDT 527 and 528):

  • Admission to appropriate adolescent language arts cohort
  • Completion of or transcript credit for at least 21 credit hours of content courses in integrated language arts
  • A GPA of at least 2.75 in all undergraduate content courses of your plan of study earned at Miami
  • A GPA of at least 3.00 in all graduate content course-work of your plan of study earned at Miami

Supervised Teaching Checkpoint (for admission to EDT 519):

  • Admission to appropriate adolescent language arts cohort
  • Completion of Adolescent Field Block courses and EDT 528 with GPA of at least 3.00
  • A GPA of at least 2.75 in all undergraduate content courses of your plan of study earned at Miami
  • A GPA of at least 3.00 in all graduate content course-work of your plan of study earned at Miami

Integrated Mathematics program

Requirements

These three concurrently (fall semester only):

EDT 529A Adolescent Mathematics I (3)

EDT 521A Classroom Management (3)

EDT 546A Integrated Literacy across the Content Areas (3)

Take in Spring semester following EDT 529A:

EDT 530 Adolescent Mathematics II (3)

Content Course Requirements

One of these sequences:

MTH 151 Calculus I (5) and MTH 153 Calculus I (4)

MTH 153 Calculus I (4) and MTH 251 Calculus II (4) and MTH 252 Calculus III (4)

MTH 249 Calculus II (5) and MTH 252 Calculus III (4)

MTH 251 Calculus II (4) and MTH 252 Calculus III (4)

All of these:

MTH 222 Introduction to Linear Algebra (3)

MTH 331 Discrete Mathematics (3)

MTH 408/508 Mathematical Problem Solving with Technology (3)

MTH 411/511 Foundations of Geometry (3)

MTH 421/521 Introduction to Abstract Algebra (4)

MTH 482 Great Theorems of Mathematics (3)

STA 301 Applied Statistics (3) and STA 401/501 Probability (3)

Retention Requirements

Methods Checkpoint (for admission to EDT 529A and 530):

  • Admission to appropriate adolescent mathematics cohort
  • Completion of transcript credit for one of the designated calculus sequences, MTH 508, and at least nine credit hours of graduate-level mathematics, statistics, or mathematics education courses approved by your academic adviser
  • Content course GPA at least 2.50
  • Overall GPA at least 3.00 in all graduate content course-work in your plan of study earned at Miami

Supervised Teaching Checkpoint (for admission to EDT 519A):

  • Admission to appropriate adolescent mathematics cohort
  • Completion of EDT 529A, 530, and the Adolescent Field Block courses
  • Completion of or transfer credit for MTH 511, MTH 521, either STA 401/501 or STA 562 and at least nine credit hours of graduate-level mathematics, statistics, or mathematics education courses approved by your academic adviser
  • Content course GPA at least 2.50
  • Overall GPA at least 3.00 in all graduate content course-work in your plan of study earned at Miami

Science programs (seven areas)

Subject areas available include chemistry, earth science, earth science/chemistry, life science/chemistry, life science/earth science, life science and physical science.

Requirements

EDL 621 Foundations of Multi-Cultural Education (3)

FSW 581 Adolescent Development in Diverse Families (3)

EDT 531 Adolescent Science Methods I (3)

EDT 532 Adolescent Science Methods II (3)

EDT 521A Classroom Management (3)

EDT 546A Integrated Literacy across the Content Areas (3)

EDT 689 Interpretation and Application of Research in Education (3)

EDT 690 Graduate Capstone Experience in Education (3)

EDT 519 Supervised Teaching (1-16)

Choose One:

EDP 601 Advanced Educational Psychology (3)

EDP 603 Theories of Human Learning (3)

Choose One:

EDP 607 Educational Measurement and Evaluation (3)

EDP 301A Assessment and Evaluation in Educational Settings (3)

Choose One:

EDP 656 Education of Individuals with Exceptionalities (3)

EDP 256 Psychology of the Exceptional Learner (3)

Choose One:

EDP 279 Technology + Media Literacy and Learning (3)

EDP 543 Audiovisual Instruction: Methods, Media, and Technology (3)

EDP 645 Curriculum and Technology (3)

Visit this website to see the science plans of study: http://www.units.miamioh.edu/eap/departments/edt/graduateprograms/index.html.

For additional information, please contact the Director of Graduate Studies.

Integrated Social Studies program

Content Course Requirements

(53 hours of social studies content coursework):

ATH 155 Cultures in Context (4)

ECO 201 Principles of Microeconomics (3)

ECO 202 Principles of Macroeconomics (3)

HST 111, 112 Western Civilization I and II (3, 3)

GEO 101 Global Forces, Local Diversity (3)

POL 241 American Political Systems (4)

POL 271 World Politics (4)

PSY 111 Introduction to Psychology (4)

SOC 151 Social Relations (4)

Choose one of the following sequences:

HST121,122 Western Civilization (3, 3)

HST197,198 World History (3, 3)

Two advanced courses in History (3, 3)

A two-course sequence from one of the following ATH, ECO, GEO, POL, SOC (3,3)

Two Non-Western courses (3, 3)

M.A.T. education course requirements:

EDL 621 Foundations of Multi-Cultural Education (3)

EDP 540 Practicum in Integrating Technology into Instruction (1) or

EDP 543 Audiovisual Instruction: Methods, Media, and Technology (3)

EDP 601 Advanced Educational Psychology (3) or

EDP 603 Theories of Human Learning (3)

EDP 607 Educational Measurement and Evaluation (3)

EDP 656 Education of Individuals with Exceptionalities (3) or

EDP 256 Psychology of the Exceptional Learner (3)

EDT 519 Supervised Teaching (1-16)

EDT 521A Classroom Management (2)

EDT 533 Adolescent Social Studies I (3)

EDT 534 Adolescent Social Studies II (3)

EDT 546A Integrating Literacy Across the Content Areas (3)

EDT 622 Improvement of Teaching in the Public School (3)

EDT 652 History and Philosophy of Social Studies Education (3)

EDT 689 Interpretation and Application of Research in Education (3)

EDT 690 Graduate Capstone Experience in Education (3)

FSW 581 Adolescent Development in Diverse Families (3)

Retention Requirements

Methods Checkpoint (for admission to EDT 533 and 534):

  • Admission to appropriate adolescent social studies cohort
  • Completion of or transcript credit for at least 33 credit hours of content courses in integrated social studies
  • A GPA of at least 2.75 in all undergraduate content courses of your plan of study earned at Miami
  • A GPA of at least 3.00 in all graduate content course-work of your plan of study earned at Miami

Supervised Teaching Checkpoint (for admission to EDT 519):

  • Admission to appropriate adolescent social studies cohort
  • Completion of EDT 533 and Adolescent Field Block courses with GPA of at least 3.00
  • Completion of or transfer credit for at least 47 credit hours of content courses in integrated social studies
  • A GPA of at least 2.75 in all undergraduate content courses of your plan of study earned at Miami
  • A GPA of at least 3.00 in all graduate content course-work of your plan of study earned at Miami

Foreign Language program (five languages) (Grades K-12) M.A.T.

This program combines graduate and undergraduate study and enables a student with a baccalaureate degree to earn teaching licensure and a master's degree in approximately four semesters of full-time study, depending upon academic background, experience, and teaching field. A student can earn licensure through this graduate program if he/she has coursework or a degree in Spanish, Latin, German, French or Chinese. *For students who are fluent in one of these languages (i.e., Chinese, French, German & Spanish) and do not desire a master’s degree, there is a licensure only option. See the "Foreign Language – Graduate-Level Licensure-Only Program" described below. Students must complete the following program requirements and the content requirements of the corresponding language undergraduate degree. If the content requirements are lacking from their undergraduate degree programs, a student will be required to complete them.

Program Requirements

EDT 544 Language, Teaching and Learning I (3) (Offered in fall only)

EDT 545 Language, Teaching and Learning II (3) (Offered in spring only)

EDT 546L Reading in Foreign Language (3) (Offered in spring with EDT 545)

EDT 521A Classroom Management (2) (Offered in spring with EDT 545)

Content Course Requirements

If a student has not lived or studied in a country where his/her target language is spoken, then they must complete a summer or semester study abroad to obtain content and fluency in their language. Study abroad coursework would be pre-approved by an advisor.

Chinese

All of these:

CHI 101,102 Elementary Chinese (4, 4)

CHI 201,202 Second Year Chinese (3, 3)

CHI 301,302 Third Year Chinese (3, 3)

CHI 401,402 Fourth Year Chinese (3, 3)

ENG 303 Introduction to Linguistics (4) *

* cross-listed as ATH 309/GER 309/SPN 303

Two of these (study abroad transfer credit may be used):

ART 186 China, Korea, and Japan (in English) (3)

CHI 251 Traditional Chinese Literature in English (3)

CHI 252 Modern Chinese Literature in English (3)

CHI 255 Drama in China and Japan in Translation (3)

CHI 264 Chinese Cinema and Culture (in English) (3)

French

Two of these:

FRE 302 Pre-Revolutionary Literature and Life (3)

FRE 303 Modern and Contemporary Literature and Life (3)

FRE 310 Texts in Context (3)

One of these (not previously taken):

FRE 302 Pre-Revolutionary Literature and Life (3)

FRE 303 Modern and Contemporary Literature and Life (3)

FRE 307L Practical French (3)

FRE 310 Texts in Context (3)

All of these:

FRE 301 Culture and Interpretation (3)

FRE 341 Conversation and Current Events in France (3)

FRE 361 French Pronunciation (3)*

FRE 410 Senior Seminar (MPC) (3)

FRE 411 French Civilization (3)

FRE 415 Advanced Composition (3)

Electives in French (399-499) to complete required 34 semester hours:

Recommended: FRE 399W French Conversation (3)

*minimum grade of B required

German

All of these:

GER 301 German Language through the Media (3)

GER 311 Passionate Friendships in German Literature from the Middle Ages to the Present (3) GER 312 Coming of Age in German Life and Thought (3)

GER 471 Linguistic Perspectives on Contemporary German (3)

One of these:

GER 321 Cultural Topics in German-Speaking Europe (3) (MPF IIIB, H)

GER 322 Comparative Study of Everyday Culture: German-Speaking Europe and the USA (3) (MPF IIIB, H)

Choose at least six credit hours of 400-level German courses, including one literature course.

Any course(s) from GER 400-499

Electives to complete required 34 semester hours (not previously taken):

GER 203-GER 499

No courses in translation count in this major

Latin

Note: Study abroad is not required in Latin education

All of these:

CLS 102 Roman Civilization (3) (MPF IIIB, H)

CLS 121 Classical Mythology (3) (MPF IIB, H)

LAT 201 Intermediate Latin (3)

LAT 202 Intermediate Latin (3)

Three semester hours from these:

CLS 200-499

Complete required 34 semester hours from these:

LAT 310 Special Topics in Latin Literature (3; maximum 12)

LAT 410 Latin Seminar (3; maximum 12)

Spanish

All of these:

SPN 311 Grammar Review and Introduction to Composition (3)

SPN 312 Introduction to Spanish Language and Linguistics (3)

SPN 315 Introduction to Hispanic Literatures (3)

SPN 316 Intermediate Spanish Composition (3)

SPN 342 Advanced Conversational Spanish (3) (usually taken abroad)

SPN 351 Cultural History of Spain I (3)

SPN 352 Cultural History of Spain II (3)

SPN 361 Spanish American Cultural History I (3)

SPN 362 Spanish American Cultural History II (3)

SPN 420/430/440 Selected Topics (3)

SPN 481 Spanish Phonology and Syntax (3)*

Capstone

SPN 490 Issues in Hispanic Literature-various topics (3)

Electives - two of these:

SPN electives 451-499 (6)

* see adviser if SPN 481 is not offered

Foreign Language – Graduate-Level Licensure Only Program

Applicants are eligible to apply to this program if they are native speakers and/or highly skilled language speakers of a foreign language who are not presently licensed teachers. The program serves to provide Ohio teacher licensure outside a degree program and is comprised of a set of courses that enables a graduate to be eligible to apply for a license in Foreign Language Education from Ohio.

General Admission Requirements:

Applicants must meet be admitted to the Graduate School at Miami University as a continuing non-degree candidate (see note below) and the complete the following licensure program admission requirements:

  • Bachelor’s Degree or an earned university degree equivalent to the American Bachelor’s degree: Typically at least 16 years of schooling, with four years of full-time study at the university level, culminating with the award of a first or second degree.
  • Language Proficiency in both speaking and writing must be demonstrated using the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL) Oral Proficiency Interview (OPI) and Writing Proficiency Test (WPT). Successful completion of both OPI and WPT are requirements for the program as well as for obtaining licensure by the State of Ohio. The program requires an "Advanced-Low" level Proficiency in both Speaking and Writing using the ACTFL OPI and WPT.

International Student Additional Requirements:

  • Transcript or an official record listing all courses taken, the grade received in each course, and the dates of attendance. Called a transcript in the United States, this document must bear an original signature of the appropriate authority at the institution(s) you have attended (such as the Registrar) and bear the institution's official seal or stamp.
  • Proficiency in English must be demonstrated with scores from the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or alternative evidence of English language proficiency such as the SPEAK test or the Test of Spoken English (TSE).
  • Candidates must possess an F1 Visa to be admitted to the program.

NOTE: If you are admitted as a non-degree candidate and later desire admission to a degree program, you must apply for admission and meet Graduate School and departmental standards for admission. No more than eight of the most recent graduate hours earned with non-degree status can be applied toward a graduate degree and then only with the approval of the department. All eight hours are subject to normal time limitations for credit toward a degree.

Program Requirements:

Fall Semester

EDT 544 Language Teaching and Learning I (3)

CHI/FRE/GER/SPN Content Course (3)

EDP 607 Educational Measurement and Evaluation (3)

Spring Semester

EDT 545 Language Teaching and Learning I (3)

EDT 546L Reading in the Foreign Language (3)

EDT 521A Classroom Management (2)

Summer Semester

CHI/FRE/GER/SPN Content Course (3)

Fall Semester

EDT 519 Supervised Teaching (12)

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