Master of Science in Teaching

Foreign Language Education (7-12)
PROGRAM NO LONGER OFFERED

The MST in Foreign Language Education is designed to serve candidates who wish to teach a foreign language at the high school and middle school levels (Grades 7-12). Candidates will have earned a bachelor’s degree majoring in a specific foreign language (French, Spanish, Arabic, Chinese, German, Italian), or its equivalent, prior to admission Master’s in Teaching program.


Degree Requirements:

  • A minimum of 40 s.h. of planned and approved course work as follows.
  • The program has been designed as a one year graduate program. For the program to be completed in one year, the required courses need to be taken in the following sequence:

Spring: 3 s.h.
FLED 512 Acquisition and Literacy

Summer I: 3-6 s..h.
FLAN 594 Special Topics

Summer II: 6 s.h.
EPSY 551 Advanced Adolescent Development
EDUC 507 Introduction to Teaching Languages Other Than English

Fall: 13-14 s.h.
FLED 592 Advanced Research Theory and Practice
EPSY 532 Cognition Motivation in Instruction
FLAN 510 Linguistics for FL Education
SPED 510 Foundations of Special Education
EDUC 213 Education Law*

Spring: 15 s.h.
FLED 600 Student Teaching
EPSY 525 Measurement and Appraisal for Teachers
EPSY 515 Measurement in Instruction

Total 40-41 s.h

  • Minimum GPA of 3.0
  • Students must fulfill all degree requirements within six years and finish a minimum of 31 credits in residence.
  • A passing grade for the FLED 600, Student Teaching, is required for graduation from the program.
  • * Required of students who do not have documentation for Child Abuse Recognition and Reporting Certificate and Violence Prevention and Intervention Seminar. Can be taken in any semester prior to student teaching.

Admission Requirements:

All students applying for admission to degree status are required to:

  • Submit a completed application and the non-refundable application fee. Application Fee Waived for SUNY Oneonta Alumni.
  • Evidence of completion of a bachelor’s degree in foreign language or functionally related area other than English.
  • Have achieved an undergraduate GPA of 3.0 overall and 3.0 in the major field during the last two years of undergraduate work.
  • Submit scores from the Oral Proficiency Interview (OPIc). A score of Advanced Low is required prior to student teaching. Applicants may contact the Foreign Languages and Literatures Department for assistance in scheduling this assessment.
  • Submit three letters of recommendation.
  • Submit an essay in the language for which certification is sought explaining how you learned a language other than your native language, what teaching practices made your learning successful and what challenges do students learning a second language face.
  • Complete a personal on-campus or Skype interview that will include an assessment of oral proficiency.
  • Application deadline: March 1.
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