The IU Online Master of Arts for Teachers in French combines coursework in education and French to prepare you to be a dual-credit instructor at the high school and community college levels.
How you benefit
Deepen your proficiency in French through advanced graduate coursework and gain a comprehensive understanding of Francophone cultures and of French as a living language. Study and practice various language teaching methodologies, thereby improving your instructional skills and your students’ learning outcomes.
This 100 percent online program is taught by IU Bloomington, IU East, IUPUI, IU Northwest, and IU Southeast.
The structure of the MAT in French is ideal for high school and community college educators wanting to teach dual-credit courses, or for high school educators wanting to teach at the community college level. This program is designed to help you meet Higher Learning Commission dual-credit qualification standards. These standards require teachers to hold either a master’s degree in their area of instruction or a master’s degree in another discipline (such as education), plus at least 18 credit hours of discipline-specific graduate coursework.
If you hold a master's degree in a discipline other than your discipline of instruction, you can meet HLC's standards by completing one of IU Online’s graduate certificates.
If you need both a master's degree and discipline-specific coursework, the MAT in French meets HLC standards and provides a comprehensive program of study in French.
To earn the MAT in French, you must complete 30 credit hours.
Foreign language methodology, applied linguistics, and language acquisition course (3 credit hours)
Electives (9 credit hours)
Many online support services are available to assist you as you progress through the program.
To be accepted to this program, you must have completed:
an undergraduate degree with a major in French
OR a related bachelor’s degree in education with a French specialization, concentration, or outside area
OR two years of secondary teaching experience in French and transcripts from a Francophone institution
To apply to this program:
Complete an online application that includes evidence of written and aural facility in French. At the end of the application, you will be presented with a short passage and asked to record yourself reading the passage aloud in French and answering brief questions about its meaning. In order to complete and submit their application, you will need to upload this recording.
Fall semester: Aug 1
Spring semester: Jan 1
Summer 1 semester: May 1
Summer 2 semester: Jun 15
Capstone Project in French Teaching
FRIT-F 673 -OR- EDUC-L 520
Topics in the Learning and Teaching of French -OR- Advanced Study in Foreign Language Teaching