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French, M.A.T.

Elevate your career and expand your cultural understanding with a Master of Arts for Teachers in French from IU Online. This flexible program combines coursework in education and French to prepare you to be a dual-credit instructor at the high school and community college levels.

Course Delivery: 100% Online

Total Credits: 30

In-State Tuition Per Credit: $350.00

Out-of-State Tuition Per Credit: $490.00

Cost of attendance may vary by campus. View the total cost calculator

Degree Overview

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.

You’ll graduate with an Indiana University degree respected by employers worldwide—and you can work on yours anytime and anywhere.

And the benefits start long before graduation. More than half of IU Online students advance in their careers before they complete their degree.

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 your application, you will need to upload this recording.

Application Dates

Fall semester: August 1

Spring semester: January 1

Summer I semester: May 1

Summer II semester: June 15

The M.A.T. 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.

To earn the M.A.T. in French, you must complete 30 credit hours.

Requirements are broken down as follows:

  • Core courses (9 credit hours)
  • French/Francophone studies courses (6 credit hours)
  • French linguistics course (3 credit hours)
  • Foreign language methodology, applied linguistics, and language acquisition (3 credit hours)
  • Electives (9 credit hours)


Core Classes for the MS in French
Course Number Course Name Credits

FRIT-F 606

Capstone Project in French Teaching

3 Credits

FRIT-F 673 -OR- EDUC-L 520

Topics in the Learning and Teaching of French -OR- Advanced Study in Foreign Language Teaching

3 Credits

FRIT-F 580

Applied French - Linguistics

3 Credits

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