Master's Degree Program
Foreign Language Education, MA
The Foreign Language Education Program is designed to prepare and guide students as prospective and practicing teachers, heads of departments, supervisors, and coordinators of foreign language programs as well as professionals in international settings. Our students are trained in teaching grades 7-12 (with teaching certification) and College and Adult (without teaching certification)
M.A. Program in Teaching a Foreign Language 7-12
(Chinese, French, Italian, Japanese, and Spanish)
Students seeking certification must complete 44 units of course work. Courses include foundations in linguistics, target language, methods, culture, second language research, and student teaching placement at the secondary level. Students may also take Teaching Foreign Languages to Elementary School Children FLGED-GE 2018 to extend their certification to K6.
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M.A. Program in Teachers of Foreign Languages
Students wishing to teach at the college or adult level may earn an M.A. without achieving state certification. The program requires the completion of 34 units.
To learn more about the application requirements for the Master of Arts program please visit: http://steinhardt.nyu.edu/graduate_admissions/guide/fled/ma
M.A. Program in Teaching French as a Foreign Language 7-12/TESOL K-12
M.A. Program in Teaching Spanish as a Foreign Language 7-12/TESOL K-12
These unique transatlantic programs, offered jointly with NYU Paris and NYU Madrid through the respective foreign language departments in the Graduate School of Arts and Science, combine two semesters in Paris or Madrid and two semesters in New York City.
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The two full-time semesters (fall and spring) spent abroad allow students to immerse themselves in French or Spanish language and culture under the mentorship of faculty from NYU Paris or NYU Madrid and from French or Spanish universities. Field experiences allow degree candidates to observe French or Spanish language classes at various levels and interact closely with teachers and students.
Students complete the remaining course work at the Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development at NYU's Washington Square campus in New York City on a full-time basis. The curriculum includes core courses covering general pedagogical issues as well as knowledge critical to foreign language teaching and learning. Students complete their required two semesters of student teaching in New York City public schools.
The programs lead to eligibility for dual certification in Teaching French or Spanish for grades 7-12 and in Teaching English as a Second Language for grades K-12 in New York State. Students also have the option of taking an additional summer course to extend their certification to include teaching foreign languages at the K-6 level.
To learn more about the application requirements for the Joint French Master of Arts program please visit: http://steinhardt.nyu.edu/graduate_admissions/guide/fltf/ma/flt
To learn more about the application requirements for the Joint Spanish Master of Arts program please visit: http://steinhardt.nyu.edu/graduate_admissions/guide/flts/ma/slt
M.A. Program in Teaching a Foreign Language (7-12) and Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (All Grades).
This dual teacher certification program enables students to learn to teach English as a second language and to teach a foreign language. The program of study integrates second/foreign language pedagogy, linguistics, cross-cultural studies, and second language acquisition research. Students have to do student teaching at the elementary level for ESL and the secondary level for the target language. Students who complete this 51point program will be certified in teaching ESL (all grades) and a foreign language (7-12). Students may also take the course Teaching Foreign Languages to Elementary School Children FLGED-GE 2018 to extend their certification to grades K6.
Multilingual Multicultural Studies and the Program in International Education jointly offer a three-week, 6-point summer study abroad program in Shanghai, China. The curriculum offers educators an opportunity to examine the intercultural perspectives in multilingual multicultural education in China and to explore the teaching of language, particularly English and Chinese, across all school levels. The program is designed for graduate students, teachers, and curriculum specialists in TESOL, bilingual education, foreign language education, English education, and international education. Teaching and learning activities include classes and seminars taught by NYU faculty members and lectures by faculty members from local higher institutions such as Shanghai Teachers University.