Latin Pedagogy

The Latin Pedagogy Emphasis focuses on both the development of skill in the Latin language and in modern language pedagogy techniques. This emphasis is ideal for students interested in teaching Latin in secondary schools.

Classics M.A. students with a Latin Pedagogy emphasis have the option to pursue a teaching certification through the College of Education, with an additional 12 credit hours of certification coursework and an additional 12 credit hours of student teaching internship. Completion of the M.A. with teaching certification will require summer coursework and student teaching during the fourth semester of the Classics M.A. program, as outlined below.

PROGRAM OF STUDY

All graduate students in the Classics program at the University of Arizona earn the same degree (Master of Arts in Classics), but each student chooses an emphasis that determines the series of courses and exams they will pursue. All students are required to complete 34 hours of course work, a thesis, and a reading knowledge of French, German, or Italian, in addition to demonstrating proficiency in Classical Languages (Both Greek and Latin are required in the Ancient History Classical Archaeology, and Classical Philology emphases; only Latin is required for the Latin Pedagogy and Latin Philology emphases).

Students who pursue the emphasis in Latin Pedagogy develop comprehensive and deep knowledge of both Latin language and literature and modern pedagogical theory and techniques. Rigorous philological training is stressed with extensive coursework and translation exams in Latin language required. Students also have the option to pursue coursework from the College of Education in order to earn their Secondary Teaching Certification. Because of the intensive demands of the Secondary Teaching Certification students earn, this emphasis offers somewhat less flexibility in elective courses.

DEGREE REQUIREMENTS: LATIN PEDAGOGY (WITHOUT TEACHING CERTIFICATION OPTION)

Minimum credit hours: 34

  • Proficiency in French, German, or Italian.
  • 3 units of the Methodology course, CLAS 510A.
  • 1 unit of Thesis Preparation, CLAS 510B.
  • Qualifying Examination in Latin Literature.
  • 18 units of Latin author courses including LAT 580.
  • 9 units of graduate credits selected from the following courses:
    • SLAT 579: Second Language Acquisition & Teaching (3 units) (offered every fall semester at the University of Arizona)
    • SLAT/CLAS 587: Testing and Evaluation in Second Language Programs (3 units)
    • SLAT/CLAS 596J: Second Language Acquisition Research OR TTE 539: Recent Research in Teaching and Schooling (3 units) (spring only @Flowing Wells)
    • LRC 535: Literacy in a Multicultural Society (3 units) (summer only @Flowing Wells)
    • TLS 516: Structured English Immersion (3 units) (fall)
    • LAT 586: Latin Instruction & Learning Theory OR EDP 510: Learning Theory in Education (3 units) (summer I only @Flowing Wells)
    • SERP 500: Introduction to Learning & Behavior Disabilities (3 units) (summer, summer online, fall online)
  • Comprehensive Examination in 1) Latin translation, 2) Classical Literature Special Topics, and 3) Latin AP Required Readings.
  • 3 units of thesis credit.

DEGREE REQUIREMENTS: LATIN PEDAGOGY (WITh TEACHING CERTIFICATION OPTION)

Minimum credit hours: 58

  • Proficiency in French, German, or Italian.
  • 3 units of the Methodology course, CLAS 510A.
  • 1 unit of Thesis Preparation, CLAS 510B.
  • Qualifying Examination in Latin Literature.
  • 18 units of Latin author courses including LAT 580.
  • Comprehensive Examination in 1) Latin translation, 2) Classical Literature Special Topics, and 3) Latin AP Required Readings.
  • 3 units of thesis credit.
  • 21 additional units of graduate credits in the College of Education.
    • LAT 586: Latin Instruction & Learning Theory OR EDP 510: Learning Theory in Education (3 units) (summer I only @Flowing Wells)
    • SLAT 579: Second Language Acquisition & Teaching (3 units)
    • SLAT/CLAS 587: Testing and Evaluation in Second Language Programs (3 units)
    • SLAT/CLAS 596J: Second Language Acquisition Research OR TTE 539: Recent Research in Teaching and Schooling (3 units) (spring only @Flowing Wells)
    • LRC 535: Literacy in a Multicultural Society (3 units) (summer only @Flowing Wells)
    • TLS 416*/516: Structured English Immersion (3 units) (fall) *May be taken at the 416 level for Certification credit.
    • SERP 500: Introduction to Learning & Behavior Disabilities (3 units) (summer, summer online, fall online)
  • TTE 593: Student Teaching Internship (12 units)

For more information on these requirements, including reading lists for exams, please see the Graduate Handbook.

To explore other emphases, peruse the list here.

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