Academics

Requirements

Admissions

Admissions requirements will include submission of GRE scores; TOEFL scores where applicable; a minimum 3.0 GPA overall, with a minimum of 3.25 in the major; three letters of recommendation; a personal statement; and an interview whenever possible. Normally, students will be expected to have completed an undergraduate major in classical language; students with deficiencies in their Latin preparation may be admitted provisionally and required to take Latin courses at the undergraduate level before full admission to the program. The application deadline for Fall admission is June 1st, for Spring admission, November 1st.

Academic Program

The degree consists of 36 credits, apportioned as follows.

Applied Linguistics Track

The Classics Component (18 credits)

15 credits to be earned in Latin, chosen from among graduate Latin seminars, Latin electives, and (by invitation of the faculty only) a 3-credit Final Paper or 6-credit Master’s Thesis; to be eligible for the Final Paper or Thesis options, students should normally have completed a minimum of 18 credits toward the degree and be carrying a GPA of 3.6 or higher (Final Paper) or 3.75 or higher (Thesis).

3 credits to be earned in a Classical Studies graduate course or Greek course.

With prior approval of the GPD, a graduate course in an allied department (e.g., HIST 631) may count toward this requirement.

The Methods Component (6 credits)

Latin 615 (Methods of Teaching the Latin Language)
Latin 670 (Active Learning Methodologies for Teachers of Latin)

With prior approval of the GPD, Latin 615 may be waived and a 3-credit elective in either Applied Linguistics or Classics taken in its place.


The Linguistics Component (12 credits)


Two Core Courses (6 crs)
ApLing 601 (Linguistics)
Choice of:
ApLing 603 (Cross-Cultural Perspectives) or:
ApLing 621 (Psycholinguistics), or:
ApLing 623 (Sociolinguistics)

Two Foreign Language Concentration Courses (6 crs)
ApLing 611 (Methods and Materials in Foreign Language Teaching)
ApLing 612 (Integrating Culture into the Language Curriculum)

Capstone:

A set of two rigorous comprehensive exams is required. One will test facility in Latin language; the other will be based on coursework in linguistics, on a selected reading list in Latin literature, and on required readings in Greek literature in English translation.

 

Licensure Track:

The Classics Component (15 credits)

5 graduate Latin courses

With prior permission of the GPD, students with exceptionally strong backgrounds in Latin language and literature may be allowed to substitute an Applied Linguistics, Education, or graduate-level Greek class for 1 of these.

The Education Component (12 credits)

EDC G 606: Sociocultural Perspectives on Education
EDC G 644: Developmental Stages: Childhood to Adolescence

Choice of:
EDC 630: Inclusion, K-12, or:
EDC G 649: Sheltered English Instruction

Choice of:
EDC G 614: New Literacies: Digital Media Designs and Collaboration, or:
EDC G 648: New Literacies and Emerging Technologies across the Content Areas


The Methods Component (6 credits)

Latin 615: Methods of Teaching the Latin Language
Latin 670: Active Learning Methodologies for Teachers of Latin

The Capstone (3 credits):

Latin 688: Initial Licensure Practicum (variable 3-6 credits).
 

A set of two rigorous comprehensive exams is required. One will test facility in Latin language; the other will test mastery of pedagogical theory and practice.

 

Greek/Latin Track


A total of 30 credits in graduate Latin and Greek classes, as follows:

A minimum of 12 credits to be earned in Latin, chosen from among graduate Latin classes and seminars

A minimum of 12 credits to be earned in graduate Greek classes

6 additional credits to be chosen from among either Greek or Latin language courses. By invitation of the faculty only, a 3-credit Final Paper or 6-credit Master’s Thesis in either Latin or Greek may count toward this requirement; to be eligible for this option, students should normally have completed a minimum of 18 credits toward the degree and be carrying a GPA of 3.6 or higher (Final Paper) or 3.75 or higher (Thesis).

6 credits to be earned in electives:

Electives may be drawn from among graduate Latin, Greek, Classical Studies, methods, Applied Linguistics and History classes.

Capstone:

A set of three rigorous comprehensive exams is required. Two will test facility in Latin and Greek languages, respectively; the third will be an essay exam based on a selected reading list in Latin and Greek literature. These exams must be taken by all candidates, including those who complete a Final Paper or Master’s Thesis.