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College of Arts and Sciences

Foreign Language

The Foreign Language program is a collaboration between the College of Education and the College of Arts and Sciences’ Department of Languages, Literature and Culture.

Students who have participated in the program are pursuing careers as educators all over the world.

Graduate: M.A.T.

The Master of Arts in Teaching Foreign Language program is designed for graduates of liberal arts programs who desire to fulfill undergraduate requirements for certification in the public school and pursue graduate study in foreign languages and in education. This program is an initial certification program and is therefore only for those who do NOT already have a teaching certificate.

Students in the M.A.T. program who work as a teaching assistant or lab assistant for their respective programs accumulate service hours throughout each of their first three semesters so that they may be excused from teaching/lab responsibilities in their fourth and final semester, but with full pay.  This allows the student to complete full-time student-teaching internship in the greater Columbia public school system during the final semester without having to teach at the University in the evening.


Department Chair
Nicholas Vazsonyi

Program Director
Francisco Sanchez

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