The department also offers a Master of Arts in German with a Teaching Certification in conjunction with the education department. The degree is designed to prepare highly qualified secondary school teachers.
By joining this program, students will develop skills and knowledge regarding the German-speaking countries (including literature, history, thought, and contemporary society). They will develop both strong language competency and the ability to conduct original research and write graduate-level research papers.
In the licensure program, through added courses from the Education Department at Tufts, the students will also acquire knowledge of pedagogical theory, best practices, current issues in education, and adolescent development.
Through supervised teaching (the Preservice Practicum), which takes place in the spring semester of the second year, the students will acquire the ability to plan curriculum, deliver effective instruction, manage classroom climate, promote equity, and meet professional responsibilities.
They will demonstrate advanced language skills and cultural knowledge on one written and one oral M.A. exam at the end of the second year and one licensure exam for educators for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts (the MTEL).
Students can choose to study the first year in Tübingen, Germany, or they can spend both years on the Tufts Medford Campus.
The master's program in German with Teaching Licensure takes 2 years plus one summer with the following distribution of requirements:
6 Course Credits in Education consisting of:
- 1 Introductory Course:
- ED 101 Introduction to Teaching in Middle and Secondary School (includes a pre-practicum experience)
- 1 Course in Human Development and Learning:
- ED 130 Human Development and Learning
- ED 230 Foundations of Learning, Cognition, and Academic Intervention
- 1 Course in the Social, Cultural and Historical Foundations of Education:
- ED 160 Post-colonial Theories
- ED 161 Anthropology and Sociology of Schooling
- ED 162 Critical Histories of U.S. Education
- ED 163 Philosophies
- ED 167 Critical Race Theory
- 1 Course in Exceptionalities in Learning:
- ED 142 Education of the Exceptional Child
- 1 Student Teaching: (2 course credits)
- ED 102 Supervised Teaching in Middle and Secondary School and Seminar
- 2 Courses in Second Language Teaching (will count for ED and GER):
- ED 114 Linguistic Approaches to Second Language Acquisition (Cross-listed with German GER 114 and Modern Languages ML 114)
- GER 124 Practice of Teaching: German
- Application fee
- Personal statement
- Official GRE required
- Official TOEFL or IELTS, if applicable
- Three Letters of recommendation
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