Department of Teacher Education

Master of Education and Licensure Multi-Age Education, World Languages

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Why Choose the Multi-Age Education: World Languages Program?

The Multi-Age program leads to a Master's of Education degree and licensure to teach French, German, Latin or Spanish. The graduate program is designed for full-time study and internship requiring a Monday through Friday commitment.

Applicants must have a Bachelor's degree in the target language, meet content requirements, and pass state mandated examinations. World Language candidates are required to obtain the minimum score of “Advanced Low“(or higher) on both the Oral Proficiency Interview (OPI) and the Writing Proficiency Test (WPT). This admission standard is higher than what is required by the state of Ohio for licensure, because Wright State University has a nationally recognized program endorsed by ACTFL (The American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages). Upon successful completion of the licensure portion of the program and passing licensure exams, candidates may be eligible for recommendation of the provisional Multi-Age license in the specific content area.

At this time, there is no state required exam for Latin, therefore, we will require candidates to take the Praxis II Exam in Latin, test code 5601, with a target qualifying score of 150. In addition, an oral interview will be required with a program faculty person.

Other prerequisites apply. Please see a Teacher Licensure Advisor in the college's Office of Student Services for more information.

Graduates of Wright State's Bachelor of Arts - French, German, Latin or Spanish in the College of Liberal Arts, may seek admission to the Master of Education (M. Ed.) degree in the College of Education and Human Services. This graduate program is required for teacher licensure.

Prerequisite undergraduate courses in Education and co-requisite school placements are required prior to admission to the graduate program. These courses are not required in the BA degree by the College of Liberal Arts. If you did not take these as electives, you will need to complete them prior to entry into the graduate program.

See the College of Liberal Arts website for details on the current undergraduate programs.

This program starts once a year in the summer and is designed for three semesters of full-time study and internship. Applicants must have a Bachelor's degree, meet content requirements, and pass the OPI and WPT examinations, both at the “Advanced/Low” level. Other admissions criteria apply, please visit with a Teacher Licensure Advisor to learn the details of the admissions process to the Graduate Level Initial Licensure program.

At this time, there is no state required exam for Latin.

Upon successful completion of the program and passing licensure exams, and the OPI and WPT exams, candidates are eligible apply for an Ohio provisional Multi-Age license in the concentration area that applies to the candidate's preparation.

Registering for the OPI and/or the WPT: WSU students should contact Dr. Pascale Abadie of Modern Languages for additional information about the OPI in French, Dr. Elfe Dona for information about German, Dr. Rebecca Edwards for information about Latin,  and Dr. Xenia Bonch for information about Spanish, before registering for the OPI. WSU students of Spanish may choose to take the OPI by appointment with Dr. Xenia Bonch.

All WSU students needing to take the WPT must register for their exam at www.languagetesting.com. Please contact Dr. Melissa Doran to help coordinate your arrangements. Dr. Doran also proctors these exams.

Students needing to take the OPI in French or German need to register for their exam at www.languagetesting.com after having made prior arrangements with Dr. Doran. Students of Spanish may register for the OPI online if arrangements with Dr. Bonch cannot be made.

Contact Information

Joe Yuppa, M.Ed.
310 Allyn Hall
(937) 775-2677/4472
joe.yuppa@wright.edu


Academics and Curriculum

M.Ed. degree and Licensure Requirements for World Language programs in French, Spanish, German and Latin (PDF)


Admission

Admission Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree (in French, German, Spanish or Latin)
  • 2.7 cumulative minimum undergraduate GPA
  • C or better in undergraduate prerequisite education courses and field experiences
  • C or better in prerequisite content courses
  • OPI and WPT exams with score of “advanced low” or better on each (Ohio Assessments for Educators exam not required - At this time, there is no state required exam for Latin, therefore, we will require candidates to take the Praxis II Exam in Latin, test code 5601, with a target qualifying score of 150. In addition, an oral interview will be required with a program faculty person.)

Admission Process

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An interview with the faculty program coordinator may be required.

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Contact CEHS Office of Student Services for admission advising at (937) 775-3088 or 3086, or by email at cehs-ss@wright.edu.

Questions about the graduate school application?  Contact:

Graduate School
Location: 344 Student Union
Hours: Monday-Friday 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m.
Phone: (937) 775-2976
Fax: (937) 775-2453
Toll-free Number: 1-800-452-4723
Email: wsugrad@wright.edu