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 three semesters of 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 “Intermediate High“ (or higher) on both the Oral Proficiency Interview (OPI) and the Writing Proficiency Test (WPT). Upon successful completion of the program and passing licensure exams, and the OPI and WPT exams, candidates are eligible apply for an Ohio Resident Educator Multi-Age license in the concentration area that applies to the candidate's preparation as regulated by the Ohio Department of Education. Licensure and certification requirements vary from state to state, and we have not determined if this program meets educational requirements outside of Ohio.  If you are planning to pursue professional licensure or certification in a state other than Ohio, please contact the appropriate licensing entity in that state to seek information and guidance regarding that state’s licensure or certification requirements.

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.

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.

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 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 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

Tom Rathburn
310 Allyn Hall

Academics and Curriculum

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


Admission Requirements

  • Bachelor’s Degree in French, German, Spanish, or Latin
  • 2.75 cumulative minimum undergraduate GPA
  • C or better in prerequisite language courses
  • C or better in prerequisite education courses and field experiences
  • OPI and WPT exams with score of “intermediate high” or better on each
    • 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.
  • Demonstration of reading, math, and writing competency on a nationally normed test

Be aware that WHEN you took the test is an important factor in determining whether your score meets the minimum criteria for admission, due to revisions that have occurred over time in the ACT, SAT, and Praxis tests. Acceptable Test Scores for Admission to Teacher Education Programs

  • One of the following Reading scores:
    • ACT Reading Score of 22 or better
    • SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing Score of 543 or better
    • ETS Praxis Core Academic Skills for Educators Reading Score of 168 or better
    • GRE Verbal Reasoning (Reading) score of 151 or better
  • One of the following Writing scores (beginning 2021): 
    • ACT Writing score of 6 or better
    • SAT Writing Dimension Score of 5 or better
    • ETS Praxis Core Academic Skills for Educators Writing score of 165 or better
    • GRE Analytical Writing score of 4 or better
  • One of the following Math Scores:
    • ACT Math score of 22 or better
    • SAT Math Score of 533 or better
    • ETS Praxis Core Academic Skills for Educators Math score of 162 or better
    • GRE Quantitative Reasoning (Math) score of 153 or better
  • ED 2750 final Dispositions Assessment demonstrating a "Meets Requirements" rating. 

**Due to accreditation requirement changes, admissions requirements are subject to change. Students should continue to check for updates, and work with their advisors to be informed of upcoming changes.

Admission Process

Graduates of Wright State's Spanish, French, German, or Latin Bachelor's Degree Programs


Complete the Program Application.


If your reading, writing, or math ACT/SAT scores do not meet the minimum scores listed above, complete the appropriate ETS Praxis Core Academic Skills for Educators test.


Submit the application for a field placement (ED 6470) via Pilot. As part of the application, upload a current resume. Click here for detailed application instructions.

Deadline: January 15th

  • Complete an FBI and BCI Check at the Educational Resource Center (116 Allyn Hall) and request a copy for your records.
  • Attend a field experience orientation session provided by OPFE staff. Session information will be sent out via WSU email and will also be posted on the OPFE website.



Contact the Teacher Education Department at 937-775-2677 for program information.

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

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