Graduate Catalog 2021-2022

Multilingual Education M.A. World Language Licensure Program

College of Education & Behavioral Sciences

See "Multilingual Education MA World Language Licensure Program"

Program Requirements

This licensure program requires an intensive field component that necessitates students to have means of transportation. UNC may provide transportation for a transportation fee of $500 to $700.00 per semester of practicum and student teaching.

PTEP Program Requirements

Teacher candidates who complete an approved content degree and the UNC professional teacher education program, as well as pass the appropriate Colorado Department of Education designated PRAXIS exam (if applicable), will be eligible for recommendation from UNC for a Colorado Department of Education teaching license.

If you are seeking licensure in your program area, the following items are required to complete your program.

  • Complete paperwork for Application for Initial Graduate Admission to PTEP
  • Complete paperwork for Application for Student Teaching
  • Successfully pass content specific PRAXIS test prior to Student Teaching
  • Candidates may not take extra courses with Student Teaching without prior approval from the Program Coordinator and the STE Director.
  • All PTEP Field Experiences and methods courses need to be successfully completed prior to Student Teaching.
  • Student Teaching outside the supervision of UNC Faculty may or may not be approved. Teacher Candidates will not be placed in a school where they were once students or where they have a close relative attending and/or working.
  • Teacher Candidates have the right to petition this policy at the discretion of the program coordinator.
  • Teacher education and educator preparation licensure programs do not accept Professional Teacher Education Program (PTEP) or field based courses that are more than ten years old. PLEASE NOTE: Please work with your program coordinator or advisor to determine when these requirements will be completed throughout your program.

Degree Requirements — 33 Credits

Candidates must successfully pass a comprehensive exam at the end of the master’s degree program.

Candidates will also, prior to student teaching, provide proof of evidence of meeting the State requirement for professional competency in the content area through one of the following options:

  1. A degree in the target world language; or
  2. Passing score of state recognized test: Praxis, NES, or Place depending on the specific target language; or
  3. 24 semester hours of college level coursework that meet the minimum requirement in each of the areas as required by the State.

Required Courses — 33 Credits

EDF 500Conceptions of Schooling


EDSE 679Interventions for Students with Cultural and Linguistic Differences



EDSE 510Foundations of Special Education


ECLD 541Methods of Teaching World Languages


ECLD 592Second Language Acquisition Theory


ECLD 594Foundations of Language and Linguistics for ESL/Bilingual Educators


EDRD 523Academic Language/Literacy Development for Diverse Learners in School Settings


EDFE 501Practicum

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EDFE 555Supervised Student Teaching


SRM 600Introduction to Graduate Research


ECLD 605Seminar in Multilingual Teaching and Learning


Comprehensive Exam


Note: Students who possess an active Colorado teaching endorsement in a world language may waive EDFE 555, but will be required to complete minimum 30 credits to earn the degree.