Secondary Education M.A.T.

Use your University Graduate School Bulletin

Students pursuing a graduate degree in Germanic Studies should refer to the requirements in the University Graduate School Academic Bulletin. Your Bulletin year corresponds to the year you were admitted to your degree program.

Visit the Graduate Bulletin website to find all Indiana University Bloomington Bulletins.

In-person Germanic Studies M.A.T. information

For official degree requirements, you must consult with the Graduate School Bulletin. The information below is not the official record, and it refers only to the Bloomington-based, in-person M.A.T., which is no longer accepting applications. (For the online M.A.T. see Online Degree Programs.)

Degree requirements

Credits: At least 36 hours, of which at least 20 must be in German. (The department cannot recommend acceptance of credit towards the M.A.T. degree for courses in Germanic Studies numbered below 400 or for courses in other departments or schools numbered below 300.)

Course work in German:

  • G500 and G540 (6 cr.)
  • Linguistics: (two from G532, G548, G551, G558) (6 cr.)
  • Literature or Culture: (two courses in German, one of which may be at the 400-level) (6 cr.)
  • Additional course work to fulfill credit requirement (2 cr.)

Other course work: The remaining course work will vary considerably, depending on the student's certification status upon entry into the program. A faculty member in the School of Education's Department of Literacy, Culture, and Language Education will advise candidates about course selection and program construction in relation to career prospects for teachers.

Candidates who enter with a teaching certificate have the most latitude in the selection of their remaining courses. In consultation with their faculty adviser they may enroll in additional German courses, appropriate education courses, and/or courses that develop a teaching minor, which is strongly recommended. Such students may also wish to consider the advantages of the M.A. versus the M.A.T. program at the time of application.

Candidates who enter without a teaching certificate must dedicate as much course work in education as necessary to fulfill Indiana teacher certification requirements.

Candidates with a bachelor's degree from an institution outside Indiana must send their credentials (transcripts) to the Teacher Training and Licensing Commission (State House, Indianapolis, IN 46204) for evaluation before their programs can be planned. Students must devote that portion (if any) of their course work not required in German or in education for teacher certification to additional work in German or education.

German proficiency requirement: Candidates must demonstrate advanced proficiency in German before completion of the degree through an examination conducted by the Language Coordinator in the Department of Germanic Studies.

Language: Reading proficiency in an additional foreign language is not required.

Examination: None is required.*

*Please note that students completing the M.A.T. but wishing to enter the doctoral program in German must also complete the M.A. project. Additional course work in German may also be required.