The Latin education program is an accelerated, combined degree program that leads to a classics BA and Latin education EdM in five years.
The field of classics consists of the study of the civilizations of ancient Greece and Rome, including their languages and literature, history and archaeology. The classics coursework in the first three years of the program will provide deep knowledge of the classics making students content experts. In addition, select education courses that include experiential components give students opportunity to experience the nuances of the profession.
The graduate portion of the program will continue to build understanding of classics as well as providing the skills to become an effective teacher. The final year in the program includes a one-year residency that allows students to co-teach alongside an expert Latin teacher. The opportunity to experience the inner workings of the classroom from fall setup to end-of-year grading prepares students to enter the teaching profession with expertise and confidence.
At the end of this program, successful students will receive recommendation for New York State Initial and Professional Teacher Certification.