Advanced Studies in Teaching and Learning
Curriculum and Instruction, MEd
Concentration in ASTL: Foreign Language French (AFLF)
The ASTL concentrations are for teachers and other educators with one or more years of teaching or education-related experience who want to continue to grow professionally. The program offers advanced study in a specific concentration area, including Virginia's Standards of Learning content areas, cohort classes, an innovative schedule, and the use of technology. The courses, aligned with the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards, help teachers think and practice as board-certified teachers. The program develops teacher-leaders who practice reflection through action-research, problem-based learning, and self-inquiry, and teacher expertise in a concentration that will identify the teacher as a potential leader in that area.
The program provides two options to experienced teachers and other educators. Educators with or without a master's degree may apply for the full master's degree program, which includes core and emphases, or an 18- to 21-credit graduate certificate program or advanced study in a particular area.
Core Courses (12 credits)
- EDUC 606: Education and Culture (3 credit hours)
- EDUC 612: Inquiry into Practice (2 credit hours)
- EDUC 613: How Students Learn (3 credit hours)
- EDUC 614: Designing and Assessing Teaching and Learning (2 credit hours)
- EDUC 615: Educational Change (2 credit hours)
Concentration Courses in French (18 credits)
The 18-credit foreign language concentration provides advanced professional development and language study for practicing foreign language teachers. The 18 credits include a combination of modern language courses and targeted electives.
Choose six credits from the following:
- FREN 515: Topics in Medieval French Literature and Culture (3 credit hours)
- FREN 517: Topics in Seventeenth-Century French Literature and Culture (3 credit hours)
- FREN 518: Topics in Eighteenth-Century French Literature and Culture (3 credit hours)
- FREN 519: Topics in Nineteenth-Century French Literature and Culture (3 credit hours)
- FREN 550: Special Topics (3 credit hours)
Note: Courses may be substituted with advisor-approved literature-related electives in French.
Language and Linguistics
Take six credits. Students must complete the following course, and one additional advisor-approved three credit course.
- FREN 575: Grammatical Analysis (3 credit hours)
- One additional advisor-approved three credit course
Choose six credits in literature or language (select from courses listed above or below):
- FRLN 510: Bibliography and Research in Foreign Languages and Literature (3 credit hours)
- FRLN 525: Literary Translation (3 credit hours)
- FRLN 550: Special Topics (3 credit hours)
- FRLN 565: Theory of Translation (3 credit hours)
- FRLN 572: Integrating Technology into Language Learning (3 credit hours)
- FRLN 573: Basic Issues in Language Pedagogy (3 credit hours)
- FRLN 590: Internship and Seminar in Translation (3 credit hours)
- FRLN 620: Literary Theory and Criticism (3 credit hours)
- FRLN 660: Approaches to the Study of Language (3 credit hours)
- FRLN 670: Foreign Language Learning and Teaching (3 credit hours)
Note: Courses may be substituted with advisor-approved language and literature-related electives.
Total: 30 credits
Program Exit Requirement
Professional Development Portfolio: A performance-based document that provides concrete evidence of teacher professional development throughout the ASTL program.Foreign Language Concentration form (.pdf)