World Languages Education M.A.T.

World Languages graduates 2021
Get certified to teach World Languages in K-12 schools and prepare all students to become multilingual and multiliterate and ready for full participation in the world

Program Description

The Rhode Island College MAT in World Languages Education teacher preparation program invites applications from multilingual adults who already hold a bachelor's degree and wish to teach languages in K-12 schools. This may include:

  • a degree in public relations from the Dominican Republic who wishes to teach Spanish
  • a degree in political science from Senegal who wishes to teach French
  • a degree in business from Brazil who wishes to teach Portuguese
  • a degree in French, Portuguese, or Spanish language/literature from the US or another country

Who Can Participate

If you have a strong undergraduate background in French, Portuguese or Spanish, the M.A.T. in world languages education will prepare you for a teaching career at all levels of instruction.

How it Works

Along with coursework, you will engage with local language communities through multiple field placements in K-12 and community-based settings. You will also have many opportunities to learn and practice advocacy for language education at the local, state and national levels.


Upon successful completion of this program, you will be eligible for full certification to teach world languages in all grades (pre-K-12) in Rhode Island.

Admission and Course Information

Admission and Course Requirements

Course Descriptions

Other World Languages Programs

We offer additional world language programs. Find out more about our World Languages BA programs and our World Languages C.U.S. program.


Apply to the Graduate School

To begin the process you will need to sign up for an account with CollegeNET. Once you have a CollegeNET account, you will be able to log in any time and see your Activity Log which shows you a personalized status page.

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Erin Papa

Dr. Erin Papa

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