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Foreign Language

Foreign language education goes beyond the spoken word. It allows you to explore cultures, literature and history from a new perspective. Choose concentrations in French, German or Spanish.

Graduate Degrees

Offered in partnership between our College of Education and the Department of Languages, Literatures and Cultures in the College of Arts and Sciences, the M.A.T. in foreign languages leads to initial teacher licensure/certification and includes full-time student teaching/internship in the Columbia metropolitan area.


M  Master of Arts in Teaching in Foreign Language (M.A.T.)

Application Contact: Jennifer McFall, 803-777-6732,
Graduate Director: Erik Drasgow,
Program Administrative Assistant-Foreign Languages: Barbara Wachob, 803-777-4882,
Program Adviser-Foreign Languages: Lara Ducate, 803-777-4882,
Program Contact-Education: Courtney Hoover, 803-777-6732,

Application information for this degree is available through our Graduate School.


Explore Our Graduate School 

The Graduate School administers the application process for all of the university's doctoral, master’s, certificate and dual degree programs. Take a look at what you will need to do before you apply.