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Graduate and Post-Bac Programs

Graduate and Post-Baccalaureate Programs

Our Graduate program in French features a number of options for degree and certificate-bearing programs intended to enhance the careers of those already holding baccalaureate degrees. Our friendly community of French speakers engages in conversation sessions, film festivals, and cultural outings to New York. We also offer numerous scholarships and study abroad opportunities.

  • The MA in French Studies concentration prepares students for teaching and research in language and literature. It opens opportunities to teach in community colleges and high schools, and provides a solid foundation for students interested in continuing their studies toward a Doctor of Philosophy degree. Graduate training in French is also increasingly useful for positions in government and industries concerned with French-speaking areas of the world.
  • The MA In Professional French Translation concentration trains students for careers as qualified translators in such critical industry sectors as health, law, business, media and culture. The program develops the professional skills necessary for translating from English to French and vice versa. Our proximity to New York City and the metropolitan area’s vibrant pool of international industries, governmental organizations and media companies, among others, offers rich opportunities for professional networking and collaboration.
  • The 12-credit Graduate Certificate in Professional Translation can be undertaken in tandem with the MA in Professional Translation. Like the full-fledged MA program, courses in this certificate provide translation training for such critical industry sectors as health, law, business, media and culture.
  • Post-Bac Teacher Certification is intended for students who wish to pursue teaching certification in the State of New Jersey. Many candidates do not already hold an undergraduate degree in French and thus take a combination of undergraduate and graduate coursework to complete their French subject-area requirements in addition to the required education courses.
  • The education courses and fieldwork that form the core of the MA in Teaching with French certification and the MA in Teaching with French and Teacher of Student with Disabilities are conducted in English through the Center of Pedagogy, and are pursued in conjunction with curriculum leading to teacher certification. The number of French language courses in the program depends on the previous level of French taken by applicants and are determined as part of the admissions process. Most students applying to the MAT in French program already hold a French undergraduate major. Montclair State University’s Teacher Education Program is one of the most highly-regarded teacher preparation programs in the country. It has been consistently recognized both nationally and regionally for its unique features, including its structure, partnerships and curricular emphases. The program is considered a model for other colleges and universities and has continuously been accredited by the National Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) since 1954.