Combined Degree Program
BA in French or Spanish and MAT in French or Spanish Adolescence Education (Grades 7-12)

This special combined BA/MAT degree program accommodates the needs of a select group of Harpur College students who wish to efficiently combine an undergraduate French or Spanish degree with a graduate level teacher certification program. (The combined degree programs include the entire current Harpur science BA degree programs and the current MAT programs in French or Spanish Adolescence Education, all registered with New York State Education Department.) The combined degree program saves students one semester of time relative to the separate, sequentially taken BA and MAT degrees.

The combined program provides an opportunity for a limited number of outstanding liberal arts students to graduate in five years with a BA and an MAT degree. To be eligible for the combined program, a student must have entered Binghamton University at the beginning of the freshman year and completed the ensuing five semesters at  Binghamton University with a cumulative grade point average of 3.4 or better in his/her major discipline and overall. (Transfer students are not eligible for the combined program, but may apply to the MAT program.)  

Interested students are advised to meet with the MAT Romance Languages Education Coordinator in the Graduate School of Education and with their advisor in the Romance Languages Department of Harpur College at the beginning of their sophomore year to ensure that all requirements are met in a timely manner and to confirm eligibility for the combined degree option. Students fill out an intent form and submit materials informally and directly to the Graduate School of Education Combined Degree Advisor by December 15 of their junior year.

If students are granted permission to continue as a MAT student in the 5th year, a formal application is then submitted online to the Graduate School (the same as for the MAT program), at http://www2.binghamton.edu/grad-school/prospective-students/how-to-apply/index.html . As with the MAT program, letters of recommendation should preferably be from science professors familiar with the applicant's work, or from the supervisor of an extended position held by the applicant in the field of education. GRE scores should be sent to the graduate school by January 15.

What follows is a sample course sequence for the BA/MAT (French or Spanish) combined degree program.

French or Spanish and French or Spanish Adolescence Education Grades 7-12

(126 B.A. & 42 M.A.T. credits)
Sample Course Sequence Table.
 

Course                              

                                               

Credits

S1
FREN 215                
Gen Ed/Harpur
Gen Ed/Harpur
Undergrad elective

SPAN 215
Gen Ed/Harpur
Gen Ed/Harpur
Undergrad elective

4
4
4
4
S2 FREN 241 or 341
Gen Ed/Harpur
Gen Ed/Harpur
Undergrad elective
SPAN 250
Gen Ed/Harpur
Gen Ed/Harpur
Undergrad elective
4
4
4
4
S3 FREN 251 or 351
Gen Ed/Harpur
Gen Ed/Harpur
Gen Ed/Harpur
SPAN 251
Gen Ed/Harpur
Gen Ed/Harpur
Gen Ed/Harpur 
4
4
4
4
S4 FREN 3xx
Gen Ed/Harpur
Gen Ed/Harpur
Undergrad elective
SPAN 344
Gen Ed/Hapur
Gen Ed/Harpur
Gen Ed./Harpur 
4
4
4
4
S5 FREN 361 or 362
Gen Ed/Harpur
Gen Ed/Harpur
Undergrad elective
SPAN 360 or 370
Gen Ed/Harpur
Gen Ed/Harpur
Undergrad elective 
4
4
4
4
S6 FREN 481x
FREN 445
Gen Ed/Harpur
Undergrad elective
SPAN 370 or 360
SPAN 4xx
Gen Ed/Harpur
Undergrad elective 
4
4
4
4
S7 FREN 451
SEC 500
SPED 500
LTRC 519
SPAN 4xx
SEC 500
SPED 500
LTRC 519 
4
4
4
4
S8

FREN 481x
FREN 4xx
SEC 593
SEC 502

(Up to here fulfills requirements for graduation with the BA in French 126 credits)

SPAN 4xx
SPAN 4xx
SEC 593
SEC 502

 (Up to here fulfills requirements for graduation with the BA in Spanish 126 credits)

4
4
4
2
S9 SEC 590/591
SEC 594
SEC 590/591
SEC 594
8
4
S10 FREN 5XX
FREN 5XX
FREN 5XX
SPAN 5XX
SPAN 5XX
SPAN 5XX 
4
4
4
      = 150 Cr.

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For more information about combined degree programs in French or Spanish contact Dr. Chesla Ann Bohinski (bohinski@binghamton.edu), or (607) 777-3511. Additional Information is also available at: http://www2.binghamton.edu/grad-school/combined-degree-program/index.html

Last Updated: 3/20/14