Teaching Latin

A concentration in Latin is sponsored by the Department of the Classics. 

See also Curriculum.

Latin Teacher Candidates must maintain a minimum 2.5 (A+ = 4.0) cumulative and major grade point averages to remain in good standing in the BAT program. Teacher Candidates must also earn the grade of C or higher in all required content (language) courses and professional education courses prescribed for the BAT.

Candidates should consult the advisor for the list of courses used to compute these grade-point averages.

In order to be eligible for licensure, Latin Teacher Candidates must earn a minimum of C in all courses in the BAT approved program of study. These courses include both content courses in the language to be taught as well as courses in the professional education sequence.

Minimum required coursework normally equates to 71 hours. The total hours may be reduced by as much as 16 hours through prerequisite credit for work equivalent to LAT 101-LAT 104 taken in secondary school. 

A minimum of 120 hours of credit is required for graduation. Students will normally apply in their sophomore year. For admission criteria and application guidelines contact the departmental advisor.

Departmental distinction: Students seeking departmental distinction must have at least a 3.5 average in relevant courses and should consult a member of the department's honors committee at the earliest opportunity.

Students interested in the Latin BAT must consult the language advisor to construct an 8 semester plan as soon as possible after the start of the freshman year. Students should also consult the language advisor for additional information about the BAT & General Education requirements. BAT program information & the Curriculum Preparatory to Teaching Foreign Languages are also available on the FLTE website.

Required Content Courses – Latin BAT

LAT 101 Elementary Latin I (or equivalent) 4
LAT 102 Elementary Latin II (or equivalent) 4
LAT 104 Intro to Latin Literature (or equivalent) 3
LAT 411 Intermediate Latin Prose Composition 3
LAT 401 Survey of Latin Literature (or equivalent) 3
LAT 491 Readings in Latin Literature (repeatable course) 3
LAT 460 Medieval Latin  3


HIST 241 History of Ancient Rome (or equivalent) 3
CLCV 131 Class Archaeology, Rome-Italy (or equivalent) 3
CLCV 132 Class of Archaeology, Greece (or equivalent) 4
CLCV 550 Introduction to the Teaching of Classics  4


Professional Education Sequence

SPAN 471 Introduction to Second Language Learning & Teaching 4
SPAN 475 Introduction to Communicative Language Teaching  4
SPAN 478 Topics in Secondary Language Teaching 4
EPSY 201 Educational Psychology 3
EPS 201 Foundations of Education 3


EPS 202 Foundations of Education -- ACP  4
SPED 405 General Educator’s Role in Special Education 3
EDPR 442 Educational Practice (Student Teaching) 12

33 (EPS 201)

34 (EPS 202)


General Education Requirements

Students in the Foreign Language Teaching Curricula will be expected to complete the LAS General Education Requirements as well as following specific programmatic requirements: Communication: RHET 105 or 108 and SPCM 101 or a speech performance elective, and one course approved by the university as satisfying the Composition II requirement. Alternatively, students may complete SPCM 111 and 112 and one course satisfying the Composition II requirement. NOTE: Some departments specify particular courses within their major to satisfy the Composition II requirement. American History: One course (LAS Historical and Philosophical Perspectives Category). American Government: One course (LAS Social Sciences Category).  (This is PS 101 on this campus.) Literature and the Arts: One course chosen from the LAS Literature and the Arts Category that is outside the student's major area. A course in health and physical development is recommended.