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Why Choose Latin?
If you are interested in teaching Latin on the K-12 level, Wright State offers a teacher licensure program that provides the necessary training and credentials for the State of Ohio. You will major in Latin and complete the necessary teacher education licensure courses simultaneously, and graduate fully prepared for the job market.
For more information on the Latin licensure program, contact Dr. Rebecca Edwards.
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Academics and Curriculum
Undergraduate Classics Requirements
Lower-Level Latin Courses*
Number of Courses: 4
Credit Hours: 12
- LAT 1010 Beginning Latin I
- LAT1020 Beginning Latin II
- LAT 2010 Intermediate Latin I
- LAT 2020 Intermediate Latin II
Upper-Level Latin Courses
Number of Courses: 3
Credit Hours: 9
- LAT 3510 Readings in Roman Drama
- LAT 3530 Readings in Roman Epic
- LAT3550 Readings in Roman Poetry
- LAT 3570 Readings in Roman Satire
- LAT 4530 Roman History and Biography
- LAT 4550 Readings in Roman Politics
Introductory Classics Classes
Number of Courses: 2
Credit Hours: 6
- CLS 1500 Intro. to Greek and Roman Culture
- Classical Mythology (CLS 1600, 2600, or 3600)
Advanced Classics Classes
Number of Courses: 4
Credit Hours: 12
- CLS 3300 Studies in Ancient Literature
- CLS 3400 Ancient Art and Archaeology
- CLS 3500 Studies in Ancient Culture and Society
- CLS 3700 Studies in Ancient Politics, Law and Warfare
Capstone (CLS 4100)
Number of Courses:1
Credit Hours: 3
Number of required courses: 14
Total credit hours: 42
- Lower-Division Latin Courses: Students must take LAT 1010-2020. Students who have taken Latin in high school may test out of the first year of Latin. Students should meet with faculty in the Department of Classics to determine qualification. LAT 1010-2020 double count as the COLA language requirement and a Licensure requirement.
- Upper-Division Latin Classes: Students must take 3 upper-division Latin classes from the listed offerings. Course numbers may be repeated with different authors.
- Introductory Classics Classes: Students must take CLS 1500 and one mythology class (either CLS 1600, 2600, or 3600). CLS 1500 and CLS 1600 may double count as both Core courses and Licensure requirements.
- Advanced Classics Classes: Students must take 4 upper-division classics classes from the listed offerings. Courses may be repeated with different subjects. Students may substitute Latin classes beyond those required for the major, or Greek classes, for any of the upper level classics electives.
- CLS 4100: Students must take this class during either their junior or senior year. Students will enroll in this course number in conjunction with enrollment in an upper level Classics course. Students will work closely with the professor on an advanced research project. Students completing a departmental Honors project may substitute 3 hours of CLS 4970 for CLS 4100.
Undergraduate Education Requirements
Students pursuing Latin Licensure simultaneously enroll in the Multi-Age World Languages program, an undergraduate licensure program offered through the College of Education and Human Services.
- ED 2600 Introduction to Education, 3 credit hours
- ED 2650 Field Experience I, 1 credit hour
- ED 2700 Educational Psychology, 3 credit hours
- ED 2750 Field Experience II, 1 credit hour
- ED 2800 Cultural Humility for Working with Youth, 3 credit hours
- EDS 2900 Individuals with Exceptionalities, 3 credit hours
- ED 4010 Advanced Reading in the Content Area, 3 credit hours
- ED 4350 Multi-Age Internship, Part I, 1 credit hour
- ED 4550 Multi-Age World Language Methods, 3 credit hours
- ED 4590 Classroom Management and Organization, 3 credit hours
- ED 4600 Adolescent & Young Adult and Multi-Age Assessment and Measurement in Education, 3 credit hours
- ED 4700 Multi-Age Professional Seminar, 3 credit hours
- ED 4750 Multi-Age Internship, Part II, 9 credit hours
Number of required courses: 13
Total credit hours: 39
ED 2600 is a prerequisite for ED 2700. ED 2650 is a prerequisite for ED 2750.
Before beginning student teaching in ED 4750, students must have proved their proficiency in Latin by scoring 150 or higher on the Latin Praxis II exam. Students should sign up to take the Praxis II exam and schedule an oral proficiency interview upon completion of 7 semesters of Latin.
Latin Course Descriptions
View the Multi-Age World Languages-Latin Licensure program information and requirements in the Academic Catalog.
Students must meet the following criteria for admission into the Latin licensure program:
- Cumulative GPA of 2.6 of higher
- Grade of C or higher in all lower division education courses (except ED 2800) and all Latin language courses.
- Passing Candidate Disposition Inventory (in ED 2750)
By the end of the sophomore year, students must also verify to CEHS that they have met the following benchmarks:
One of the following reading scores:
- ACT reading score of 19 or higher
- SAT Evidence-Based reading and writing score of 520 or higher
- ETS Praxis Core reading score of 162 or higher
One of the following math scores:
- ACT math score of 17 or higher
- SAT math score of 510 or higher
- ETS Praxis Core math score of 158 or higher
One of the following writing scores:
- ACT writing score of 6 or higher
- SAT Essay-Writing Dimension score of 5 or higher
- ETS Praxis Core writing score of 165 or higher