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Latin Teaching Certification

Weinberg College students pursuing a major in classics can earn secondary teaching certification in Latin while completing their BA degree. For more information see Teaching Certification.

The teaching certification program at Northwestern is coordinated by the School of Education and Social Policy (SESP). Students complete course work in educational theory and methodology as well as in their teaching subject area, and participate in supervised fieldwork experiences including one quarter of student teaching while they complete the requirements for the WCAS degree. 

For more details see Curriculum Information.

Interested students are urged to contact Meg Kreuser, secondary teaching advisor in the School of Education and Social Policy, as early as possible in their academic careers. For information about teaching careers in Latin and opportunities for mentoring and classroom observation, see the Director of Latin Instruction in the Department of Classics,  Prof. Francesca Tataranni.

Classics majors and minors who went on to complete their master’s degrees at Northwestern and become successful Latin teachers in the Chicago area include: Nava Cohen (B.A. 1997, M.S.Ed. 2007), Mina Marien (B.A. 2008, M.S.Ed.2009, Certificate, Educational Technology Leadership, DeVry University, 2014);  Alexandra Vastardis (B.A. 2005, M.S.Ed. 2006).