Combined Classics, BA / Latin Education, EdM

The UB Teach Latin education program is an accelerated, combined degree program that allows you to earn a classics BA and a Latin education EdM in five years. It provides you with content expertise in the classics while preparing you to teach Latin at the adolescence level (grades 5 to 12).

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Why Classics and Latin Education at UB?

In this combined program, you will study in the Department of Classics in the College of Arts and Sciences as well as the Department of Learning and Instruction in the Graduate School of Education. While in the Department of Classics, you benefit from a dedicated focus on the discipline of the classics; in the Department of Learning and Instruction, you learn how to bring Latin to life in the grades 5 to 12 classroom.

UB prepares highly-qualified teachers who lead their classrooms, shape students’ lives and positively engage with the communities they serve.

Students enrolled in this program will:

  • Discover the legacy of the Greek and Roman world and its historical importance in our own culture.
  • Gain knowledge of the fundamental elements of classics through study of the Latin languages, Greek and Roman history, art, archaeology and culture.
  • Complete intensive clinical education experiences in collaboration with Western New York schools across diverse settings, while learning the nuances of the teaching profession.
  • Gain the skills, expertise and confidence to implement evidence-based practice in the classroom and co-teach alongside an expert teacher in a one-year residency.

Classics BA/Latin Education EdM Program Overview

Academic credential granted Bachelor of Arts (BA) and Master of Education (EdM)
Certification option Successful completion of program leads to an institutional recommendation for New York State initial and professional certification in Latin education
Grade levels 7 to 12 with 1 to 6 extension
Credits required for completion 143 to 146
Time to completion 5 years
Course delivery On campus, online
  • Latin Teacher
  • Archivist
  • Editorial assistant
  • Heritage manager
Experiential contact hours
  • Clinical experiences embedded in undergraduate and graduate  coursework
  • A full one-year teaching residency in the final year of the program
Application deadline Early Action: Nov. 15
Scholarship Consideration: Dec. 8
Regular Decision: Feb. 1

Students can continue to submit an application for fall consideration until capacity is reached.
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For more information about coursework and requirements, please contact:
Office of Educator, 716-645-2461