The need for K-12 teachers in the areas of Foreign Languages and Literature is great in the region. Portuguese is a preferred major for future teachers. The Portuguese department participates in UMass Dartmouth’s programs to prepare teachers who are highly qualified, helping provide opportunities for students to receive both initial and professional licensure. Specifically, the department supports students who seek initial licensure as a Teacher of Portuguese (grades 5 through 12) through the Post-Baccalaureate Education Certificate and professional licensure as a Teacher of Portuguese (grades 5 through 12) through the MAT program. In order to take appropriate prerequisite and enrichment courses, students should indicate their interest both to their Portuguese major advisor and to an advisor in UMass Dartmouth's Department of Teaching and Learning.
In addition to required education and psychology courses, students seeking an initial license in Portuguese take POR 521, Teaching Portuguese as a Foreign Language. For further information, contact the Department of Teaching and Learning.