Plans of Study


General Information

  1. Students need to complete a minimum of 30 credit hours for the MA, including a minimum of 18 hours of either FLF or FLS courses at the 500- or 600-level.
  2. FL 541 is required of all MA students. (FLF/FLS 592 is no longer required)
  3. FLS 502 is required of all Spanish MA students.
  4. FL 507 is required of all Graduate Teaching Assistants.
  5. Students may take up to 6 hours of 400-level courses as part of their Masters degree course work. These courses must be in areas other than the student's major field of study (FLF or FLS), and must be approved by the Director of Graduate Programs.
  6. Students must have a minimum of 24 credit hours from NC State (including inter-institutional course work). See this Transfer Credit page from the graduate school for information on transferring credit into the MA program.
  7. FLF/FLS 592 and FLF/FLS 595 may be taken multiple times if the topics are distinct.
  8. FLF/FLS 630, FLF/FLS 675, AND FLF/FLS FLS 688 are offered each semester as needed.
  9. Some additional courses or areas to consider: Curriculum and Instruction, courses in English Linguistics (ENG 523/524/525/527/528/533,) World Literature, History, Philosophy MALS, a Spanish Linguistics focus, FLP401, or ESL (FL 524/527/536)

M.A. Course Plan

Course Name
Semester Grade
FL 541


FLS 502 (Spanish) or FLF 5xx or 6xx (French):


FLF/FLS 5xx or 6xx: 


FLF/FLS 5xx or 6xx: 


FLF/FLS 5xx or 6xx: 


FLF/FLS 5xx or 6xx: 


Course: FLF/FLS or other


Course: FLF/FLS or other


Course: FLF/FLS or other


FLF/FLS 675


  • You must have a minimum of 18 graduate-level hours in FLS or FLF courses (content in the specialty).
  • Generally, FLF/FLS 675 is taken during the last semester in conjunction with the Culminating Project.
  • You will meet with the Director of Graduate Programs, each semester to review your progress and your plans going forward. Prior to that meeting, review the courses being offered for the next semester, add to your GPOW the courses you plan to take. If everything is in order with your plan and progress your registration hold will be removed and you you will be able to enroll in courses.
  • This form can be used as a guide for your plan of work. Once you begin course work you can start working on your Plan of Work through the MyPack Portal. After you complete 18 hours and have selected your culminating project advisor you can submit the POW for approval.
  • The DGP will review and approve the plan once it is submitted.

M.A. Course Plan (M Licensure Track)

Course Name
Semester Grade
Education Requirements (9 credits)
ELP 532 (or other approved course)


FL 505


FL 506


Departmental Requirements (6 credits)
FLS 502 or FLF Course:


FL 541


Additional Courses in Specialty (12 credits)
Course: FLF/FLS


Course: FLF/FLS


Course: FLF/FLS

Course: FLF/FLS

FLF/FLS 675 - Action research project with dissemination of findings.



  • You must have a minimum of 18 hours in FLS or FLF courses (content in the specialty).
  • Generally, FLF/FLS 675 is taken during the last semester as you complete your Culminating Project/Action Research Project.
  • Fill out the form in consultation with the Director of Graduate Programs, and then use this form as your guide to update and save your Graduate Plan of Work each semester through the MyPack Portal. Submit your plan of work for approval by the DGP prior to the start of your final semester in the program.