Study Tracks

PFMP students sitting on a bench in a Parisian parkUpon application, PFMP students choose one of two study tracks: the Full-Time Academic track or the Summer Institute Track for Teachers.

Full-Time Academic Track

Students on this track live in or near Madison for two semesters, completing required classes and professional skills workshops full-time over a nine-month period.  After that , they complete their professional internship abroad in their concentration area, in a French-speaking country or region, then present their master’s project and graduate.  Most students finish in three semesters.

Summer Institute Track for Teachers

This track has a built-in schedule of twenty-five months and is designed for French teachers working at the K-12 level.  Teachers enrolled in the program study two consecutive summers in Madison, completing the remaining required degree coursework in distance formats during the intervening fall and spring semesters.  The third summer, during which teachers present their master’s project, is spent in France.