A Spanish Program Designed for Teachers

Gain in-depth knowledge of the Spanish-speaking world's language and culture while learning the latest methodologies for teaching Spanish in secondary schools. Designed specifically for teachers, the Master of Arts in Foreign Language: Spanish Teaching Emphasis program can be completed over three summers at UNC’s main campus in Greeley, Colorado. Your training will include intensive language-immersion workshops, often with the expertise of nationally known guest lecturers in addition to our award-winning faculty to guide you. You’ll learn from native speakers, working in small classes that offer rewarding levels of interaction and mentorship, with many opportunities to apply your learning in the field, through classroom research, writing for the Confluencia journal and the option to take part in a summer study abroad experience in Salamanca, Spain.

Degree Details

Credits Required:

30

Location/Delivery:

Greeley

Time to Completion:

3 Summers

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Degree Option

M.A. in Foreign Language: Spanish Teaching

In addition to earning your Master of Arts in Foreign Language: Spanish Teaching Emphasis degree, you can also gain a Bilingual Bicultural Education Endorsement.

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Bilingual Bicultural Education Endorsement

Designed for elementary, secondary and K-12 education licensure students and students earning a K-12 ESL endorsement, the Bilingual Bicultural Education Endorsement teaches Spanish language skills, children’s literature in Spanish and K-12 curriculum in Spanish.

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Your Future in Spanish Teaching

Today, it’s more important than ever for Spanish teachers to have the linguistic, cultural and literary expertise to advance their students’ knowledge of the Hispanic world both in the United States and around the globe. In the Spanish Teaching master’s program at UNC, you’ll gain knowledge in the classroom and experience in the field that will prepare you to succeed.

Consider UNC's M.A. in Spanish Teaching if you want to:

  • Teach Spanish in the United States or abroad
  • Gain a deeper understanding of Spanish language and culture
  • Earn your degree in a summer program designed for working teachers

You’ll learn:

  • Language and culture of Spain, Latin America and Mexico/Hispanic United States
  • Advanced Spanish language topics, including grammar, dialects and translation
  • Theories of language acquisition and methodologies for teaching a foreign language

Sample courses:

  • Readings in Spanish Literature
  • Mexico and U.S. Hispanic Civilization and Culture
  • Teaching of Foreign Language
  • Advanced Spanish Grammar
  • Oral and Written Discourse
  • Mexican Literature
Efraín Garza

FACULTY SPOTLIGHT

Efraín Garza, Ph.D.

Professor of Hispanic Studies

Efraín Garza received his B.A. in Spanish and Bilingual Education from the University of Texas at Brownsville, and his M.A. and Ph.D. in Romance Languages and Spanish Literature from Texas Tech University. As a product of his lyrical interest, Editorial Verbum published his first collection of poems, Acuarela de la vida, Watercolor of life in 2003. He has presented his poetic works "Etnología en cuestión” and “Plenilunio de otoño” at the University of Louisville, and “Fronteras” at the University of Tennessee at Knoxville. 

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Beyond the Classroom

As a graduate of our Spanish Teaching program, you’ll be prepared to teach in a wide range of educational settings, as well as pursue other diverse careers related to the Spanish language.

Where can your your degree take you?

Spanish teachers are in high demand in elementary and secondary schools. You might also apply your degree as a writer for a Spanish-language newspaper or journal, literary critic, travel agent or interpreter.

Exploring Diverse Places and Cultures

Few experiences are as enriching and rewarding than a journey abroad where you can experience a different culture first hand. As part of the Spanish Teaching program at UNC you can spend a summer studying abroad at the Universidad de Salamanca, one of the oldest and most prestigious institutions in Spain. Learn about studying abroad.

Salamanca is an ancient Celtic city in northwestern Spain that is the capital of the Province of Salamanca in the community of Castile and León. Its Old City was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1988.
The University of Salamanca is the oldest founded university in Spain and the second oldest European university in continuous operations. The formal title of "University" was granted by King Alfonso X in 1164 and recognized by Pope Alexander IV in 1165.
Salamanca draws undergraduate and graduate students from across Spain and the world; it is the top-ranked university in Spain based on the number of students coming from other regions. It is also known for its Spanish courses for non-native speakers, which attracts thousands of international students, generating a diverse environment.

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