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Master of Arts in Foreign Language - Spanish Teaching Emphasis

Master of Arts in Foreign Language: Spanish Teaching Emphasis

The program is primarily a summer program, although selected courses are offered during the academic year to supplement the summer offerings. By following the prescribed sequence of courses, students may complete the MA in three continuous summers on the Greeley campus. The three-year cycle includes curriculum rotation featuring Spain, Latin America and Mexico/Hispanic United States. The summer sessions begin with a one-week pedagogy workshop, followed by three weeks of course work covering literature, civilization/culture and advanced language topics. Following the on-campus course sessions, course work and assignments are submitted and graded electronically.

Contact the graduate coordinator for more information:

Dr. John Ryan
 Phone: (970) 351- 3105

Program Requirements

Students must complete a minimum of 30 semester hours of graduate credit to earn the M.A. in Foreign Languages, Spanish Teaching Emphasis. Of those, 24 hours of graduate level courses are in Spanish (SPAN), and 6 hours taught in English, Pedagogy (FL 531). Each summer, students take 9 credit hours (3 summers @ 9 credits = 27).

The 3 credit SPAN 600 is a specially designed course to introduce Research Methods in Spanish. It is suggested that this course be taken early in the students' program so that they can apply the research methods throughout their course work instead of at the end of their studies.

Options for Study

  • Salamanca Semester: During the Spanish Peninsular rotation, up to nine hours of course work may be completed during a summer Study Abroad experience in Salamanca, Spain. Credit for these classes is treated as transfer credit from the University of Salamanca to UNC. For information about the program, please, contact The Center for International Education.
  • Academic Year: Since ours is primarily a summer program, all students are expected to complete at least one summer session on campus as part of the MA experience at UNC. Occasionally, selected courses are offered during the academic year to supplement the summer offerings. Our MA program accommodates a variety of student needs and options.