College of Arts and Letters2012-2013
Department of Global Languages and Cultures
Spanish Education, Master of Arts in Teaching
This program is accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE).
What Can I Do with a Master of Arts in Teaching Spanish Education?
Our program will provide you with a pathway for secondary education certification in Arizona while allowing you to improve your abilities in Spanish. You will gain a professional foundation in teaching and pedagogy, literature and culture, and linguistics to prepare you to excel in a rapidly changing classroom with an increasing number of bilingual and heritage language speakers. You may also apply the theories and strategies you learn to teach lower-division Spanish classes.
Career opportunities that might be pursued:
- Spanish teacher
- Corporate educator
- Spanish-language reporter
To receive a master’s degree at Northern Arizona University, you must complete a planned group of courses from one or more subject areas, consisting of at least 30 units of graduate-level courses. (Many master’s degree programs require more than 30 units.)
You must additionally complete:
- All requirements for your specific academic plan(s). This may include a thesis.
- All graduate work with a cumulative grade point average of at least 3.0.
- All work toward the master’s degree must be completed within six consecutive years. The six years begins with the semester and year of admission to the program.
In addition to University Requirements:
- 46-unit program providing candidates with a pathway for earning a Master's degree in teaching Spanish, with secondary certification.
- At least 25 of the graduate units are earned through Spanish graduate classes.
- The remaining 21 graduate units consist of professional coursework offered by the College of Education, and include 9 units of student teaching.
Candidates in this program are required to demonstrate content knowledge, pedagogical knowledge and skills, and professional knowledge to be eligible to enter student teaching or internship placements. Content, pedagogical, and professional knowledge or skills are demonstrated through candidate performance on key assessments embedded in the following course(s):
|Minimum Units for Completion||46|
|Additional Admission Requirements||Admission requirements over and above admission to NAU are required.|
|Arizona Certification/Endorsement||Prepares student for Arizona Certification and/or Endorsement.|
|Foreign Language||A foreign language is required.
|Student Teaching/Supervised Teaching||Student Teaching/Supervised Teaching is required.
- Admission requirements over and above admission to NAU are required.
Take the following 46 units:
Content/Spanish Requirements (25 units)
- SPA 511, SPA 512, SPA 513, SPA 551,SPA 554, SPA 601 (16 units)
- Select three courses from: SPA 531, SPA 532, SPA 533, SPA 534 (9 units)
Professional Education Unit/Professional Knowledge Requirements (21 units)
Complete professional courses offered by the College of Education to qualify for certification to teach Spanish in Arizona and most other states. You must be admitted to the Professional Education Unit.
- EDF 500 (3 units)
- SEI-approved courses: BME 500, BME 537 (6 units)
- EPS 605 (3 units)
- SPA 595 (9 units)
Requirement for Arizona Certification
This is not a part of the MAT Spanish Education Degree Requirements.
You may also take POS 220 (or POS 110 and POS 241) to satisfy Arizona certification requirements for Federal and State Constitutional knowledge. You may meet this requirement by demonstrating proficiency on the Arizona Educator Proficiency Assessments (AEPA) Exam.
Be aware that some courses may have prerequisites that you must also take. For prerequisite information click on the course or see your advisor.
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