The MA in Foreign Languages with a concentration in Spanish/Bilingual/Multicultural Education combines courses in Spanish with courses in multicultural education, offered through the School of Education and Human Development. This degree prepares individuals to effectively teach in bilingual and multicultural settings; licensure is available with minimal additional coursework beyond the degree.
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The MA in Foreign Languages offers concentrations in
Students who elect a concentration in one language must complete a program of 30 credits. Those who concentrate in two languages must complete a program of 42 credits. The concentration in Spanish/bilingual-multicultural education requires 36 credits. In all four concentrations, 6 of the total credits may be earned with a thesis. Regardless of the concentration selected, all students must meet the core and distribution requirements given below and pass a comprehensive exam or write a thesis.
Students must take the core courses within their first 15 credits.
SPAN 502 - Hispanic Sociolinguistics Credits: 3
One course (3 credits) in the literature of Spain
One course (3 credits) in the literature of Spanish America
One course (3 credits) in Spanish language or Spanish linguistics
One graduate course (3 credts) in a research field chosen by the student
Students choose courses from the following list in consultation with an advisor. Credits: 3
EDCI 520 - Assessment of Language Learners Credits: 3
Students choose electives in consultation with an advisor. Electives may include directed reading and research or thesis. Students who elect to complete a thesis may apply 6 credits of 798 and 799 to fulfill this requirement.
SPAN 798 - Directed Reading and Research Credits: 3
SPAN 799 - Thesis Credits: 1-6