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Spanish/Bilingual/Multicultural Education Concentration

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.

◊ Concentration in Spanish/Bilingual-Multicultural Education (SBM)

Two required courses in Spanish (6 credits)

 Students must take the core courses within their first 15 credits.

SPAN 502 - Hispanic Sociolinguistics Credits: 3

SPAN 510 - Introduction to the Graduate Study of Literature in Spanish Credits: 3

Four graduate courses in Spanish (12 credits)

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

Two bilingual education seminars (6 credits) chosen from:

Students choose courses from the following list in consultation with an advisor. Credits: 3

EDUC 511 - Child and Adolescent Development in Global Contexts Credits: 3

EDUC 537 - Introduction to Culturally & Linguistically Diverse Learners Credits: 3

EDCI 516 - Bilingualism and Language Acquisition Research Credits: 3

EDCI 520 - Assessment of Language Learners Credits: 3

EDCI 560 - Methods of Teaching in Foreign/World Languages Credits: 3

EDCI 684 - Advanced Methods of Teaching Foreign/Second Languages in PK-12 Schools Credits: 3

EDRD 620 - Reading/Writing in Foreign/World Languages Credits: 3

Four elective courses (12 credits)

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

Total: 36 credits

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