The Spanish Language and Culture for Educators program offered by the James Madison University provides candidates with opportunities for in-depth study of advanced pedagogical practices in teaching, best practices in curriculum development and current research in the fields of teaching and learning.
In addition, students' content knowledge in the language and culture of Spain will be studied through course offerings supported from the expertise of faculty from the University of Salamanca (USAL). The program is delivered using both face-to-face and distance education models. It includes one summer residency on the JMU campus and one summer residency on the USAL campus.
This program is specifically designed for licensed Spanish teachers who are currently teaching. It is also designed for those employed in a related field who want to further their education in pedagogy and Spanish language and culture, but are not seeking licensure to teach. It is critical that students have access to a classroom or a site in order to conduct their final applied research project. Students in the Spanish Language and Culture for Educators (SLC) program are exposed to the Spanish culture and life in Europe and in the United States. Candidates to the program should be comfortable interacting with people from other cultures and backgrounds and should be enthusiastic about improving their Spanish language skills.
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- Inquiry in Education
- Learning Theories and Practice
- Curriculum Theory and Issues
- Principles of Instructional Design
- Spanish Language and Culture: 21 Credit Hours
- Workshop in Education
- Workshop in Education: History for the Spanish Language
- Cross Cultural Education
- Issues in Education: Grammar I – Spanish Linguistics
- Concepts of First and Second Language Acquisition
- Development, Assessment and Instruction of Literacy, K-12
- Internship in Education – Spanish Linguistics in the Classroom
- 28 months
Start dates & application deadlines
- Apply before
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- Current resume or CV
- Personal Statement - should be in 50% Spanish and 50% English - explaining why you are pursuing a Master of Education with a concentration in Spanish Language and Culture for Educators
- Video - Porqué quiere obtener esta maestría? (no more than 2 minutes) This is optional.
- Two letters of recommendation
- GRE scores required for applicants with less than 5 years of full-time teaching experience
- Also required by the program
- An officially accredited report of *B2 Spanish level according to the Common Eupropean Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFRL) or Spanish as a native language or a Bachelor's degree in Spanish
International18267 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 1184 USD per credit during 28 months.
National18267 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 1184 USD per credit during 28 months.
In-State6973 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 452 USD per credit during 28 months.
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