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Spanish Language and Culture for Educators, M.Ed.

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The Spanish Language and Culture for Educators program offered by the James Madison University serves individuals who are teaching Spanish language and culture in settings that may include but are not limited to community colleges, high schools, colleges, industry and business.

About

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.

Concentration

  • Spanish Language and Culture for Educators

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • 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

                      Detailed Programme Facts

                      • More details: Completed applications should be received at least 6 weeks prior to the start of the semester in which the student intends to enroll. 
                      • Programme intensity Full-time
                      • Credits
                        36 alternative credits
                      • Languages
                        • English
                      • Delivery mode
                        Blended

                      English Language Requirements

                      You only need to take one of these language tests:

                      • Minimum required score:

                        81

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                      • Minimum required score:

                        6.5

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                      Academic Requirements

                      • This programme accepts GRE® scores. However, it does not provide a recommended score range.

                        The GRE® General Test is a widely administered admissions test that measures the skills needed in today's graduate and business school programs worldwide. The GRE® General Test contains three sections - Verbal Reasoning, Quantitative Reasoning, and Analytical Writing. Three scores are reported: a Verbal Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, a Quantitative Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, and an Analytical Writing score on a 0 - 6 score scale in half-point increments.

                        GRE scores required for applicants with less than 5 years of full-time teaching experience.

                      Academic requirements

                      • If you are applying to join the University directly, you must have at least a Grade Point Average (GPA) of 3.0 to join James Madison University.
                      Other documents:
                      • Current resume or CV
                      • Personal Statement explaining why you are pursuing a Dual Master's Degree in Spanish Language and Culture for Educators.
                      • Two letters of recommendation
                      • An officially accredited report of B2 Spanish level according to the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFRL) or Spanish as a native language or a Bachelor's degree in Spanish

                      Work Experience

                      GRE scores required for applicants with less than 5 years of full-time teaching experience.

                      Tuition Fee

                      • International

                        23650 USD/year
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                      • National

                        17460 USD/year
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                      Living costs for Harrisonburg

                      • 1050 - 1720 USD/month
                        Living Costs

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