Spanish Heritage Language Education, Postgraduate Certificate | George Mason University | Fairfax, United States
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1431 USD/credit 21465 USD/full
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543 USD/credit 8145 USD/full
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About

The graduate certificate in Spanish Heritage Language Education at George Mason University provides training in heritage language educational policy and practice as well as social justice-oriented approaches to teaching Spanish.

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Overview

About the certificate in Spanish Heritage Language Education at George Mason University

Students develop familiarity with the linguistic, sociolinguistic, and cultural characteristics of Spanish-speakers in the US. The SHLE certificate prepares educators and affiliated professionals to advocate for heritage speakers of Spanish, design and implement Spanish for Heritage Speakers (SHL) curricula, and develop teaching materials and pedagogies for use in both SHL and mixed classes.

The SHLE certificate may be taken alone or in conjunction with several degree programs offered by the Department of Modern & Classical Languages and the College of Education and Human Development. All coursework included in the SHLE certificate may be applied toward the MA in Spanish; Spanish/Bilingual and Multicultural Education; or Spanish and French.

Programme Structure

Courses include

  • Heritage Language Education   
  •  Teaching Spanish for Social Justice   
  •  Critical Approaches to Teaching Spanish-language Culture

Key information

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

Applications for Fall will be accepted until June 1, . Applications received by January 15, will be considered for GTA/GRA positions.

Language

English
IELTS admission requirements IELTS
7
TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT
88

Credits

15 SCH

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
3

English requirements

IELTS admission requirements IELTS
7
TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT
88

Other requirements

General requirements

  • The goals statement should be from 500 to 700 words and describe the applicant's research interests.
  • The GRE will be waived due to ongoing issues related to the pandemic though applicants are welcome to submit scores if you think they will strengthen your application.
  • The writing sample should be academic such as a master's thesis, senior undergraduate thesis, a full-length research paper, a scholarly essay, or another sample of at least 20 pages that reflects the quality of the applicant's scholarship.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    21465 USD/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1431 USD per credit
  • National

    21465 USD/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1431 USD per credit
  • In-State

    8145 USD/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 543 USD per credit

Living costs for Fairfax

1330 - 2300 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Financing

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Funding

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