Languages Literatures and Cultures

Spanish Graduate Program

Master of Education (M.Ed) in Teacher Education with a concentration in Spanish Education

The Master of Education in Teacher Education offered through the Department of Languages, Literatures, and Culture (with a concentration in Spanish Education) culminates with the development of an Advanced Competencies Portfolio, providing eligibility for candidates to apply for “M” licensure from the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction. Field experiences (school-based activities) are required. The Master of Education in Teacher Education with a concentration in Spanish Education is designed for applicants who already hold “A” licensure and requires 36 semester hours with 18 semester hours in the content area. All students are required to demonstrate proficiency in Phonetics.

Admission Requirements

  • A minimum of 24 semester hours in French/Spanish above the 204 level in the undergraduate program.
  • A minimum of Advanced Low Proficiency (according to ACTFL Guidelines). The department may request an Oral Proficiency Interview. An interview with the Director of Graduate Studies may be required.
  • Applicants who have not taken Phonetics will be required to take a remedial prerequisite or co-requisite course such as SPA 416 (not included in hours required for the degree).

In addition to the application materials required by The Graduate School, applicants to the Master of Education in Teacher Education with a concentration in Spanish Education must provide the following:

  • 500-word Statement of Purpose in Spanish, highlighting prior experiences and explaining reasons for applying and expectations for the program.
  • 3- to 5-minute unscripted digital recording demonstrating speaking ability in Spanish. The sample file should discuss a topic related to the program of study as well as experiences and motivation.
  • An analytical paper in Spanish or English, written for a prior course in the humanities, or a comparable writing sample.

Applicants must submit all application materials required by The Graduate School by the appropriate deadline. Students are admitted in Fall and Spring semesters. To be considered for departmental assistantships and scholarships, all application materials must be submitted by March 15.

Degree Requirements for all concentrations (36 hours)

Courses in Pedagogy (15 hours)

ROM 519 Second Language Acquisition (3)
ROM 600 Methods of Teaching Romance Languages (3)
TED 676 Teacher as Researcher and Leader I (3)
TED 677 Teacher as Researcher and Leader II (3)
TED 669 Educational Implications of Learning & Developmental Theory (3)

Courses in the Content Area (18 hours)

In consultation with the Director of Graduate Study in Spanish, the student must select courses in Hispanic linguistics, literature, and culture and demonstrate appropriate oral and written communication skills.

Clinical Experience in Teaching (3 hours)

ROM 665 Clinical Practice/Seminar in Teaching Foreign Languages (3)
May be based on an on-going teaching experience, a teaching assistantship in the Department of Languages, Literatures, and Cultures or in a community college, or a student-teaching experience in a public school. Includes completion of the Teaching/Technology Portfolio.

Capstone Experience: Teaching/Technology Portfolio (TaskStream)

The portfolio will be aligned with the North Carolina Standards for Second Language Teachers and the ISTE/National Educational Technology Standards for Teachers (NETS-T).

For more information on the current graduate curriculum, see the Graduate Bulletin

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