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Masters in Teaching Spanish

Description of the new Master of Arts in Teaching of Spanish 
The program consists of 44 required credits of course work, 15 of which are in the content area of Spanish and 29 in the area of education. Students enrolling in the MAT in Spanish will have completed an undergraduate degree in Spanish or its equivalent (36 credit hours in Spanish beyond the Intermediate level). 

If you are interested in the M.A.T. in Spanish, please contact the following: 
School of Professional Development: For general requirements and application (631) 632-7055 
Prof. Sarah Jourdain: For information on education courses (631) 632-7440 
Associate Professor Aurelie Vialette: For information on Spanish courses (631) 632-6935 

Completion of the MAT program will entail at minimum: 

Education course work (29 credits) Credits Required / Elective
FLA 505 Methods of Foreign Language Teaching 3 R
FLA 506 Curriculum Development 3 R
FLA 540 Foreign Language Acquisition Research 3 R
FLA 549 Field Experience I 1 R
FLA 550 Field Experience II 1 R
FLA 570 Introduction to Media for Language Teaching 3 E
FLA 571 Technology and Education 3 R
FLA 581 Foreign Language Teaching Independent Project 3 E
CEE 505 Education: Theory and Practice 3 R
CEE 565 Human Development 3 R
FLA 551 Supervised Student Teaching, 7-9 3 R
FLA 552 Supervised Student Teaching, 10-12 3 R
FLA 554 Student Teaching Seminar 3 R

Teacher candidates participate in 100 hours of field experience prior to their student teaching placement. These 100 hours are represented by FLA 549 (1 credit hour) & FLA (1 credit hour) 550 which are co-requisites to Methods of Foreign Language Teaching (FLA 505) and Curriculum Development (FLA 506), respectively. The 50 clock hours per 1 credit hour include guided observations on topics such as classroom management, grammar instruction, culture presentations, error correction, etc.

Content area courses (15 credits) 
Students will select their content area courses in consultation with the Director of Graduate Studies in the Department of Hispanic Languages and Literature. Additional courses may become part of the students content area but those listed below are the most suitable for the program. Among the courses from which the student may chose 5 courses are:

SPN 501 Spanish Historical Linguistics 3 E
SPN 502 Methods in Linguistics Research 3 E
SPN 503 Spanish Linguistics 3 E
SPN 504 Contrastive Analysis 3 E
SPN 505 Spanish Dialectology and Sociolinguistics 3 E
SPN 510 Hispanic Culture 3 E
SPN 515 Spanish composition and stylistics 3 E
SPN 500-level courses in literature (in consultation ) 3 E
SPN 691 Practicum in Teaching Spanish 3 E