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diplomate in hispanic language and culture

The Diplomate in Hispanic Language and Culture is designed to enhance the development of analytical skills, cultural and literary knowledge, and written language competencies required of middle and high school instructors who teach Advanced Placement Spanish courses or who teach dual credit, college-level Spanish courses in high school. Students successfully completing the program may decide to pursue either the Master of Arts degree in Spanish or the Master of Arts in Interdisciplinary Studies (MAIS) with a concentration in Spanish.

Required Courses: 15 hours
The Diplomate in Hispanic Language and Culture requires the completion of 15 graduate hours in Spanish. Students enroll three times in Spanish 6380, as the topic varies, for a total of nine hours. They also take Spanish 6339 twice, as the topic varies, for a total of six hours. Students may substitute Spanish 6363 for one of the two 6339 topics.

SPAN 6380 Special Topics in Hispanic Language and Culture (9 hours)
SPAN 6339 Special Studies in Spanish American Literature (3-6 hours)
SPAN 6363 Literatura Infantil (3 hours)

Prerequisites
Students applying for the Diplomate in Hispanic Language and Culture Program must have a Bachelor’s degree, which includes a minimum of 12 advanced hours in Spanish (3000/4000 level).

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