Romance Languages, M.A. - Spanish with Educator Preparation Program

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Program Sequence - 69 Credits

As sequencing changes, it is highly recommended that students meet with their program advisor to finalize a list of requirements for graduation.  

*Students must earn a "B" or better in each course.

Core Courses (7 credits):
WLL 581 — Introduction to Graduate Studies in Romance Languages - 3 credits
To be taken as the first course in the program.
WLL 582 — Culture of Expression - 4 credits
Prerequisite is WLL 581

Required Capstone Courses (6, one two semester track)
WLL 590 — Writing the Thesis Proposal - 3 credits
WLL 591 — Writing the Thesis  — 3 credits
WLL 592 — Special Project I - 3 credits
WLL 593 — Special Project II - 3 credits
WLL 594 — Research Colloquium - 3 credits
WLL 595 — Research Colloquium - 3 credits

Electives: Six courses from a specific language concentration (18 credits):
Students must take at least one course from each of the four categories. A course from each category is offered once every 2 semesters.

Category I: Premodern Spain to the Era of the Discoveries and Exploration
SPA 533 — Early Encounters: Culture and Literature of the Colonization of Latin America - 3 credits
SPA 560 — Literature and Culture of Al Andalus - 3 credits
SPA 561 — Women Healers, Messengers, and Intermediaries - 3 credits

Category II: Baroque and neo-Classical Literature and Cultures
SPA 521 — The Picaresque Literary Tradition - 3 credits
SPA 528 — Cervantes and the Birth of the Modern Narrative and Drama - 3 credits
SPA 567 — The Golden Age Spanish Theater: Text and Cultural Contexts - 3 credits

Category III: The Emergence of Modern Nations, Postnationalism, and Border Studies
SPA 525 — Cinema of Transitional Democracies - 3 credits
SPA 548 — Modernismo in Spanish America and Spain - 3 credits

Category IV: Recent Trends in Hispanic Studies: Hispanic Pluralisms
SPA 516 — Gabriel Gargía Márquez: Seminar on: One Hundred Years of Solitude - 3 credits
SPA 531 — Literature and Cinema in Latin America - 3 credits
SPA 566 — Literature of the Caribbean Diaspora - 3 credits
SPA 562 — Arts and Activism in Latin American Social Movements - 3 credits
SPA 563 — Ghosts in Latin American Literary and Cultural Studies - 3 credits
SPA 564 — Dictatorship and Performance in the Southern Cone - 3 credits
SPA 565 — Caribbean Women's Historical Fictions - 3 credits
SPA 566 — Literature of the Caribbean Diaspora - 3 credits

In addition, students are required to choose one of three options for a two-semester sequence Capstone course (6 credits)

Thesis Option

Permits the analysis of a substantial applied topic in the selected area of concentration. The student works with an adviser to write a proposal, which must be passed by the Graduate Committee and the Dean of the Graduate School. Thesis completion requires satisfactory oral defense of the thesis, and the approval of the thesis adviser, a second reader (a member of the Graduate Committee) and the Dean of the Graduate School.

WLL 590 — Writing the Thesis Proposal - 3 credits
WLL 591 — Writing the Thesis: Prerequisite is WLL 590 - 3 credits

Special Project Option

The special project involves the integration and application of discipline-specific knowledge, concepts, theory and skills in the development of a tangible product (a.k.a., deliverable), accompanied by a written report describing the process and results of the product's development.

WLL 592 — Special Project I - 3 credits
WLL 593 — Special Project II: Prerequisite is WLL 592 - 3 credits

Comprehensive Exam Option

The comprehensive examination is designed by the graduate faculty to rigorously assess the student's mastery and synthesis of knowledge garnered during coursework. Students work individually with an adviser in selecting and researching themes from the Master 's Reading List provided by the individual language section.

WLL 594 — Comprehensive Exam Seminar I - 3 credits
WLL 595 — Comprehensive Exam Seminar II: Prerequisite is WLL 594 - 3 credits

Certification Courses - 38 Credits

As sequencing changes, it is highly recommended that students meet with their program advisor to finalize a list of requirements for graduation.  

For certification, students must take one course in Educational Foundations (any one from the series EDF 520—526 (3-Credits)) and all the following courses if not taken as part of their from the series EDF 520 undergraduate study:

Choose One

EDF 520-526 Educational Foundations — 3 credits

Choose One

HIS 110 — United States History I — 3 credits
Or
HIS 111 — United States History II — 3 credits
Or       
HIS 112 — U.S. History — 3 credits — 3 credits

Complete the Following

IDS 470 — Literacy Skills in the Classroom — 1.5 credits
IDS 471 — English Language Learners in the Classroom — 1.5 credits

Choose One

PSY 215 —Adolescent Development — 3 credits
Or
PSY 210 — Infant and Child Development — 3 credits
Or
EDU 414 — Applications of Child Development — 3 credits
Or
EDU 539 — Child Development for Elementary Grade Teachers — 3 credits

Complete the Following

SED 482 — Teaching Exceptional Students in the Secondary Education Classroom — 3 credits
SHE 203 — School Health — 3 credits
WLL 403* — Introduction to Second Language Acquisition (prerequisite: WLL 211) — 3 credits
WLL 452* — Secondary School Student Teaching — 12 credits
WLL 453 — Student Teaching Seminar — 1 credit
WLL 491* — Foreign Language in the Secondary School — 4 credits

*Students must choose one (1) world language subject area: French, German Italian, or Spanish

*Students need an additional 30 credits in subject area or equivalent. These must be graduate level courses

*EDU 999 replaces WLL 452 if student is already teaching under DSAP; EDU 999 is (6) credits (changes overall credits to 32)

*Ed. technology requirement will be met by WLL 491

*WLL 403 has a required prerequisite of WLL 211 (3-Credit) Intro to Linguistics or equivalent

These courses do not count towards the master of arts degree