The Spanish Curriculum and Instruction Specialist concentration is designed for the classroom teacher who wants to improve instructional skills as well as expand knowledge and skills in Spanish.
Completion may lead to the postgraduate professional license. Applicants are expected to present an undergraduate major in Spanish and a valid Collegiate Professional License or equivalent from another state. Note that courses with a SPAN prefix are usually offered during summer institutes for teachers. Students should work closely with their advisor to determine their course of study.
Summer Institutes for Teachers
Graduate courses in Spanish are offered during the Summer Institute for Spanish Teachers in Mérida, Venezuela, and in Valencia, Spain, and change each year. Approximate dates each year are from July 5th thru 30th; the application deadline is May 1st.
In each Summer Institute attended, students may take two graduate Spanish courses and receive six credits while living with host families and sharing three meals per day with them.
The Summer Institute is very intensive; besides attending classes each day, students participate in visits to sites of cultural or historic significance and in social activities with the families and instructors.
Students should visit the Modern Languages web site for more information.