Spanish for Professionals, Graduate Certificate

The graduate certificate program prepares current K-12 teachers or practicing professionals with a competency-based Spanish courses that develop their writing and oral competencies in Spanish and their multicultural literacy in ways that are suitable for teaching in Higher Education or for working at an advanced, professional level in Spanish in business, government, health fields, education or other professional areas. 

Program Highlights

  • Since these graduate courses are 100% online and completed at the 600 level, they are suitable for students across the US or for students who wish to earn a Masters degree from their home country. 

Application Requirements

  • Bachelor's degree from an accredited university.
  • Spanish oral proficiency at a level of advanced low on the ACTFL proficiency scale or equivalent.
  • A writing sample in Spanish.
  • A personal statement in English summarizing experiences and professional goals that apply to the certificate.
  • Two recent (within the last two years) letters of recommendation with at least one from an undergraduate instructor or academic advisor.
  • Resume

Additional Requirements for International Applicants:

Application Deadlines

  U.S. Based Applicants International Applicants
Fall Start August 7 May 1
Spring Start N/A N/A
Summer Start N/A N/A

Time to Completion: 12 months

Graduate Coordinator Contact

Dr. Adriana Gordillo

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