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M.A. in Teaching with Expertise in Spanish

The Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) with Area of Expertise in Spanish is designed to prepare students to teach high school Spanish, dual credit high school/college Spanish, and university-level Spanish courses. Students take six courses in the Spanish Department and six courses in the Department of Urban Education (see graph below for details). The courses in this program are taught utilizing a combination of face-to-face, online, and hybrid instruction.

Learning Outcomes

1. Graduates will demonstrate competency in the area of effective teaching practices
     that enhance student learning.
2. Graduates will demonstrate competency in critical thinking and problem solving.
3. Graduates will write effectively.

COURSE

​ DESCRIPTION

TERM


​MAT 6315

​​Introduction to Educational Research

​ Summer


​​ETC 5301

​Technology Application for Curriculum Development and Instruction

​ ​Fall


ESL 5333

Instruction in Language Acquisition

​​​Summer


​MAT 6319

​​Teaching Language to the Minority Child

​Spring


MAT 6317

Classroom Based Research

​Fall


​MAT 6390

​Directed Study in Urban Education (Taken in the last semester)

​​Any


​​Spanish Coursework (students select 18 hours/6 classes from):

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​SPAN 6301

​Introduction to Spanish Language Acquisition Research

Varies**​​


​​SPAN 6302

​Topics in Spanish Literature

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​​​SPAN 6303

​Linguistic Structure of Spanish

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​​​​SPAN 6304

​​Topics in Latin American Literature

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​​​​​SPAN 6305

​​​Foundations for Contemporary Applied Spanish Language Acquisition

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​​​​​​SPAN 6306

​Canon and Teaching in U.S. Hispanic Literature

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​SPAN 6307

​​El Quijote and the Modern Novel

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SPAN 6308

​​​Topics in Hispanic Poetry

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​​​**Contact Dr. Nowak regarding semesters or summer sessions when Spanish courses will be offered

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The MAT degree program requires completion of a minimum of 36 semester credit hours. For degree completion, at least 30 hours must be completed at University of Houston-Downtown with a grade point average of 3.0. In addition, students must successfully complete a directed studies project (MAT 6390) with approval of the MAT in Spanish mentor and under the supervision of an appointed faculty advisor. This master’s degree does not include initial Texas Teacher Certification.

The MAT degree program requires completion of a minimum of 36 semester credit hours. For degree completion, at least 30 hours must be completed at University of Houston-Downtown with a grade point average of 3.0. In addition, students must successfully complete a directed studies project (MAT 6390) with approval of the MAT in Spanish mentor and under the supervision of an appointed faculty advisor. This master’s degree does not include initial Texas Teacher Certification.

Scholarship Assistance
All UHD MAT students are encouraged to apply for the Gordon and Mary Cain Graduate Academic Merit Scholarship. This scholarship will pay for half the price of UHD MAT tuition/fees for a semester. Students can earn this scholarship more than once during the course of their MAT program. Application for scholarship


For More Information Contact

Bernardo Pohl, Ed.D.
Graduate Program Director
College of Public Service
pohlb@uhd.edu or 713-221-5051

William Nowak, Ph.D.
Coordinator for the MAT-SPAN
nowakw@uhd.edu or 713-221-8673

For Admissions Information Contact
Reubenjack Long, Coordinator, Graduate Admissions, longr@uhd.edu

Last updated 9/23/2020 2:59 AM