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Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) with Area of 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.

COURSEDESCRIPTIONTERM
MAT 6315Introduction to Educational Research​ Summer
ETC 5301Technology Application for Curriculum Development and Instruction​Fall
ESL 5333
Instruction in Language Acquisition
​Summer
MAT 6319Teaching Language to the Minority Child​Spring
MAT 6317
Classroom Based Research
​Fall
MAT 6390Directed Study in Urban Education (Taken in the last semester)​Any
Spanish Coursework (students select 18 hours/6 classes from):
SPAN 6301Introduction to Spanish Language Acquisition Research​Varies**
SPAN 6302Topics in Spanish Literature
SPAN 6303Linguistic Structure of Spanish
SPAN 6304Topics in Latin American Literature
SPAN 6305Foundations for Contemporary Applied Spanish Language Acquisition
SPAN 6306Canon and Teaching in U.S. Hispanic Literature
SPAN 6307El Quijote and the Modern Novel
SPAN 6308Topics in Hispanic Poetry
**Contact Dr. Nowak regarding semesters or summer sessions when Spanish courses will be offered

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 UH-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 UH-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 8/22/2018 3:43 AM