School of Liberal Arts
(An asterisk [*] denotes associate membership in University Graduate School faculty.)
Director of Graduate Studies
Master of Arts for Teachers
This graduate program is a collaboration between IUPUI and the University of Salamanca. It leads to the M.A.T. in Spanish, awarded by IUPUI, and to a distinctive international degree entitled Master Interuniversitario Hispano-Norteamericano en la Lengua Espanola y las Culturas Hispanas, awarded by the University of Salamanca. The University of Salamanca has a well-developed curriculum for foreign students who aspire to teach Spanish, and its Cursos para profesores enjoy a high level of academic prestige around the world.
This international course of study has been designed specifically for teachers of Spanish. It provides graduate level course work in the Spanish language, Hispanic cultures, teaching methodology, applied linguistics, and Hispanic art and literature. It provides for the professional development of Spanish teachers through the improvement of their language and teaching skills, and it will enable their career advancement. Graduates of the program will in turn contribute to better teaching of Spanish in Indiana schools, improving the language skills and the cultural awareness of Indiana students.
(See also general University Graduate School requirements.)
PLEASE NOTE: We do not require the GRE for admission to the M.A.T. in Spanish program.
Online application: Please access the online portion of the application from this link: www.iupui.edu/~resgrad/grad/apply.htm
Course Work at IUPUI
Methodology and Applied Linguistics
Latin American Culture and Literature
Course Work at the University of Salamanca
S521 Spanish Grammar and Linguistics for Teachers I (4 cr.) This course presents themes and issues in Spanish grammar and in Hispanic linguistics selected for their relevance to teaching Spanish to non-native students. Pedagogical implications and teaching strategies will be discussed. Content is distinct from that of S524.
S523 Spanish Literature, Art and Culture for Teachers I (4 cr.) This course presents authors, artists, themes and issues in Spanish literature, visual art and cultural life selected to enrich the teaching of Spanish to non-native students. Pedagogical implications and teaching strategies will be discussed. Content is distinct from that of S525.
S524 Spanish Grammar and Linguistics for Teachers II (4 cr.) This course presents themes and issues in Spanish grammar and in Hispanic linguistics selected for their relevance to teaching Spanish to non-native students. Pedagogical implications and teaching strategies will be discussed. Content is distinct from that of S521.
S525 Spanish Literature, Art and Culture for Teachers II (4 cr.) This course presents authors, artists, themes, and issues in Spanish literature, visual art, and cultural life selected to enrich the teaching of Spanish to non-native students. Pedagogical implications and teaching strategies will be discussed. Content is distinct from that of S523.
S507 Foreign Language Institute (3 cr.) Intensive interdepartmental course involving language laboratory and audiovisual equipment and techniques, lecture, assignments in contemporary civilization (in the foreign language), and discussion of classroom use of applied linguistics. Taught only in summer. Intended primarily for teachers. May be repeated for a maximum of 6 credit hours.
S513 Introduction to Hispanic Sociolinguistics (3 cr.) Prerequisite: S320, S426 or consent of instructor. This course examines the relationship between language and society in the Spanish-speaking world. It surveys a wide range of topics relevant to Spanish: language as communication, the sociology of language, and linguistic variation. The course is conducted entirely in Spanish. Instructor: Antón.
S515 The Acquisition of Spanish as a Second Language (3 cr.) Prerequisite: S426, S428, or consent of instructor. This course is designed primarily to provide graduate students of Spanish with an introduction to the study of the acquisition of Spanish as a second language. We will survey a selection of studies exploring topics that range from the development of second language (Spanish) grammars, to second language production, second language comprehension, input processing, and the acquisition of pragmatic and sociolinguistic competence. Students are expected to work on a research project. The course is conducted entirely in Spanish.
S517 Methods of Teaching College Spanish (3 cr.) Prerequisite: S428 or consent of instructor. This course on communicative language teaching takes as its point of departure the body of research on second language development. We extrapolate from this base principles and parameters to guide classroom instruction. We cover a full range of topics from grammar and input to spoken and written language. Students are expected to work on a research project and derive pedagogical implications for teaching Spanish. The course is conducted entirely in Spanish.
S518 Studies in Latino and Spanish American Culture (3 cr.) This graduate-level course introduces essential themes and topics in the study of the cultural phenomena produced in Latin America and among Hispanics in the United States. The object of inquiry will include the knowledge, belief systems, artistic production, laws, customs and other socially determined behaviors that pertain to the Spanish-speaking peoples in the Western Hemisphere. Topics such as the relationship between the colonizer and the colonized, the structure of institutions which express or govern social relationships, manifestations of popular culture, the various forms by which communication is effected, high and low art, religious syncretism, and native indigenous cultures will be explored. Students will make an oral presentation on a theoretical text and write a research paper.
S519 Practicum in the Teaching of Spanish (2 cr.) P: S517 or instructor's consent. Practical application of the teaching methodology explored in S517, Methods of Teaching College Spanish. Students will undertake teaching projects supervised by a graduate faculty member in Spanish and meet with their mentors to assess their teaching objectives, techniques, materials and outcomes.
S528 Translation Practice and Evaluation (3 cr.) A graduate credit course in the problems and techniques of Spanish/English and English/Spanish translation. Includes the practical aspects of translation from various texts (literary, technical, scientific, commercial, social) and evaluation of professional translations. Translation theory will also be studied.
S680 Topics in Contemporary Spanish American Literature (3 cr.) Topics include poetry, drama, short story, novel, essay.
S686 M.A.T. Thesis (4 cr.) Students will identify a research theme and develop it under the guidance of a director and a co-director. The topic will be related to the teaching of the Spanish language or to the teaching of an aspect of Hispanic culture.