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Degrees Offered

Graduate Certificate

Graduate Certificate

IU Online’s Graduate Certificate in Spanish offers advanced-level instruction in the Spanish language, as well as Hispanic culture, literature, and linguistics. This program may be of special interest to K–12 Spanish teachers, or anyone looking to improve their mastery of the language.

As a student in this program, you enhance your language proficiency and teaching techniques; study current research on effective pedagogical strategies and foreign language instruction; and enhance your intercultural competence in order to promote student engagement with the Hispanic world.

Participating Campuses

IU Bloomington, IU East, IUPUI, IU Kokomo, IU Northwest, IU South Bend, and IU Southeast


To be accepted to this program, you must have a bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited institution and a 3.0 minimum undergraduate GPA.  Spanish instructors affiliated with IU’s Advanced College Project will be admitted to the program on the basis of ACP’s admission process


To earn a Graduate Certificate in Spanish, you must complete 18 credit hours.  

Requirements are broken down as follows:

  • Core courses (18 credit hours)


Core Courses

  • SPAN-T 510 Second Language Acquisition for Spanish Instruction (3 Credits)
  • SPAN-T 520 Spanish Writing and Grammar (3 Credits)
  • SPAN-T 530 Spanish through Cultural Expressions (3 Credits)
  • SPAN-T 540 Spanish Phonetics (3 Credits)
  • SPAN-T 550 Topics in Hispanic Studies (3 Credits)
  • SPAN-T 560 Hispanic Sociolinguistics (3 Credits)

Academic Bulletins

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