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Graduate Certificate in Spanish

Graduate Certificate in Spanish

Collaborative Online Degree

This 100 percent online program is taught by IU South Bend, IU Bloomington, IU East, IUPUI, IU Kokomo, IU Northwest, and IU Southeast. This consortial model allows you to take coursework from several campuses and learn from a wide range of faculty.

Many online support services are available to assist you as you progress through the program.

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.

Your IU Online Graduate Certificate in Spanish prepares you for such careers as:

  • Spanish teacher or instructor
  • Linguist, bilingual consultant, or translator
  • Foreign correspondent
  • Technical writer
  • Proofreader/editor

Of Special Interest for Dual-Credit and Community College Instructors Needing to Meet HLC Standards

The Graduate Certificate in Spanish is ideal for those who want to teach dual-credit courses and who need to meet Higher Learning Commission dual-credit qualification standards. These standards require teachers wanting to teach dual-credit courses to hold either a master's degree in their area of instruction or a master's degree in another discipline (such as education), plus at least 18 credit hours of discipline-specific graduate coursework.

If you hold a master's degree in another discipline, you can meet HLC standards by completing the 18-credit hour Graduate Certificate in Spanish.

To be accepted to this program, you must have:
  • A bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited institution
  • 3.0 GPA or above on a 4.0 scale
  • Spanish intructors affiliated with IU's Advanced College Project will be admitted to the program on the basis of ACP's admission process
To apply to this program:

Complete an online application that includes:

  1. Official transcripts from each undergraduate institution
  2. 250-word personal statement explaning background and reasons for entering the program
  3. Evidence of significant study in Spanish (at least 12 credit hours at the 300/400 level, with a minimum 2.5 GPA)


Students who meet the admission standards of their home campus will be admitted directly into the B.S. in German.

Application Deadlines
  • Fall semester | August 1
  • Spring semester | January 1
  • Summer 1 semester | May 1
  • Summer 2 semester | June 15

Certificate Requirements (18 cr.)

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

Core Courses (6 cr.)
  • SPAN-T 510 Second Language Acquisition for Spanish Teaching
  • SPAN-T 520 Spanish Writing and Grammar (pending approval)
  • SPAN-T 530 Spanish Through Cultural Expressions
  • SPAN-T 540 Spanish Phonetics
  • SPAN-T 550 Hispanic Studies
  • SPAN-T 560 Hispanic Sociolinguistics

Academic Bulletins

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2021-2022 Campus Bulletin
2020-2021 Campus Bulletin
2019-2020 Campus Bulletin
2018-2019 Campus Bulletin
2017-2018 Campus Bulletin
2016-2017 Campus Bulletin
2015-2016 Campus Bulletin
2014-2015 Campus Bulletin

Please be aware that the PDF is formatted from the webpages; some pages may be out of order.