Northern Arizona University

College of Arts and Letters

Spanish Education, M.A.T.


South San Francisco Street

Flagstaff, AZ 86011

United States



Program Information

Degrees Offered:

M.A.T.-Spanish Education

Format: Campus

Program Description:

Through Linguistics, Literature and Pedagogy, we guide you in the acquisition of theoretical knowledge and practical expertise for understanding the process of second language acquisition in general, and Spanish in particular. 

This program provides you with a pathway for earning a master's in teaching Spanish with a  teaching certificate to teach at the secondary level.

Interested applicants would be the following:

  • Students whose major is Spanish or Spanish education (or a related field), whether they have graduated or not.
  • Current and future community college faculty and adjuncts.
  • Students planning to earn a Ph.D. in Spanish or an Ed. D. degree.

Master of Arts in Teaching Spanish - Spanish Education plan provides students with a pathway for secondary education certification in Arizona while allowing them to improve their linguistic and analytic abilities in Spanish at the graduate level. 

The program offers a professional foundation in the academic areas of Teaching and Pedagogy, Literature and Culture, and Linguistics to prepare teachers to excel in a rapidly changing classroom with an increasing number of bilingual and heritage language speakers.

Both native and non-native Spanish speakers will be enrolled in graduate-level courses conducted entirely in Spanish. This will allow you to attain a high level of proficiency in the language. And, since all classes and assignments are completed on Spanish, even native speakers improve their writing and expressive abilities.

Students who wish to practice the theories and strategies they learn have the opportunity to receive graduate assistantships to teach lower-division Spanish classes (SPA 101 and SPA 102) in the Department of Global Languages & Cultures. 


Accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools (NCA).

International Student Requirements:

Please see our website for international applicant requirements.

Facts & Figures

Financial Aid: Yes

International Financial Aid: No

# of Credits Required: 46

In State Tuition (per year): 9462 USD

Out State Tuition (per year): 22452 USD

Classification: Doctoral/Research University—Intensive

Locale: Small City

Size & Settings: 20,000-39,999

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