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School of Arts and Sciences
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Piscataway, NJ 08854
Master of Arts for Teachers
Located at the New Brunswick campus of Rutgers University, the Master of Arts for Teachers (M.A.T.) in Spanish is a program designed for an individual 1) who already holds a standard license to teach Spanish or 2) who holds a certificate of eligibility (or equivalent) to teach Spanish while working toward licensure. The program can be completed totally online or in a combination of course platforms – online, hybrid, on-campus, and/or summer study abroad in Spain and Peru; such offerings allow flexibility in course planning, life demands, personal preference, and program completion timeframe. Online courses are offered year-round, and on-campus and/or hybrid courses are held during summer sessions through the World Languages Institute (WLI) of the Institute for Global Languages (IGL).
A student must complete a total of thirty (30) credits: twenty-seven (27) credits of course work and the three (3) remaining credits dedicated to the development of an individual teaching portfolio based upon course work and work experiences/needs. There is no comprehensive examination. The courses should normally be distributed over the following areas:
Before enrolling each term, the student must have the course choices reviewed and approved by the Graduate Director.
Each student is encouraged but not required to participate in a study abroad program approved by the Graduate Director, in which graduate credits can be earned. The Department of Spanish and Portuguese offers summer study abroad programs in Spain and Peru. If the study abroad program is not offered through Rutgers, a student may transfer such credits earned elsewhere as a part of the Graduate School policy to accept up to 12 graduate transfer credits and apply them toward the total.
The M.A.T. in Spanish is a terminal degree. That is, any student who wishes to seek admission to either the Spanish Ph.D. program or the M.A. Option in Translation after having completed the M.A.T. must apply to the appropriate program through the normal application process.
# of Credits Required: 30
Average Cost per Credit (Graduate): 702 USD
In State Tuition (per year): 8424 USD
Out State Tuition (per year): 14328 USD
Classification: Master's College or University I
Locale: Small City