Spanish Education, MA Ed

Master of Arts in Education Degree in Spanish Education

University of Nebraska at Kearney

  • Fully Online
  • 36
  • $315.00
  • $504.00

Program Overview

Admissions and Requirements

To be accepted to this program, you must have:

  1. A Bachelor's degree

    Must have at least 21 hours of upper-level (300/400) coursework in Spanish with a 3.0 GPA

  2. A license/certificate required

    Hold a Spanish teaching certification (K-12 or 7-12) or eligibility

  3. 2 letters of recommendation

  4. Official transcripts from all previous schools

  5. Academic writing sample in Spanish (minimum of four pages) outlining candidate's analytical reasoning and argumentative writing

  6. Conduct oral proficiency interview in Spanish with members of the Department. May be conducted online

  7. Statement of purpose in English addressing the candidate's qualifications, long-term professional goals and expectations of the degree in terms of their professional development

NOTE: If you reside in state(s) KY contact a program adviser before applying.

To apply to this program:

  1. Complete and submit the online application for admissions
  2. Pay the $45 non-refundable application fee
  3. Conduct oral proficiency interview in Spanish with members of the Department of Modern Languages

Courses You’ll Take

Core Courses

Course NumberCourse NameCredits
SPAN 880Professional Development3
FORL 810Second Language Acquisition3
Discussion of the principal theories of language acquisition, the factors which affect the learning of a second language, and the theories of second language pedagogy.
FORL 850Spanish Heritage Language Pedagogy3
TE 800Education Research3
This introductory online course in educational research focuses on evaluating and interpreting educational research and applying its findings to educational practice.
FORL 800Curriculum Development & Research3
A study in the areas of curriculum design, methodology and testing, plus research methods in all of these fields.
FORL 820Methods of Foreign Language Instruction3
Prereq: the equivalent of a major in French or German or Spanish OR permission of department Critical review, evaluation and application of contemporary methods of second language instruction.

Tuition & Fees

Nebraska Residents

Per Credit Hour


3 Credit Hours


Out of State Residents

Per Credit Hour


3 Credit Hours

Jon Dettman, Ph.D., MAT
Department Chair, Associate Professor

An experienced second-language educator, Jon Dettman combines his classroom knowledge with expertise in language acquisition, Latin American culture and critical theory. An author of numerous peer-reviewed articles, his research background allows him to teach a wide variety of courses in the program, ranging from “Teaching Spanish to Heritage Speakers” to “Cuban Cinema." Professor Dettman is devoted to helping teachers improve their classroom skills and expand their repertoire in the area of culture.

Application Deadlines
  • Fall SemesterJul 11
  • Spring SemesterNov 11
  • Summer SessionsApr 11
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