May 19, 2024  
2016-2017 School of Graduate Studies Catalog 
2016-2017 School of Graduate Studies Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Spanish, Master of Arts in Teaching

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The MAT in Spanish offers initial or professional level licensure in either elementary (P-6) or secondary (5-12) Spanish. Developed in response to the increased need in North Shore Communities for well-trained and licensed Spanish teachers, this program meets the pedagogical and content standard requirements of the Massachusetts Department of Elementary & Secondary Education for licensure.

Non-licensure tracks are also available (see further below).


A bachelor’s degree with grades of merit from an accredited college or university in an arts and sciences major

Students for whom English is not a first language must submit satisfactory scores on the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL).

Please note that the statement of purpose that is submitted as part of the application process for this program, must be written in Spanish.

For those seeking initial licensure, a Preliminary license in Spanish (P-6 or 5-12) is required. Preliminary licensure includes a passing score on the Massachusetts Tests for Educator Licensure (MTEL), both the communication and literacy portion and the Spanish subject area portion, in addition to other requirements

For those seeking professional licensure, an Initial license in Spanish (P-6 or 5-12) is required

Students who have no teacher preparation coursework or who do not possess a bachelor’s degree in the major should consult with the program coordinator

Licensure Courses (18 Credits)

Choose one of four tracks

Please note that students must have completed nine credits or education content courses, SPN 751   or SPN 752  Methods, nine credits of Spanish content courses and have passed the OPIc proficency exam before applying for student teaching. The nine credits in Spanish cannot include SPN700 or SPN900

Total Credits for Licensure: 36

Total Credits for Non-Licensure: 36

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