The certificate is ideal for K-12 teachers and dual language instructors, and offers graduate-level professional development. The 18 credits of this certificate are offered entirely online, through Indiana University Office of Collaborative Academic Programs. For more information about the certificate, contact Dr. Tammy Fong-Morgan at firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit this web page.
Spanish Certificate Track
- Equip instructors in pedagogical training in Spanish to enable them to teach the target language more effectively.
- Enhance their proficiency with the Spanish language.
- Increase their expertise in Hispanic culture, literature, and linguistics.
- Expand their teaching techniques.
What is the value of the MLS certificate track in Spanish?
The Spanish certificate path through the MLS incorporates the curriculum of the Graduate Certificate in Spanish into the core requirements of the IU South Bend Master of Liberal Studies degree. Students are able to apply all their certificate credits toward the 34 credits required for the MLS degree, so this is an efficient and cost-effective path toward a master’s degree with a strong Spanish language core.
Spanish Certificate students will have the benefit of honing their research and communication skills in interdisciplinary MLS courses that empower them to expand and contextualize the information in their certificate courses. MLS students work closely with excellent faculty who are eager to see students pursue topics of interest to them, while gaining graduate-level scholarly expertise and enjoying the opportunity to present and publish research.
In addition to the 18 credit Spanish certificate credits, students completing the MLS Program will complete the following courses, adding 16 credits to equal 34:
LBST-D510 Introduction to Graduate Liberal Studies (3 credits)
COAS-Q510 Topics in Information Literacy (1 credit)
LBST-D501 - Humanities Seminar, variable topics (3 credits)
LBST-D502 - Social Sciences Seminar, variable topics (3 credits)
LBST-D503 - Science Seminar, variable topics (3 credits)
LBST-D600 Capstone in Public Intellectual Writing (3 credits)
MLS courses are offered on a rotating basis, 3 per semester, mostly offered as in-person seminars that meet once a week, generally 5:30-8 pm. Students who require asynchronous all-online MLS courses will be able to take courses from the IU all-online MLS curriculum, as well. Students work closely with the MLS Program director on course advising, to ensure requirements are met in a way that works with the students’ schedules.