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Curriculum

Students are required to complete a total of 36 continuous credits of graduate coursework, based on the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools’ Commission on Colleges, and receive the commensurate number of the European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System (ECTS) from USAL. The program has three primary focus areas: Spanish Linguistics, Pedagogical Foundings, and Spanish Culture.

During both summers, students are required to attend the organized program excursions to different sites. The excursions in Salamanca and surrounding focused on the learning of the Spanish culture and history.   

The program is designed to be completed in 18 months and it operates as a cohort model starting every summer. The list of courses and the sequence can be found below.

Semester

JMU Course

US Credit hours

USAL Course

ECTS

Summer I

at JMU

EDUC 613: Issues in Education

4

Grammar I

7,5

TESL 626: Concepts in First and Second Language Acquisition

3

Studies on Spanish Variation

5

EDUC 501: Workshop

2

History of the Spanish Language

2,5

TESL 525: Cross-Cultural Education - History of the Hispanic World

1

History of the Hispanic World

2

Fall I

Online

EDUC 641: Learning Theory and Instructional Practice

3

Learning Theories

5

EDUC 630: Inquiry in Education

3

Research Methods

5

*Classes will meet online synchronously once a week

Spring I

Online

TESL 630: Texts for Second Language Learners

2 Fundamental Texts of Spanish    2,5

EDUC 642: Curriculum Theories and Issues

3

Curriculum Theories and Issues

5

*TESL 630 will meet online asynchronously

*EDUC 642 will meet online synchronously once a week

Summer II

at USAL

EDUC 501: Workshop in Education

4

Grammarr II

7,5

 

EDUC 680: Readings and Research

3

Standards of Spanish

5

EDUC 660: Facilitating Experiential and Action Learning

3

 Research Project

5

TESL 525: Cross-Cultural Education - Hispanic Culture

2

Hispanic Culture

3

Fall II

Online

EDUC 690: Internship

3

Research Project

5

 

 

36

 

60

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