Spanish Master of Arts

The Department of Modern Languages offers three M.A. programs in Spanish:

  • Spanish Literature
  • Language Acquisition
  • Language Acquisition with Graduate Certificate in Teaching and Learning

For more information about graduate degrees in Spanish, please contact Dr. Lucía Garavito (lugarav@k-state.edu)


M.A. in Spanish Literature

Spanish Literature MA Reading List

The program is designed to help the student attain a high level of proficiency in all aspects of the language; how to read, analyze, interpret, and discuss in an intelligent manner a wide selection of works in Spanish; and to synthesize the material read into an accurate and coherent picture of Spanish literary and cultural developments. Selected classes are available in the afternoon or evening and during the summer. This degree is recommended for those students who wish to teach at the secondary level or to continue graduate work elsewhere with the intention of teaching at the secondary or university level, or for students who prefer to develop their skills in language and literature in preparation for other careers.

In the literature option students may choose to complete the degree with:

  • a minimum of 24 hours of graduate courses and a thesis (typically 60-80 pages in length),
  • a minimum of 28 hours of graduate courses and a report,
  • a minimum of 30 hours of graduate course work including such evidence of scholarly effort as term papers.

How to apply


M.A. in Language Acquisition

Spanish SLA MA Reading List

The Department of Modern Languages at Kansas State University has developed a unique M.A. program specifically designed to meet the needs of practicing and potential language teachers at the secondary level. The program integrates the teaching of language, culture, and literature at all curriculum levels. Distance learning courses are offered during the afternoon or evening for practicing teachers.

The program is designed to:

  • Strengthen the language skills and cultural awareness of practicing teachers
  • Develop new patterns and techniques of teacher preparation and teacher/student interaction in the target language
  • Narrow the traditional gap in graduate study between the methods of teaching and the content areas of literature and culture
  • Encourage the professional development of the field
  • Allow practicing teachers to complete graduate studies within a reasonable time (two to three years)

M.A. in Language Acquisition Degree Requirement:

With approval of the MA committee, each student would choose one of the following options:

  • 30 hours of course work
  • 28 hours of course work and a master’s report (2 credit hours for development of teaching unit or portfolio)
  • 24 hours of course work and a master’s thesis (6 credit hours for original research)         

Coursework:

  • MLANG 710 Foreign Language Pedagogy (3 hours)
  • MLANG 770 Theories of Second Language Acquisition (3 hours)
  • MLANG 600 Principles of Linguistics (3 hours)
    • Or SPAN 770 Introduction to Hispanic Linguistics (soon to be SPAN 600)
  • 2 language-specific courses on the teaching of language and culture through literature (6 hours): SPAN 777, 778
  • Two 700-level literature courses (6 hours)
    • Students without a literature background will be assigned pre-requisites for entrance to program.
  • Electives as approved by committee (3-6 hours)
  • Master’s report or thesis (3 or 6 hours)

Candidate’s committee must approve program of study (chosen electives, substitute course for courses not offered during student’s tenure, etc.)

How to apply?


M.A. in Language Acquisition with Graduate Certificate in Teaching and Learning

M.A. in Language Acquisition with Graduate Certificate in Teaching and Learning

The Department of Modern Languages at Kansas State University has developed a unique M.A. program specifically designed to meet the needs of practicing and potential language teachers at the secondary level. The program integrates the teaching of language, culture, and literature at all curriculum levels.

It is recommended that students wishing to apply for the Master’s degree in Language Acquisition in Spanish with a Graduate Certificate in Teaching and Learning, meet with both Dr. Lucía Garavito, Spanish Graduate Advisor and Dr. Amanda Morales, Graduate Program Advisor in the Department of Curriculum & Instruction prior to applying. Please refer to the Graduate Certificate in Teaching and Learning, Student Handbook for further information regarding the education component for this degree.

This program is intended for practicing and aspiring foreign language teachers, to offer them a Master’s degree in Language Acquisition in French with a Graduate Certificate in Teaching and Learning from the Department of Curriculum & Instruction which gives our graduates a K-12 licensure from the State of Kansas Department of Education.

The program is designed to:

  • Strengthen the language skills and cultural awareness of practicing teachers
  • Develop new patterns and techniques of teacher preparation and teacher/student interaction in the target language
  • Narrow the traditional gap in graduate study between the methods of teaching and the content areas of literature and culture
  • Encourage the professional development of the field
  • Allow practicing teachers to complete graduate studies within a reasonable time (two to three years)

 

Classes in Modern Languages (18 hours) Classes in Education (18 hours)
MLANG 710 (3) Intro to FL Pedagogy        
MLANG 770 (3) Intro to 2nd Lang Acquisition     
SPAN 670 (3) Spanish Applied Linguistics
SPAN 777 (3) Cult/Lit in Second Language Learning
Two 700 level-literature courses (6)

        (one from Spanish and one from Spanish American Literature)

FSHS 506 Middle Childhood & Adolescence (3)
EDSEP 525 Interpersonal Relations (1)
EDEL 620 FL Methods for Elementary Schools (3)
EDSP 710 Education of Exceptional Individuals (3)
EDCI 786 Top/Methods of Tchg Content/Reading (2)
EDCI 886 History of American Education (3)
EDCI 991 Internship, taken with EDEL 620 (1)
EDCI 991 Internship (Field Experience/Teaching) (4)

Program of study for the Master’s degree in Language Acquisition in French with a Graduate Certificate in Teaching and Learning needs to be approved by the student's committee in Modern Languages and Dr. Amanda Morales, Graduate Program Advisor in the Department of Curriculum & Instruction.

How to apply?


Sample List of Electives (3 - 6 hours)

This is a sample list of courses that will fulfill elective requirements. Speak with your committee about other possibilities.

LING 600
ANTH 600
ART 545
ART 550
ART 612
ART 642
ENGL 515
HIST 533
HIST 560
HIST 562
HIST 583
HIST 584
HIST 585
HIST 587
HIST 588
HIST 589
HIST 589
HIST 595
PSYCH 650
MLANG 7++
Principles of Linguistics
Cultural Dynamics
Twentieth Century Art History I
Twentieth Century Art History II
Renaissance Art History
Baroque Art History
Nineteenth Century Art History
Literature and Society
Topics in the History of the Americas
Latin American Nations
Modern Mexico
History of France, 1400 - 1715
History of France, 1715 - present
Topics in French History
Modern Germany, 1789-1914
Modern Germany, 1914-1945
Topics in German History
Modern European Culture
Psychology of Language
Modern Languages 700 -level course