Master of Arts in Teaching, Spanish Certification in Grades PK-12
The Master of Arts in Teaching, secondary program is for individuals seeking initial teacher certification. The course of study is designed to prepare exceptionally qualified teachers who are responsive to the educational needs of diverse learners at the secondary level. Completion of this program and appropriate licensure exams lead to eligibility for Maryland State Department of Education (MSDE) certification.
A transcript analysis determines the content area prerequisites you may be required to complete in addition to MAT program course work. While an analysis can be completed when application materials are received, prior completion of the analysis allows for a quicker admission decision. To request a transcript analysis, please email a copy of your unofficial transcript to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Students missing no more than three prerequisites courses may be admitted conditionally to the part-time program. These courses are taken outside of Loyola and must be completed by the end of the second semester
Students pursuing the full-time pathway should have all prerequisite courses completed prior to beginning the program.
The Loyola MAT in secondary education requires 34 credit hours.
|Core Courses (12 credits)
||Introduction to Special Education (3 credits)
||Foundations of Education* (3 credits)
||Learning Sciences (3 credits)
||Teacher Research and Inquiry (3 credits)
|Required Reading Courses (6 credits)
||Teaching Reading in the Content Area I (3 credits)
||Teaching Reading in the Content Area II (3 credits)
|Pedagogy/ Practical Courses (16 credits)
||Secondary Methods of Teaching* (3 credits)
||One in Education or Liberal Studies programs (3 credits)
||Methods of Teaching Foreign Language (3 credits)
||Internship II Seminar (1 credit)
||Internship I Spanish (1 credit)
||Internship II Spanish (5 credits)
*Includes a 20-hour field experience.
"The Loyola MAT program has provided me with a solid foundation to be a true social justice educator. I learned education lies in culturally relevant pedagogy, constantly improving your methods of instruction, and cura personalis. I’ve had wonderful professors who challenged me and my way of thinking, and who gave me the tools and knowledge I need to be an effective Spanish teacher and advocate/activator for my students. I am very grateful to have been a part of this program!"
MAT Secondary World Languages, ’19
Spanish Teacher and Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Efforts Coordinator, Mount Saint Joseph High School