Master's Degree in Teaching Spanish as a Foreign Language

Department of English and Modern Languages

Degree Description

This Lamar University Master of Arts Degree in Teaching Spanish as a Foreign Language is a collaborative effort between Lamar University and Universidad de Salamanca. Your degree is awarded by LU, but it also includes distinctive certificates, awarded by Universidad de Salamanca, that acknowledge your summer sessions in-residence in Spain where you will complete our Máster Interuniversitario Hispano-Norteamericano en Lengua Española y Culturas Hispanas. Universidad de Salamanca has a well-developed curriculum for foreign students who aspire to teach Spanish, and its Cursos para profesores enjoy a high level of academic prestige around the world.


Why Study Spanish Education at Lamar?

The Master of Arts Degree in Teaching Spanish as a Foreign Language degree at Lamar University has been designed specifically for teachers of Spanish, providing graduate level course work in literature, art, and culture as well as teaching methodology. The program allows for professional development and career advancement by enabling you to improve your language and teaching skills as well as your knowledge of Spanish and Hispanic cultures.
As a graduate, you will contribute to improving the teaching of Spanish in schools and fostering both deeper cultural awareness and improved language proficiency in their students. You might be interested in this program if you are a current K-12 Spanish educator, a student graduating with a degree in Spanish or a related filed and seeking to obtain a master's degree, or a current or future community college or university adjunct faculty in Spanish.

Career Paths

This degree program is specially designed for you if you want to become an internationally-educated teacher of Spanish.


Primary Careers

Spanish teacher, Spanish professor

Meet the Faculty

sanderson.jpgDr. Jim Sanderson
Chair and Professor of English
bradley.jpgDr. Jerry Bradley
Piper Professor, University Professor of English
castillon.jpgDr. Catalina Castillon
Associate Professor of Spanish, OUR Asst. Director
Dr. Elia HatfieldElia Hatfield, Ph.D.
Director of MATS Program