Ask the Director

MATS: Master of Arts in Teaching Spanish

Dr. Elia Hatfield

Elia Hatfield, PhD
Director of MATS Program

I have the great pleasure of welcoming you to the online MATS program at Lamar University, the fastest growing program within the university. Our graduates have already achieved great success as high school Spanish teachers, school administrators, and doctoral candidates.

Our online program is your gateway to a more successful future. Learn and grow with many other students from Argentina, Honduras, Cuba, Mexico, Venezuela, as well as the USA. Bring your unique cultural and academic experiences and share your theories, methodologies, and ideas for success in the classroom.

The MATS program is a graduate program within the College of Arts and Sciences. As the largest and most inclusive academic unit within the university, the College of Arts and Sciences contributes significantly to the cultural and academic characteristics that distinguishes Lamar as a Member of the Texas State University System.

Please email me with any questions you may have or to schedule a call to discuss the details about our program.