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Degrees and programs

Spanish (Online)

Graduate certificate

About

IU Online’s Graduate Certificate in Spanish offers advanced-level instruction in the Spanish language, as well as Hispanic culture, literature, and linguistics. This program may be of special interest to K–12 Spanish teachers, or anyone looking to improve their mastery of the language.

As a student in this program, you enhance your language proficiency and teaching techniques; study current research on effective pedagogical strategies and foreign language instruction; and enhance your intercultural competence in order to promote student engagement with the Hispanic world.

Your IU Online Graduate Certificate in Spanish prepares you for such careers as:

  • Spanish teacher or instructor
  • Linguist, bilingual consultant, or translator
  • Foreign correspondent
  • Technical writer
  • Proofreader/editor

This 100 percent online program is taught by IU Bloomington, IU East, IUPUI, IU Kokomo, IU Northwest, IU South Bend, and IU Southeast. This consortial model allows you to take coursework from several campuses and learn from a wide range of faculty.

Of Special Interest for Dual-Credit and Community College Instructors Needing to Meet HLC Standards

The Graduate Certificate in Spanish is ideal for those who want to teach dual-credit courses and who need to meet Higher Learning Commission dual-credit qualification standards. These standards require teachers wanting to teach dual-credit courses to hold either a master's degree in their area of instruction or a master's degree in another discipline (such as education), plus at least 18 credit hours of discipline-specific graduate coursework.

If you hold a master's degree in another discipline, you can meet HLC standards by completing the 18-credit hour Graduate Certificate in Spanish.

Offered at IU Kokomo by School of Humanities and Social Sciences