MAT Entrance Requirements
Spanish Masters in Teaching Entrance requirements
To be admitted as a student in the Master of Arts in Teaching Spanish candidates will need:
- A Bachelor degree either in Spanish (coupled with preparation in general or foreign-language education courses), Spanish secondary education, or a degree/experience in related field (e.g., bilingual education). If you are currently a Spanish education major and interested in the Spanish education MAT, we highly recommend that you meet with one of our advisors.
- A minimum GPA of 3.00 on a 4.00 scale, or equivalent. If you do not meet the minimum GPA, your application may still be considered although the degree program office may require additional supporting documents.
- Advanced proficiency in Spanish, which you will demonstrate through a written and oral sample.
- Spanish Oral (speech) Sample: Submit in the form of a CD or an audio file emailed to the program coordinator a 5-minute sample of your oral abilities in Spanish. This sample can be a spontaneous story (something that happened to you or someone else), or an unrehearsed description of a place of interest.
- Spanish Written Sample: Provide a 3-5 typed, double spaced essay (a paper written for a course, or an example of a paper written in “formal” Spanish). This sample must be recent, not more than 3 years old.