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Spanish

Bienvenidos to the Spanish program at Montclair State University, an exciting intellectual, personal and professional adventure that offers multiple possibilities for future careers and cultural enrichment. The Spanish program prides itself on offering students multiple courses of study, careful mentoring by devoted faculty, enriching cultural activities and a nationally recognized chapter of the Hispanic Honor Society.

Make a difference with a degree in Spanish. Choose from our long list of tailor-made programs and get ready to step into the future.

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Undergraduate Programs

BA in Spanish

The Spanish major combines core courses in literature, culture, and linguistics with a wide variety of electives including business, translation, and film.

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BA in Spanish (Combined BA/MA)

The Dual Degree program in Spanish is an accelerated five-year option designed for students who wish to pursue baccalaureate and master’s degrees simultaneously.

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BA in Spanish (Combined BA/MAT with Teacher Certification in Grades K – 6 and Teacher of Students with Disabilities)

The Dual Degree Dual Certification program is a 5-year program that leads to teacher certification in Spanish grades K-6, teacher certification in Teacher of Students with Disabilities, a baccalaureate degree and a master’s degree.

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BA in Spanish (Combined BA/MAT with Teacher Certification in Spanish (Preschool-Grade 12) and Teacher of Students with Disabilities)

The Dual Degree Dual Certification program is an accelerated 5-year program that leads to teacher certification in Spanish grades P-12, teacher certification in Teacher of Students with Disabilities, a baccalaureate degree and a master’s degree.

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BA in Spanish with Teacher Certification in Elementary School Teacher in Grades K-6

This BA combines certification as an elementary school teacher (Grades K-6) with a Spanish major. Students who pursue certification in Elementary Education must apply and be admitted to the Teacher Education Program.

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BA in Spanish with Teacher Certification in Spanish (Preschool-Grade 12)

This BA prepares students for careers as certified P-12 Spanish teachers in New Jersey by combining a Spanish major with required teacher education coursework. Students who pursue P-12 certification must apply and be admitted to the Teacher Education Program.

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BA in Spanish, Translation Concentration

The concentration in translation is designed to enhance the preparation of Spanish majors who are considering careers in diplomatic service, business, social service or law or who have an interest in literary translation.

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Minor in Spanish

Two core courses, SPAN 145: Spanish Language Review through Literature, Culture and Film and SPAN 242: Spanish Composition and Stylistics, form the basis of this 18-credit minor. To complete the degree students select four additional courses from an extensive list of electives.

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Spanish Translation Certificate Program

The Spanish Translation Certificate is comprised of four required courses: Theory and Practice of Translation, Fundamentals of Specialized Translation, Audiovisual Translation, Capstone Course in Translation, and culminates with a three-hour written exam.

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Graduate Programs

MA in Spanish

The MA program offers students a wide array of courses in Spanish and Spanish American literature as well as in advanced studies of the Spanish language and literary theory.

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MA in Spanish (Combined BA/MA)

The Dual Degree program in Spanish is an accelerated five-year option designed for students who wish to pursue baccalaureate and master’s degrees simultaneously. Students who have already completed a baccalaureate degree are not eligible.

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Spanish, Instructional Certification: Teacher Certification in Spanish (Preschool-Grade 12)

Students who complete this instructional certification program earn initial teaching certification in Spanish.

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Translation and Interpreting in Spanish Certificate Program

The Translation and Interpreting in Spanish Certificate at the graduate level is comprised of four required courses: Translation and Health Services, Translation and the Law, Consecutive Interpreting, and Simultaneous Interpreting.

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