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M.A. in Spanish


A Unique Teaching-Focused Program for the Modern Spanish Classroom

By engaging in IUP’s new, innovative Spanish M.A. program, you will acquire the skills and knowledge necessary to interact with nearly every aspect of the Spanish language and Hispanic cultures. This versatile degree offers two tracks—Applied Linguistics and Teaching Methodology, and Hispanic Literatures and Cultures—which integrate reading and interpreting authentic texts while exploring cultural products, practices, and perspectives of Spanish-speaking worlds.

Hispanic Literatures and Cultures

Explore the rich literature and culture of the Hispanic world... Learn More

Applied Linguistics and Teaching Methodology

Encounter fundamental terminology and concepts in Spanish linguistics... Learn More

What IUP Can Offer You:

  • IUP’s Spanish M.A. program is highly focused on the changing nature of teaching Spanish by examining and shaping teaching methods and dynamics that are present in today’s classroom.
  • IUP’s new and innovative degree allows you to gain the experience and knowledge needed to pursue a variety of careers, including translation, international government or business, teaching, or even a future doctoral degree.
  • By choosing IUP’s Spanish M.A., you will become a part of an outstanding department consisting of the same faculty that drives IUP’s renowned B.S.Ed. in Spanish K-12 program, the only program in the United States to become twice nationally accredited by the ACTFL and NCATE as a model program of foreign language teacher preparation.
  • This M.A. program is ideal for K-12 teachers of Spanish and working professionals who wish to pursue a master’s degree while teaching full time, and can be pursued either full time or part time, with classes offered in the fall, spring, and summer, allowing you to complete the program based on your own needs.

For more information regarding the Spanish M.A. program, e-mail the coordinator, Dr. Frank Brooks, at, or call (724) 357-2325.

Meet the Coordinator

469 Sutton Hall
(724) 357-2325