Posted by: SSU Lingua Franca | April 24, 2019

Graduate Study in Spanish

Graduate Study in Spanish

Interested in teaching Spanish? Looking for a licensure program? Contact the MAT-S program coordinator Fátima Serra,

Our Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) Spanish,, offers solid academics, flexibility and partnerships that lead to obtaining the initial and professional licenses needed for a career teaching Spanish.

One hundred percent of our enrolled students are current employed as Spanish teachers, even before having finished the program. That is in part because Spanish is a “high-need subject area” in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.

Salem State will hold its School of Graduate Studies Open House on Sunday, April 27 At the Open House you can learn more about the MAT in Spanish Program and the admission process. The MAT Spanish Coordinator, Dr. Fátima Serra, and representatives from graduate admissions will be present to answer all your questions.

What makes our MAT in Spanish different?

  • It has a methods sequence that is focused on teaching Spanish and is taught in Spanish is a unique learning opportunity for our students.
  • Students acquire strategies to enable diverse populations to succeed at learning another language.

What makes it stand out:

  • Strong package of Spanish courses taught entirely in Spanish by full professors
  • Our program includes a Spanish linguistics course and a research project in Spanish that many programs do not have.
  • The research project is a unique opportunity to work closely with faculty and to present in a formal environment such as the MaFLA (Massachusetts Foreign Language Association) Conference. Our program has involved our students in MAFLA through student internships, board service, conference presentations and newsletter articles.


  • A strong partnership with more than 50 area schools throughout Greater Boston and the North Shore offering excellent fieldwork opportunities.
  • Educators already working in the classroom may be able to complete their practicum at their place of employment.

Program Start: Fall, Spring, Summer

Course Formats: Evening, Hybrid, Online.

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