Teaching of Spanish (Certificate)

A graduate certificate program for pre-service and in-service, secondary teachers

This 18-credit graduate certificate program has been designed to address the needs of pre-service and in service teachers who need to improve or enhance their skills in the field of Spanish.

Course work can be counted toward the certification of professional licensure in the state of Massachusetts. For more information about Massachusetts certification, check the Department of Education website,

The certificate offers a flexible course of study combining both new and traditional methods of teaching the Spanish language with presentations of geographic and cultural material that reflect the traditions that make up today’s Spanish-speaking worlds. The certificate program also introduces the latest uses of technology in the classroom and methods of assessment.

To Apply

Application materials may be obtained from the Office of Graduate Admissions (Campus Center, Upper Level, Room 300, tel 617.287.6400).

Application requirements:

  1. Completed application
  2. Official transcripts from all schools attended
  3. One letter of recommendation
  4. Statement of intent
  5. Application fee: $40 (in-state), $60 (out of state)

Non-matriculated students have the option of taking two courses in the program prior to completing an application for acceptance into the program.

Course Fee, Registration and Further Information

For information about registration, please contact
Peggy Fitzgerald
Latin American & Iberian Studies Department
telephone: 617.287.7550

For academic advising and course content information, please contact the certificate program director:
Professor Patricia Chouinard
Latin American & Iberian Studies Department
McCormack Hall, fourth floor, room 430
telephone: 617.287.6872