Adolescence Education: Spanish (7-12), M.A.T.

Degree Type
Master of Arts in Teaching

Adolescence brings many challenges and adjustments for students in grades 7-12.  Central to the success of these students are teachers armed with the knowledge, skills and commitment to student development that, when combined, foster achievement.

To prepare teacher-candidates for professional initial certification for careers in middle and high school education, SUNY Old Westbury offers the Master of Arts in Teaching in Adolescence Education: Spanish (7-12).

All of SUNY Old Westbury's M.A.T. degrees share general admissions requirements, a pedagogical core, and a content core by discipline specialization. These 42 credit degrees are designed for candidates seeking both a Master’s degree and initial certification in Adolescence Education. After graduation and the satisfaction of the State requirement for paid, full-time classroom experience, candidates may apply for professional certification in Adolescence Education.

Pedagogical training and content specialization are equally emphasized in this degree program, which is offered jointly by the School of Education and the Modern Languages Department of the School of Arts and Sciences. 



M.A.T in Adolescence Education: Spanish (7-12) – 42 credits

Pedagogy Courses: 24 credits


  • ED6000 Historical, Social, and Philosophical Foundations of Education 3 credits
  • ED6001 Human Growth and Development 3 credits
  • ED 6003 The Exceptional Learner 3 credits
  • ED6008 Second Language Acquisition 3 credits
  • ED6086 Methods and Materials of Teaching Spanish 3 credits
  • ED6096 Literacy, Research, & Technology [Spanish] 3 credits
  • ED6904 Student Teaching [Spanish] 6 credits

Content Core


  • ML6510 Structure of Spanish 3 credits
  • ML6520 Masterpieces of Hispanic Literature 3 credits
  • ML6530 Cervantes and the Golden Age 3 credits
  • ML6540 Points of Contact: United States and Latin America 3 credits

One of the following courses [offered in rotation]: 3 credits

  • ML6810 Topics in Peninsular and Latin America Art
  • ML6820 Topics in Spanish and Latin American Cinema
  • ML6830 Topics in Caribbean Anti-Slavery Narrative
  • ML6840 Topics in Pre-Columbian Cultures and Literatures
  • ML7500 Assessment and Culture for Classroom Instruction

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Carolina Bustamante

Associate Professor
Coordinator of Graduate Programs in Spanish Education
Adolescence Education
School of Education
New Academic Building