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Graduate Program in Spanish

Grad Students 2014 1

2014 M.A. graduates & faculty: L-R, Dr. Frieda Blackwell, (Acting Graduate Program Director), Ana Luna Hoyas, Dr. Linda McManness, Dr. Larry Lyon (Dean of the Graduate School), Dr. Michael Thomas (Director, Spanish & Portuguese), José Ángel Reyna, Gabriela Gutiérrez, & Dr. Guillermo García-Corales.

Baylor’s M.A. in Spanish provides a balanced study of canonical works in Latin American and Peninsular literature together with a solid grounding in Hispanic linguistics. The Baylor faculty takes the teaching vocation seriously and mentors graduate students individually in the best practices of teaching Spanish language and literature. Small classes provide not only rich interaction between the professors and students but also a sense of community among the graduate students. Although Baylor welcomes students from any faith tradition, as a Christian university it seeks to take seriously the relevance of faith to all of its pursuits and encourages students to think broadly and critically about questions of human value.

Click here for more photos of graduating students in May 2014.

The goals of the Master of Arts program in Spanish are:

  • To prepare students to pursue the Ph.D. in Spanish and related fields
  • To prepare students to be effective teachers
  • To prepare students to work in business and professional activities that require Spanish in this country and abroad

Why Baylor?

Distinctives of the Baylor M.A. in Spanish
- Small class sizes
- Balanced emphases on linguistics and literature
- Personal attention of highly qualified professors
- Well articulated, practical preparation for teaching
- Independent teaching experience in the second year
- Christian perspective valued and encouraged

Opportunities for Teaching Development
- SPA 5359 Language Acquisition and Applied Linguistics required
- Class Observations in the first semester
- Mentoring Program in the second semester
- Teaching Assistantships in the first and second semesters
- Teacher of Record in the third and fourth semesters
- Teaching Certificate in Higher Education (TeaCHE) http://www.baylor.edu/graduate/currentstudents/index.php?id=98871