Arizona State University
University Senate

Senate Motion #2018-39

Motion Introduced by: Curriculum and Academic Programs Committee, Caroline Harrison, Chair

Date of First Reading: March 26, 2018

Date of Second Reading: April 23, 2018

Title of Motion: Request from the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences – School of International Letters and Cultures (SILC) – for the establishment of a graduate certificate – Spanish Language Pedagogy

Action Requested: This curricular proposal has received all college, school, unit and university administrative approvals, and is being presented to the Senate for review and voting decision.   

Rationale: This new certificate helps ASU meet the local, regional, and national need to provide professional development to practicing teachers of Spanish in K12, community colleges, or at the university level. Teachers in Arizona who are interested in continuing their professional development in both Spanish Language Pedagogy and Spanish language proficiency can pursue this certificate. The certificate provides that training by allowing teachers to pursue graduate degree work in Spanish teaching methodologies, second language acquisition, heritage language pedagogy, computer-assisted language teaching, applied linguistics, and the teaching of literature and culture.

This certificate will benefit current master’s and PhD students who want to graduate with extensive academic preparation in the teaching of Spanish.

The primary audience for this certificate is practicing professionals in Spanish language teaching who have an undergraduate or graduate degree and seek to strengthen their educational background and expertise in language acquisition and teaching of Spanish.



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