MASTER OF ARTS IN TEACHING SPANISH (M.A.T.)
Welcome to the Rutgers-Camden Master of Arts in Teaching Spanish program. Our program prepares students to meet the demands for language education driven by exciting demographic trends in our region, alongside the mandated requirements in New Jersey schools. Through our comprehensive curriculum and dedicated faculty, you will acquire the essential skills to become a successful and impactful Spanish teacher in K-12 schools and two-year colleges.
The Master of Arts in Teaching Spanish is intended for those interested in pursuing a career in K-12 education or teaching at the community college level. The program provides practical training in Spanish for teachers working in a bilingual setting. Our M.A.T. offers fluent Spanish speakers, hailing from diverse cultural and educational backgrounds, a comprehensive understanding of the methodologies and expectations commonly found in U.S. classrooms. Additionally, the M.A.T. is well-suited for Anglophone students aiming to enhance their fluency in Spanish. Graduates will combine advanced language abilities with intensive training in pedagogical methods and a keen sensibility to the special needs of their academic and cultural communities.
The program offers three tracks:
MAT for already Certified Teachers of Spanish (30 credits)
MAT for students pursuing Teacher Certification without 30 content credits in Spanish (45 credits)
MAT for students pursuing Teacher Certification with 30 undergraduate credits in Spanish (30 credits)
The distinctive combination of pedagogical training, linguistic competence, and cultural awareness sets our program apart from others offered in nearby institutions. This comprehensive approach, coupled with the program’s immersive Spanish-language instruction, equips our graduates to excel in diverse educational environments and make a positive impact as Spanish-language educators.
Master of Arts in Teaching (M.A.T.)
Tracks 1 and 3, 30 credits | Track 2, 45 credits
Full-time or part-time, hybrid (online and campus)
One year – two years (full-time)
MARKET ASSESSMENT AND ANALYSIS FOR BUS. AND SCI. (16:137:507)
Enhance your marketing strategies in a dynamic world by focusing on actionable plans, brand building, decision-making, target markets, marketing research, and the 4 P’s. Elevate analytical skills through team projects to enhance customer experience and develop an Experiential Brand Marketing Plan.
Real-world industry problems are explored using problem-based learning. MATLAB and C++ programs are employed for problem-solving. Students write reports and present findings, with examples spanning Monte Carlo methods, circadian rhythm analysis, atmospheric refraction correction, and Fourier synthesis.
This course offers an introduction to data visualization techniques. Students explore the data science pipeline, mastering the transformation and visualization of data. They create high-quality graphics and interactive tools for analysis using Python and popular data science packages. Mathematical techniques address common data challenges in various industries.
CRYPTOGRAPHY AND COMPUTER SECURITY
Secret-key cryptography, public-key cryptography, key agreement, secret sharing, digital signatures, message and user authentication, one-way functions, key management; attacks; practical applications to computer and communications security.
PRINCIPLES OF ACCOUNTING AND FINANCE FOR SCIENCE AND TECH. MANAGEMENT (16:137:530)
Gain practical, working knowledge of the tools and language of finance in general and as they pertain to the management of science and technology. Use financial statement analysis to apply accounting concepts to understand the performance of publicly traded companies.
PRINCIPLES OF COMMUNICATION AND LEADERSHIP (16:137:502)
Explore communication and leadership strategies in professional settings. Develop a professional plan through self-assessment and reflection. Learn about team dynamics and multidisciplinary collaboration. Apply course knowledge through experiential learning. Embrace growth by stepping out of your comfort zone.
Official transcripts showing a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA of 3.0 (an undergraduate B.A. in a foreign language is not mandatory for M.A.T. study) Learn more about transcripts
Letters of Recommendation
At least two letters of recommendation, preferably from academic references
Personal statement (maximum two pages) about academic interests and career goals
FALL PRIORITY DEADLINE: MAR 15
SPRING PRIORITY DEADLINE: OCT 15
To be considered for all funding opportunities, applicants should submit all application materials by the priority deadline listed.
THE MASTER OF ARTS IN TEACHING SPANISH PROGRAM IN ACTION
The Rutgers Board of Governors approved the new Department of Education and Teacher Preparation in the Graduate School–Camden. It will house the Master of Arts in Teaching program and oversee all current and future education and teacher preparation programs.
A TASTE FOR CULTURE
Ana Laguna, professor and MAT Spanish Faculty at Rutgers–Camden, taught A Taste for Culture. The program offered an immersive experience, exploring a nation’s identity through cuisine. Students dined at Zahav and traveled to Spain during spring break.
MAT-Spanish student, Helena Cabezas, advanced to the Fulbright U.S. Student Program semifinalist stage—a highly selective opportunity for outstanding college students to pursue scholarship abroad.
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