The program focuses on in-depth study of advanced pedagogical practices in teaching, best practices in curriculum development, and current research in the field of teaching and learning. In addition, students’ content knowledge in the language and cultur
- Salamanca, Spain
- Program Type:
- Study Abroad
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- Program Description:
- Dual Master’s Degree in Education at James Madison University (JMU), United States and University of Salamanca (USAL), Spain. The program leads to a Master in Education (M.Ed.) with a concentration in Spanish Language and Culture for Educators degree from JMU and a Salamanca Masters for Teachers of Spanish as a Foreign Language degree from USAL. This program is an 18-month commitment in which students spend one summer at JMU, one summer at USAL, and three additional academic semesters (fall, spring, fall) in online classes at the students’ home locations.
The program focuses on in-depth study of advanced pedagogical practices in teaching, best practices in curriculum development, and current research in the field of teaching and learning. In addition, students’ content knowledge in the language and culture of Spain will be studied through course offerings supported from the expertise of faculty from USAL. The program is delivered using both face-to-face and distance education models.
Students are required to complete a total of 36 continuous credits of graduate coursework, based on the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools’ Commission on Colleges, and receive the commensurate number of the European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System (ECTS) from USAL. The program has three primary focus areas: Spanish Linguistics, Pedagogical Foundings, and Spanish Culture.
- Setting Description:
- Students in the SLC graduate program will live in Harrisonburg during the first summer and in Salamanca for the second summer. Both cities are easy to navigate by foot and have excellent public transportation systems. SLC students are provided with resources to help them navigate both cities and to explore each cities’ treasures. Salamanca is part of the Spanish region known as “Castilla y León” (Castile and Leon). Salamanca is famous worldwide for its culture and for its student atmosphere. The University of Salamanca is said to be the third oldest university in Europe, founded in 1218. Tourism is probably the most outstanding industry of the city. Thanks to its historical heritage and to the charm of the city itself, Salamanca is considered one of the most beautiful Spanish cities. Salamanca is also where the purest Spanish (or "Castellano") is spoken, which makes the city a popular destination for students wanting to learn Spanish. As one of the most important university cities
- Tuition and Fees The total program cost, which consists of regular university tuition and a supplemental program fee, is $16,306 for Virginia residents and $16,806 for non-Virginia residents for the 18 months duration of the program.
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