Advance Your Spanish Proficiency and Your Career

More than 500 million people speak Spanish worldwide. The U.S. has the second largest population of Spanish speakers globally. Your ability to understand Spanish can help you make a difference in the field of education. And with an M.S. in Spanish Language Education from Nova Southeastern University you’ll qualify for higher roles, salary increases, and doctoral programs.

NSU’s master’s degree in Spanish language education will challenge you to expand your mastery of the language while studying innovative teaching methodologies, culture, literature, and linguistics. This program is conducted entirely in Spanish, so you must be proficient in the language to succeed. You’ll learn how to teach K-12 learners at all levels, including heritage speakers and those learning Spanish as a second language. NSU graduates enjoy amazing careers as elementary or high school lead language teachers, college Spanish language professors, and linguists for the military, law enforcement or federal agencies.

Who Should Apply

  • Practicing Spanish language teachers who wish to obtain a graduate degree and increase their expertise in the field
  • Individuals with any bachelor's degree, but with a knowledge of Spanish to help them improve their Spanish while they learn how to teach the language

Quick Facts


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NSU’s M.S. in Spanish Language Education program is 36 total credits to complete.

Delivery Options

Coursework for the Master of Science in Spanish Language Education program is conducted entirely online, allowing you to earn your degree without work disruption or long commutes.

Application Deadlines

Applications for admission are accepted online and on a rolling basis for all graduate programs throughout the calendar year.

Earning Potential

High School Teachers

$62,870 Median Salary Per Year


$52,330 Median Salary Per Year

Postsecondary Teachers

$80,560 Median Salary Per Year

Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, 2020

M.S. in Education - Spanish Language Education

Program Requirements (36 Credits)
CUR 526
Educational Research for Practitioners (CUR 526 / Credits: 3 )
LANG 530
Advanced Spanish Grammar (LANG 530 / Credits: 3 )
LANG 531
Advanced Spanish Composition (LANG 531 / Credits: 3 )
LANG 545
Peoples and Cultures of Spain (LANG 545 / Credits: 3 )
LANG 550
Spanish Linguistics for Teachers (LANG 550 / Credits: 3 )
LANG 551
Teaching Spanish to Heritage Speakers (LANG 551 / Credits: 3 )
LANG 556
Peoples and Cultures of Latin America (LANG 556 / Credits: 3 )
LANG 561
Representative Spanish Authors II (LANG 561 / Credits: 3 )
LANG 576
Readings in Content Area Spanish (LANG 576 / Credits: 3 )
LANG 581
Foreign Language Methods (LANG 581 / Credits: 3 )
LANG 560*
Representative Spanish Authors (LANG 560* / Credits: 3 )
LANG 575*
Spanish Children's Literature (LANG 575* / Credits: 3 )
LANG 699
Applied Professional Experience in Spanish Language Education (LANG 699 / Credits: 3 )
The applied professional experience is the capstone in the completion of this program. Conducted in an appropriate educational setting, candidates will maintain reflective journals and create files of samples of their students' work and the assessment instruments used to demonstrate achievement of the state professional and content standards. All applied professional experiences are accompanied by a portfolio detailing the rationale, process, and evaluation of the project. This course is one of the many practical applications included in the program.

Admission Requirements

Have the following items ready to submit with your online application:

  • $50 application fee
  • Transcripts from all schools attended

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