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SNHU Graduate Certificate

 Southern New Hampshire University - SNHU

Graduate Certificate of Professional Studies

This Online Graduate Certificate of Professional Studies (GCPS) is designed for World Language Educators and Administrators seeking additional training in World Language Methodology & Pedagogy or Hispanic Studies & Education

As part of these specialized courses, educators will:
  • Create specific learning targets that align with language and cultural curricular plans
  • Increase abilities to differentiate the use of instructional technology based on individual student needs to support specialized courses of study
  • Demonstrate the ability to design and use assessment to best reach curricular outcomes of world language or Hispanic studies
  • Develop a better understanding of one’s own leadership and one’s understandings of professional relationships to develop a further understanding of educational leadership and change
  • Implement instructional strategies for World Language Education that appropriately build upon individuals’ prior learning, experiences, abilities, and strengths
Admissions Requirements:

Students applying for the Graduate Certificate of Professional Studies must have a bachelor's degree from an accredited institution.

Applicants who want to be considered for the Southern New Hampshire University (SNHU) Graduate Certificate of Professional Studies must submit an online pre-qualification application to Idioma Education. Once approved, applicants will receive a letter of recommendation and access to the Southern New Hampshire University online Application for Admission.

Idioma Education Pre-qualification Application for the Hispanic Studies and Education track includes:
  1. Spanish language writing sample (2 pages): Goal statement (what you have done, are doing, and what you would like to do in the future use a variety of verb tenses and sentence structures)
  2. Speaking sample (2 minutes): Teaching experience (work experience, travel, and professional development)
  3. Bachelor's Degree in Spanish or related field of Education
  4. Minimum of two years teaching experience preferred
​Idioma Education Pre-qualification Application for the World Language Methodology & Pedagogy track includes:
  1. Personal Statement (2 pages): Why does this program interest you and what do you hope to gain from it?
  2. Professional Statement (1 page): Teaching experience (work experience, travel, and professional development)
  3. Bachelor's Degree in Spanish or related field of Education
  4. Minimum of two years teaching experience preferred
Southern New Hampshire University (SNHU) Application for Admission requirements:
  1. A completed Application for Admissions
  2. All official transcripts
  3. Copy of teaching license or letter from Administrator/Supervisor
  4. One letter of recommendation describing the individual's experience and potential contribution to the program.
  5. Idioma Letter of Recommendation
  6. Application fee

Program Requirements: The Graduate Certificate of Professional Studies requires 15 credit hours at the graduate level. Students must complete the five courses (15 credit hours) with a minimum grade point average of 3.0 to earn the certificate. In order to remain a certificate student, the student must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.00.

Tuition: Tuition rates are $1500 per course, which includes full access to Southern New Hampshire University (SNHU) student resources. Tuition assistance and flexible payment options available upon request through Idioma Education & Consulting.

Required Coursework: Students need to take one Idioma course from the following five approved SNHU OFFICIAL TRANSCRIPT TITLES COURSE TITLES.

EDGR 610 – Dimensions of Curriculum & Management
  • The 5 C’s and 3 Communication Models of Language Learning: Second Language Acquisition and Pedagogy
  • Spiral it Up: Mapping Out the AP Curriculum in the World Language Classroom
  • **Masterpieces of the Hispanic Short Story: Teaching Prose in the Spanish Classroom
EDGR 620 – Dimensions of Teaching & Technology Applications
  • Using Digital Tools to Transform Student Learning in the World Language Classroom
EDGR 630 – Dimensions of Assessment & Evaluation
  • Assessing Students in the World Language Classroom: Using Integrated Performance Assessment to Develop Student Proficiency
  • **Masterpieces of Hispanic Poetry: Teaching Literature in the Pre-AP & AP Spanish Classroom
EDGR 640 – Dimensions of Leadership & Organization
  • Leading the Charge Designing & Sustaining Standard-based World Language Programs
EDGR 650 – Dimensions of Learning & Development
  • Cultural Integration in the World Language Classroom: The Role of Intercultural Communicative Competence in 21st Century Language Learning
  • Teaching World Languages Through the Lens of Social Justice
  • **Spanish Writing Workshop

Program, tuition and course details subject to change.

**conducted in Spanish and apply to the Hispanic Studies and Education Track

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