Master of Arts in Teaching, Spanish Certification in Grades PK-12

The Master of Arts in Teaching, secondary program is for individuals seeking initial teacher certification. The course of study is designed to prepare exceptionally qualified teachers who are responsive to the educational needs of diverse learners at the secondary level. Completion of this program and appropriate licensure exams lead to eligibility for Maryland State Department of Education (MSDE) certification.


Transcript Analysis

A transcript analysis determines the content area prerequisites you may be required to complete in addition to MAT program course work. While an analysis can be completed when application materials are received, prior completion of the analysis allows for a quicker admission decision. To request a transcript analysis, please email a copy of your unofficial transcript to

Students missing no more than three prerequisites courses may be admitted conditionally to the part-time program. These courses are taken outside of Loyola and must be completed by the end of the second semester

Students pursuing the full-time pathway should have all prerequisite courses completed prior to beginning the program.

Program Pathways

Degree Requirements

The Loyola MAT in secondary education requires 34 credit hours.

Core Courses (12 credits)
SE 761 Introduction to Special Education (3 credits)
TE 600 Foundations of Education* (3 credits)
TE 603 Learning Sciences (3 credits)
TE 670 Teacher Research and Inquiry (3 credits)
Required Reading Courses (6 credits)
RE 733 Teaching Reading in the Content Area I (3 credits)
RE 744  Teaching Reading in the Content Area II (3 credits) 
Pedagogy/ Practical Courses (16 credits)
TE 612 Secondary Methods of Teaching* (3 credits)
Elective One in Education or Liberal Studies programs (3 credits)
TE 609 Methods of Teaching Foreign Language (3 credits)
TE 641 Internship II Seminar (1 credit)
TE 648 Internship I  Spanish (1 credit)
TE 657 Internship II Spanish (5 credits)

*Includes a 20-hour field experience.

Mary Wittelsberger

"The Loyola MAT program has provided me with a solid foundation to be a true social justice educator. I learned education lies in culturally relevant pedagogy, constantly improving your methods of instruction, and cura personalis. I’ve had wonderful professors who challenged me and my way of thinking, and who gave me the tools and knowledge I need to be an effective Spanish teacher and advocate/activator for my students. I am very grateful to have been a part of this program!"

Mary Wittelsberger
MAT Secondary World Languages, ’19
Spanish Teacher and Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Efforts Coordinator, Mount Saint Joseph High School