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M.A.T. Spanish (P-12) Education

What background do I need?

This concentration is for candidates who already hold a bachelor’s degree in Spanish.

Please note that during the program, you will be required to complete field experiences including student teaching/internship. All field experience requirements for any MAT program must be completed in the state of Georgia. Some concentrations require practicum placements prior to student teaching or internship semester. Field experiences for the MAT Concentration in Spanish, including student teaching, will take place within a 70 mile radius of the Georgia Southern University Statesboro campus. Read about the program standards to see what you will learn while in our program.

What certification will I be eligible for upon completion of this concentration?

Upon successful completion of all program requirements and passing the appropriate GACE exam, you will be eligible for Georgia T-5 Spanish Education Certification  (grades P-12). The program is an NCATE accredited, Georgia Professional Standards Commission approved program that is recognized through reciprocity in many other states in the U.S.


Program Director
Dr. Marcela Ruiz-Funes
Phone: 912-478-0113

Last updated: 6/18/2021