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This archived information is dated to the 2008-09 academic year only and may no longer be current.

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Graduate Programs in Spanish

University requirements for the M.A. and Ph.D. degrees are discussed in the "Graduate Degrees" section of this bulletin.


The requirements for the coterminal M.A. are the same as those outlined below for the M.A. No course can count for both the B.A. and M.A. degrees. For University coterminal degree program rules and application forms, see


The Department of Spanish and Portuguese, in cooperation with the Stanford Teacher Education Program (STEP) of the School of Education, offers a special course of study for students interested in becoming teachers. By following this course of study in Spanish Language, Literatures, and Cultures and enrolling in the STEP Coterminal Teaching Program, students can, after 5 years, receive a B.A. in Spanish and Portuguese, an M.A. in Education, and a California Teaching Credential.

The Spanish Language, Literatures, and Cultures curriculum consists of approximately 56 quarter units in addition to demonstrated proficiency in the language, defined as listening, speaking, reading, and writing at a level equivalent to advanced on the ACTFL Oral Proficiency Interview. This course of study fulfills all the major requirements of the Department of Spanish and Portuguese and includes course work in linguistics and language diversity studies, the history of the Spanish-speaking world, and Spanish literature and cultures.

Students enrolled in the STEP Coterminal Teaching Program are also expected to complete a series of core courses during their undergraduate years. These include one course in developmental psychology; one course in cognitive psychology; one course in the social foundations of education; one course on the role of race, class, and ethnicity in American society; a structured internship experience in a community-based organization serving youth and/or their families; and a teaching practicum offered by the School of Education.

For more information about this option, call (650) 723-2110.

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