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Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures
Rutgers University
Armitage Hall, 311 N. 5th Street
Camden, NJ 08102
(856) 225-6136

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Spanish Program


“Bestow great attention on Spanish and endeavor to acquire an accurate knowledge of it. Our future connection with Spain and Spanish America will render that language a valuable acquisition.”

~Thomas Jefferson, 1787

MAT at Rutgers

Masters, at Rutgers-Camden, ranked  #7

Washington Monthly ranked Rutgers University—Camden as the “Best Bang for Your Buck” among all NJ colleges and universities, ranked our campus 18th among all higher education institutions in the U.S., and 7th among all M.A. granting colleges.

The Spanish Program at Rutgers Camden currently offers a Masters in Teaching Spanish (MAT) in two tracks:

Track 1. MAT for already Certified Teachers of Spanish (30 credits)
Track 2. MAT for students pursuing Teacher Certification (42 credits)

In addition, the Spanish Program at Rutgers-Camden offers both a Major and a Minor in Spanish. We provide students with a world-class competence in the language, literatures and cultures of the Spanish speaking world, which gives students a special preparedness for life in an increasingly globalized world. We offer a complete language program with course offerings that include elementary, intermediate and advanced levels and a comprehensive list of classes in Spanish and Latin American literature, culture and film. We also address professional needs with our Spanish for Health Professionals and Spanish for Business courses. Students majoring in Spanish can also minor in Latin American Studies.

Our curriculum reflects the strong scholarly interests and expertise of our faculty. The department has particular strengths in periods such as the Renaissance and Baroque, Modernism, and Contemporary Literature and Culture. The faculty practice such innovative critical approaches as Literature and the Pictorial Arts, Literature and the Environment and Narrating Urban Landscapes.

We strongly encourage students to study abroad. Students are advised to benefit from Rutger’s Summer Language Programs in Cuzco and Salamanca and our Semester/Annual Programs in Valencia.