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Mexican American Studies - Social Studies Secondary Teaching, B.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
Greeley, CO, United States
Explore Mexican American culture and history while gaining knowledge and skills you can apply to diverse careers in the Mexican American Studies - Social Studies Secondary Teaching program from University of Northern Colorado.
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Overview

Gain a deeper understanding of the historical development and cultural experience of the fastest growing population in the United States: Mexican Americans. Emphasizing community engagement and culturally-based education, the Mexican American Studies - Social Studies Secondary Teaching program from University of Northern Colorado offers extensive opportunities to learn by doing, such as:

  • Teaching Mexican American culture as part of an after-school arts program at Dos Rios Elementary School.
  • Taking part in faculty-sponsored and scholarly-based cultural events such as the celebration of Día de los Muertos and the Chicana/o Festival de Artes.
  • Conducting interviews with former Mexican farm laborers still living in the area as part of the Colorado Bracero Project.
  • Gaining hands-on experience via numerous internship opportunities at local businesses, agencies, schools and hospitals.

Small classes are guided by top faculty who are native speakers of the Spanish language, many of whom have experience living in bilingual and bicultural homes. There’s also our vibrant Mexican American Studies Club that allows you to converse with students in the same major and celebrate the culture.

Prepare to teach social studies to culturally diverse students at the middle and secondary levels. With an interdisciplinary focus that includes contributions and perspectives of people of Mexican American origin, the Secondary Teaching emphasis offers valuable student teaching and field experiences through the UNC partner school program.

Your Future in Mexican American Studies

According to the Pew Research Center, the Latino population, already the nation’s largest minority group, will triple in size and will account for most of the nation’s population growth from 2005 through 2050. Much of this population will originate from our closest neighbor, Mexico. With a rich understanding of Mexican culture, you’ll be well positioned to help shape the political, economic and educational future of the United States.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    120 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • Mexican American Politics and Leadership
  • Global Population and Human Needs
  • Dynamics of Racism
  • Masterpieces in Chicano/a Literature
  • Education of the Mexican American Student
  • Human Services Helping Skills

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    72

    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120.

  • Minimum required score:

    6

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 2.5

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 2.5 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

General Requirements

  • The $60 non-refundable application fee can be paid using a VISA, MasterCard or Discover card.
  • Official high school transcripts and graduation certificates
  • Undergraduate applicants are expected to meet a 2.5 GPA equivalent
  • Please provide a clear, high resolution photocopy of the bio-page (photo-page) of your passport

Tuition Fee

  • International

    18996 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 9498 USD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    18996 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 9498 USD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
  • In-State

    9552 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 4776 USD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Greeley

  • 950 - 1350 USD/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

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