Advanced Placement Spanish Literature (Graduate Certificate)

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The Graduate Certificate in Advanced Spanish Literature is a program designed for High School Teachers of Advanced Placement (AP) Spanish.

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About the Program

  • Complete in as few as 12 months
  • 12 graduate core credit hours
  • $589.43 per credit hour

This Program is composed of four existing courses in the Spanish MA program of the Department of Modern Languages, and its goal is to delve into the contents proper of the AP Spanish Literature courses. The Program may also serve to gain credits towards the completion of the MA in Spanish at the Department of Modern Languages. The courses are offered both in the classroom and online.

Students receive an official diploma from The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley upon the successful completion of the Program.


Required Courses Credit Hours
SPAN 6350: AP Peninsular Prose 3
SPAN 6351: AP Peninsular Poetry/Drama 3
SPAN 6352: Latin American Prose 3
SPAN 6353: Latin American Poetry and Drama 3
Total hours required for completion: 12

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The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley has specific deadline requirements that you must meet in order to enroll.


Fall Spring Summer I Summer II
Domestic April 15 October 1 March 1 N/A
International April 15 October 1 March 1 N/A

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Tuition and Financial Aid

UT Rio Grande Valley's 100% online programs offer affordable tuition, and financial aid is available for those who qualify.

Tuition Breakdown

  • $8,845.95 Total program cost
  • $589.73 Per credit hour
  • $1,254.29 Per 3-credit course

*Tuition and fee rates shown above are proposed rates for the 2015-2016 academic year. We estimate that tuition and fees will total no more than the rates shown above; however, rates are subject to change. Approved tuition and fee rates for UTRGV will be available prior to the fee payment deadline for August 2015 enrollment.

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Financial Aid

UTRGV is an equal opportunity institution in the administration of its financial aid programs. In keeping with this policy, financial aid is extended to students without regard to race, creed, sex, national origin, veteran status, religion, age or disability.

Additional Fees

  • Application Fee: $50
  • Graduation Fee: $32

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If you have questions about how to apply to UTRGV, call us at 956-665-3661 or 956-882-6552 or email

Admissions Criteria

Admission Requirements include evidence of academic achievement and potential for advanced study and research. Specific admission requirements are:

  • Personal interview (online)
  • Letter of recommendation from the student’s undergraduate faculty advisor
  • Satisfactory performance on the Spanish essay.
  • Satisfactory performance on the translation of a document from English to Spanish and from Spanish to English.
  • Online Application
    Submit your application and one-time $50 application fee online.
  • Official Transcript
    Submit transcripts from all colleges and/or universities.

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Program Contact

Program Director: Dr. Jose Martinez
Phone: (956) 665-5009
Office: Edinburg Campus, LABS 320