Graduate Catalog 2021-2022

Mexican American Studies Advanced Graduate Certificate Program (Non-degree)

College of Humanities and Social Sciences

The 18-credit hour Advanced Graduate certificate in Mexican American Studies is specifically designed for those with teacher licensure to prepare them to teach Mexican American Studies and who plan to teach dual enrolled courses both at the high school and community college levels. The Advanced Graduate Certificate in Mexican American Studies includes hybrid and online coursework and will provide graduate students with:

  • Knowledge of Mexican American experience in the United States
  • Cultural competency
  • Pedagogical student centered learning methods
  • Research and multimedia educational tools

The 18 hours required for the Advanced Graduate Certificate are necessary for teaching dual enrolled courses in Colorado high schools as well as teaching Mexican American Studies at the community college level.

Certificate Requirements — 18 Credits

Required Credits- 3 credits

MAS 680Pedagogy - Teaching Mexican American Studies

3

Elective Credits - 15 credits

Select 15 hours from the courses below from the Advanced Graduate Certificate.

MAS 510Studies in Mexican American History and Culture

3

MAS 520Chicana/o Civil Rights Movement

3

MAS 530Studies in Mexican American Literature

3

MAS 546Chicana/o Theory

3

MAS 560Narco Corrido and Mexican Folk Culture

3

MAS 630Globalization and Transnationalism

3

MAS 650Research Methods in Mexican American Studies

3

Note: No more than 6 graduate credits may be transferred into Graduate Certificate program.