Graduate Certificate in Spanish Heritage Language Education

An innovative online program emphasizing social justice and critical approaches to teaching Spanish

Carla Burns

Carla Burns

Passionate about teaching and learning

Dr. Carla Burns has worked in the field of education for almost two decades and she continues to be passionate about teaching and learning. Although her doctoral research focused on Latin American colonial and transatlantic studies with a concentration on religious women and their role in society, she has now returned to the classroom, as a student, to learn and explore the key issues in heritage language education and receive training in critical pedagogy and social justice to better serve her students.

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Emily Ashe Hogge

Emily Ashe Hogge

Interested in Spanish within the United States

Emily's research interests are in the fields of sociolinguistics, education and language policy. She is committed to reconceptualizing Spanish as a domestic language in the United States.

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Jackelyn Mendez

Jackelyn Mendez

Interested in how education and language interconnect with Latinxs in the US

Jackelyn is interested in how education and language policies in the United States identify and position Latinxs in public schools, and how that affects Latinx students’ self-esteem and linguistic (in)security. She is committed to speaking out about language policies and practices in public schools that negatively affect BIPOC/Latinx student populations.

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