Graduate Certificate in Spanish Heritage Language Education

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

Kelly Rodas Hernández

Kelly Rodas Hernández

Kelly Rodas Hernández is working towards an MA in Foreign Languages with a concentration in Spanish Bilingual and Multicultural Education. She was attracted to this program due to her undergraduate Spanish courses relating to Immigration, Latin American Literature, and Spanish for Heritage Speakers. 

Her favorite part of her program is that it provides opportunities for professional development. She has had the pleasure of working with Mason undergraduate students and helping them in their journeys to learning Spanish. She hopes to continue pursuing knowledge and understanding, and eventually become an educator in Virginia.

Some advice for future students: Believe in your ability to achieve and overcome any hardships. Also, be willing to make the best of any situation that comes your way with a positive attitude!