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Gender Reading of Latin American Literature for Teachers 5-12 (In Spanish)

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This course will introduce students/teachers to literature, film, popular culture, and critical theory connected to issues of gender, sexual identity and diversity. Through close reading, class discussion, and critical lessons, students/teachers will be encouraged to thin and analyze their perspectives on gender and sexuality beyond those promoted by the dominant culture in the society. We will question the historical constructions of gender categories and the relation among them. Focusing on theoretical readings, research, popular culture and literature (in this case, Latin American Literature), we will interrogate the very roots of the terms of gender (masculine, woman, feminine, etc.) and sexual identity (heterosexual, transsexual, homosexual, etc.). In this class students/teachers will question the “common sense” ideas and what it is considered “natural” for gender and sexual identity. We also explore how technology, science and even the market have intervened with the construction of gender roles, rights and categories. This course is conducted in Spanish by a native speaker, Dr. Wanda Ocasio-Rivera.

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Educators Academy instructors are all native speakers with high credentials and excellent standards. Although our courses are usually organized on an eight week schedule, teachers may obtain an automatic extension catered to their needs within one year limit.  


Graduate Credits

  • Graduate Courses for degree completion, professional development, re-certification or salary advancement.

  • Courses taken for Colorado State University – Pueblo (CSU-Pueblo) earn graduate credits which can transfer to graduate degree program or count for the 12 credit option for professional licensure in Massachusetts.

  • Teachers will obtain 3 graduate credits and professional development points (67.5) upon completion of our graduate courses.


Professional Development Points for French and Spanish Teachers

Educators Academy is an approved Professional Development Provider by Massachusetts Department of Education for Secondary and Elementary (DESE).

  • Teachers can choose to take our graduate courses to obtain a certificate of completion for Professional Development Points only. MA DESE will convert a 3-credit graduate course into 67.5 PDPs  (1 semester hour = 22.5 PDPs)



  • 67.5 Professional Development Points - $399

  • 3 Fully Transferable Graduate credits / 67.5 PDPs - $649 

2024 Spring Semester Course Registration   

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** Withdrawals and Refund Policy **

A student is entitled to a refund of tuition according to the following schedule:

  • Withdrawals received by end of the first week of course                                          Full Refund*

  • Withdrawals received in the second week of the course                                           50% Refund

  • Withdrawals received after the second week of the course                                      No Refund

​* If a student downloaded more than 30% of the class material, a full refund cannot be made.

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