This dual degree program with the College of Education's Department of Language, Literacy and Sociocultural Studies offer is intended to allow education professionals to enhance their secondary school teaching with Latin American topics in the humanities and social sciences.The program combines advanced professional development in education with advanced interdisciplinary study of Latin America and is designed to help students integrate the two fields through coordinated advisement and bridge courses.

The program requires 51 credit hours of course work for students who hold teaching certificates. It includes 21 credit hours of Language, Literacy and Sociocultural Studies courses with a concentration in social studies; 21 credit hours of Latin American Studies course work with at least 9 hours in each of the two areas of chosen concentration; and 9 credit hours of bridge courses that link Latin America and education.