About Our Spanish School
Instituto Universitario Chac Mool (UCM) is a higher education institution fully accredited by the Mexican Ministry of Education (SEP). At UCM, we foster professional learning in a dynamic, interactive and supportive environment offering our students an opportunity to pursue unlimited horizons. At UCM we offer students a pleasant, low-anxiety atmosphere in which to study, and unique, personalized service and attention. We are dedicated to providing students positive and rewarding experience.
UCM began as a summer program in 1996 as an institute for doctors, lawyers, nurses, college students, high school students, bilingual teachers and administrators, businessmen & women, secretaries, fire fighters and entire families interested in an unforgettable immersion program for learning Spanish in Mexico. Due to the school’s success, in the year 2001 UCM began offering classes year round.
A staff of highly skilled, experienced and dedicated people helps ensure that UCM remains a quality institution where education is the main focus, and as a result of this vision and focus, UCM has evolved into a Higher Education Institution offering, in addition to our immersion programs, graduate, undergraduate and non graduate courses.
Our Mission is to provide a humanistic enrichment to our students thereby offering them a well-rounded development through:
- The acquisition of necessary knowledge to better understand diverse cultures of the world and promote positive changes with communities.
- Responsible and ethical conduct on both a personal and professional level.
Our Vision is to become a solid organization on a global scale with a humanist cosmo vision which promotes global dialogue, interaction and community building among our world’s cultures, helping us to have a better understanding of different cultures and people.
This is possible in UCM thanks to the integration of a flexible system of educational modalities that is distinguished by its academy excellence and high quality of customer service.
UCM is a private institution of Higher Education, fully accredited by the Ministry of Education in Mexico (SEP through the Secretary of Education at Morelos State to grant graduate and undergraduate courses.
Credits granted by UCM are transferable to institutions abroad. Nevertheless, we strongly suggest students whose home institution has no agreement with UCM, to make sure that credits are accepted by their schools before enrolling. UCM will grant one semester unit per every 16 contact hours. Students may choose a letter grade or a Pass/Fail scale. Approval of students’ home institution is required.
CREDITS THROUGH CALIFORNIA LUTHERAN UNIVERSITY
Starling in the summer 2006, Instituto Universitario Chac Mool has established an agreement with California Lutheran University to grant Professional Development Credit for Teachers and Continuing Education Units for professionals. This credit will be available to individuals whether they live in California or not.
One CPE unit will be granted for each week of instruction at UCM and two units CEU’s will be granted for each week of instruction.
UCM will issue a Transcript upon student’s request. Students must fill out a Transcript request form at the Registrar’s Office. Transcripts will be sent directly to student’s home institution by Priority Mail. Students must check with the Registrar’s Office regarding the Priority Mail fees. Transcripts are not given directly to students without the Registrar’s prior approval.