Spanish Major, Concentration in Spanish/Education

The Spanish Major with a Minor in Secondary Education is intended for those students seeking a K-12 Teaching Certification in Spanish.

This program has been configured to maximize the potential of the student in today’s professional climate, consolidate their study of the language, as well as to prepare the student for admittance into graduate programs.

Students who major in Spanish will develop fluency in listening, speaking, reading and writing skills and will study the culture, history and literature of Spain and the Americas.

Requirements for a Major in Spanish with Concentration in Spanish/Education

36 credits including:

Intermediate Spanish I
and Intermediate Spanish II 1,2
SP-321Advanced Spanish Composition I 33
SP-323Advanced Spanish Conversation Through Film3
or SP-390 Spanish for Native Speakers
SP-326Spanish for the Professions3
SP-331Spanish Civilization3
SP-332Cultures of Latin America3
or SP-333 Hispanic Presence in US
SP-355Effective Teaching of a Foreign Language3
Spanish Literature courses 412
Total Credits36

6 credits maximum: These courses may be waived by oral and/or written examination.


Students with advanced knowledge of Spanish should begin at 300-level.


Required of all students unless exempted by the Department of World Languages.


9 credits minimum.

Students must also complete the requirements established by the Education Department. The course of study which leads to teaching certification is in Secondary Education.

Students must also demonstrate competency in a second foreign language at the intermediate level. ("Intermediate level" means completion of 4 semesters of the same language, 101, 102, 210 and 211).

A minimum grade of C- is required for all courses in the Major in Spanish with Concentration in Spanish/Education.

Plan of Study Grid
Year One
Semester OneCredits
LASCFirst-Year Seminar (FYS) 3
EN-101 College Writing I 3
SP-210 Intermediate Spanish I 3
ED-149 Introduction to the Teaching Profession Middle/Secondary School 3
LASCLASC Elective (QR) 3
Semester Two
EN-102 College Writing II 3
LASCLASC Elective (CON) 3
SP-211 Intermediate Spanish II 3
ED-207 The Adolescent in Schools & Society 3
WLOther Language 101 Course (TLC) 3
Year Two
Semester Three
SP-321 Advanced Spanish Composition I 3
Advanced Spanish Conversation Through Film
or Spanish for Native Speakers
ED-251 Principles of Curriculum, Instruction, And Assessment in Middle and High School 3
LASCOther Language 210 Course (GP) 3
LASC LASC Elective (NSP) 4
Semester Four
SP-331 Spanish Civilization 3
ED-270 Diversity & Multicultural Ed 3
WLOther Language 210 Course 3
LASCLASC Elective (NSP) 3
SP-3xx+Upper Level Spanish Elective 3
Year Three
Semester Five
SP-326 Spanish for the Professions 3
Cultures of Latin America
or Hispanic Presence in US
ED-304 Best Practices for English Language Learners 3
WLOther language 211 Course 3
LASCLASC Elective (QR) 3
LASCLASC Elective (CA) 3
Semester Six
SP300/400 Literature Elective 3
SP300/400 Literature Elective 3
ED-351 Exceptionalities and Accommodating Diverse Learners in Secondary Schools 3
SELECTGeneral Elective 3
LASCLASC Elective (USW) 3
Year Four
Semester Seven
LASC/SP300 or 400 Level Literature Elective 3
SP-355 Effective Teaching of a Foreign Language 3
ED-353 Assessment, Adjustment to Practice, and Classroom Management in the Secondary School 3
ED-375 Prepracticum: Instruction, Classroom Management, and Family and Community Engagement in the Elementary School 3
ED-383 Prepracticum Experience in Secondary School 1
SELECTGeneral Elective 3
Semester Eight
ED-480 Practicum Tchg Secondary Sch 9
ED-424 Sem: Teaching Practicum 3
 Total Credits122

Students must take and pass the MTEL in their subject matter to be admitted into Stage 3.


Students are required to meet with their academic advisor to review their courses for the upcoming semester. A minimum of 120 credits is required for graduation.  First-year and transfer students with 45 or fewer credits at the time of admission shall complete two academic programs (a major/major or major/minor) to qualify for graduation.  For more information, please view the MajorPlus section of this catalog.