Spanish with Teacher Certification in Spanish (Preschool-Grade 12) (B.A.)

Students who wish to pursue P-12 teacher certification in Spanish must apply to and be admitted to the Teacher Education Program. Please visit the Teacher Education Program website for the required professional sequence of courses and other important Program requirements, guidelines, and procedures. Students also are strongly advised to review the Teacher Education Program Handbook. The Spanish methods course required for the Teacher Education Professional Sequence is SPAN 418.

120 credits of coursework is required for the baccalaureate degree with a minimum 3.0 overall GPA.  Major GPA requirements differ depending on field of study. Consult the Teacher Education Program Handbook for more information.

Program Requirements Overview

General Education Requirements36
World Languages and Cultures Requirements0-3
Major Requirements30-39
Teacher Education Program Requirements36
Free Electives18-6
Total Credits120

Major Requirements

These courses will be waived for students who place above this level.0-9
Spanish I
Spanish II
Spanish III
Required Courses
Language Elective
Complete one course from the following:3
Basic Spanish for Heritage Learners
Fundamentals of Spanish Grammar
Spanish Composition and Stylistics
Culture Elective
Complete one course from the following:3
Perspectives on Latin America
Image and Identity: Representation of Latin American Women in Film and Fiction
Spanish Language Review Through Literature, Culture and Film
Cultural Studies: Latin America and the Caribbean
Complete 8 courses from the list below. Only 2 LALS courses may be completed (counting required courses and electives).24
Total Credits30-39


LALS 201Perspectives on Latin America3
LALS 205Image and Identity: Representation of Latin American Women in Film and Fiction3
LALS 390Special Topics in Latin American and Latino Studies3
LALS 401Capstone Course in Latin American and Latino Studies3
SPAN 221Spanish for Business3
SPAN 332Negotiation Skills in Spanish3
SPAN 343Introduction to Spanish Phonetics3
SPAN 344Spanish Conversation3
SPAN 346Special Topics in the Spanish Language3
SPAN 347Spanish in the United States3
SPAN 348Introduction to Hispanic Linguistics3
SPAN 349Introduction to Hispanic Literary Studies3
SPAN 350Theory and Practice of Translation3
SPAN 351Fundamentals of Specialized Translation3
SPAN 361Voices of the Past and Present: Spain3
SPAN 363Voices of the Past and Present: Latin America3
SPAN 373Special Topics in Spanish and Latin American Literature3
SPAN 374Cultural Studies: Spain3
SPAN 375Spanish Study Abroad3
SPAN 376Cultural Studies: Latin America and the Caribbean3
SPAN 410Advanced Spanish Grammar3
SPAN 415Introduction to Computer-Assisted Translation3
SPAN 420Audiovisual Translation3
SPAN 421Special Topics in Teaching Spanish K-123
SPAN 429Audio Description3
SPAN 439Spanish Film and Fiction3
SPAN 441Contemporary Spanish Novel3
SPAN 442Spanish Poetry and Drama of the 19th Century3
SPAN 443Spanish Prose of the 19th Century3
SPAN 444Contemporary Spanish Theater3
SPAN 446The Latin American Essay and Crónica3
SPAN 447Short Stories and Cross-Cultural Processes in the Spanish-Speaking World3
SPAN 448Poetics of Resistance in Hispanic Poetry3
SPAN 449Negotiating Identity and Power in the Hispanic Novel3
SPAN 450Introduction to Interpreting3
SPAN 452Capstone Course in Translation3
SPAN 453Bilingual Prose Workshop: Fiction and Non-Fiction Writing3
SPAN 454Bilingual Poetry Workshop: Writing Poetry in the 21st Century3
SPAN 455Literary Translation: Crossing Borders in Poetry and Fiction3
SPAN 460El Quijote3
SPAN 466Scripts and Stages: Hispanic Theater and Performance3
SPAN 469The Drama of the Golden Age3
SPAN 470Senior Seminar3
SPAN 471Contemporary Trends in the Spanish-American Novel3
SPAN 472Puerto Rican Literature and Thought3
SPAN 473Sexual Subversion in Contemporary Hispanic Literature and Film3
SPAN 480Independent Study3

General Education Requirements

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A. New Student Seminar
Complete a 1 credit New Student Seminar1
C. Communication
1. Writing 3
2. Literature3
3. Communication3
D. Fine and Performing Arts
Complete a 3 credit Fine and Performing Arts course.3
F. Humanities
1. Great Works and Their Influences3
2. Philosophical and Religious Perspectives 3
G. Computer Science
Complete a 3 credit Computer Science course.3
H. Mathematics
Complete a 3 credit Mathematics course.3
I. Natural Science Laboratory
Complete a 4 credit Natural Science Laboratory course.4
J. Physical Education
Complete a 1 credit Physical Education course.1
K. Social Science
1. American and European History 3
2. Global Cultural Perspectives3
3. Social Science Perspectives 3
Students in P12 Subject Area Teaching programs complete EDFD 200 as part of the Teacher Education sequence.
L. Interdisciplinary Studies
Complete a 3 credit Interdisciplinary Studies course.3
Students in P12 Subject Area Teaching programs complete SASE 210 as part of the Teacher Education sequence.
Total Credits42

World Languages and Cultures Requirements

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World Languages
Based on language placement exam, complete one or two sequential courses in the same language. Requirement is automatically fulfilled by language major courses.3-6
World Cultures
Requirement may be fulfilled by course selected in General Education - Social Science: Global Cultural Perspectives. Requirement may also be fulfilled by major coursework. See list of courses.0-3
Total Credits3-9

Recommended Roadmap to Degree Completion

This four-year plan is provided as an outline for students to follow in order to complete their degree requirements within four years.  This plan is a recommendation and students should only use it in consultation with their academic advisor.

First Year
GENERAL EDUCATION: (A) New Student Seminar1GENERAL EDUCATION: (C2) Literature3
GENERAL EDUCATION: (C1) Writing3GENERAL EDUCATION: (D) Fine and Performing Arts3
GENERAL EDUCATION: (C3) Communication3GENERAL EDUCATION: (G) Computer Science3
GENERAL EDUCATION: (H) Mathematics3SPAN 145, LALS 201, or LALS 2053
EDFD 2003Free Elective3
SPAN 135, 241, or 2423 
 16 15
Second Year
GENERAL EDUCATION: (F1) Humanities – Great Works and Their Influences3GENERAL EDUCATION: (F2) Humanities – Philosophical and Religious Perspectives3
GENERAL EDUCATION: (J) Physical Education1GENERAL EDUCATION: (I) Natural Science Laboratory4
GENERAL EDUCATION: (K1) Social Science – American and European History3GENERAL EDUCATION: (K2) Social Science – Global Cultural Perspectives3
SASE 2103SPAN Elective course3
SPAN Elective course3SPAN Elective course3
SPAN Elective course3 
 16 16
Third Year
SPAN Elective course3SPAN Elective course3
SPAN Elective course3SPAN Elective course3
SPAN Elective course3SASE 3203
SPAN Elective course3SASE 3213
Free Elective3SASE 3223
 15 15
Fourth Year
SASE 4503SASE 4523
SASE 4513SASE 4539
SPAN 4183 
Free Elective3 
Free Elective3 
 15 12
Total Credits 120