The Spanish Teaching major is a program developed for students who are interested in Spanish and would like to pursue a teaching career. The major requires a total of 33 credit hours of courses in Spanish Literature and/or culture in addition to others in Teaching Methodology and Linguistics.
A 3-credit hour Teaching Practicum is also part of the program. The practicum gives students the opportunity to help in a Spanish Language class as assistants. Students pursuing a Spanish Teaching Major are required to prove advanced proficiency in the ACTFL scale. An Oral Proficiency Interview is administered by the department in the last phase of the program.
In order to get a Utah License, teaching majors will need to be admitted to the Secondary Education Licensure Program in the Department of Teaching and Learning. Application to this program must be approved by the Department's teaching major advisor.
Students are required to declare their major with the Academic Advisor, Lisa Hutton, at least two semesters before their expected graduation date.
A downloadable PDF of the Spanish Requirement sheets: