Bachelor of Arts, Major in Spanish with Teaching Certification

Bachelor of Arts - Major in Spanish with Teaching Certification
Core Curriculum
Component Area I (Communication)6
Component Area II (Mathematics) 13
Component Area III (Life and Physical Science)8
Component Area IV (Language, Philosophy, and Culture)3
Component Area V (Creative Arts)3
Component Area VI (U.S. History)6
Component Area VII (Political Science/Government)6
Component Area VIII (Social and Behavioral Sciences)3
Component Area IX (Component Area Option)4
Degree Specific Requirements
Fine Arts Course3
HIST or GEOG (Related to major/with department approval)3
Major Core
SPAN 1411Elementary Spanish I4
SPAN 1412Elementary Spanish II4
SPAN 2311Intermediate Spanish I3
SPAN 2312Intermediate Spanish II3
SPAN (3000-4000 level courses)22
Education Courses
CISE 3384The Teaching Profession3
CISE 4364Mth Tch Secondary Schools3
CISE 4378Content Literacy3
CISE 4379Differentiated Pedagogy3
CISE 4380Respon Of Pro Educator3
CISE 4394Creatng Env For Lrng-Secondary3
CISE 4396Std Tch Secondary Classroom3
CISE 4397Std Tch Secondary Classroom3
Electives (with department approval) 9
Total Hours120

Note: Students should use elective and/or minor hours to satisfy the 42 advanced hour requirement. All students must complete at least 120 hours to graduate.

First Year
Component Area II13Component Area III4
Component Area IX3Component Area IX1
ENGL 130123ENGL 130223
HIST 130133HIST 130233
SPAN 14114SPAN 14124
 16 15
Second Year
Component Area III4Component Area V3
Component Area VIII3PHIL 3
Fine Arts course3POLS 230643
POLS 230543SPAN 23123
SPAN 23113 
 16 12
Third Year
Component Area IV3CISE 43783
CISE 33843CISE 43803
Electives 6Electives 3
SPAN Advanced Electives6HIST or GEOG 3
 SPAN Advanced Electives 6
 18 18
Fourth Year
CISE 43643CISE 43943
CISE 43793CISE 43963
SPAN Advanced Electives 10CISE 43973
 16 9
Total Hours: 120

Note: Students should use elective and/or minor hours to satisfy the 42 advanced hour requirement. All students must complete at least 120 hours to graduate.

The Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board (THECB) marketable skills initiative is part of the state’s 60x30TX plan and was designed to help students articulate their skills to employers.  Marketable skills are those skills valued by employers and/or graduate programs that can be applied in a variety of work or education settings and may include interpersonal, cognitive, and applied skill areas.

The BA in in Spanish with Teaching Certification is designed to provide graduates with the following marketable skills:

  • Assess best cultural and language practices, and competences to engage with others in professional, academic, and social contexts.
  • Engage in pluricultural identities, mediate among cultures, and navigate cultural differences.
  • Evaluate assumptions, concepts, language and culture to develop feasible solutions based on analysis and interpretation of results. 
  • Apply knowledge and skills to implement sophisticated, appropriate, and workable solutions to address complex problems using multilingual and multicultural perspectives.
  • Adapt and apply a deep understanding of multiple world views, experiences, and power structures while initiating meaningful cross-cultural interaction to address significant global questions.