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Spanish Education

The Bachelor of Arts in Spanish Teacher Certification (P-12) prepares students to be Spanish teachers in secondary settings or in immersion schools. In addition to coursework and learning in Spanish, teacher education candidates will have the opportunity to engage in real-life practice and will enter the professional world of Education with both a strong theoretical background coupled with practical application. Our teacher education candidates complete the multi-faceted program as successful teachers who are competitive frontrunners for Spanish teaching positions. 

A minor is required with this major.


SPA 101  Spanish Language and Culture I 
SPA 102  Spanish Language and Culture II 
SPA 201  Intermediate Spanish I  3
SPA 202  Intermediate Spanish II  3
SPA 300 Grammar and Composition 
SPA 305  Conversation 
SPA 315  Introduction to Hispanic Literature 
SPA 404  Advanced Spanish Grammar 
SPA 499C  Senior Seminar 
Choose one Spanish literature elective  SPA 301, 302, 401, 402, 432, 440 
Choose one culture and civilization elective  SPA 304 or 306 
Choose an approved 300-400 level Spanish elective  SPA 304, 306, 309, 404 

Professional Education Requirements 

EDF 207  Foundations of Education 
EDF 211  Human Growth and Development 
EDF 311 Learning Theories, Assessment and Diversity *  3
EDSE 312  Educational Methods and Technology* 
EDSE 483  Classroom Org. and Mgt. for Secondary Teachers* 
EDSP 230  Education of Exceptional Children 
EDSE 416  Clinical Practice*  12 

For a complete list of major requirements and additional course information, visit the undergraduate catalog website. 

Placement Examinations

It is strongly recommended that students enrolling at Morehead State University take a placement examination in Spanish if they have studied the language previously and intend to continue their Spanish studies at MSU. The placement test is available at any time on the Web and takes no more than 30 minutes to complete; the score is sent automatically to the student immediately after taking the test and should be brought to the department chair. We will recommend placement on the basis of the score.

For questions, contact the department chair, Dr. Keith Terry at 606-783-2134 or via email at It is strongly recommended that Spanish be taken in the freshman year and without interruption.

Note: Those who begin in a more advanced class will have the opportunity to earn credit by examination for the classes they do not need to take. Please consult the department for details.

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