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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.


Spanish Course Requirements (36 credit hrs.)

A minor is required with this major.
  • SPA 101 - Spanish Language and Culture I (3 credit hrs.)
  • SPA 102 - Spanish Language and Culture II (3 credit hrs.)
  • SPA 201 - Intermediate Spanish I (3 credit hrs.)
  • SPA 202 - Intermediate Spanish II (3 credit hrs.)
  • SPA 300 - Grammar and Composition (3 credit hrs.)
  • SPA 305 - Conversation (3 credit hrs.)
  • SPA 315 - Introduction to Hispanic Literature (3 credit hrs.)
  • SPA 404 - Advanced Spanish Grammar (3 credit hrs.)
  • SPA 499C - Senior Seminar (3 credit hrs.)
  • Choose one Spanish literature elective: SPA 301, 302, 401, 402, 432, 440 (3 credit hrs.)
  • Choose one culture and civilization elective: SPA 304 or 306 (3 credit hrs.)
  • Choose an approved 300-400 level Spanish elective: SPA 304, 306, 309, 404 (3 credit hrs.)

Professional Education Requirements (30 credit hrs.)

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


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

Placement Examinations

We strongly recommend that you take a placement examination in Spanish if you have studied the language previously and intend to continue your Spanish studies at MSU. The placement test is available online and takes no more than 30 minutes to complete [username: morehead user, password: eagles1 (ALL LOWER CASE)]. You will automatically receive your score immediately after completing the test and must bring the results to the department chair. We will recommend placement on the basis of this score. For more information, contact the department chair, Dr. Tom Williams at 606-783-9448 or It is strongly recommended that Spanish be taken 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.

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