The B.A. program in Spanish Education prepares graduates to foster a love of Spanish language and Spanish and Latin American cultures in their students, through engaging curriculum and instruction that adapts to the needs of all learners.
Students get a double major from both the School of Education’s Department of Teaching and Leadership and the College of Arts and Sciences, developing Spanish language fluency while also covering a wide range of topics in literature, culture, film, linguistics, and more. This program meets the academic requirements for New York State initial teacher certification in Spanish (Grades 7-12).
Because you will be a student in two different schools within Syracuse University, you will receive advising support, career services, and one-on-one mentoring from both the School of Education and the College of Arts and Sciences. You’ll work closely with our faculty of nationally recognized scholars, language experts and linguists, and researchers in as you develop your professional identity and portfolio—including working with students with diverse cultures, diverse learning needs, and in diverse settings.
Graduates of this program have a strong foundational knowledge of Spanish language and Hispanic culture and an excellent preparation in inclusive pedagogy. Our graduates are in K-12 school, community, and other settings including:
As a student in the Spanish Education program, you will combine studies in Spanish, secondary language curriculum, education methods, classroom practicums, and academic requirements from the liberal arts core. You will choose courses to make up a major in Spanish Language, Literature, and Culture and liberal arts courses in collaboration with your advisors, allowing you to tailor them to your personal and professional interests. Sample courses in your program may include:
Your first semester will include liberal arts electives, writing, math, and a Spanish language course. More information on academic requirements available in the Syracuse University Course Catalog.