BA in Modern and Classical Languages and Literatures - Spanish Specialization

General requirements for bachelor's degree: 124 minimum hours; overall GPA 2.500; major GPA 2.500.

Requirements for a Major: 33 credit hours beyond the SPAN 112 level
SPAN 220Intermediate Spanish Grammar and Composition3
SPAN 223Selected Spanish Readings 13
SPAN 300Intermediate Spanish Readings3
SPAN 325Intermediate Spanish Conversation3
MCLL 351Linguistics and Foreign Languages3
SPAN 505Spanish Phonetics3
SPAN 525Advanced Spanish Conversation3
SPAN 526Advanced Spanish Grammar and Composition3
SPAN 531Survey of Spanish Literature3
or SPAN 621 Survey of Contemporary Latin-American Literature
SPAN 626Spanish Civilization3
or SPAN 627 Latin-American Civilization
Select 3 additional credit hours of upper-division Spanish3
Total Credit Hours33
Select 13 credit hours of electives (to complete program of 124 credit hours) 213
Total Credit Hours13

 General Education


It is strongly recommended that students specializing in Spanish take courses in related fields such as other foreign languages, art history, English, history and philosophy.

CI 270Introduction to the Education Profession 33
Teacher Education
Core I - Fall Only
CESP 334Introduction to Diversity: Human Growth and Development2
CI 320Introduction to Diversity: Exceptionalities2
CI 321Introduction to Diversity: Cultural Issues2
CI 325Instructional Strategies, Assessment and Management: Middle/Secondary General Methods 31
CI 315Core I Practicum 31
Core II - Spring Only
CESP 433Learning Assessment and Evaluation Theory: Evidence-Based Instruction 43
CI 425EISAM: Middle/Secondary Level Content-Specific Methods I - English 32
CI 426ECore II Practicum - English/Language Arts 31
CI 427Philosophy, History and Ethics of Education3
Core III - Concurrent Enrollment - Fall Only
MCLL 411FPreteaching Internship PreK-6 31
MCLL 413FPreteaching Internship 6-12 31
MCLL 454FISAM: PreK-12 World Languages 33
CI 417Instructional Strategies, Assessment and Management: Literacy Strategies in the Content Areas 32
Core IV - Teaching Internship - Spring Only
MCLL 466Teaching Internship PreK-12 in World Languages 312
MCLL 455FTeaching Internship Seminar in World Languages 31
Licensure Exams
ACTFL Advisory Oral Proficiency Interview (OPI) - "Advanced Low" level or higher
Praxis Content Knowledge Test
Total Credit Hours40

 B- or better.


 If preferred, this class can be taken with Core III.

Official Program Transition Point Requirements:

  1. Admission into teacher education - completed application packet.
  2. Admission to teacher internship:
    1. Satisfactory accomplishment of content-area, standard-driven assessments,
    2. B- or better in all professional teacher education courses,
    3. 2.500 GPA (overall, and WSU), and
    4. Completed teacher intern application.
  3. Exit from teacher internship:
    1. B- or better in all professional courses,
    2. 2.500 GPA (overall and WSU),
    3. Successful completion of all degree requirements,
    4. Final university supervisor evaluation form.
  4. Degree completion:
    1. 2.500 GPA (overall and WSU), and
    2. Meets all degree requirements.
  5. Licensure recommendation:
    1. Passes common assessments,
    2. Passing score on Kansas Performance Teaching Portfolio,
    3. PLT passed,
    4. Praxis II content test(s) passed
    5. Licensure application, and
    6. ACTFL Advisory OPI passed.

Candidates completing this program are eligible to be certified to teach Spanish — grades PreK–12. 

Student Teachers

Students who plan to teach Spanish should consult with the department’s professor in charge of teacher education early in their career. In addition to the requirements for specialization, it is recommended that future teachers take courses beyond the general education requirements in other foreign languages, history, art history, English or philosophy. It is also recommended that future Spanish teachers spend at least a summer in a Spanish-speaking country before student teaching.

Native Speakers5

Native speakers are those who have completed a substantial amount of their education in a Spanish-speaking country. Native speakers of Spanish are normally not permitted to receive credit for 100- and 200-level courses, or SPAN 325. To complete a specialization the following are required:

SPAN 300Intermediate Spanish Readings3
Select one of the following:3
Linguistics and Foreign Languages
Advanced Spanish Grammar and Composition
Introduction to Romance Linguistics
Select 12 credit hours of upper-division work in Spanish12
Total Credit Hours18

These students are advised to consult with a Spanish professor before enrolling in Spanish courses.

High School Spanish

Students who have completed more than two units of high school Spanish should consult with an advisor in the Spanish department before enrolling in Spanish courses.