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Academics: Spanish Education Majors

Combine education with a Spanish major

Choose from three options for your Spanish teaching major - elementary, secondary, or K-12.

Elementary education major in Spanish
(31-32 hours)

1. Spanish 301 - Advanced Grammar, Composition, and Conversation I
2. Spanish 302 - Advanced Grammar, Composition, and Conversation II
3. Spanish 308 - Introduction to the Hispanic World I
4. Spanish 309 - Introduction to the Hispanic World ll
5. Spanish 340 - Spanish Phonology and Dialectology
6. Interdisciplinary 356 - Introduction to Elementary World-Languages Pedagogy
7. Advisor-approved semester abroad
8. Advisor-approved electives to reach a minimum of 31 hours

For more information about this program, contact one of the advisors, Professor M. Pyper or Professor M. Rodríguez.

Secondary education major in Spanish
(34-35 hours)

1. Spanish 301 - Advanced Grammar, Composition, and Conversation I
2. Spanish 302 - Advanced Grammar, Composition, and Conversation II
3. Spanish 308 - Introduction to the Hispanic World I
4. Spanish 309 - Introduction to the Hispanic World ll
5. Spanish 340 - Spanish Phonology and Dialectology
6. Interdisciplinary 357 - Introduction to Secondary World-Languages Pedagogy
7. Interdisciplinary 359 - Seminar in Secondary World-Languages Pedagogy
8. Advisor-approved semester abroad
9. Advisor-approved electives to reach a minimum of 34 hours

For more information about this program, contact the advisor, Professor D. Zandstra.

K-12 secondary education major in Spanish
(37-38 hours)

1. Spanish 301 - Advanced Grammar, Composition, and Conversation I
2. Spanish 302 - Advanced Grammar, Composition, and Conversation II
3. Spanish 308 - Introduction to the Hispanic World I
4. Spanish 309 - Introduction to the Hispanic World ll
5. Spanish 340 - Spanish Phonology and Dialectology
6. Interdisciplinary 356 - Introduction to Elementary World-Languages Pedagogy
7. Interdisciplinary 357 - Introduction to Secondary World-Languages Pedagogy
8. Interdisciplinary 359 - Seminar in Secondary World-Languages Pedagogy
9. Advisor-approved semester abroad
10. Advisor-approved electives to reach a minimum of 37 hours

Note: For a K-12 endorsement, the field experience for Education 302/303 must be in an elementary school.

For more information about this program, contact the advisor, Professor D. Zandstra.

For teaching resources, check out:

Christian Resources for the Spanish Classroom »
Kuyers Institute for Teaching and Learning »

Additional information for education students

  • You must also complete the oral proficiency exam and the grammar and composition exams before you can apply to student teach.
  • The semester of student teaching in secondary Spanish is only available in the spring (elementary education students with a major in Spanish may choose to student teach either in the spring or fall).

More information about Calvin's education program »