Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) Major in Spanish (Secondary Education; Teacher Certification in Spanish, Early Childhood through Grade Twelve, with Double Major in B.A. Education)

Minimum Hours: 120 Semester Credit Hours

Admission Requirements

  1. All students pursuing teacher certification must apply and be accepted to the Office of Educator Preparation.

General Requirements

  1. The general education core curriculum courses are listed in the degree plan below along with the statewide component code number. See the General Education Core Curriculum section of this catalog for the Texas State requirements and options in the core curriculum, including Honors courses. 
  2. In addition to the general education core curriculum requirements, the In addition to the general education core curriculum requirements, the Bachelor of Arts degree (B.A.) requires three additional hours of English literature, three additional hours of math/science/logic/computer science courses, six hours of 2000-level modern language courses, and a minor. For this program, the additional literature course may be satisfied by selecting a sophomore literature course for the 040 component of the core curriculum and the second major in Education fulfills the minor requirement.
  3. Students must complete a minimum of 36 advanced hours (3000 or 4000 level courses).
  4. Nine hours of writing intensive (WI) courses are required for graduation, which can be completed by courses in the major, minor, or general education core curriculum.
  5. The major in Spanish requires 27 hours including 24 hours of advanced Spanish coursework and LING 4307. Students must earn a “C” or higher in all major course work and maintain a major GPA of at least 2.50. Course requirements include the following:
    SPAN 3307Advanced Composition for Spanish Heritage Speakers3
    or SPAN 3308 Advanced Composition
    SPAN 3309Introduction to Hispanic Literature and Literary Analysis3
    SPAN 3340Advanced Spanish Grammar and Stylistics3
    Select 3 of the following:9
    Literatures of Spain I
    Literatures of Spain II
    Latin American Literatures I
    Latin American Literatures II
    Spanish Civilization
    Latin American Civilization
    Select 2 of the following:6
    The Spanish Novel
    The Latin American Novel
    Gabriel Garcia Marquez
    Hispanic Film
    Hispanic Poetry
    Hispanic Drama
    Hispanic Literature of the Southwest
    Hispanic Nobel Prizes in Literature
    Mexican Literature
    Women, Minorities and Marginal Groups in Medieval Spanish Literature
    Nature and Nation in Latin American Literature
    LING 4307Foreign Language Acquisition3
    Total Hours27
  6. To satisfy graduation requirements for teacher certification, students must have at least a 2.75 Overall GPA and a GPA of at least 2.50 in all assigned courses in the professional sequence of the Education major with no grade below a “C”.
  7. This degree program is designed to prepare students for all-level teacher certification in Spanish and requires that students pursue a double major by declaring and completing requirements for the major in Spanish and the major in Education. The following courses are required for the major in Education:
    Educations Foundation
    CI 2310Education for Change3
    CI 3325Adolescents and Society3
    CI 4332Secondary Teaching: Curriculum and Technology3
    Teaching and Learning
    CI 3340Teaching for Linguistic Diversity3
    CI 4343Instructional Strategies for the Secondary Teacher3
    CI 4370Building Relationships in the Secondary Classroom3
    CI 4372Teaching in Communities3
    RDG 3323Teaching Literacies in the Content Areas3
    SPED 4344Educating Students with Mild Disabilities3
    Clinical Practice
    EDST 4380Student Teaching All-Level I3
    EDST 4381Student Teaching All-Level II3
  8. The Texas Education Agency (TEA) requires multiple background checks for progression through the Educator Preparation Program. Based on information recorded in your criminal history, you may be ineligible for issuance of a teaching certificate upon completion of the Educator Preparation Program. If you have a criminal history, you may obtain a Preliminary Criminal History Evaluation from TEA. For more information, go to:
  9. For transfer students, 6 semester credit hours in Curriculum and Instruction and Special Education may be transferred from a Texas public institution of higher education for the Associate of Arts in Teaching Field of Study and be applied to the Bachelor of Arts degree with a major in Education at Texas State University. More information about the Field of Study is available in the Academic Policies section of this catalog. The transferable Texas Common Course Number (TCCN) is listed below the Texas State University course number in the following course list:
    CI 2310Education for Change (CI ELNA)3
    TCCN: EDUC 1301
    SPED 4344Educating Students with Mild Disabilities (CI ELNA)3
    TCCN: EDUC 2301

 Course Requirements

First SemesterHoursSecond SemesterHours
ENG 1310 (Communication Component Code 010)3ENG 13203
Life and Physical Sciences Component Code 0303Mathematics Component Code 0203
POSI 2310 (Government/Political Science Component Code 070)3Creative Arts Component Code 0503
COMM 1310 (Component Area Option Code 090/091)3American History Component Code 0603
SPAN 14104SPAN 14204
US 11001 
 17 16
First SemesterHoursSecond SemesterHours
Life and Physical Sciences Component Code 0303POSI 2320 (Government/Political Science Component Code 070)3
ENG Literature (Language, Philosophy, and Culture Component Code 040)3ENG Literature (Component Area Option Code 090/094)3
American History Component Code 0603BA Computer Science, Logic, Mathematics, or Science3
Social and Behavioral Sciences Component Code 0803SPAN 23203
SPAN 23103CI 23103
 15 15
First SemesterHoursSecond SemesterHours
SPAN 3307 or 33083SPAN Advanced Electives9
SPAN 33093Block I:9
SPAN 33403 
Education Core:6 
 15 18
First SemesterHoursSecond SemesterHours
SPAN Advanced Electives6Clinical Practice: Student Teaching6
LING 43073
EDST 4380 (Clinical Practice: Student Teaching)
Block II:9 
 18 6
Total Hours: 120