Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) Major in Spanish (Teacher Certification in Spanish, Early Childhood Through Grade Twelve)

Minimum required: 123 semester credit hours

Admission Requirement

  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 Bachelor of Arts degree (B.A.) requires three additional hours of English literature, three hours of math/science/logic/computer science courses, six hours of 2000-level modern language courses and a minor.
  3. Nine hours of writing intensive (WI) courses are required for graduation.
  4. Students must select a minor from the approved list of Undergraduate Minors.
  5. Students must complete a minimum of 36 advanced hours (3000 or 4000 level courses).
  6. 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:

  7. In addition to the major and minor requirements, students must also complete 21 hours of professional sequence courses under the College of Education. Students must maintain a 2.5 GPA in the teaching field. All coursework must be completed prior to EDST 4380 and EDST 4381.
  8. To satisfy graduation requirements for teacher certification, students must have at least a 2.75 Overall GPA. A GPA of at least 2.50 in all assigned courses in the professional sequence with no grade below a “C”.
  9. Students in the Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) degree with a major in Spanish must complete 24 advanced hours in Spanish and maintain a GPA of at least a 2.50 in all advanced Spanish course work to meet graduation requirements. Students should complete the following advanced Spanish courses: 
    SPAN 3307Advanced Composition for Spanish Heritage Speakers 13
    or SPAN 3308 Advanced Composition
    SPAN 3309Introduction to Hispanic Literature and Literary Analysis 23
    SPAN 3340Advanced Spanish Grammar and Stylistics3
    Select three 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 two 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
    Translation Practice and Theory
    Mexican Literature
    Women, Minorities and Marginal Groups in Medieval Spanish Literature
    Nature and Nation in Latin American Literature
    Total Hours24

Course Requirements 

First SemesterHoursSecond SemesterHours
COMM 1310 (Component Area Option Code 090/091)3ENG 1320 (Communication Component Code 010)3
ENG 1310 (Communication Component Code 010)3American History Component Code 0603
US 11001Minor3
POSI 2310 (Government/Political Science Component Code 070)3Mathematics Component Code 0203
SPAN 14104SPAN 14204
 14 16
First SemesterHoursSecond SemesterHours
PHIL 1305 or 1320 (Language, Philosophy, and Culture Component Code 040)3POSI 2320 (Government/Political Science Component Code 070)3
ENG Literature (Component Area Option Code 090/094)3SPAN 23203
Minor3Life and Physical Sciences Component Code 0303
SPAN 23103BA ENG Literature3
Life and Physical Sciences Component Code 0303Social and Behavioral Sciences Component Code 0803
American History Component Code 0603 
 18 15
First SemesterHoursSecond SemesterHours
ART 2313, DAN 2313, MU 2313, or TH 2313 (Creative Arts Component Code 050)3CI 43323
BA Computer Science, Logic, Mathematics or science3CI 33253
SPAN Advanced Electives9SPAN Advanced Electives9
 18 18
First SemesterHoursSecond SemesterHours
LING 43073EDST 43803
CI 43703EDST 43813
CI 43433 
RDG 33233 
SPAN Advanced Electives6 
 18 6
Total Hours: 123