The Spanish Education major builds skills including listening, speaking, reading, and writing. It also builds cultural awareness and historical knowledge for Spanish teachers at the secondary education level. Additionally, students will learn to prepare, implement, and assess learning based on knowledge of subject matter and objectives.

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Get Ready to Make a Difference as a Teacher

This program is for students who are passionate about sharing their love of the Spanish language and Hispanic cultures. In this major, students will be prepared to teach Spanish at the secondary education level (high school and junior high). Coursework in the major will help students to develop skills in speaking, listening, reading, writing, and cultural awareness. Students will also gain real-world experience in the classroom using best teaching practices.

Spanish education has helped me expand my understanding and view of the world. It has turned me into an effective teacher who can help students walk in shoes that they could not previously comprehend.

Miriam G.,
BYU-I Graduate

Career Path

Graduates with a degree in Spanish Education have a wide array of rewarding careers before them. Check out some of the top careers students get with this degree or explore more career options in I-Plan.

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Language Educator

The Spanish Education major meets the State of Idaho Teacher Certification requirements to teach Spanish in Idaho public secondary schools. With additional training, graduates can go on to teach in bilingual immersion programs or become school administrators.

Spanish Language Translator/Interpreter

Spanish interpreters and translators convert information from Spanish into English or vice versa. They work in a variety of settings, such as schools, hospitals, courtrooms, meeting rooms, and conference centers. They can work for translation companies, individual organizations, or private clients.

Tutoring Services

Spanish tutors help students build language proficiency outside of a traditional classroom. They work one-on-one with learners who may need extra assistance to be successful. They motivate learners and deliver personalized pedagogy to insure learner success.

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Getting started in this degree

Students will complete 33 credits of major-specific courses which can be found in the course catalog for this degree. To find out if Spanish Education is right for you, take the following class first:

  • ED200 - Teaching as a Profession (2)


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