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
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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.
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.
Getting Started in this degree
If you are interested in Spanish Education, start with one of the following major-specific courses
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