Spanish Education Degree

The Department of Foreign Languages offers certification in Spanish (Grades EC-12). Certification in Spanish offers a working knowledge of the Spanish language and serves as an important means of expanding communication among peoples and transcends cultural barriers. The state standards are incorporated into the required curriculum. Students are introduced to a wide range of courses which include elementary, intermediate, and advanced Spanish. Spanish communication, linguistics, literature, cultural diversity and grammar are also required. The study of Spanish provides an excellent background for students seeking teacher certification.

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Dr. Rosario Hall-Assistant Professor of Foreign Languages

Dr. Rosario Hall

Associate Professor of Foreign Languages, Head of Foreign Languages Department 325-670-1309

Majors

  • Spanish EC-12 (B.A.)

Minors

Why Study Spanish Education at HSU?

Spanish Professor Suarez teaching class with overhead projector

Haggerton Language Lab

The Department of Foreign Languages is equipped with a Language Laboratory, where students have access to different online platforms to practice Spanish at their own pace.

International students at HSU with flags from their countries.

Culture-based Learning

The program's curriculum exerts a culture-based communicative approach that fosters the acquiring of a second language through an array of activities that promote language acquisition and cultural competency.

Excellent Preparation

More than 95% of HSU's teacher candidates pass the TExES exams on their first try.

Program Details

Spanish EC-12 BA

Core Distinctive (16)

FYSM 1300 First-Year Seminar: Gateway………………………….. 3

COMM 1301 Introduction to Communication…………………… 3

FSSC 1170 Wellness for Life…………………………………………… 1

HIST 1300 Making History: The Human Experience in America… 3

RELI 2345 The Religious and Philosophical Life………………….. 3

ENGL 3300 Writing as Discovery…………………………………….. 3

Writing (3)

ENGL 1301 or ENGL 1302……………………………………………… 3

Literature (3)

ENGL 230X World, English, or American Lit………………………. 3

Fine Arts (3)

Fine Arts – from Art, Music, Theatre…………………………………… 3

Christian Studies (3)

BIBL 1301 or BIBL 1302…………………………………………………. 3

Fitness & Sport Sciences (2)

FSSC Activity course – See Major……………………………………….. 2

Math (3)

MATH 1301 or higher………………………………………………………… 3

Natural & Physical Sciences (7)

BIOL or ENVS…………………………………………………………………… 3

PHYS, GEOL, CHEM, or PHSC………………………………………………. 3

Science Lab……………………………………………………………………… 1

Social & Behavioral Sciences (6)

Must be from outside the major & minor

POLS 1302 American Government………………………………………… 3

PSYC 3333 Educational Psychology……………………………………….. 3

Total Core (46 credits)

Spanish  (42 credits)

SPAN 1301 Elementary Spanish I…………………………………………. 3

SPAN 1302 Elementary Spanish II………………………………………… 3

SPAN 2301 Intermediate Spanish I………………………………………. 3

SPAN 2302 Intermediate Spanish II……………………………………… 3

SPAN 3311 Spanish Communication…………………………………….. 3

SPAN 4302 Advanced Spanish Communication………………………. 3

SPAN 4311 Upper level Spanish Grammar…………………………….. 3

SPAN 4312 Spanish Linguistics……………………………………………. 3

SPAN 3320 Intro to Hispanic Literature………………………………… 3

SPAN 4320 Hispanic Literature……………………………………………. 3

SPAN 4337 Capstone Course………………………………………………. 3

SPAN 4140 Upper level Skills………………………………………………. 1

SPAN 4240 Sem. Pedagogy and Context. Reading…………………… 2

SOCI 4353 Race, Class, Gender……………………………………………. 3

SOCI 3303 Cultural Diversity………………………………………………. 3

Education (24 Credits)

READ 3362 Read Instruction for Adolescent Students……………… 3

EDUC 3334 Child/Adolescent Development………………………….. 3

EDUC 3338 The Learning Environment…………………………………. 3

EDUC 4340 Current Issues in Special Educ…………………………….. 3

EDUC 4371 Org/Management for Teach in Sec Class………………. 3

EDUC 4379 Capstone Course: The Professional Teacher………….. 3

EDUC 4622 Student Teaching …………………………………………….. 6

Technology Competency & Electives (12 credits)

EDUC 1306 Technology in Education……………………………………. 3

Electives…………………………………………………………………………. 9

Total 124

Candidates for our Teacher Preparation Programs must meet certain requirements outlined in our Admission Requirements document.

Students who complete this degree will be eligible to take the Texas certification test for the certification of Languages Other Than English – Spanish EC-12. This certification leads to Spanish language teaching positions in Early Childhood thru Grade 12.

The State Board for Educator Certification (SBEC) and Texas Education Agency (TEA) Office of Accountability has awarded Hardin-Simmons University Teacher Education Program a rating of “Accredited” under the Accountability System for Educator Preparation authorized by Texas Education Code 21.045 every year since the rating of teacher preparation entities has been awarded. Educator preparation programs are held accountable for the performance of their graduates on the state credentialing examinations required for certification. Programs must achieve a minimum pass rate on the tests by disaggregated subgroups (All, Male, Female, White, Hispanic, African American, Other) to receive a rating of “Accredited.”

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