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BA in Spanish Teaching
(60–88 hours minimum*, including licensure hours)



This is a limited-enrollment program requiring departmental admissions approval. Please see the college advisement center for information regarding requirements for admission to this major.

This major is designed to prepare students to teach in public schools. In order to graduate with this major, students are required to complete Utah State Office of Education licensing requirements. To view these requirements go to http://education.byu.edu/ess/licensing.html or contact Education Student Services, 120 MCKB, (801) 422-3426.

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  1. The Spanish and Portuguese Department requires a minimum of 18 hours of upper-division major credit to be taken in residence at BYU for this degree program. These hours may also go toward BYU's 30-hour residency requirement for graduation.
  2. Meet the foreign residency requirement.
  3. Grades below C- in professional education courses or content courses will not be accepted in the teaching major or teaching minor. Teacher candidates must have a cumulative 2.85 GPA in teaching major and teaching minor courses to qualify for student teaching.
  4. A teaching minor in another subject is strongly recommended. Teaching opportunities in public schools may be significantly reduced without a second teaching subject that a teaching minor provides.
  5. Complete the following prerequisite courses:
    Note 1: Students with foreign residence experience usually begin with Span 321.

    Note 2: Prerequisite courses may be waived for those having sufficient proficiency with the language.
  6. Complete the following:
    Note: Span 377 and 378 must be taken before student teaching.
  7. Complete 6 hours from the following courses:
  8. Complete the following:
    Note: The Senior Proficiency Evaluation is taken in connection with Span 491. Before applying to student teach, achieve a minimum OPI rating of advanced-low to obtain Utah state licensure and to graduate.
  9. Complete the Professional Education Component:
    • Complete the following:
        CPSE 402 : Educating Students with Disabilities in Secondary Classrooms. (2:2:0)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
        CPSE 402 : Educating Students with Disabilities in Secondary Classrooms. (2:2:0)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
        WHEN TAUGHT:Fall; Winter; Spring
        PREREQUISITE: Sc Ed 350 or concurrent enrollment; Sc Ed 276R or comparable major course; FBI fingerprint background clearance.
        DESCRIPTION: Issues, policies, and methods in teaching secondary students with disabilities in general education classrooms. Lab.

        Course Outcomes


        FLANG 276 : Exploration of Teaching Foreign Languages. (4:2:2)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
        FLANG 276 : Exploration of Teaching Foreign Languages. (4:2:2)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
        WHEN TAUGHT:Fall; Winter
        PREREQUISITE: FBI fingerprint and background clearance.
        DESCRIPTION: Field-based exposure to practices, demands, and issues associated with teaching foreign languages in public secondary schools.

        Course Outcomes


        SC ED 353 : Multicultural Education. (2:2:0)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
        SC ED 353 : Multicultural Education. (2:2:0)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
        WHEN TAUGHT:Fall; Winter; Spring; Summer
        PREREQUISITE: Sc Ed 350 or concurrent enrollment; Sc Ed 276R or Phy S 276 or Engl 276R or Bio 276 or SFL 276R or Hlth 276R or MthEd 276 or PETE 276R or TEE 276A or TEE 276B.
        DESCRIPTION: Designing and adapting instruction for diverse learners; collaborating with families, cultures, and communities in promoting and sustaining learning.

        Course Outcomes


        SC ED 375 : Adolescent Development and Classroom Management. (3:3:0)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
        SC ED 375 : Adolescent Development and Classroom Management. (3:3:0)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
        WHEN TAUGHT:Fall; Winter; Spring
        PREREQUISITE: Sc Ed 276R or Phy S 276 or Engl 276R or Bio 276 or SFL 276R or Hlth 276R or MthEd 276 or PETE 276R or TEE 276A or TEE 276B; or concurrent enrollment.
        DESCRIPTION: Analysis of education practice and the relationship between theories and research on development, classroom management, education and the practice of teaching. Focus on adolescent development and an introduction to classroom management.

        Course Outcomes


        Note: FBI fingerprint and background clearance must be completed before enrollment in FLang 276.

    • Complete 12 hours of one of the following:
        SPAN 476 : Secondary Spanish Student Teaching. (12:0:0)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
        SPAN 476 : Secondary Spanish Student Teaching. (12:0:0)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
        WHEN TAUGHT:Fall; Winter
        PREREQUISITE: Completion of all course work or departmental approval; requires a major GPA of 2.85; at least a C- in Span 377, 378, and 380.
        DESCRIPTION: Capstone, field-based, semester-long experience in teaching secondary students; demonstrating proficiency in all program standards. Seminar required.

        Course Outcomes


        SPAN 496 : Secondary Spanish Teaching Internship. (12:0:0)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
        SPAN 496 : Secondary Spanish Teaching Internship. (12:0:0)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
        WHEN TAUGHT:Fall; Winter
        PREREQUISITE: Completion of all course work or departmental approval; requires a major GPA of 2.85; at least a C- in Span 377, 378, and 380.
        DESCRIPTION: Capstone, field-based, year-long experience in teaching secondary students; demonstrating proficiency in all program standards. Seminar required.

        Course Outcomes


*Hours include courses that may fulfill university core requirements.



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