What will I study?
In support of the Division of Teacher Education' s mission to prepare Christian educators, the Spanish Education program provides preparation for teaching Spanish in both public and private schools. In addition to courses in Spanish language, literature and civilization, study abroad opportunities are available. The program requires 73 hours of Spanish language content, psychology and education including field experience in classroom teaching.
Program Learning Outcomes
The student will ...
-- Communicate in Spanish at the Advanced level according to the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL) proficiency guidelines.
-- Apply the linguistic elements and structures of the Spanish language.
-- Critique the products, practices and perspectives of Spanish cultures.
-- Articulate in Spanish a biblical perspective on cultural issues.
-- Create and implement well-written lesson plans for teaching Spanish.
What classes will I take?
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Third Year +
Fourth Year +
We currently have five times as many requests for foreign language teachers as we have graduates to fill the positions. We anticipate that the number of opportunities for graduates in this field will be increasing in the future as more schools add modern language departments. There is a wide open door of opportunity for you if you feel that the Lord is leading you in this direction.
Some of the career opportunities available to our foreign language education graduates include the following:
- Teaching (elementary school, secondary school, language school)
- Interpretation (oral) and Translation (written)
- Manufacturer's Representative (either at home or abroad)
- International: Airlines, Banking, Industry, Business, Journalism
- Government: State Department, Foreign Service, Department of Defense, Department of Agriculture
Students can network with a variety of employers through our online placement service, CareerCentral. A multitude of employment opportunities are posted annually. In addition, over 60 businesses and 150 Christian schools/mission boards/Christian organizations come on campus to recruit students in a variety of majors through on-campus interviews and job/ministry fairs. The Career Services office also helps students by holding seminars on resume preparation and interview techniques.
Career Services can help you prepare for job hunting and networking with employers.