What You Will Learn
What Is The Spanish Education Degree?
The Bachelor of Arts in Spanish Education is housed within the College of Education
for teacher licensure in secondary education. The curriculum provides a foundation
of grammar and writing skills as well as editing and pedagogy techniques. Advanced
work through teaching internships are required for the program to achieve the licensure
requirements in grades K through 12.
What Will I Learn In This Program?
- Mastery of the conventions of standard written Spanish
- Effective communication and comprehension skills in the target language within a variety of cultural contexts
- Awareness of linguistics and understanding of language acquisition pedagogy
- Ability to understand and respond creatively, critically, and analytically to print and non-print texts in the target language
- Understanding of the role of Spanish in the global community and appreciation of cultural differences
- Ability to conduct research and use it effectively
- Ability to apply current instructional methods in teaching and assessing target language
skills at the secondary level
What Courses Will I Take?
The Academic Advising Center has created maps that are term-by-term sample course schedules based on the current Undergraduate Catalog. On each Degree Map, the milestones listed to the right of each term are designed to keep students on track to graduate in four years.
How May I Be Involved?
- Participate in cultural field experiences on campus as well as in local schools
- Work as Spanish lab tutors in the World Languages Lab
- Study abroad in Spanish-speaking countries
- Join Sigma Delta Pi, the World Languages Club, or LULAC
What Resources Are Available To Me?
- The American Association of Teachers of Spanish and Portuguese
- American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages
- Modern Language Association
- Arkansas Foreign Language Teachers Association
- International Association for Language Learning Technology
- National Association for Multicultural Education
- National Association for Bilingual Education
- Linguistic Society of America
- National Communication Association
- Rhetoric Society of America
Additional resources specifically for Tech students:
- Psi Omicron Chapter of Sigma Delta Pi
- World Languages Club
- League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC) Council 772.
- World Languages Lab (Dean 117)
Where Might I Find A Job After Graduating From This Program?
Positions within the Spanish Education field are primarily found within schools or educational programming. Students can think out of the box with this major as well through careers in multilingual writing and public programs or services. If you are confident in your ability to speak Spanish as well as English, you may also find work in a position requiring some translating.
While this program is primarily geared toward those who wish to teach at the junior
or senior high level, opportunities may also exist within the realms of public education
and private eaching to adults and/or children.
Where Can I Get More Information About The Spanish Education Degree?
For more information about the Spanish Education degree and requirements, see the program within the College of Education catalog or call the World Languages offices in Dean 116 at 479-964-0807.