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Spanish Education Certification (PK-12)

Become a Spanish Teacher 

With the United States on pace to become the largest Spanish-speaking country by 2050, the demand for bilingual professionals is higher than ever—particularly in the classroom. If you’re passionate about preparing the next generation to live and thrive in an increasingly multicultural world, then becoming a Spanish teacher can be a rewarding career.  

To achieve this, Rosemont students pursue a Bachelor of Arts in Spanish and complete designated Education courses to prepare you for Biology teaching certification for grades 7-12. Students must also fulfill all testing and GPA requirements of the Pennsylvania Department of Education. Your major advisor and the Director of Education, who serves as a second advisor, will ensure that all required coursework is completed prior to student teaching. 

Why Study Spanish Education at Rosemont? 

Our Education program has a 100% job placement rate. We give credit to our outstanding, committed faculty, who are all seasoned practitioners at local schools. They are genuinely invested in each student’s success, providing firsthand insight on how to not just land a job, but thrive as an educator at schools of all types. The Education department also offers networking opportunities, help with resume writing, and engagement in mock interviews with teachers and administrators who work at area schools. 

Master the language, be immersed in culture. Classes are conducted in Spanish, delving into the rich history, arts, literature and cultures of Spanish-speaking countries around the world. By the time you graduate, you’ll be competent and confident in holding conversations with fluent speakers, articulating your thoughts in writing, and reading a variety of texts.    

Thrive in a close-knit, supportive setting. Rosemont’s intentionally small class size allows our students to make deep connections to their peers and professors, helping you find your unique voice and expanding your worldview. Our intimate academic environment means that you’ll be an active participant in your learning: contributing to discussions, engaging with different viewpoints, and thinking critically about your own.    

Degree Requirements for a BA in Spanish + PK-12 Certification in Spanish

General Education Requirements (57-58 credits)

 In addition to meeting the course requirements for the Biology major and education certification, all students must also fulfill the General Education requirements for the Undergraduate College. Student may apply 9 credits from their major toward these requirements. 

Education Requirements (34.5 credits)

The following courses are required for certification at the Grade 7-12 span level in the Undergraduate College. The course requirements detailed below have been developed so that they meet the certification standards which the Pennsylvania Department of Education has promulgated. Students will be eligible for certification upon completion of this program and the fulfillment of the testing and GPA requirements stipulated by PDE.

Education Requirements

Required Courses Credits
EDU 0200: Development of Education in the U.S. 3
EDU 0201: Observation and Analysis of Teaching and Learning in the Contemporary Classroom 3
PSY 0200: Developmental Psychology 3
EDU 0427: Technology in the Curriculum 1.5
EDU 0385: Educational Assessment and Statistics 3
PSY 0330: Adolescent Psychology OR PSY 0361: Educational Psychology 3
EDU 0230: The School, the Family, and the Community 3
EDU 0220: Effective Teaching Strategies in PK12 Classrooms 3
EDU 0455: Student Teaching 12
Additional Requirements Credits
EDU 0280: Fundamentals of Special Education 3
EDU 0355: Principles and Practices of Working with English Language Learners 3
EDU 0380: Working with Disabled and Gifted Students in an Inclusion Program 3

Spanish Requirements

Required Courses Credits
SPA 0350: Spanish Civilization  3


Required Courses Credits
SPA 0351: Contemporary Spain 3
SPA 0355: Latin-American Civilization 3


Required Courses Credits
SPA 0490: Seminar in Civilization 3
SPA 0420: Modern Spanish Poetry 3


Required Courses Credits
SPA 0421: Spanish Theater of the Golden Age 3
SPA 0425: Development of the Spanish Novel as a Form 3
SPA 0446: Spanish-American Literature: Independence to Present 3


Required Courses Credits
SPA 0447: Contemporary Spanish American Prose 3
Required Supporting Courses Credits
LNG 320: Linguistics of Communication 3

Elective Credits

  • Five Spanish courses at the 300-level or 400-level (15 credits)
  • The remaining credit hours are electives and can consist of Spanish courses, but should not be limited to those particular disciplines. Electives credits make up the remaining hours such that students graduate with 120 credits.

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