Spanish (Bachelor of Science in Education, B.S.E.)

The Bachelor of Science in Education degree with a major in Spanish leads to certification to teach Spanish in the secondary schools. Students who pursue this program should consider teaching as their immediate career goal. 

General Studies
Students must complete General Studies courses42-47
Major Requirements
Select one of the following:6
Elementary Spanish I
and Elementary Spanish II
Accelerated Beginning Spanish
SPA 200Intermediate Spanish I3
SPA 201Intermediate Spanish II3
SPA 301Methods in Teaching Foreign Language3
SPA 302Grammar and Composition3
SPA 310Spanish Readings3
SPA 312Conversation3
SPA 322Introduction to Hispanic Civilization and Culture3
SPA 332Introduction to Hispanic Civilization and Culture II3
SPA 422The Literature of Spain3
SPA 432Selected Studies in Literature in Spanish3
SPA 452Advanced Conversation3
SPA 462Senior Thesis1
Select three credit hours from the following:3
Internship in Spanish
Interim Program in Spanish Studies Abroad: Oral Spanish
Topics in Spanish
Education Professional Sequence
Students must complete the Professional Sequence36

Majors may not take courses requiring SPA 211 Spanish for the Professional or SPA 201 Intermediate Spanish II as a prerequisite without first passing a departmentally approved proficiency exam.

Majors must first receive a passing score, as determined by the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education, on the Content Area Assessment in Spanish. 

Students completing a BSE in French or Spanish must demonstrate oral proficiency in the language of certification at the level of Advanced Low, according to the guidelines established by the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL). Students are responsible for scheduling and paying for an official Oral Proficiency Interview with Language Testing International. Students who are unable to attain the Advanced Low level of oral proficiency will not receive state certification.

Program Graduation Requirements 

  1. Earn a grade of C or higher in each major course numbered 100-299 and earn no more than 2 C's in major courses numbered 300 or higher.
  2. Earn an overall GPA of at least 2.75, a major GPA of 3.0 and a minimum 3.0 GPA in Education coursework.

University Graduation Requirements 

  1. Earn a minimum of 120 credit hours (100 level and higher, maximum of 6 CED credit hours applicable).
  2. Earn a minimum of 30 credit hours in upper-division courses.  Lower-division transfer courses accepted as meeting upper-division departmental course requirements cannot be used to fulfill this requirement.
  3. Earn 30 of the last 45 credit hours at MWSU in institutional coursework (exclusive of credit by examination).
  4. Participate in required departmental and campus wide assessments. 
  5. Fulfill the Missouri Constitution requirement.
  6. Successfully pass the Missouri Higher Education Civics Achievement exam.