Spanish Education K-12 (Licensure Only)

We will help prepare you to work in a globally connected world by teaching not only the Spanish language, but how to effectively communicate in another language and across cultures.

Why Choose Spanish Education K-12 (Licensure Only)?

The Licensure Only in Spanish Education (K-12) program is the right option for students who already hold a bachelor's degree and seek a career in teaching Spanish. This program provides students with the Spanish skills and the training and field experience to effectively educate students in Spanish as a second language. 

The Teaching Licensure program is designed to develop students' advanced proficiency speaking, reading, writing, and listening skills. Students in the program also explore the history, literature, culture, and even films of the Spanish-speaking world to gain meaningful context for the language. Students will explore the different cultures of the Hispanic world and develop a greater appreciation for diversity.

Program Requirements Baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university.

Overall minimum GPA of 2.7 (3.0 preferred) on 4.0 scale for all undergraduate work or

minimum 2.75 (3.0 preferred) on 4.0 scale in last 60 hours of study which may include

no more than 12 graduate hours.

Professional Education Courses: 36 Credits

EDUC 455, EDUC 467, READ 320 may not be taken until student is admitted to

Teacher Education.  EDUC 497 and EDUC 490 may not be taken until student is

admitted to Clinical Experience (Student Teaching) and are taken during the last and

final semester.  Choose section of EDUC 467 based on specialty area.

  • EDUC 211
  • EDUC 310
  • EDUC 330
  • EDUC 331
  • EDUC 455
  • EDUC 467
  • EDUC 497
  • EDUC 490
  • READ 320
  • SPED 320
Specialty Area Requirements: 45 Credits
  • SPAN 211
  • SPAN 212
  • SPAN 230
  • SPAN 240
  • SPAN 311
  • SPAN 312
  • SPAN 321
  • SPAN 322
  • SPAN 481
  • Any 300 or 400 level SPAN courses
Core Academic Skills for Educators Test Requirement

Core Required for students with less than 2.5 Undergraduate GPA.
Core Academic Skills for Educators: Reading (5712)-Score 156
Core Academic Skills for Educators: Writing (5722)-Score 162
Core Academic Skills for Educators: Mathematics (5732)-Score 150

PRAXIS II Requirement

PRAXIS II Test: 5195 Spanish: World Language-Score 168 Total Credit Hours: 81

UNC Language Exchange: In an effort to expand language offerings for our students,

the Department of Communication, Languages and Cultures maintains an active partnership with the UNC Language Exchange.  Through The Language Exchange students may choose from a number of available language courses from any of the participating universities in the UNC System.  For a list of offerings, click here.

What Will You Learn?

This program offers the knowledge and tools to become a Spanish teacher for K-12 students. Students learn about current national and state standards of foreign language instruction, up-to-date methods and best practices for classroom success, and effective communication of foreign language knowledge in the classroom. This major also provides field teaching experiences and coaching from an experienced Spanish teacher to apply theory to real-world practice.

What Will You Do?

The Licensure Only in Spanish Education (K-12) program offers a career pathway to the teaching of Spanish a second language in North Carolina, the nation, and the world.

  • Dr. Timothy Buckner
  • Dr. Jose Franco-Rodriguez
  • Dr. Lenora Hayes
  • Karen Andrews
  • Ray Thomas
  • Amy Justice
Part Time Faculty
  • Prof. Jose Cruz
  • Prof. Maria Lorenzo-Alonso