Undergraduate Program

While The City College does not offer a Bachelor's Degree in Secondary Spanish Education, undergraduate Spanish majors may complete the coursework for New York State initial certification to teach Spanish at the adolescent level (grades 7-12). This program seeks to provide secondary school teacher candidates with the expertise in the teaching of Spanish language, literature, and culture to non-native learners as well as to heritage learners. While preparing for certification, candidates will learn to develop academically, linguistically, and culturally enriching Spanish language education programs and to implement the necessary teaching practices related to these programs.

Students preparing to teach Spanish in the middle and secondary schools must complete the following courses in Education:

EDUC 20500 Adolescent Learning and Development (15 hours of fieldwork)  3 credits
EDCE 22200   The School in American Society: Bilingual Education in the Urban School (30 hours of fieldwork)   3 credits 
SPED 32000   Introduction to Inclusive Education (15 hours of fieldwork)   3 credits  
EDSE 41300 Teaching Writing and Reading in Spanish in Secondary Schools (15 hours of fieldwork) 3 credits
EDSE 44500 Methods of Teaching in the Secondary Schools – Spanish (30 hours of fieldwork)   4 credits
EDSE 45105   Curriculum Development in Secondary School Spanish (30 hours of fieldwork)   4 credits  
EDUC 41900 Workshop on Child Abuse Identification, Violence Prevention, Dignity for All Students (DASA), and Other Professional Topics  0 credits
EDSE 46300 Student Teaching in Middle and Secondary Schools       4 credits
EDSE 46301 Seminar on Student Teaching in Secondary Schools 2 credits
    TOTAL: 26 credits

In addition, students must complete the following courses in Spanish. A GPA of 3.0 in Spanish is required to declare Secondary Spanish Education as a second concentration.                       

SPAN 32100

Problems of Spanish Grammar

3 credits


SPAN 32200

Practice in Writing Spanish

3 credits


SPAN 32700

Introduction to Spanish Linguistics for Teachers

3 credits


SPAN 37300

Advanced Composition for Bilingual Education Students

3 credits


SPAN 37400

Literature in Spanish for Children and Adolescents Living in the U.S.

3 credits


SPAN 45400

Latino Culture and Literature in the   U.S.

3 credits


One Course from Cluster I

3 credits

SPAN 35100

Studies in Spanish Literature I (RECOMMENDED)

3 credits


SPAN 35200

Studies in Spanish Literature II

3 credits


SPAN 45100

Spanish Civilization

3 credits


Two Courses from Cluster II

6 credits

SPAN 35300

Studies in Spanish American Literature (RECOMMENDED)

3 credits


SPAN 45201

Topics in Spanish American Civilization I (RECOMMENDED)

3 credits


SPAN 45202

Topics in Spanish American Civilization II

3 credits


Three Optional Courses (SPAN 32500 is HIGHLY RECOMMENDED)

9 credits


TOTAL: 36 credits


Please contact the Program Director for details.

Last Updated: 06/06/2022 14:55