Mar 04, 2021  
2017-2018 General Catalog 

Spanish Teaching, B.A.

Requirements for Teacher Candidates

To qualify for the teaching certificate, students must complete the sequence of professional education courses listed by the department of teacher education. (See Professional Education Requirements for Secondary Licensure at the end of this departmental section.) Students may be recommended for the Utah Basic Professional license in the secondary schools by earning the bachelor’s degree and satisfactorily completing the major-minor program. Those working toward the major may also select an appropriate minor.

Professional Education Requirements for Secondary Licensure (38-43 Credits)

To qualify for a teaching license, students must also complete the sequence of professional education courses listed by the Department of Teacher Education and Family Development. Please see the degree requirements for Secondary Education Licensure . Some classes required for the licensure cannot be taken until the teacher candidate has been admitted to the College of Education and Human Performance. Please consult your advisor or the Department or Teacher Education for further instruction.

Spanish Degree Requirements

The first four semesters of Spanish or equivalent studies as approved by the department are required for all students majoring or minoring in language with an emphasis in Spanish. Students with previous language experience, upon demonstration of advanced proficiency, may receive credit by examination for part or all of the following classes: SPAN 1010 , SPAN 1020  or SPAN 1030 , SPAN 2010 , SPAN 2020 .

Transfer Credits

The Spanish program will accept no more than nine upper division Spanish credits taken at another institution or on study abroad toward the major. Transfer credits not covered by articulation must be approved by the Department Chair.

General Education Requirement (32-36 Credits)

See General Education 

  • Core Course Requirements 12-13 credits
  • Knowledge Area Requirements 20-23 credits

Experiential Education University Requirement - EDGE Program (3 Credits)

NOTE: As of 7/12/2019, students pursuing this bachelor’s degree are no longer required to complete the EDGE courses for graduation.

See Experiential Education .

BA Degree – Foreign Language Requirement (16 credits or proficiency test)

All students before achieving advanced standing must satisfy these requirements. All Spanish majors and minors have the following core courses which must be satisfied.

Required Courses (26 Credits)

Spanish Electives (6 Credits)

6 additional credits which may include any course at or beyond the 3000 level. SPAN 4610  (as long as they are different titles) may be taken for credit more than once. SPAN 4900  may not be used to fulfill Spanish elective credits.

Other Electives

Free Electives as approved by the Advisor may be taken to complete BA degree requirements to reach 120 total credits.


Students with extensive foreign residency experience in Spanish-speaking areas are advised not to enroll in SPAN 1010 , SPAN 1020  or SPAN 1030 , SPAN 2010 , SPAN 2020 . Such students may earn P/F credits for those courses through examination as indicated above.

Students may only count one course in which English is the language of instruction toward the Spanish B.A. (e.g. SPAN 3030 , SPAN 3250 SPAN 4900 )

No course in which a grade lower than a “C-” is received may be counted toward the credit hour requirement for any major or minor emphasis in the department. 

Those working toward the major may also select an appropriate minor.

Any internship (SPAN 4893 ) and study abroad (SPAN 4920 ) credit counts as an elective. Other than transfer credit, internship and study abroad credits should not exceed 3 credits per denomination. Total credit toward a Spanish Major with a SPAN 4893  and SPAN 4920  denomination must not exceed a maximum of 6 credits. 

Independent study courses are reserved for situations of extreme necessity. Trying to get a major in a period of a year and a half or less does not fit such description, and it should be avoided through careful planning. Under no circumstances will more than two independent studies be allowed towards a major.