Subject Area Specializations

Full transfer credit will be awarded for courses in the following specializations based upon comparable prior credits earned.

Secondary Education

PreK-12 Education


The following endorsements are intended to improve a teacher's skills in a specialized area and can be added to existing Level I or Level II certificates.

Do you have an intense passion for Spanish? Have you ever thought about sharing this passion with others?

If so, Marywood's Spanish certification program sounds like a perfect fit for you! Marywood's reputation for producing outstanding Spanish teachers is recognized throughout the Northeast. Our graduates are leaders in foreign language pedagogy. Guided by the National Standards of the American Council of the Teachers of Foreign Language, our students are prepared in a variety of traditional and cutting-edge methodologies and technology.

Our curriculum is rich in the areas of civilization, literature, film, and fine arts and is reinforced with cultural events outside the classroom, including travel abroad. Our conversation and language courses challenge both native and non-native students to attain an ever deepening understanding of the Spanish worlds. 

Required Program Courses

SPAN 211 & 212 Intermediate Spanish* 3, 3
SPAN 213 & 214 Spanish for the Social and Public Service Profressional I,II** 3, 3
SPAN 217 Conversational Spanish for the Public Service Professional 3
SPAN 223 Spanish for Reading and Review** 3
SPAN 275 Conversation Spanish* 3
SPAN 280 Contemporary Cultural Trends in Spanish Speaking Films** 3
SPAN 300 Intensive Grammar Review* 3
SPAN 302 & 303 Introduction to Literature I,II* 3, 3
SPAN 325 Latin America Culture and Civilization* 3
SPAN 330 Advanced Spanish Composition and Conversation* 3
SPAN 333 Spanish Civilization* 3
SPAN 421 Modern Spanish Novel** 3
ENGL 400 Structure of Linguistics* 3
LANG 411B Curriculum Methods and Materials for Languages* 3

*Required Course

**Elective Course

General Requirements

EDUC 500 First Semester Certification Seminar 0

EDUC 000


Field Experience (190 clock hours minimum)

Practicum Block



EDUC 502 Multidisciplinary Foundations of Education 3
EDUC 523 Seminar: Psychology of Education 3
PSY 514 Human Development 3
R ED 526 Teaching Content Area Reading 3
S ED 507 Characteristics of Students with Disabilities 3
EDUC 411A Effective Instruction in Secondary and K-12 Education 3
S ED 511 Curriculum for Special Needs Learners (taken w/ Student teaching) 3
S ED 539 Behavior Management Approaches 3
EDUC 561 Methods, Materials and Assessment ESL 3
EDUC 442A-Q Student Teaching 3,3
EDUC 595A Student Teaching Seminar 1