Spanish: Instructional Grade K-12 Certification

Share Your Passion for Teaching Grades K-12 with a Spanish Teacher Certificate

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

If so, Marywood's Spanish Teacher certification is 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 opportunities for study abroad. Our conversation and language courses challenge both native and non-native students to attain an ever deepening understanding of the Spanish worlds.

  • K-12 teaching certification
  • Requires 33 credits
  • Courses focus on both the Spanish language and culture
  • Study abroad opportunities

Certification Information:

  • Spanish Teacher certification requires completion of an approved program and qualifying scores on state tests.
  • On the undergraduate level, students must earn their bachelor's degree in their specialty area and in education.
  • On the graduate level, students can pursue the Spanish certification only or the certification and the MAT degree.

Outcomes & Opportunities

Top Employers

  • Universities
  • School Districts
  • Freelance Interpreter
  • Media/News Companies

Top Career Paths

  • Spanish Professor
  • Spanish Teacher
  • HR Coordinator
  • Office Manager

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Graduate Admissions Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited college or university
  • “B” average during undergraduate study or demonstrated potential for graduate work
  • Completed application
  • Submit an essay discussing your career objectives and why you want to pursue a career in education.
  • Official, sealed transcripts
  • Two or three letters of recommendation


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