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Syracuse University, College of Arts and Sciences

Spanish Education Program

Degrees Offered: B.A.

Want to Teach Spanish?

The Spanish Education Program at Syracuse University is a joint program in the Department of Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics and in the School of Education's Teaching and Leadership program. The program combines course work in Spanish language, literature, linguistics, and culture with the education courses needed to move a student toward certification to teach Spanish in grades 7-12.

Students earn one B.A. degree given dually by the College of Arts and Sciences and the School of Education. The Spanish Education major cannot be completed without dual enrollment in both colleges, and completion of the Spanish major.


Undergraduate students are admitted to the Spanish Education program one of three ways:

  • as a freshman, applying through the Office of Admissions.
  • as a transfer from another institution, applying through the Office of Admissions.
  • as an intra-university transfer (IUT) from another SU college. Students who are already in the College of Arts and Sciences apply for IUT through the School of Education Academic Services Office, 111 Waverly, Suite 230.

Students who are entering from another SU college must meet with both colleges. Arts and Sciences IUTs are handled by the Advising and Academic Support Office, 323 Hall of Language. Deadlines apply.

The admissions process should be completed as early as possible to achieve ideal course sequencing and completion of the program within four years. Admission and good standing in the program require a minimum of 3.0 cumulative grade point average, a 3.0 in Spanish courses and a 3.0 in required education courses taken to date.

Study Abroad

Study abroad in a SU Abroad’s centers in either Santiago, Chile or Madrid, Spain is highly encouraged and is relatively easy to do for Spanish Education students. Courses taken in those centers can be applied toward both the Spanish and the core liberal arts requirement of the Spanish Education major.


Spanish Education students are advised by Kathryn Everly (329 H. B. Crouse Hall, The Arts and Sciences Advising and Academic Support Office, 323 Hall of Languages, also assists students, and participates in the monitoring of progress toward meeting general degree requirements. Spanish Education freshmen (or transfers, when new) should meet with Marie Sarno (Program Specialist, Teaching and Leadership Programs, 138 Huntington Hall - 315-443-2685 for appointment) to complete a plan for their upcoming semesters. During this time, students will be assigned to particular semesters for professional courses.