Spanish Teaching Major
Study Spanish teaching at UNI – the state’s leader in teacher preparation
Spanish Teaching majors develop a solid foundation in the Spanish language through studies in literature, linguistics, and teaching methods.
Coursework includes classes in language, linguistics, translation, culture, and foreign language teaching methods as well as Chicano and Latino, Spanish American and Spanish literature and film.
Most Spanish Teaching majors study abroad in a Spanish-speaking country and are part of a vibrant pre-service teaching community.
With excellent faculty, three different field experiences, and a full semester of student teaching, graduates are well prepared to lead their own classrooms.
UNI’s Department of Languages & Literatures graduates more language arts teachers than any other university in the state.
UNI is home to a top ranked teacher preparation program, known around the Midwest for excellence. Students gain 750 hours of classroom experience before graduation.
Convenient for students to complete endorsements in other disciplines to be more marketable to school districts.
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Department of Languages and Literatures
1001 Bartlett Hall
Cedar Falls, Iowa 50614-0506
Spanish placement exam
All students considering taking Spanish at UNI should take the Spanish placement exam. This exam will help you choose the appropriate first Spanish course at UNI. Please note: Heritage Speakers should first consult with Professor Juan Carlos Castillo (firstname.lastname@example.org) before taking the placement exam. There is a fee of $10 for the exam.
Spanish for Heritage Speakers – gain credits, save money
Spanish majors are expected to study abroad during their time at UNI. We offer opportunities to study in Spain, Peru and Costa Rica, from two weeks to semester-long, in faculty-led programs as well as studying at local universities with family stay.