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Learning other languages is important because they help you understand your own language and help you communicate with others who don’t speak your language. If you enjoy the challenge of learning Spanish and have a desire to teach the next generation, consider a major in Spanish education. You’ll be prepared to teach Spanish to grades 6-12 and make a difference in today’s world.

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99.8% of WSC grads are employed or in grad school

Percent of recent WSC graduates employed or in graduate school
based on the most recent graduate survey

Fast Facts

Degrees offered: B.A., B.S.
In addition to choosing the Spanish subject endorsement, you will need to also select a field endorsement or a second subject endorsement to receive your B.A. or B.S. You must have two or more years of high school Spanish.


Hours required:
For subject endorsement: 30
Professional education: 27-33
General education: 41
To graduate from WSC: 120 hours minimum (education programs may require more)


Popular pairings: English as a Second Language (ESL), Middle Level Education (5-9), Elementary Education (K-8), Reading and Writing (7-12), Special Education Generalist (K-12)


Schools: Arts and Humanities, Education and Counseling


Departments: Language and Literature, Educational Foundations and Leadership


Accreditation: National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education, Nebraska Department of Education

Spanish Education Scholarships and Aid

In addition to having the region’s most affordable tuition, we offer thousands of dollars in scholarships every year. Learn more about scholarships and aid for your degree to teach Spanish.

Our Focus is Results

Wayne State has the keys to your success and offers just what you need to become well prepared for the real world.

Skills

Skills Learned

  • Reading and writing in Spanish
  • Speaking and listening in Spanish
  • History, politics, and philosophy of Spain
  • Geography and economics of Spain
  • Spanish literature throughout the ages
  • Verbal communication and expression
  • Classroom management and leadership
  • Translation and interpretation
  • Presentation and public speaking
  • Professional standards and ethics
  • Cultural awareness
  • Problem solving
  • Adaptability
  • Critical thinking and analysis
  • Oral and written communication
  • Time management

Careers

Possible Careers

  • Spanish teacher
  • ESL teacher
  • In-home tutor
  • Translator or interpreter
  • Diplomat
  • Writer or editor
  • Linguist
  • Social service worker
  • Travel agent or guide
  • Journalist
  • Immigration specialist

Employers

Employers

  • Middle schools
  • High schools
  • Colleges and universities
  • Education facilities
  • Government agencies
  • Community programs
  • International businesses
  • Immigration service
  • Non-profit organizations
  • Hospitals and medical clinics
  • Social services

Learn from the Best

Our faculty are accomplished, with 85% of our full-time faculty having the highest degree in their field. Several are highly regarded as experts and have been recognized with notable honors and awards. And with a low student-to-faculty ratio, you'll be sure to receive an excellent education in a personalized setting with a friendly atmosphere.

Outside the Classroom

At Wayne State College, you’ll have opportunities to enhance your education by participating in clubs, organizations, activities, and more

Student clubs and organizations

Clubs and Organizations

WSC Service-Learning

Service-Learning 

Make a difference in the community while learning skills you can apply toward your future career. Wayne State’s Service-Learning program has received national awards in recognition of outstanding community service, with more than 400 students participating in Service-Learning projects each semester.

Student Activities for Education Majors

Opportunities

  • Northeast Nebraska Teachers Academy (NENTA) - Develop your classroom skills and get paid at the same time.
  • Cultural events – Join in the fun and help promote events such as Foreign Language Day, Dia de los Muertos festivities, picnics, field trips, and movie nights.
  • Study Abroad - Earn credit toward your degree while experiencing exciting global adventures overseas.
Student Teaching and Clinical Practice for Education Majors

Clinical Practice

Before graduating with your degree to teach Spanish, you will complete a semester of clinical practice in a school district chosen with the help of your advisor. During this semester, you’ll work closely with an experienced Spanish teacher to gain classroom experience. Internships are not required as part of this program; however, Career Services is available to help students find employment opportunities.

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