Wayne State College

Spanish Education Degree: Teaching Grades 7-12

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 becoming a Spanish teacher. With a Spanish Education degree from Wayne State, you’ll be prepared to teach Spanish to grades 7-12 and make a difference in today’s world.

Sample Program of Study

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Fast Facts

Degrees offered: B.A. or 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: 30
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)

Schools: Arts and HumanitiesEducation and Behavioral Sciences

Departments: Language and Literature, Educational Foundations and Leadership

Accreditation:  Council of Accreditation for Educator Preparation (CAEP), Nebraska Department of Education

Licensing and Certification: Wayne State academic programs are designed to prepare students for licensure or certification in Nebraska. If you plan to pursue licensure or certification in a state other than Nebraska, please check that state's licensing board to determine their licensing requirements. Authorization may be required from them prior to beginning a clinical or field experience in that state. Learn more.

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 Spanish Education degree.

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 in the Spanish education degree program.

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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

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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

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  • 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. 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 the Spanish Education degree program.

Outside the Classroom

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

WSC 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.

Activities for Spanish Education Majors


  • Northeast Nebraska Teacher 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 Spanish Education degree while experiencing exciting global adventures overseas.
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Clinical Practice

Before graduating with your Spanish Education degree, 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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