Involucrar a Los Estudiantes Mientras Aprenden un Nuevo Idioma
Learning a new language can be fun and rewarding with the right teacher. Our Hispanic Studies with teaching emphasis program equips you to teach at the middle and high school levels. Through this program, you will also prepare for the TExES, TOPT and ExCET exams. We offer courses designed for a wide variety of speakers including beginner, intermediate and advanced Spanish as well as courses for heritage and native speakers. No matter your proficiency, we encourage you to join our program. Take the next step and become a Spanish educator today!
See Yourself Succeed with a Degree In Hispanic Studies
Take your love for Spanish to greater heights. Receive one-on-one mentorship from our renowned faculty as you develop your language skills and research topics that interest you.
Thinking critically and communicating effectively. That's what employers are looking for. The College of Humanities, Social Sciences and Arts is dedicated to providing you the knowledge and resources for excelling in the workforce.
Enrich Your Education
Take a closer look at Hispanic literature, film, visual arts, mass media and architecture within its historical context. Learn how to take this knowledge to the middle school or high school classroom by studying pedagogy and curriculum development.
Join Our Community
Participate in meaningful conversations with like-minded scholars. You'll have the opportunity to collaborate with professors and peers as you explore Hispanic culture, language and linguistics.
Teachers matter. That's why we created a bachelor's degree that lets you experience the classroom firsthand. Whether you're interested in teaching at the middle or high school level, our program is designed with you in mind.
Expand your skills by earning your bachelor's degree in Hispanic Studies with a teaching emphasis. Our program opens many opportunities within the community.
Career Possibilities and Current Median Salaries
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Internship experience provides the foundation employers are often looking for. Internships and the TExES exam are required for this degree and are an important part of your education experience.
You will study various Latin American cultural discourses that encompass film, literature, philosophy, art, dance, music and other cultural representations from a global and theoretical perspective. You will intersect these and other discourses in dialog with various lines of thought from around the world.
In this course, you will contemplate essential questions, concepts, and themes that determine and define the construction of culture throughout Spanish history. In addition, the course will highlight specific works of literature, film and other texts in order to offer the necessary depth for you to produce research according to your own interest.
This course is a practical introduction to second language acquisition theories and familiarizes students with different methodologies specifically for the instruction of Spanish as a second language. Beginning with an overview of traditional and current foreign language teaching methods, the course focuses on current pedagogical trends. This class presents a number of techniques designed to develop students' skills pursuant to language and learning theories, learning objectives, and the role of teachers and students. Students are made familiar with the components of effective teaching tools such as lesson planning, student needs analysis, class materials, and tools for assessment.
Undergraduate Program Costs
Tuition and fees for undergraduate students taking 12 credit hours are $4,212 for Texas residents and $9,108 for non-residents.