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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!

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See Yourself Succeed with a Degree In Hispanic Studies

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Dedicated faculty

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.

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Career Readiness

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

What You Will Learn

A bachelor's degree in Hispanic Studies with a teaching emphasis will offer you the opportunity to:

  • Learn how to teach Spanish to middle and high school learners.
  • Acquire advanced language skills in Spanish to qualify for professional careers that demand high-functional bilingualism, such as teaching, communications, journalism, business and social work.
  • Understand the intersections of historical, social and geopolitical issues that shape Hispanic communities and cultures in the US and around the world.
  • Expand intercultural communicative abilities to engage in complex social interactions, serving as a mediator among cultures and communities.


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

High School Teachers

US DOL Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2018

Internship opportunities

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.

Student Organizations

Phi Iota Alpha works to motivate and develop leaders and creates innovative ways to unite the Latino community on and off campus. Composed of undergraduate and graduate students as well as alumni, this brotherhood is committed to the empowerment of the Latin American community by providing programs and activities geared towards the appreciation, promotion and preservation of Latin American culture.

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Undergraduate Program Costs

Program Costs

Tuition and fees for undergraduate students taking 12 credit hours are $4,212 for Texas residents and $9,108 for non-residents.

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