Why this Program
Discover your passion for the Spanish language and culture to empower students to embrace other cultures. At Spring Arbor University, you’ll become equipped to serve as an educator and gain an understanding of what it means to appreciate the rich diversity of Hispanic cultures. Our curriculum of learning about Hispanic cultures and literature, immersive language experiences, and practical teaching opportunities will help you develop the skills needed to be an effective Spanish teacher.
Through our Spanish Education program, you’ll become a lifelong learner of the Spanish language and a teacher who brings their faith into the classroom. Our professors care about academic excellence and incorporating biblical values in their lessons, so that you can engage students in a meaningful way for both learning and building relationships.
Students in the Spanish elementary education major will demonstrate the ability to comprehend and interpret the literature, civilization, and culture of Spanish-speaking countries. Students will identify issues related to the multiculturalism and diversity of the Spanish-speaking peoples. Spanish students will be prepared to teach Spanish in secondary schools in Michigan by preparing for the Michigan Test for Teacher Certification (MTTC) and the ACTFL Oral Proficiency Interview (OPI).