University of Montana Catalog 2023-2024

Spanish B.A. - Spanish Language Education

  • This concentration contains course requirements designed to meet state standards. Those interested in teaching in K-12 schools must complete the education/teaching concentration of a major in a teaching content area plus the Teacher Education Program through the Department of Teaching and Learning. Additional teaching areas can be added through completion of the education/teaching concentration of a major or education/teaching minor in that content area.
  • To complete this concentration , you need to contact the Teaching and Learning Department. . Approvals for this concentration must come from the Teaching and Learning Department.
  • French qualifies for a single field endorsement. However, there is a limited demand in the majority of Montana high schools for teachers with a single endorsement in French. Students should complete the requirements for a second teaching endorsement in another field in more demand in high schools.
  • Study in a French speaking country, provided either through the university's Study Abroad Program or an experience considered to be equivalent, also is required.

Bachelor of Arts - Spanish; Concentration in Spanish Language Education

General Education Requirements

Information regarding these requirements can be found in the General Education Section of the catalog. 


Lower-Division Core Courses16
Upper-Division Core Courses6
Additional Upper-Division Spanish Electives12
Spanish Language Education Concentration21
Total Hours55

Degree Specific Credits: 55

Required Cumulative GPA: 2.5

Note: Students are required to maintain a minimum overall GPA of 2.5 in all upper-division courses presented in fulfillment of requirements for the Spanish major.

Lower-Division Core Courses

Complete all of the following courses:
SPNS 101Elementary Spanish I4
SPNS 102Elementary Spanish II4
SPNS 201Intermediate Spanish I4
SPNS 202Intermediate Spanish II4
Total Hours16

Minimum Required Grade: C-

Upper-Division Core Courses

NoteSPNS 301 may be taken concurrently with any other 300-level Spanish course

Complete all of the following courses:
SPNS 301Spanish: Oral and Written Expression3
SPNS 315Topics in Hispanic Culture3
Total Hours6

Minimum Required Grade: C-

Additional Upper-Division Spanish Electives

Note: 6 credits need to be 400 level content courses: SPNS 400SPNS 432SPNS 465SPNS 466SPNS 491SPNS 492 or SPNS 494. The remaining 6 credits could be completed by taking any combination of the upper-division elective courses.

Complete 12 credits of upper-division courses in Spanish.12
Total Hours12

Spanish Language Education Concentration

Complete all of the following courses:
LING 270SIntro to Linguistics3
SPNS 305Spanish Phonetics3
SPNS 326Contemporary Spanish Lit3
SPNS 331Cultures and Societies of Latin America3
SPNS 400Introduction to Spanish Linguistics3
SPNS 408Spanish: Advanced Composition & Conversation3
WLC 410Methods Teaching Foreign Language3
Total Hours21

Minimum Required Grade: C-

Secondary Teaching Licensure

Note: For endorsement to teach Spanish, a student also must gain admission to the Teacher Education Program and meet all the requirements for secondary teaching licensure. For more information, see the Teaching and Learning Department