Special Majors


Students have the possibility of designing a special major, such as Spanish and Latin American and Latino Studies; Spanish within Comparative Literature; Spanish and Linguistics; etc.


Spanish and Educational Studies

The Spanish Program and the Department of Educational Studies prepare students who wish to pursue a special major in Spanish and Educational Studies, and also those who are seeking certification to teach Spanish in primary and secondary schools in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania or the 45 states with which Pennsylvania certification is reciprocal.

The following courses of studies are available:

  • Course Special Major in Spanish and Educational Studies 
  • Course Special Major in Spanish and Educational Studies with Secondary Teacher Certification 
  • Course Major in Spanish, and Educational Studies Minor with Secondary Teacher Certification

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Special Major in Linguistics & Languages

Spanish requirements:

  • 3 credits numbered above 022.
  • One of the 3 credits must be SPAN 22 or 23 but not both.
  • Courses in translation will not count towards the fulfillment of the 3-credit requirement.
  • In special circumstances, by permission of the Spanish section, one of the intermediate

    courses (008, 010, 011) could count toward the 3-credit requirement.

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