Major & Minor


Bachelor of Arts in Spanish requires a minimum of 30 semester hours, at least 18 of which must be at the upper-division level. Students seeking a B.A. in Spanish will be required to take the courses listed on the Degree Plan found by clicking the following link:

Spanish, B.A. Degree Plan

Teacher Certification Program


Admission and Retention Requirements for Spanish Certification

For admission to and retention in Teacher Education in the field of Spanish, students must achieve and sustain a 2.75 GPA in all Spanish course work. To qualify to take the Spanish (Secondary) TExES examination and the Texas Oral Proficiency Test (TOPT), students must meet the following criteria:

  1. Have at least a 2.5 GPA on all college course work (lower and upper level).
  2. Have a 2.75 GPA on all Spanish course work (lower and upper level).
  3. Provide official permit with signature of Spanish certification coordinator or designee.

Students returning to the university to complete certification must see the Spanish certification coordinator to receive a deficiency plan. All criteria outlined in the plan must be met before the student will be permitted to take the Spanish TExES.
For information on required professional development courses, the Professional Development TExES, and other teacher certification requirements, please see the College of Education section of the catalog. Students should also consult the Certification Office of the College of Education for complete and current information about teacher certification requirements.


Students planning to minor in Spanish must complete 18 semester hours, at least 12 of which must be at the upper-division level. Minors considering a teaching career should take SPAN 3311, 3312, and 4303/4320; otherwise, the course should be distributed equally between third and fourth year courses.

Spanish, Minor Degree Plan