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Department of World Languages and Literatures Spanish: Teacher Certification Degree

Major, Undergrad Teaching Certification

EXPLORE CAREER OPPORTUNITIES AS A SPANISH EDUCATOR WITH A UW-STEVENS POINT DEGREE

Spanish is the second most spoken language in the world as well as in the United States. Nearly 14% of the United States has Spanish as their first spoken language and this population is expected to continue to grow. Spanish teachers are in extremely high demand at this time in Wisconsin as well as in other states. We have 100% placement of our Spanish Education majors immediately following certification. Many Spanish-speakers are migrating to the United States and the need for Spanish-speaking teachers and professionals to work with these populations is in high demand.  

For students pursuing teacher certification, a study abroad trip is a requirement. In cooperation with the Office of International Programs, we offer semester long language immersion programs in Oaxaca, Mexico and Valladolid, Spain.

Why Study Spanish Teacher Certification at UW-Stevens Point?

When you pursue a Spanish Teaching degree, you become an educated citizen with skills valuable in business, finance, communications, social services, education, science, technology and government.

Spain Semester Abroad

In cooperation with the Office of International Programs, we offer semester long language immersion program in Valladolid, Spain. Valladolid is located in north-central Spain. It is the capitol of the eponymous region. Internships are available in business/finance, engineering, tourism, information technology, media/communications, international relations, the nonprofit sector, Spanish studies and economics.

Post-graduate Opportunities

Knowledge of a foreign language and language pedagogy can be a vital factor in career success. We are committed to placing our students on a firm career path through study abroad programs, fellowships, internships and other career-enhancing possibilities. Students with high proficiencies in languages, experience studying abroad and expertise in a second field have promising employment opportunities. Some recent graduates have worked for European companies with North American branches, with airlines, and as bilingual customer service representatives and international account auditors.
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WHAT TO EXPECT

If you plan to teach German or Spanish grades K-12, you must apply to the School of Education (SOE) at UW-Stevens Point and be accepted into the program. 

Prior to applying, you must meet requirements set by SOE which can be found on their website: SOE Professional Education Program Application Requirements

Once accepted into the program, there are no other applications requirements required by the Department of World Languages and Literatures. 
 

APPLICATION DEADLINES: Applications for the Professional Education Program are processed two times a year – February 22 and September 22. Applications are due the Friday prior to the deadline if the deadline falls on a Saturday or Sunday. 

Spanish Teaching Study Abroad Requirement Culture, diversity, and success places students in internships in Mexico and Spain and internships are available in business/finance, engineering, tourism, information technology, media/communications, international relations, the nonprofit sector, Spanish studies and economics.

GET INVOLVED ON CAMPUS

A number of student organizations exist for UW-Stevens Point students to develop their world language skills, including Delta Phi Epsilon Sorority and Spanish Club.

More opportunities can be found on the Stevens Point Involvement Network (SPIN).

Double Major with a Language

Many students choose to double major to be more marketable to future employers. The total number of hours required for graduation will be the same as for a single major (120 hours minimum) because a double major normally will not prolong studies beyond the customary four years. Essentially, you can double major in any degree in addition to the World Language. Some of the most common combinations are World Language plus International Studies, World Language plus Biology, World Language plus Music, and World Language plus Business. Consult with your adviser for more details.

MEET YOUR FACULTY

Eduardo Gregori

  • Associate Professor of Spanish
715-346-2334

Renée Craig-Odders

  • Professor of Spanish
  • Basic Second Language Proficiency certificate director

Dan Breining

  • Professor, World Languages & Literatures
715-346-2334

Sara Williams

  • ESL Lecturer, World Languages and Literatures
  • Office of International Education
715-346-3036