Spanish with All-Level Teaching Certification
Teaching Spanish to K-12 students opens the door for them to understand a rich culture they will encounter frequently, particularly in Texas. Since Spanish is the second most spoken language in the world, students who learn to speak Spanish are ultimately more employable and promotable in careers that require interaction with others in a cross-cultural setting. The UMHB curriculum provides high quality, practical instruction according to the standards of the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages, and if you already have Spanish language skills, you may be able to accelerate through the curriculum via several credit-by-exam opportunities.
I am thankful to have the Spanish faculty to help me through my years at UMHB. They are always available and make their students a top priority. Their goal to help students learn the Spanish language and culture is apparent through their willingness to serve.
Why should I choose Spanish with certification for teaching?
If you plan to teach in Texas, certification to teach Spanish can open the door to a broad range of teaching positions, because bilingual teachers are in great demand.
What are some courses I will take?
- Spanish for Missions
- Spanish for Heritage Speakers
- Spanish Culture and Civilization
- Spanish Literature
- Applied Linguistics
Dedicated, friendly, and professional faculty
Bertha Rocha '16 is a Spanish teacher for Holland ISD. "Attending UMHB was a life-changing experience for me," she said, "I received a quality education from very dedicated, friendly, and professional faculty and staff who were willing to help me with everything I needed, from academics to signing up for the State Exams and facilitating the licensing process. I truly believe that the small classes and friendly environment helped me achieve more and prepared me for a rewarding career teaching Spanish language and culture."
What are some career options?
Spanish majors can choose many career paths:
- Education at all levels
- Ministry and Missions
- Non-profit organizations in the US and abroad
- Local, state, and federal government
Where do graduates work?
UMHB Spanish students with teaching certification work for school districts across the state, including Belton, Temple, Killeen, Clifton, Moody, Salado, and many more. Graduates also work for private schools like Central Texas Christian School and churches across Texas.
Where can I go to grad school?
Many Spanish students have continued their education at these schools:
- Baylor University
- Texas State University
- North Texas State
- University of Texas
- University of Texas at San Antonio
Why study Spanish at UMHB?
UMHB students have opportunities to learn Spanish through a variety of study abroad trips including Costa Rica, Ecuador, and Spain.
The degree program allows students to advance rapidly through their degree plan through credit-by-exam options if that is what they wish to do.
The program offers opportunities for students to publish their writings in a literary journal.
Students can make friends and enjoy Spanish cultural activities through organizations such as Spanish Club and the Hispanic Student Association.