B.S. Ed. Spanish Secondary Education (extended major)

To earn this degree, complete at least 120 units of coursework, which we describe in the sections that follow:  

Be aware that some courses required for your degree may have prerequisites that you must also take. Check the courses in the appropriate subject. (You may be able to count these prerequisites toward your liberal studies or general elective credit.)  


Also be aware that you must complete NAUís diversity requirements by taking two 3-unit courses, one in ethnic diversity and one in global awareness. These courses may be used to meet other requirements within your academic plan if you choose them carefully. Click here for a list of the available diversity courses.


Additionally, note that NAU requires that at least 30 units of the courses you take for your degree must be upper-division courses (those numbered 300 and above).  


Be aware that you must earn a grade of C or better in any course you wish to apply toward this major. Also be aware that we wonít recommend you for student teaching if you have less than a B average in your major coursework.  


In addition, you must have a grade point average of at least 2.5 in all of your NAU coursework in order to graduate. This requirement applies to all B.S.Ed. majors at NAU.  


Finally, please note that you may be able to use some courses to meet more than one requirement; however, you must still meet the total of at least 120 units to graduate. Contact your advisor for details.  


Also be aware that, for the B.S.Ed. degree, you must have the following:  

Major Requirements  

Take the following 54 units of upper-division Spanish courses, which can include up to 9 upper-division credits by exam. You may not count lower-division Spanish credits towards your major.  

Please be aware that you may not count SPA 101, 102, 201, or 202 toward your major requirements or liberal studies.


In addition, you may only take lower-level SPA courses if you have not already taken advanced SPA coursework. For instance, after youíve completed 200-level SPA courses, you canít take SPA courses at the 100 level; after completing a 300-level courses you canít take 100- or 200-level courses.

Teacher-Preparation Requirements  

Complete 31 units of professional courses offered by the College of Education to qualify for certification to teach Spanish in Arizona and most other states.  


All candidates for the Spanish B.S.Ed. major must pass the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages Advanced-Low Level Check.  See your advisor for details.


Click here for more information about Teacher Preparation in Secondary Education.  You should also receive advisement from the College of Education for this part of your academic plan.


Please note that these 31 units include ECI 495C (in Spanish), which meets NAUís senior capstone requirement.  

General Electives  

Additional coursework is required, if, after you have met the previously described requirements, you have not yet completed a total of 120 units of credit.  


You may take these remaining courses from any academic areas, using these courses to pursue your specific interests and goals. We encourage you to consult with your advisor to select the courses that will be most advantageous to you. (Please note that you may also use prerequisites or transfer credits as electives if they werenít used to meet major, minor, or liberal studies requirements.)


Click here for more information about our courses in Spanish.

Click here for more information about our Modern Languages faculty.