Foreign Languages, Spanish Concentration, B.S./B.A.

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Expand your career options in any field by learning Spanish to meet the increasing demand for bi-lingual employees.

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Foreign Languages, Spanish Concentration, B.S./B.A.

The Spanish concentration in the Bachelor of Sciences and Bachelor of Arts in Foreign Languages is offered through the College of Liberal Arts at MTSU.

The ability to speak and understand another language or languages opens countless doors and expands one's view of the world. Each of our concentrations offers multiple opportunities for immersive study abroad. Spanish: The second-most widely spoken language in the world, Spanish opens as many doors in the United States as it does in any of the 21 countries in which it's the official language. Few other foreign languages enable its bilingual speakers to so immediately connect, interact and discover opportunities (both professional and personal) in the world around them. A major in Foreign Languages with a Spanish concentration consists of 39 semester hours (excluding 1010) and must include at least 20 hours of upper-division work. Before beginning the junior year, the student should file a degree plan with his or her advisor.

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The world is your classroom...

The world is your classroom...

As with any foreign language, students are encouraged to learn through immersion, and that means travel! A student can earn Spanish credit abroad as a part of his or her degree program. Students can join MTSU Spanish faculty on an annual immersion program in Cuba, or study Spanish in Mexico, Costa Rica or Spain. Their options are not limited to these trips — with a little extra planning and footwork, a student can also design his or her own unique study abroad experience.

Leaping language barriers

Leaping language barriers

Almost any job that calls for communicating with a wide range of people will have good reason to employ someone with Spanish-speaking skills. This is especially true in fields related to education and customer/client service fields. For example, after earning her B.A. in Spanish at MTSU in 2005, Sarafina Croft went on to complete her Master's degree in Secondary Education at Vanderbilt University and now works as a training specialist at the Department of Veterans Affairs in Leavenworth, Kansas.

News Briefs

The world is your classroom...

As with any foreign language, students are encouraged to learn through immersion, and that means travel! A student can earn Spanish credit abroad as a part of his or her degree program. Students can join MTSU Spanish faculty on an annual immersion program in Cuba, or study Spanish in Mexico, Costa Rica or Spain. Their options are not limited to these trips — with a little extra planning and footwork, a student can also design his or her own unique study abroad experience.

Leaping language barriers

Almost any job that calls for communicating with a wide range of people will have good reason to employ someone with Spanish-speaking skills. This is especially true in fields related to education and customer/client service fields. For example, after earning her B.A. in Spanish at MTSU in 2005, Sarafina Croft went on to complete her Master's degree in Secondary Education at Vanderbilt University and now works as a training specialist at the Department of Veterans Affairs in Leavenworth, Kansas.

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CAREERS

Besides opening up a host of career opportunities in traditional foreign language fields (teaching, interpreting, etc.), fluency in Spanish is the ultimate "add-on" skill, often catapulting a job seeker ahead of all other competition in industries as diverse as business, law, and government.
Examples include

  • Bilingual customer support
  • Bilingual educator
  • College professor
  • Court interpreter
  • Cultural attaché
  • Cultural events coordinator
  • Foreign correspondent
  • Foreign service officer
  • Immigration officer
  • International account manager
  • Interpreter
  • Proofreader
  • Translator
  • Travel agent
  • Travel guide

Employers of MTSU alumni include

  • Department of Veterans Affairs
  • Middle Tennessee State University
  • Tennessee Department of Children's Services
  • U.S. Department of Education
  • U.S. Department of State

REQUIREMENTS

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Teaching Licensure in French, German and Spanish

Teaching Licensure in a foreign language requires:

  1. the equivalent of a major in that language (Spanish, French, German)
  2. FL4500 Introduction to Teaching a Foreign Language
  3. a minor in Education

The Education courses are outlined on the Education website.

For information about a Master's Degree in Foreign language teaching: Master's of Arts in Teaching

For information about preparing for the Praxis World Language Exam, contact your language teacher, or click on the link below for your language:

  1. General information about Praxis
  2. French and Francophone Studies
  3. Spanish
  4. German

Find the Spanish Studies Requirements HERE

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