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Spanish Education

Participate in a dual enrollment program between the Department of Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics and the School of Education’s Teaching and Leadership program.

Combining coursework in Spanish language, literature, linguistics, and culture with the education courses needed to obtain a secondary teaching certification, this program prepares you to teach grades 7–12 in a variety of diverse environments.

About the School of Education

The School of Education is a national leader in enhancing educational practice. A pioneer in the inclusion movement, the School of Education continues that tradition through its work to improve urban education.


Core coursework highlights curriculum development, educational leadership, and teaching methods. Sample courses include:
  • Introduction to Spanish Literature
  • Spanish Phonetics and Phonology
  • Principles of Learning in Inclusive Classrooms
  • Adapting Instruction for Diverse Student Needs
  • Advanced Methods for Teaching Spanish
  • Latin American Literature
View official major requirements .

Practical Experience

The Spanish major is complemented by many hands-on learning opportunities.
  • Work with children in urban, suburban, and rural settings during multiple field placements.
  • Gain in-class teaching experience and course credit during travel to Spanish-speaking countries.
  • Build skills at local multilingual schools and organizations including Head Start and the Syracuse City School District.

Study Abroad

Join the longstanding tradition of studying abroad during your years at Syracuse. Ranked among the top 25 international education providers in the U.S.,  Syracuse Abroad  has more than 100 programs in 60 countries, with nearly half of all students going abroad during their four years.
Spanish education majors most often go abroad to the Syracuse University Madrid Center.  Explore study abroad opportunities for students in the School of Education .
To make study abroad more affordable, you have the opportunity to apply for a Himan Brown Fellows scholarship, a scholarship exclusively for School of Education students.

Life After Syracuse University

With a Spanish education degree you can pursue careers such as:
  • Spanish teacher
  • Translator
  • Textbook author
  • Educational administrator
Or, pursue a masters’ degree in the areas of education or public administration. Recent graduates of the program have attended many of the top graduate schools in the U.S.