Carroll College, Helena Montana
Spanish Secondary Education


Major in Spanish Education (K-12)

I. Major Program Requirements
Twenty-seven semester hours of upper-division courses beyond SP 204.

Eighteen (18) upper-division Spanish credits from the following courses:

  • SP 304 Spanish Phonetics and Phonology
  • SP 305 Reading and Writing in Spanish
  • SP 306 Spanish Morphology & Syntax
  • SP 307 or 308 The Hispanic Short Story I or II
  • SP 403-404 Culture & Literature of Latin America I or II 

and any one of the following five classes:

  • SP 301-302 Spanish Conversation
  • SP 401-402 Culture and Literature of Spain I or II

II. Other Program Requirements

  1. LL 220 Introduction to Linguistics
  2. Successful participation in an approved program of study in a Spanish-speaking country.  Spanish majors may choose to study abroad either:
    1. One academic year and only take 15 upper-division credits in residence at Carroll, or 
    2. One summer or semester (minimum of 4-6 weeks) and take 18 upper-division credits in residence at Carroll.
  3. The remaining 12 upper-division credits from option (a) or the remaining 9 upper-division credits from option (b) will be taken at the selected institution abroad, with prior approval of the department.
  4. Students who are taking courses abroad must take corresponding examinations abroad in order to receive credits.  No credits will be given for any examination with less than a "C" or a 2.00 grade in the course.  Credits will be accepted only for students returning to Carroll.
  5. Students are responsible for sending an original copy of their foreign transcripts, as well as providing an official translation of them, directly to the Registrar's Office.
  6. Appropriate transfer credit from accredited U.S. Institutions will be considered.
  7. Spanish majors are required to make a final oral presentation at the end of their senior year to faculty and students in the program.  Evaluation criteria for the presentation are provided to candidates.  Proposals for the presentation must be submitted to the Spanish faculty at least one month prior to the presentation.  

III. Professional Education Requirements

  • AN/SO 218 Introduction to Native American Studies
  • CS 103 Instructional Media and Technology
  • ED 102 Foundations of Education
  • ED/PSY 229 Educational Psychology
  • ED 245 Diversity Field Experience
  • ED 305 Classroom Management
  • ED 318 Content Area Reading and Secondary Methods
  • ED 405 Education Seminar
  • ED 410 Student Teaching
  • ED 412 Measurement & Assessment in Teaching
  • LL 400 Theories and Methods of Learning and Teaching Language
  • PSY 228 Adolescent Psychology
    or PSY 203 Developmental Psychology
  • SPED 300 Introduction to Exceptional Children

United States and contemporary world cultures course(s)—see Carroll Course Catalog for page number.

IV. Acceptance into the Teacher Education Program and Student Teaching 

Teacher Education Program: Students pursuing academic programs that lead to teacher licensure must seek admission to the teacher education program by the end of their sophomore year.

Student Teaching: In the spring semester of the junior year, all preservice teachers must seek admission to student teaching. 



1. All Spanish (K-12) students must meet the following requirements: 1) earn a grade of "C" or better in all Professional Education Requirements, Major Program Requirements, and Other Program Requirements; 2) earn a minimum 2.5 cumulative grade point average, and 3) earn a minimum 2.65 grade point average in Major Program Requirements, Other Program Requirements, and Professional Education Requirements.

2. See Secondary Education Requirements and Professional Education Requirements for Secondary Education.