Carroll College, Helena Montana
Spanish Secondary Education

Spanish Secondary Education

Major in Spanish Education (K-12)

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

  • SP 101-102 Acquisition of Spanish I and II*
  • SP 203-204 Acquisition of Intermediate Spanish III & IV*

Eighteen (18) upper-division Spanish credits from the following courses in residence at Carroll:

  • 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 four classes:

  • SP 301-302 Spanish Conversation
  • SP 401-402 Culture and Literature of Spain I or II
  • SP 415 Spanish Lab Coordinator Internship (1 credit per semester; a maximum of 2 credits per academic year)

*See index for page number of Language Placement Guidelines.

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;
  a. One academic year and only take 15 upper-division credits in residence at Carroll, or
  b. One summer or semester (minimum of 4-6 weeks) and take 18 upper-division credits in residence at Carroll.
3. The remaining 14 upper-division credits from option (a) or the remaining 11 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 begiven 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. All Spanish majors are required to make a final oral presentation at the end of their senior year.  Proposals for the presentation must be submitted to the Spanish faculty at least one month prior to the presentation.  The Spanish faculty will review the proposal and make any pertinent comments as necessary.  The presentation will be witnessed by the Spanish faculty and Spanish major and minors.  The evaluation criteria for the presentation will be made available to the candidates 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
  • HPE 214 The School Health Program
  • PSY 227 Child Psychology and PSY 228 Adolescent Psychology or PSY 105 General Psychology and 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. Other Program Requirements
Majors in Spanish education must fulfill other standard requirements for the Spanish major as listed in “Spanish Major Program Requirements.”

V. Acceptance into the Teacher Education Program and Student Teaching Program

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 Program: In the spring semester of the junior year, all preservice teachers must seek admission to the student teaching program. See Carroll Course Catalog for page numbers for Teacher Education and Student Teaching programs.


1. See Secondary Education Requirements

2. All Spanish (K-12) students must have a minimum 2.5 cumulative grade point average. All Professional Education Requirements, Major Program Requirements, and Other Program Requirements must be completed with a grade of “C” or better