Carroll College, Helena Montana
Carroll Spanish Education Students

Spanish Education (K-12)

Spanish Education (K-12) at Carroll College

What to Expect

Carroll’s Spanish program, in collaboration with the Teacher Education program,

offers teacher training to meet certification for the purposes of teaching Spanish. In

preparation for licensure, students will major in Spanish Education (K-12) and minor in

Secondary education from a discipline other than Spanish. Program requirements for

Montana state licensure include successful participation in an approved study abroad

program in a Spanish-speaking country, acceptance into the Teacher Education

program and successful completion of the ACTFL (American Council on the Teaching

of Foreign Languages) oral proficiency examination. The curriculum is designed to

prepare pre-service teachers to teach Spanish language and literature effectively,

using efficient strategies and up-to-date techniques. The program offers small class

sizes, relevant content and individualized advising, plus a variety of classroom

observational and student teaching experiences that will enhance the knowledge and

skills necessary to prepare teachers to teach Spanish in grades K-12.

Life After Graduation

Of course, the most significant opportunity for employment is teaching. As a bilingual

person many employment opportunities exist as a translator and interpreter in the

United States and abroad. The Spanish speaking population is growing rapidly in the

U.S. and with this demographic shift there is a need for programs and services geared

toward Spanish-speaking people. This includes everything from marketing and

advertising, social services and medical care.




Travel opportunities to Spanishspeaking nations range from shortterm trips to semester abroad programs. Recently, Spanish professor Alexis Rincon and business professor Beth Wilson led a trip to Peru.