Spanish Teacher Education
Illinois State's award-winning and nationally recognized Spanish Teacher Education major prepares graduates for K-12 teaching, while offering a dynamic interdisciplinary approach for exploring the diverse Spanish-speaking world.
Language coursework prepares students to achieve Advanced-Low or higher proficiency, an endeavor supported by study abroad programs in Chile, Panama, and Spain. Award-winning co-curricular activities, carried out by the Spanish Club and the Sigma Delta Pi (National Collegiate Spanish Honor Society), also help students develop their speaking skills and learn more about Spanish-speaking communities.
Our graduates are sought after by school districts across the state and find Spanish teaching positions upon graduation at high rates.
Point of Pride
Illinois State's National Collegiate Hispanic Honor Society chapter, Sigma Delta Pi - Eta Upsilon, earned several national awards in 2015-2016.
Why study Spanish Teacher Education?
K-12 Spanish teachers are needed across the state, and Illinois State's program is contacted every year by school districts across the state who need Spanish teachers in their schools.
The hands-on experiences during pedagogy coursework prepare Spanish teacher candidates to succeed in their future teaching career, while reaching a variety of diverse learners. The skills developed during coursework and clinical experiences make graduates of this program ready to meet the challenges of teaching in the 21st century and in a variety of environments.
Upon successful completion of their degree, our graduates are certified to teach K-12 Spanish in Illinois, as well as in 32 other states with reciprocity agreements.
Applying to Illinois State
Illinois State's preferred filing period for freshman students for the fall semester is September 1-November 15. Applying early is encouraged, as the University must limit enrollment due to space at the University and in specific majors/programs. Visit the Office of Admissions to apply today!