18 hours Spanish, including at least nine hours upper-division
Any candidate for teacher licensure may achieve Spanish Proficiency by completing one of the following:
- A minimum of 12 hours in Spanish or the equivalent of courses through Intermediate Spanish II;
- 18 hours in Spanish or the equivalent of courses through Intermediate Spanish II; or
- Four courses beyond novice-level proficiency. Additional requirements include field experience for immersion in the Spanish language (to be approved by the advisor).
Students may earn six of the required 12 hours in Spanish while spending a full month immersed in the target language and culture. The proficiency is noted on the transcript but has no effect on licensure.