May 18, 2024  
2022-2023 Undergraduate and Graduate Catalog 
2022-2023 Undergraduate and Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Post-Baccalaureate Spanish PK-12

Go to information for Education   for more details.

Department Contact:

Chair, Spanish: TBA
Director, Graduate Education: Mrs. Melissa Peppetti,, 814-472-3068

Program Description:

The post-baccalaureate Spanish PK-12, Secondary Education program provides students with an in-depth, well-rounded Spanish education that will allow them to master the content needed to teach Spanish in PK-12 education. Furthermore, students will take a full slate of education courses, to develop the teaching skills needed to communicate these concepts effectively. The secondary  education program prepares candidates to apply for Pennsylvania Spanish PK-12  certification.

Accreditation Statement

SFU programs that lead to teaching certification have been approved by the Pennsylvania Department of Education 

Estimated Completion Time:

Typically 2+ years of part-time study

Admission Requirements:

Applicants must provide the following:

  • Online Application and $30 application fee made payable to Saint Francis University;
  • Two letters of professional recommendation;
  • A minimum undergraduate grade point average of 3.0 is required. If candidate’s GPA is less than 3.0; he or she may be accepted on a provisional basis while taking up to nine (9) credits. The student must obtain a minimum GPA of 3.0 in the first nine credits to be admitted to the program. If these requirements are not met the student will not be admitted to the program.
  • Official transcripts of all undergraduate and graduate course work completed.

Admission Deadline:

The program has rolling admission.

Progression and/or Retention Criteria:

  • A minimum average of 3.0 must be maintained throughout the program. If a student falls below the 3.0 requirement he or she will be placed on academic probation for the next semester. Student’s continued eligibility in the program will depend on the GPA in the semester following the low GPA. If the student’s GPA does not go above the 3.0, after being placed on probation, the student is subject to dismissal from the program.
  • Students must complete required clinical observations for each of the courses requiring clinical hours.
  • Student must successfully complete the student teaching in the content area.
  • Successful completion of required Praxis tests.


See Education  for information on student teaching, student learning outcomes for pre-service teachers, certification information, and more.

Total Credits Required:

69 credits