Jul 21, 2024  
2024-2025 Undergraduate and Graduate Catalog 
2024-2025 Undergraduate and Graduate Catalog

Spanish PK-12, B.A., Secondary Education Concentration

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Department Contact:

Interim Dean: Dr. Arthur Remillard
Coordinator: Dr. Larissa Clachar
Chair (Education): Dr. Stephanie Ivory, sivory@francis.edu, 814-472-2844

Program Description:

Spanish is the second most widely spoken language in the United States and a complement to any degree or career path. Acquiring a Spanish major or minor is a fantastic way to develop a set of skills that will make you more marketable in your chosen field, whether that’s through becoming an interpreter or translator, teaching the language, or using it to better serve a diverse population in your career. You can also take advantage of our study abroad programs to places like Costa Rica, Ecuador, and more!

Student Learning Outcomes:

As a graduate of our Spanish program, you will be able to:

  • Engage in formal and informal conversations in Spanish about any topic
  • Read and discuss Spanish media in all of its forms, including news, literature, movies, and more
  • Demonstrate knowledge of any grammatical aspect in Spanish, including proper sequence of tenses, direct and indirect discourse, lexical variations, and idiomatic expressions
  • Express feelings and emotions, engage in formal discussions and debates, and exchange opinions in Spanish using socio-cultural nuances
  • Explain and discuss cultural concepts, including Spanish and Latin American character and cultural identity in the United States and abroad, the history of immigration into the United States, and issues pertaining to economic migration and the human rights of refugees

Admission Requirements: 


Estimated Completion Time:

Typically 4 years of full-time study.

Progression and/or Retention Criteria:


Graduation Requirements: 

Students will take the ACTFL general proficiency exam in all 4 areas: reading, writing, listening and speaking and score a minimum of “advanced low.”

Capstone Requirement:


Total Credits Required:

128 credits

See requirements for Education 

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