World Language and Cultures - Spanish

World Language and Cultures - Spanish

The World Languages and Cultures - Spanish K–12 content area is designed for those looking to teach the Spanish language and culture to students at all grade levels.

Prerequisite course work

Students enrolling in this content area must have proficiency in Spanish to an intermediate level (completed SPAN 1120: Elementary Spanish II or its equivalent) with a grade of B or higher.

Required courses

This content area consists of the requirements for K–12 licensure plus four graduate-level courses at St. Catherine and the University of St. Thomas and an undergraduate Spanish major at St. Kate’s.

If you place into SPAN 2110 and/or 2120, those courses may be counted toward earning the Spanish major. In this case, you must take an additional seven 3000 or 4000- level courses (with a minimum grade of C) to fulfill requirements for the Spanish major.

You must complete all required courses in your content area prior to beginning the master’s-level course sequence. Upon admission, you will work with an adviser to tailor a course sequence to fit your individual needs.


At St. Kate’s:

  • EDUC 7920: Student Teaching and Seminar in World Languages and Culture: Elementary
  • EDUC 7930: Student Teaching and Seminar in World Languages and Culture: Secondary

At the University of St. Thomas:

  • TEGR580-01: Curriculum and Instruction: World Languages and Culture K-12
  • TEGR547-01: Field Experience III: (K-12) World Languages and Culture


  • SPAN 3160: Hispanics in the United States
  • SPAN 3250: Advanced Spanish: Introduction to Critical Cultural Analysis
  • SPAN 4860: Senior Seminar

Plus one to three (based on proficiency) of the following:

  • SPAN 2110: Intermediate Spanish I
  • SPAN 2120: Intermediate Spanish II
  • SPAN 3050: Visions of the Hispanic World: Reading to Speak and Write

Plus two to four (based on credits earned) of the following:

  • SPAN 3550: Short Stories in Spanish
  • SPAN 3700: Contemporary Hispanic Text
  • SPAN 4000: Hispanic Masterpieces
  • SPAN 4100: Hispanic Women Writers
  • SPAN 4602 or SPAN 4604: Internship
  • SPAN 4952 or SPAN 4954: Independent Study
  • SPAN 4994: Topics

Courses numbered below 5000 are undergraduate courses; courses 5000 and above are graduate courses. For detailed course descriptions, visit the Graduate Academic Catalog or the Undergraduate Academic Catalog.