May 21, 2019  
2019-2020 General Catalog (Year Under Revision) 
2019-2020 General Catalog (Year Under Revision)

Spanish Teaching Emphasis - Minor

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College of Humanities and Social Sciences

Department of Languages, Philosophy and Communication Studies


Course Requirements

Spanish Major and Minor Requirements

Minimum Departmental Requirements

Total Credits:

  Spanish Major 33
  Spanish Major, Teaching Emphasis 38 SPAN & 29 SCED
  Spanish Minor 15
  Spanish Minor, Teaching Emphasis 20 SPAN & 29 SCED
  Spanish Major, Teaching Emphasis without licensure 37
  Spanish Minor, Teaching Emphasis without licensure 19
Grade Point Average to Declare a Major or Minor 3.00 Overall GPA
Grade Point Average to Graduate with Major or Minor 3.00 GPA within Major/Minor Classes
A minimum of 50 percent of minor credits must be earned at USU  

At least half (50 percent) of the credits earned for these degrees must be completed in upper-division USU courses offered by the Department of Languages, Philosophy, and Communication Studies, and having prefixes of SPAN or LING. All other credits (including transfer and study abroad credits) must be approved by the Spanish faculty in order to be counted toward these degrees.


Courses for Spanish Majors and Minors require a minimum of C- or better.

Courses for Spanish Majors and Minors may not be taken on a Pass/ Fail Basis (except for courses designated as Pass/Fail, such as LING 3300 , LING 4300 , SPAN 3010 , SPAN 3520 , SPAN 4920 ).

Students with prior language credit or language experience should take the department placement test before admission to the Spanish Major or Minor. Credits obtained in lower-division Spanish courses cannot be applied toward the Spanish major or minor programs.

Spanish Minor Teaching Emphasis with Licensure (47 credits) (3.00 GPA)


The following requirements only specify courses offered by the Department of Languages, Philosophy, and Communication Studies. To be licensed to teach in the Utah public secondary school system, students with a teaching emphasis must also complete additional courses (approximately 27 credits) required by the Secondary Education Program. For more information, please contact the Secondary Education Program, Education Building 330, or review the supplementary section, entitled Secondary Teacher Education Program (STEP) Level Outline . Information is also provided on the Web at:

I. Spanish and Linguistics Courses (20 credits)

A. Required Courses (11 credits)

B. Elective Courses (9 credits)

Choose at least three courses from the following twelve courses, one or two from each group (9 credits total):


1 This course or practicum is required for a teaching emphasis in the Spanish minor

2 Students desiring to apply study abroad credits toward these degrees must obtain approval from the LPCS office prior to participating.

3 LING 3300  and LING 4400  must be taken during the same semester, and should be the last courses taken for the minor. These courses should be taken the Fall semester before student teaching. LING 3300  and LING 4400  are listed in both the STEP and minor requirements for those seeking the Spanish Teaching Minor/non-licensure so the non-licensure minors understand the complete list of minor requirements. See additional non-licensure information at bottom of page.

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