Studying a foreign language is an excellent educational choice
in today’s global society, whether you choose our nationally recognized program for Spanish teachers, our bachelor's degree in Spanish, the Spanish honors track, a minor (in German, French, or Spanish), one of our five certificates, or classes we offer in many other languages such as Korean, Chinese, and Japanese. Foreign language skills are highly marketable in many fields such as education, nursing, business, criminology, tourism, human services, and politics.
Spanish K-12, BSEd
Spanish/Honors Track, BA
Chinese Certificate and Classes
Japanese Certificate and Classes
Korean Certificate and Classes
Critical Languages: Languages offered can vary each semester and have recently included
The department is home to the renowned BSEd in Spanish
Education K-12 Program, nationally recognized on three consecutive review
cycles by its accrediting agencies, the Council for the Accreditation of
Educator Preparation (CAEP) (formerly the National Council for Accreditation of
Teacher Education, NCATE) and the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL). Explore the many department-sponsored study abroad options available to you in Spain, France, Germany, Costa Rica, and Mexico.
Students can get IUP credits for advanced and/or native speaker knowledge of Spanish! Learn how.
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