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Spanish Teaching

The Spanish teaching major at Anderson University prepares students to teach Spanish in elementary and secondary (P-12) settings.

The program requires at least 35 hours of Spanish coursework, including at least six hours of overseas study. Students also study three-eight hours in one other modern foreign language. Along with these requirements in language study, students complete an additional 46 hours of coursework in the area of professional education through the Department of Teacher Education

AU is one of only eight universities in Indiana to earn national recognition from the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL) and the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP).

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This program is interdisciplinary.

The major requires 45-47 hours of Spanish and language-related coursework through the Department of Modern Languages and 46 hours of education coursework in partnership with the School of Education.


What classes will I take?

  • Teaching as a Profession
  • Spanish Conversation
  • Advanced Spanish Grammar & Translation
  • Spanish-American Civilization

View the courses required for the Spanish teaching major.


What experiences will I have?

In addition to a variety of formative teaching experiences in local schools and a final semester of student teaching, students earn a minimum of 6 credit hours toward their major through study abroad. Most elect to go for an entire semester. Through these experiences, we aim to graduate Spanish teaching majors who demonstrate the content and pedagogical excellence and the intercultural humility necessary to lead in today’s schools and communities.

Our Faculty


Inge Baird, an employee at Anderson University in Anderson, Indiana

Inge Baird

Assistant Professor of Spanish; Assistant Professor of German

Carrie Clay

Carrie Clay

Assistant Professor of Spanish; Director, General Studies & Professional Development

Timothy Fox, an employee of Anderson University in Indiana

Dr. Timothy Fox

Chair, Department of Modern Languages; Professor of Spanish

Brandon Grayson, an employee at Anderson University in Indiana

Dr. Brandan Grayson

Professor of Spanish

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