Teacher Licensure in Spanish K-12

To become a licensed K-12 teacher of Spanish, students must:

  1. Complete the requirements for a major in Spanish.
  2. Pass the Oral Proficiency Interview (OPI) administered by ACTFL (American Council of Teachers of Foreign Languages) with a score of Advanced Low or above.
  3. Pass the Content Area Exams in Spanish administered by ILTS (Illinois Licensure Testing System) with a minimum average score of 240.
  4. Complete the following professional education sequence in secondary education:
WLC-302Introduction To Teaching World Languages3
SPAN-319Applied Spanish Linguistics 43
EDFN-305Philosophical And Historical Foundations Of Public Education 13
EDFN-306Education And Individual Differences 1,33

Student must apply and be admitted to the College of Education to continue with the remaining courses in the sequence:

LTCY-301Foundations Of Literacy Instruction In Secondary Grades 13
EDFN-307Psychology Of Instruction And Learning 1,33
SCED-311Writing Intensive Program: School Curriculum 13
SCED-303FTeaching Modern Foreign Languages In The Secondary School 1,53
SCED-304JForeign Language Clinical Experience In The Secondary School 2,4,51
SCED-305JSecondary Student Teaching And Seminar In Spanish 29

C or better grade required


B or better required


EDFN-306 & EDFN-307 each have 20 clock hours of clinical experience attached.


Spanish K-12 majors must take SPAN-319 prior to enrolling in SCED-304J.


SCED-304F/SCED-304J and SCED-303F must be taken concurrently.