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Bachelor of Arts in Spanish with a Preliminary Single Subject Teaching Credential (California)

The Bachelor of Arts with a Major in Spanish consists of intensive proficiency-oriented coursework in Spanish language acquisition, as well as instruction in essential knowledge and understanding of history, culture, geography, and politics of the region. The program prepares students for a variety of career paths in government, military, business, and education. Each student has the option of choosing to complete seven courses of upper-division electives or pursuing a Preliminary Single Subject Teaching Credential (California).

Please see additional Credential admissions requirements under Teacher Education in the Sanford College of Education’s Credential Programs section of the catalog.

Program Learning Outcomes

  • Develop oral, written and reading proficiency in Spanish
  • Read and interpret representative texts and cultural productions in Spanish.
  • Develop analytical and critical skills that build from textual, cultural and linguistic analysis to the exploration of society
  • Translate and interpret to and from Spanish.
  • Differentiate the major aspects of Latin American and Hispanic culture and civilization from pre-Columbian times to the present
  • Demonstrate familiarity with the history and culture of the Spanish speaking world.
  • A comprehensive familiarity with the history and culture of the region


To receive the Bachelor of Arts Degree with a Major in Spanish, students must complete at least 180 quarter units as listed below, 45 of which must be completed in residence at National University, 76.5 of which must be completed at the upper-division level and a minimum 70.5 units of General Education requirements. The following courses are degree requirements. In the absence of transfer credit, general electives may be necessary to satisfy the total units required for the degree. Students should refer to the section on undergraduate admission requirements for specific information regarding admission and evaluation.
Preparation for the Major (5 courses; 22.5 quarter units)
Requirements for the Major (10 courses; 45 quarter units)
Core Requisite(s):
Upper-Division Electives (7 courses; 31.5 quarter units)
Education Orientation, Theory and Methodology Requirements (7 courses; 31.5 quarter units)
Student Teaching Requirements (4 courses; 13.5 units)
TED 530A, 530B, 531A and 531B are field experience courses receiving a Satisfactory or Unsatisfactory grade and are not factored into cumulative GPA. Please see student teaching and internship eligibility requirements under Clinical Practice in the Teacher Education area of the Sanford College of Education’s Credential programs section of the catalog.
Credentialing Requirements (2 courses; 9 quarter units)
Students must have senior standing to enroll in these two classes. The EDX1201X class is considered graduate level. These courses will not transfer to any graduate level program (at National University or elsewhere).
Please see additional completion requirements for the Credential under Teacher Education in the School of Educations Credential section.