Bachelor of Arts in Spanish With Optional Inspired Teaching and Learning 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 an Inspired Teaching and Learning Preliminary Single Subject Teaching Credential (California).

*Please Note: To avoid interruptions to program progress and/or financial aid arrangements, students need to satisfy/pass the Basic Skills Requirement (e.g., CBEST) and Subject Matter Competency Requirement (e.g., CSET) PRIOR to starting the single credential area method courses.

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)
Spanish Requirements (9 courses; 40.5 quarter units)
Core Requisite(s):
Upper-Division Electives (7 courses; 31.5 quarter units)