Whether you're interested in improving your Spanish or teaching Spanish, a degree in Spanish with a secondary licensure will help you meet your goals. Beyond reading and writing in Spanish, the courses for this program provide background knowledge in Spanish culture and literature. The education classes will also provide you with a foundation in teaching. The time frame for degree completion varies with each student, but you can reasonably complete this degree in four years.
Special Services and Opportunities
We are committed to responsible academic advising. Our faculty are specialists in their areas of advising and are current with requirements for admission into the programs they advise. ENMU has a reputable record regarding student success in the Spanish field, including placing students in first-rate graduate programs and in preparing students for careers in teaching. We also provide a Spanish Immersion program for eligible students who want practice with native speakers.
Service and Mutual Interest Organizations
We provide you with the opportunity to use your Spanish skills and hold leadership positions in organizations on campus, including working with Multicultural Affairs and the American Language Culture club.
Scholarships and Financial Assistance
Eastern New Mexico University is committed to helping you finance your education. In addition to grants and loans offered University-wide, the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences offers 37 scholarships for current students. Our tuition is among one of the lowest in the nation, according to USA Today (2014), allowing you to get a quality education at ENMU, without the huge pricetag. Additionally, many ENMU students work part-time jobs to help finance their education.
Many people assume that Spanish Majors can only look forward to careers in education. However, being bilingual opens opportunities in almost any career field, especially in the justice system, social work, and the medical field. Many of our Spanish majors choose to double major, so they can increase their job opportunities. Often salaries are higher for those who are bilingual. Additionally, some Spanish majors seek careers as translators. In addition to advisors within the department, Career Services offers free job placement assistance to all students.
High School Courses
If you are hoping to study Spanish with a secondary licensure, two years of Spanish and English composition courses will help prepare you for this degree.
Additional Degree Information
You can find additional information about the Bachelor of Arts in Spanish with Secondary licensure degree, including the courses you will take when you're a Spanish major at Eastern.