Combined Spanish, BA / Spanish Education, EdM

The UB Teach Spanish education program is an accelerated, combined degree program that allows you to earn a Spanish BA and a Spanish education EdM within five years. It provides you with content expertise in Spanish language and culture while preparing you to teach Spanish at the adolescence level (grades 7 to 12 with a grades 1 to 6 extension).

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Why Spanish and Spanish Education at UB?

In this combined program, students study in the Spanish Program within the Department of Romance Languages and Literatures in the College of Arts and Sciences as well as the Department of Learning and Instruction in the Graduate School of Education. While in the Spanish program, you benefit from a dedicated focus on the study of Spanish Language and Literature; in the Department of Learning and Instruction, you will learn how to bring Spanish to life in the classroom.

UB prepares highly qualified teachers who lead their classrooms, shape students’ lives and positively engage with the communities they serve.

Students enrolled in this program will:

  • Develop language competence and communicative strategies in preparation for cross cultural, global interaction.
  • Enhance research and analytical skills to locate and interpret sources and produce original research.
  • Complete intensive clinical education experiences in collaboration with Western New York schools across diverse settings, while learning the nuances of the teaching profession.
  • Gain the skills, expertise and confidence to implement evidence-based practice in the classroom and co-teach alongside an expert teacher in a one-year residency.

Program Overview

Academic credential granted Bachelor of Arts (BA) and Master of Education (EdM)
Certification option Successful completion of program leads to an institutional recommendation for New York State initial and professional certification in Spanish education
Grade levels 7 to 12 with 1 to 6 extension
Credits required for completion 150
Time to completion 5 years
Course delivery On campus, online
  • Spanish teacher
  • Foreign correspondent
  • Interpreter
Experiential contact hours
  • Clinical experiences embedded in undergraduate and graduate  coursework
  • A full one-year teaching residency in the final year of the program
Application deadline Early action: Nov. 15
Scholarship consideration: Dec. 8
Regular decision: Feb. 1

Students can continue to submit an application for fall consideration until capacity is reached.
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For more information about coursework and requirements, please contact:
Office of Educator, 716-645-2461