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  • Course Delivery
    residential
  • Total Credits
    122
  • Yearly Tuition
    $36,050
  • Duration
    4 Years

Program Overview

Teach Spanish, by far the most in-demand language studied in U.S. high schools. The Modern/Classical Languages Department works in partnership with the School of Education to offer courses required for secondary education in Spanish.

Teaching, reaching, and stimulating middle and high school learners takes strong skills and superior teacher preparation. Saint Mary's School of Education is committed to excellent faculty, small class sizes, and real-world experience. This, in turn, prepares secondary education teachers to relate to students, helping to launch learners toward future success. Saint Mary's School of Education helps secondary education majors create a challenging and positive learning environment for all learners, including those with diverse backgrounds and needs. Toward that objective, strong emphasis is placed on gaining extensive field experience in a variety of settings prior to graduation. Faculty connect these field experiences to coursework, combining theory and practice, modeling effective instruction, providing relevant context, and building confidence to address the variety of situations future teachers will encounter.

Preparing Teachers for Licensure

This program prepares you for licensure as a teacher in Minnesota. Students completing a secondary education major receive licensure in grades 5-12 and complete a subject area specialization in Spanish. In addition to professional education curriculum, requirements include a specific set of academic discipline courses to complete the major.

Career Options

A majority of our graduates pursue classroom teaching in public or private middle or high schools; others go on to seek advanced degrees from Saint Mary's in special education, literacy, educational administration, curriculum and instruction, or school counseling. Graduates may also pursue employment in other fields such as business, health care, or work with international agencies.

Taking Classes

This residential, four-year program is offered on our Winona Campus, with daytime classes and a full student life experience.

Course Information

This major is designed to prepare students for a career in secondary education as a teacher. In addition to Spanish courses, students must complete the Teacher Education Program to be certified. 

For more information and course descriptions, check out our course catalog.

Applicants must submit:

  1. Completed application form
  2. Official high school transcript
  3. Official Test Scores - ACT, SAT, or Classic Learning tests are accepted.
  4. An essay or brief personal statement. In 250 words or fewer, please tell us about: a significant experience you've had, an accomplishment or risk you have taken, a person who has made a difference in your life, a topic of concern to you, or anything else you think would help us learn more about you. You can also choose to submit a graded paper or write something new!
  5. Letters of Recommendation are optional.
  6. If you choose to upload a document, please make sure your file is either a Microsoft Word document (.doc or .docx), an RTF file, or a PDF file. Any other format (including Google Docs) will not load into your application.
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Key Dates

Rolling admissions. Application review will begin upon receipt of all required application materials.

Tuition & Fees

Tuition: $36,050 Per Year

Fees

Room:$5,230
Board:$4,120
Activity fee:$170
Technology fee:$370
Laundry fee:$80

The Saint Mary's Difference

The heart of Saint Mary's is its people — faculty, staff, and your fellow students — who become your companions and allies on your educational journey. Here, in an intense give-and-take setting, each of us discovers just how much we can learn. You'll find, in every one of our classrooms, a person-centered education focused on your growth, your potential — because we believe that everyone deserves the chance to make an impact, to change the world around them.

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