Spanish Major

Why Spanish?

Spanish is important because of the proximity of our Spanish-speaking neighbors. It is necessary to form close, clear, cultural, and commercial ties with them. The courses in Spanish are planned to give the students an insight into Latin America, its Spanish origins, and its diversified national developments, as well as a foundation for efficient communication skills in the Spanish language.

Careers in Spanish

  • Public Relations
  • Government or Law
  • Grant or Proposal Writing
  • Publishing
  • Marketing or Advertising
  • Translation
  • Freelance writing
  • Education or Teaching
  • Technical Writing/Communication
  • Journalism or Media
  • Law Enforcement
  • Library Science

Spanish Student Profiles
My name is Amy Rendon and I am a senior Spanish major from Midland, Texas.  One of the main reasons I choose to major in Spanish Major was because of my mother’s huge impact on my life and the life of my community.  She works at a non-profit organization, Casa de Amigos; it helps to meet a variety of needs, especially for the Hispanic community.  My mom and her fellow co-workers’ drive to impact Hispanics’ lives made me realize that I want to give as well.  Through my education I want to serve as a certified translator/interpreter for foreign missions in Latin America, and also, after graduation, further my education in graduate school to become a certified Bilingual Speech Pathologist.  My goal is to open my own practice and help Spanish-speaking children and adults overcome their speaking disabilities. 

I love being here at Wayland!  I especially appreciate the faculty and staff who, through various ways, encourage me to achieve my educational goals.  I enjoy going to class and seeing myself improve everyday!  I have come to understand that learning is a privilege, and I am so thankful that Wayland has caught on to a bigger vision for students like me who want to impact the world in which we live.

Spanish Requirements
The major requires 36 semester hours, of which 18 must be upper-level. *
Six hours are included in the general education core curriculum for the B. A. degree.
Students who plan to teach in public schools should consult the School of Education for
specific requirements for certification. No student enrolled in the teaching certification
program to teach Spanish may place out of SPAN 1301, 1302, 2301, or 2302 using
Wayland’s Spanish Placement Exam unless the student receives written permission from
a Wayland Spanish professor. Spanish certification majors must pass the departmental
TExES and TOPT before being allowed to take the state TExES and TOPT examinations.
All Spanish majors and Spanish teaching certification majors must take and pass the
departmental exam and TOPT before graduating.

SPAN 1301 - Elementary Spanish (first semester) Beginning
SPAN 1302 - Elementary Spanish (second semester) Continuation
*SPAN 2301 - Intermediate Spanish (first semester) Beginning
*SPAN 2302 - Intermediate Spanish (second semester) Continuation
SPAN 3303 - Advanced Grammar and Composition I
SPAN 3323 - Advanced Grammar and Composition II
Twelve hours of upper-level electives in Spanish

* Six hours are included in the general education core curriculum.