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Bachelor of Arts in Spanish Education

About the B.A. in Spanish Education Degree

Cedarville’s distinctly Christian, accredited Spanish education major will prepare you to teach Spanish in grades kindergarten–12 in public and Christian schools. You will study the Spanish language, culture, literature, and history in light of biblical truth, and learn how to integrate those biblical principles into your own future classroom.

Why Study Spanish at Cedarville?

Spanish Education Program Highlights

Cultural experience — You will have an opportunity to spend a semester in Valencia, Spain, as part of a study abroad experience. You will live with a local family and be fully immersed in the culture as you study.

Innovative — You will take part in innovative field experiences within local public schools and spend time in K–12 classrooms each of your four years.

Student teaching options — You can choose to complete your student teaching experience locally in Christian and public schools or in a foreign country approved by the School of Education.

Changing lives — We believe that a degree in education is the opportunity to change lives for the Kingdom of God and at Cedarville, you’ll find plenty of ways to pursue your passion and hone your teaching skills: tutoring local students, teaching in area ministries, and educating diverse communities.

Diverse — You will have field experiences or clinical practice for both conventional and distance learning programs that provide experiences with male and female grade K–12 students from different socioeconomic groups and ethnic/racial groups. You will also work with English language learners and students with disabilities during some of your field experiences and/or clinical practice to develop and practice your knowledge, skills, and professional dispositions for working with all students.

What Can I Do With Spanish Education?

  • Our teacher-candidates are known for their quality of education, commitment to the field of education, and their diversified experiences to prepare them for teaching in the classroom. Cedarville Education graduates are teaching all around the world in public, private, Christian, urban, international, and mission schools!
  • Testing Success! Every teacher candidate is required to complete licensure exams in order to be a licensed teacher in the state of Ohio. The teacher-candidates at Cedarville University are well prepared for these exams, as evidenced by our 97% success pass rate on the licensure exams (data from the 2016–2017 Ohio Assessment for Educators Pass rate Test Summary ResultsAnalyzer). The average pass rate for teacher-candidates in the state of Ohio is 91% success.
  • As a graduate of the Teacher Education Program at Cedarville University, you will receive two teaching certifications. Our accreditation status enables you to receive a state of Ohio teaching license in your field of study that is transferable to any state in the U.S. You will also qualify to receive an Association of Christian Schools International (ACSI) certificate, which allows you to teach internationally and in Christian schools. The ACSI certificate is nationally recognized and does not require state-to-state transfer.
  • Some of our recent graduates include an English as a Second Language teacher at a Christian school in Ecuador and several high school Spanish teachers.

Opportunities to Learn Outside the Classroom

You coursework will be complemented by the following opportunities as you complete your Spanish education degree.

Field experiences early and often! — The School of Education believes that it is important that our teacher-candidates have many hands-on experiences in schools. That is why you will engage in local school settings during your first year as a teacher-candidate at Cedarville University and will continue to experience teaching within a school setting each year of your teacher training at Cedarville. By the time you graduate, you will have completed more than 600 hours in classroom experiences!

Chi Delta Epsilon — Cedarville’s education student organization is a Christ-centered community built on equipping teachers to serve each other and those around them. Throughout the year, you will participate in professional growth events, ministry opportunities, and fun activities. You’ll also have ministry opportunities through the adopt-a-senior program, the birthday ministry, breakfast for teachers, and other ministries. Any education major is welcome!

The Xenia Partnership Program — This is a new and exciting program that allows you to be a part of a field experience and classroom learning within one of the schools in nearby Xenia City School District. You will learn teaching strategies and practices from Cedarville University professors while engaging those practices and theories in real classrooms with real students and teachers.

Cross-cultural experiences/classes in Ireland — This year, our faculty will be lead a group of teacher-candidates to Ireland to complete several of the core teaching courses in another culture. As part of this three-week adventure, you will earn credit for your courses, observe classrooms and the education system in another country, and have one-on-one opportunities to minister to the people of Ireland.

Overseas student teaching pogram — You may choose to complete your student-teaching experience overseas. This experience occurs as the final semester of your study as a teacher-candidate at Cedarville University. You will spend approximately 16 weeks overseas in an English-speaking school. The School of Education of Cedarville University works with CCTEC to coordinate an overseas experience for teacher-candidates who wish to complete their student teaching internship abroad. You may choose to go to almost any country in the world and will receive specialized training for this experience.

Recent teacher-candidates have completed their Overseas Student Teaching Program in the following countries:

  • South Africa
  • Australia
  • China
  • Dominican Republic
  • Hungary
  • New Zealand
  • Spain

School of Education

Cedarville's School of Education is equipping Christian teachers to make a Gospel impact in their future classrooms.

Rachel Leake sight-seeing during her time abroad.

Spanish Embassy honors CU senior as Student Ambassador of the Year

Cedarville University Spanish education major Rachel Leake named student “Ambassador of the Year 2017" by Spanish Embassy.

Group of students studying abroad in Spain

Semester in Spain

Spend a semester in Valencia, Spain, experiencing the culture as you study. A Cedarville faculty member will accompany you in this experience, giving you the same excellence in teaching you would experience on campus. 

Placement Success

We’re proud of our successful graduates! 100% of 2017 graduates from the School of Education were employed or in graduate school within six months of graduation. Check out Cedarville’s other placement rates.

Carmen Scoggins with Students

American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages: Why I Chose to be a Language Teacher

Carmen Scoggins, a Spanish instructor at Appalachian State University, talks about why she chose to teach a world language.

Program Faculty

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Jeremy Ervin, Ph.D.

Dean, Associate Professor of Education

  • Location WI 107
  • Phone 937-766-4471
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Spanish Education Program Curriculum

Building on your general education liberal arts and Bible minor courses, you will take education foundations and methods courses as well as Spanish core courses and electives.

Sample courses:
  • Advanced Spanish Grammar
  • Principles of Language Acquisition
View Curriculum Plan and Catalog