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Spanish Endorsement

Endorsement Overview (Grades 5-8)

Why Elementary Education Spanish endorsement?
Students preparing to teach either in K-6 elementary school settings or grades 5-8 middle school Spanish settings will gain valuable knowledge by adding this endorsement to their Elementary Education major.

World Languages endorsement (Spanish)
Students who wish to pursue a minor in Spanish for teaching purposes must take at least 21 credits in Spanish plus the prescribed education courses. All students seeking K-8 licensure in World Languages must demonstrate an intermediate-high proficiency level in all four skills (speaking, listening, reading and writing) as outlined in the ACTFL Proficiency Guidelines and successfully complete the following language courses plus two or three additional courses (see "Degree Requirements" below).

Adding a World Language (Spanish) endorsement
Additional required and recommended courses for a World Language (Spanish) Endorsement
Course descriptions
For more information contact:

Scott Sorvaag, Ed.D.
Dean, School of Education
Saint Mary's University of Minnesota
700 Terrace Heights #23
Winona, MN 55987-1399
(800) 635-5987, Ext. 6612
ssorvaag@smumn.edu