Spanish Education, Associate in Arts



Program Code: 0210


The Spanish Education pathway begins your preparation to teach Spanish to K-12 students. Spanish teachers are also required to earn a bachelor’s degree from an accredited program and obtain a Professional Educators License with a Spanish endorsement from the Illinois State Board of Education. Get started now by earning your associate degree from City Colleges, transfer to a four-year teacher certification program as a junior, and start a career in Spanish education.

This is an example course sequence for students interested in pursuing Spanish Education. This does not represent a contract, nor does it guarantee course availability. If this pathway is followed as outlined, you will earn an Associate in Arts (AA) degree. One course will satisfy the Human Diversity (HD) requirement, and is labeled with an (HD) in the sequence below. Following this pathway will help you get your associate degree, which will increase your chances of transfer to Bachelor’s-level programs of study. Choose Illinois Articulation Initiative (IAI) courses to fulfill general education requirements whenever possible. Visit and speak with your college advisor to learn more about IAI.

For information regarding teaching, licensure and certification requirements for the State of Illinois, please visit It is important to note that students must pass Illinois Certification Testing System (ICTS) Test of Academic Proficiency (TAP) test, or have 22 composite ACT score and minimum score of 6 on the Writing portion, or have a composite score of 1110 (evidence-based reading and writing + mathematics = 1110 or higher) and a minimum score of 26 on writing and language for entrance into four-year College of Education institutions.

Semester-by-Semester Program Plan for Full-Time Students

All plans can be modified to fit the needs of part-time students by adding more semesters.

Plan of Study Grid
Semester 1Hours
ENGLISH 101 Composition 1 3
MATH 118
General Education Math 1
or Introductory Statistics
Fine Arts course 1 3
EDUC 101 Introduction To Education 2 3
Spanish course 2 4
Semester 2
ENGLISH 102 Composition 1 3
Select one of the following: 3
General Psychology 1
Spanish course 2 4
EDUC 203 Educational Psychology 2 3
Select one of the following: 3
Intro to Diversity/Ethnic Studies (HD) 1
Fine Arts & Humanities course (HD) 1
Semester 3
General Education Biology 1
or Human Biology
POL SCI 201 The National Government 1 3
Spanish course 2 4
SPEECH 101 Fundamentals of Speech Communication 1 3
Semester 4
Select one of the following: 3
Intro to Latin American/Latino Studies 1
Intro To Modern Literature Spanish 1
Readings In Literature Spanish 1
Physical Sciences course 1 3
Spanish course 2 4
Select one of the following: 3
Hist World Civiliz Frm 1500 1
History of Latin America 1
World or Latin History course 1
 Total Hours60

General Education Requirement


Pathway Elective

Choose your courses with your College Advisor.