The ability to write and speak Spanish has never been more relevant. With a Spanish education degree from NSU, you'll learn to share your knowledge with students as a Spanish teacher.
    About The Program

    The Spanish B.S.Ed. degree prepares you to become a Spanish teacher to students in grades K-12. As part of this degree program, you'll complete professional education courses for K-12 certification.


    NSU Spanish courses concentrate on real-world application, preparing you to share your knowledge, practice and experience in your own classroom as a Spanish teacher or in other careers. 


    NSU instructors with field experience in Spanish-speaking countries provide an engaging, stimulating learning experience.


    NSU also offers a popular four-week study-abroad opportunity to take intensive Spanish courses in Santiago, Chile.




    Familiarity and experience with Spanish language and culture can advance the career aspirations of anyone seeking to succeed as a professional in the global economy.


    Foreign-language graduate employment is concentrated in education and private, for-profit businesses and corporations.


    Potential career areas include elementary, middle, and high school teacher; adult educator; interpreter; news analyst, reporter, and correspondent; writer, editor and translator; advertising, marketing, and public relations specialist; and foreign service officer.


    For more information on careers in your major or help choosing a major, contact Career Services.

    Contact Information

    For more information about this degree, contact Jessica Ness, or call 605-626-2272 or 605-626-7900. Or, contact NSU Admissions at 605-626-2544 or

    B.A., M.A., University of Utah

    Ph.D, University of Wisconsin - Madison


    Juan M. Gonzalez, originally from Salt Lake City Utah, worked for 18 years as an international public relations specialist/marketing rep for an advertising firm. Part of his responsibilities included making three to four week trips throughout South America and Mexico to meet and greet radio and TV managers and owners. He has worked and lived in every major city in that area.

    An economic downturn in the mid-90s found him without work and consequently he went back to school to complete a BA and MA in Spanish at the University of Utah. He left Utah in 1998 to complete his Ph.D in Spanish at the University of Wisconsin €- Madison, from which he graduated in 2005. Recently, he spent four years teaching Spanish at Adams State College in Alamosa, Colorado.

    Juan has been teaching at Northern State University in Aberdeen,…

    M.A., Spanish, Arizona State University

    M.A., Communication, University of North Dakota

    B.A., Spanish and English Philology, Kiev National Linguistic University, Ukraine




    In her Spanish, linguistics, and communication classes, Tetiana (Tanya) White gives students opportunities to develop new and various lenses through which to see themselves and other cultures. She enjoys watching students gain the confidence to speak publicly and carry that skill into their future careers.


    Ms. White’s research interests lie at the intersection of linguistics and communication. Her latest master’s thesis studied critical cultural awareness of students, the structure of their mental lexicon, and their cultural values and beliefs. Her scholarly…