To be able to teach a foreign language (Spanish) in Pennsylvania (PA) public secondary schools, students need to declare the first major in either language and elect a secondary major in language certification. In addition to completing requirements in their major, they need to fulfill the following requirements.

Admissions & Retention Requirements

Course Requirements


Course Number Course Name Credit
EDUC 200 Foundations of Education 3
EDUC 201 Introduction to Special Education 3
EDUC 234 Child and Adolescent Development 3
EDUC 211 Educational Psychology 3
EDUC 301 Assessment and Evaluation 3
EDUC 384 Inclusive Education 3
EDUC 403 Reading and Writing Across the Content Area 3
EDUC 408 Education Seminar with Field Experience (110 hours) 3
LANG 350 Teaching of Modern Language and ESL 3
EDUC 417 Multicultural Education 3


Course Number Course Name Credit
EDUC 410 Student Teaching 12
EDUC 420 Seminar in Student Teaching 3

Please check the State Authorizations page to determine if Eastern University’s program fulfills your state credentialing requirements. Students who seek similar credentialing in states other than Pennsylvania are advised to contact the appropriate credentialing agency within their home state to seek information and additional guidance about credentialing in your state of residence. Additional state or local district requirements may exist for field placements in this state. Out-of-state student placements cannot be guaranteed by the program or the College of Education. Students are responsible for following all state and local district requirements and regulations for their field placement.