About Spanish K-12 Teaching Certification
Help students master Spanish language skills and build cultural understanding.
Spanish is the second most widely spoken language in the United States – and Spanish language teachers are in demand. As a Spanish teacher with a Master of Arts Teaching degree from PennWest California, you can introduce elementary, middle and high school students to this popular world language.
PennWest California’s hybrid (online and in-person) master's degree program allows career changers or recent college graduates with an undergraduate background in Spanish to achieve initial teacher certification. The program combines core pedagogy classes with Spanish teaching courses that provide essential real-world experience, so you can become an effective classroom leader.
Graduates with Level I teaching certification and a master's degree in Spanish education from PennWest California are prepared for employment teaching Spanish to children in grades K-12 in Pennsylvania.
Teacher preparation has always been our mission.
- PennWest California has been training top-quality educators since its founding in 1852.
- PennWest California's teaching programs are approved by the Pennsylvania Department of Education and have been accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) since 1954. We are continuing with the successor organization, the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP).
- PennWest California’s partnerships with local school districts open doors to exceptional observation and student teaching experiences.