Missouri State University

 Modern & Classical Languages (MCL)

BSE Four-Year Graduation Plan: Spanish

Future Students

This is a model four-year graduation plan. Your path to graduation will vary based on factors such as college credit you earned while in high school, your choice of a minor or second major, initial placement in your language courses and Study Away.

Current Students

This model is not intended as an advisement tool. Please see the Advised Course List and the Course Rotation for your intended/declared major, and meet with your advisor before registering.

First semester (fall)

First semester courses Credit hours
SPN 101 Elementary Spanish I3
GEP 101 First-Year Foundations2
COM 115 Fundamentals of Public Speaking3
ENG 110 Writing I3
MTH 130 Contemporary Mathematics3
Total hours14

Second semester (spring)

Second semester courses Credit hours
SPN 102 Elementary Spanish II3
KIN 210 Healthy Lifestyles: Preventive Approaches3
ENG 210 Writing II: Writing Across the Disciplines3
EDC 150 Introduction to Teaching0
PSY 121 Introductory Psychology3
Natural World course (with lab)4
Total hours16

Third semester (fall)

Third semester courses Credit hours
SPN 201 Intermediate Spanish I3
Natural World course (no lab)4
Culture and Society course (humanities)3
Self Understanding course (creativity and vision)3
Self Understanding course (humanities)3
Total hours16

Fourth semester (spring)

Fourth semester courses Credit hours
SPN 202 Intermediate Spanish II3
SPN 312 Spanish Composition3
SEC 302 General Methods of Instruction in the Middle and Secondary Schools3
Culture and Society course (social sciences)3
Elective (any non-required three hour course)3
Total hours16

Fifth semester (fall)

Fifth semester courses Credit hours
SPN 205 Spanish Proficiency Skills3
SPN 324 Topics in Spanish Linguistics3
SPN 326 Civilization of Spanish America3
PLS 101 American Democracy and Citizenship3
PSY 360 Educational Psychology3
Total hours15

Sixth semester (spring)

Sixth semester courses Credit hours
SPN 325 Civilization of Spain3
SPN 460 Spanish American Literature3
SPN elective 400 or higher3
HST 121 or HST 1223
EDC 350 School and Society3
Total hours15

Seventh semester (fall)

Seventh semester courses Credit hours
MCL 413 Teaching of Foreign Languages3
SPN 450 Modern Peninsular Literature3
EDT 365 Educational Applications of Technology and Media3
SPE 340 Educational Alternative for Exceptional Students2
RDG 474 Reading and Writing in the Content Fields2
SFR/PSY 4863
Total hours16

Eighth semester (spring)

Eighth semester courses Credit hours
MCL 493 Supervised Teaching (Elementary Foreign Language)6
MCL 496 Supervised Teaching (Secondary Foreign Language)6
MCL 499 Program Assessment0
Total hours12


  1. This sample schedule assumes students will test out of the computer literacy requirement.
  2. This sample schedule does not assume students will enter the program having completed (or tested out of) SPN 101 and 102. Students entering the program as freshman with credit for those two courses must replace those 6 hours with additional electives.
  3. As written, this sample schedule totals 120 hours. An additional 5 hours are required for graduation. Students are encouraged to add 1 credit hour of service learning to two SPN courses at the 300 level or higher and to take one additional 3-hour SPN elective (during their final semester) to bring the total to 125 hours.
  4. Students are strongly encouraged to study away in a Spanish-speaking country for at least a summer, preferably an entire semester. The department coordinates an intensive summer study away program, and the Study Away Office can work with students to find a program that fits their needs.