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English + Modern Languages Programs + Minors

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Spanish Education (Grades PreK-12)

Bachelor of Science in Education

Language skills necessary to function effectively in the environment native to the language, paired with ESU’s exceptional teaching preparation program to teach Spanish in grades PreK-12.

Spanish Minor


The Modern Languages minor in Spanish is designed to complement the student’s primary area of study. The coursework allows the student to develop an intermediate proficiency in Spanish by focusing on basic conversational skills for daily conversations and travel. Some classes such as the Spanish for Health Professionals and the Spanish in the Professions courses are designed to complement the nursing, business, and teacher preparation coursework, among many other areas of study.

Spanish-Modern Languages

Bachelor of Arts

Pursuing this degree prepares students for the bilingual reality in which the US is the second largest Spanish Speaking country and is on target to be the largest Spanish speaking country by 2050. With 600 million Spanish Speakers worldwide and over 50 million Spanish Speakers in the US, Spanish is the world’s fourth most spoken language.

Creative Writing


Through this minor, students receive guided practice in the writing of poetry, fiction, drama, and non-fiction prose as well as an opportunity to share their work with others, in both workshops and public events, strengthening their writing and performance skills.

English Teaching-Middle Level Licensure

Bachelor of Science in Education

Gain a deep understanding of English including the written word, language, and literature. This program is paired with ESU’s revered secondary education program and will qualify you to teach at the secondary education level.



The English minor enables students to pursue a secondary interest in literature and heighten their skills as critical readers, thinkers, and writers. These skills augment the expertise students gain in their major fields of study and strengthen their chances for success in such areas as corporate or government service, education, and communications.

English Education (Grades 6-12)

Bachelor of Science in Education

A Bachelor of Science in Education with an English teaching field prepares the student for a career in junior high and high school teaching. The secondary education program in The Teachers College works in partnership with the English program to prepare you in both language arts content and teacher education.

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1 Kellogg Circle
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Emporia, KS 66801