Brooklyn Spanish Secondary Education

Brooklyn Spanish Secondary Education

Educate the leaders of tomorrow. Learn a new language. Get ready.

Do you enjoy teaching others? Are you compelled to learn a new language? Do you want to make a positive impact on the world? If you answered “yes” to any of these questions, a Brooklyn Spanish – Secondary Education degree could be your perfect fit. 

Our rigorous program prepares students to teach at the secondary level and produces confident educators. In fact, our secondary education program is consistently ranked among the best teaching programs in the New York metropolitan area. The program has a high job placement rating and combines a solid teaching background with a concentration in Spanish. Other secondary education majors in the program choose such concentrations as biology, English, chemistry, history and mathematics.

Get ready to make a difference with a Spanish—Secondary Education degree from our Brooklyn campus.

Andy Estévez ‘12 ‘14
B.A. Child Study, with a Concentration in Spanish and an M.A. Literacy and Cognition

"Being a Spanish concentrate at St. Joseph’s University allowed me to expand my horizons of the Spanish speaking world. Through dynamic, engaging yet rigorous courses ranging from literature and art to cinematography, the passionate faculty allowed me to see that although Spanish is a spoken language, the history, people and cultures that encompass that language is diverse. Such understanding, therefore, allowed me to gain a greater appreciation of Hispanic civilization and culture. As a result, my passion for understanding my cultural background and language deepened to the extent that I went on to pursue a bilingual teaching certificate in order to teach my elementary students the importance of speaking a second language as well as expand their cultural understandings. The world is becoming smaller each day and by knowing and understanding another language and culture, my students will not only be bilingual and biliterate, they will also be positive contributors to an ever increasing multilingual world."

The Brooklyn Spanish Secondary Education Experience

Be in Demand: Secondary education graduates are in constant demand in tri-state area schools and beyond the region as teachers, school administrators, principals and superintendents.


Develop Your Skills: The classes at St. Joseph’s will prepare you for student teaching, where you will lead classes with the guidance of a teacher.


Minors that Matter: Our Spanish — Secondary Education degree pairs well with such minors as speech communication, sociology or psychology