Long Island Spanish Concentration — Child Study
Mold the minds of the future. Help break down barriers. Get ready.
The demand for teachers with a background in Spanish is ever increasing in communities across the country. On our Long Island campus, students who choose to major in child study with a concentration in Spanish are uniquely prepared to use knowledge of the Spanish language and culture with elementary-aged children.
In our innovative program, you will be exposed to a broad range of foreign language concepts, including oral, listening, reading and written expression, as well as Spanish and Latin American literature and culture.
As future teachers of an increasingly bilingual and diverse student population, this concentration will arm students with the tools to compete and succeed in this environment.
Get ready to stand out in this competitive job market with a degree in child study and a concentration in Spanish.
Genna Consalazio ’20
Child Study Major with a Concentration in Spanish
"The Department of Modern Languages at St. Joseph’s University allowed me to deepen my love for the Spanish language and culture. As a child study major, I knew I wanted to make my area of concentration Spanish because of the higher demand for teachers with a background in Spanish. Online Spanish classes have also been a great option for me! Student teaching, observation hours and other courses can take up a lot of your time. The online options for Spanish were great, and the classes were very flexible with my core courses as a child study major. Being a teacher to children and having the Spanish area of concentration will help me be able to connect with more Spanish-speaking children and their parents/guardians."
The Long Island Spanish Child Study Experience
Connect with Others: Spanish is the second most spoken language in the United States and the world. The United States is the second-largest Spanish-speaking country on the planet.
Learn from the Best: The child study program at St. Joseph's University provides an outstanding education that is consistently ranked among the best teaching programs in the New York Metropolitan area. The teacher education program is registered and fully accredited by the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP).
Get Outside the Classroom: Immerse yourself in the language and culture — by studying abroad in Barcelona, Madrid, Granada and other cities in Spain.