Jun 07, 2023  
2019-2020 Undergraduate and Graduate Catalog 
2019-2020 Undergraduate and Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]


Department Chair: Markus Muller

Program Director: Maria Carreira

RGRLL Language Coordinator: Nicolas Bordage

Single Subject Coordinator for World Languages: Cynthia Leathers

Department Office: Academic Services, Room 309
Telephone: (562) 985.4317
Website: http://www.cla.csulb.edu/departments/rgrll/

Faculty: Jeannette Acevedo Rivera, Maria Carreira, Alicia del Campo, Bonnie Gasior, Daniel Herrera Cepero, Claire E. Martin, Alexander Rainof

Undergraduate Advisor: See department website

Graduate Advisor: Daniel Herrera Cepero

Administrative Analyst/Specialist: Alessandro Russo

Students desiring information should contact the department office for referral to one of the faculty advisors: Single Subject Credential Coordinator, Graduate Advisor, Undergraduate Advisor.

College: College of Liberal Arts  

Related Departments:

Courses: SPAN  

Career Possibilities

Customs Inspector • Immigration Officer • Importer/Exporter • Foreign Service Officer • International Marketing Representative • Hospitality Services • Travel Guide • Social Worker • Linguist • Language Consultant Foreign Correspondent • Community Organization Worker • Lawyer • Librarian • NGO employee International Student Advisor • Educator • Peace Corps Worker • Interpreter • Translator • CIA/FBI Agent

*Some of these, and other careers, require additional education or experience. For more information, see www.careers.csulb.edu or drop in to see an advisor, who can guide you if you are considering majoring in Spanish or if you already have a first major, about career options that you may have not even considered! The possibilities are limitless!


In the Southern California area and across the country a degree in Spanish is an invaluable asset. Over 572 million people worldwide speak Spanish and 22 million study it! More than 41 million people in the U.S. speak Spanish. The US Census Bureau reports that the nation’s Hispanic population is expected to jump to 119 million by 2060. The Spanish Program, housed in the RGRLL department, offers several pathways of achieving recognition for coursework in Spanish, and a variety of study abroad options for undergraduate and graduate students. Each of them includes courses in language, linguistics, literature, culture, and translation. In particular, we offer a Certificate in Professional and Conversational Competence for Spanish Heritage Speakers, a Minor in Spanish, the Bachelor of Arts and the Master of Arts degrees in Spanish. In addition, we also offer the Single Subject Teaching Credential in Spanish. These can be completed separately as well as built upon incrementally throughout a student’s academic career at CSULB.

Single Subject Teaching Credential in Spanish

Completion of the Spanish major meets the subject matter competence requirement for the Single Subject Teaching Credential in Spanish. Prospective students should consult the undergraduate Spanish Advisor and the Single Subject Credential Coordinator for World Languages early to plan their program.

In addition to meeting the subject matter competence requirement for the teaching credential, prospective teachers of Spanish are also required to complete 45 units of professional preparation in the Single Subject Credential Program, including student teaching. Students may begin the professional preparation courses as early as the junior year. With careful planning, it is possible to complete all of the credential program courses, except for student teaching, as an undergraduate. Courses may also be completed as a post-baccalaureate student. Refer to the Single Subject Teacher Education section of this catalog or the website (www.ced.csulb.edu/single-subject) for a description of professional preparation requirements, courses, and application procedures.


    Undergraduate Degrees



      General Education Category A must be completed prior to taking any upper-division course except upper-division language courses where students meet formal prerequisites and/or competency equivalent for advanced study.