The Department of Hispanic Studies prepares students to become licensed teachers in Spanish (K-12). Students pursuing certification must have a strong academic record and demonstrate the desire and ability to facilitate learning. Students will follow a carefully constructed and monitored course of study, which has been designed to meet the standards of the Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE).

Interested students should contact Educational Studies ( or 309-556-3027). For more information on the Spanish Teacher Licensure Program, please visit the IWU Educational Studies page.