Why study Spanish Education at Washburn?

Bienvenidos! If you want to teach Spanish – in Kansas or anywhere else – Washburn can help you get there. Because Topeka 501 offers dual language Spanish-English classrooms grades P-8, you have a variety of settings to choose from for student teaching and observations.

More than half of all language majors combine their language learning with another discipline. This means your education coursework is designed to fit. You’ll study abroad in a Spanish-speaking country, and you’ll student teach locally. You’ll also gain language proficiency in speaking, reading, writing, and critical thinking. Washburn’s language educators are sought after by local, in-state, and regional school districts, some alumni even teach abroad after graduation.

Career Forecast Growing OutlookAverage Salary High school: $55,170 in Kansas; Middle school: $58,010 in Kansason campus
A professor points something out to a student in the Spanish textbook.

What sets Washburn Modern Language Education apart?

A group of about 15 students smile and pose for a photo in Paraguay.


Study abroad is strongly recommended for all modern Language students. Generous scholarships and lots of program options make this possible! You can study abroad for 4 weeks, a full year, or anything in between.

Set for Success

CAREER FORECAST: growing outlook
Employment of Elementary, Middle and High School Teachers is predicted to grow about 4 percent from 2019 to 2029 according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. The rate is as fast as average for all occupations.

Qualities for success

Open minded & eager to learn

Enjoy teaching others

Passionate about other cultures

Student/faculty ratio

9:1 Education

12:1 Modern Language

Dual Language

USD 501, Topeka Public Schools, offers a Spanish/English dual language education program grades PK-12.

GET IN TOUCH WITH Department of Modern Languages

Department of Modern Languages
Morgan Hall, Room 350
1700 SW College Ave.
Topeka, KS 66621

Phone & Email
Phone: 785.670.1714

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