Skip to main content

Kean University

What You Learn

  • Gain insight into the heritage, literature, culture and history of Peninsular and Latin American Spanish-speaking countries
  • Develop Spanish-language fluency and hone your professional spoken and written language skills
  • Know how to communicate and work effectively in multicultural settings throughout the world
  • Explore creating comprehensive curricula in Spanish, including assignments, engaging classroom discussions and evaluations
  • Learn how to teach Spanish language and culture in accordance with the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL) standards
  • Be mentored by faculty who are recognized leaders in their fields

Gregory Shepherd
Pablo Pintado-Casas

B.A. in Spanish

Learn to understand and convey ideas, feelings and colloquialisms in Spanish as an interpreter and translator in such places as courts, medical centers and foreign countries.

B.A. in Spanish Education (Teacher Certification)

Enrich your knowledge of the written and verbal forms of Spanish, as well as the culture of Spanish-speaking countries, and learn the fundamentals of teaching Spanish to diverse P-12 learners.

Curriculum Sheets and 4-Year Plans

Cougars Climb Higher

At Kean, we believe learning extends far beyond the walls of our classrooms and labs. That's why we encourage you to live on campus, study abroad and pursue internships that will advance your career. Find out more.


Kean students have the chance to conduct research with world-class faculty and present their findings at the annual Kean Research Days event.

Research days students at poster presentations. School and Clinical Psychology, LPC Qualification, Medical Technology

Internships and Jobs

At Kean, we believe in helping all of our students find internships and jobs that support their career goals. Career services staff provide professional services and offer job fairs and networking events year-round.

Kean students gain real-world experience through internships. (Medical Technology)
Internships and Jobs

Study Abroad

Kean offers study abroad opportunities in many countries. Study at Wenzhou-Kean University in China for the cost of a semester at Kean USA.

Kean students in a gorgeous outdoor setting in Northern Ireland 2023
Study Abroad

Kean's Spanish program is a rich community because students come from different backgrounds and still we are able to support each other professionally, personally and academically. My Kean experiences have enriched me, not only in the classroom but in all aspects of my life."

Paola S. Cartagena
Spanish - Paola S. Cartagena '18 - Alumni


Proficiency in Spanish and awareness of Hispanic cultures are valuable assets in a multicultural society and within a wide range of careers, including international business, international relations, communication, health care, government, education, sociology, social work and law. Careers and future pursuits for Spanish degree holders include:

  • Foreign correspondent
  • Medical interpreter
  • Publication translator
  • Spanish travel and tourism consultant
  • Government relations
  • Law
  • Social work
  • Global business
  • Graduate studies in Spanish

Graduates of Kean's Spanish program can also be found teaching, researching and consulting in schools throughout New Jersey and beyond, empowering students through the gift of language.


Job growth for interpreters and translators by 2026

Lower Debt

Kean graduates owe less than the national average

caep logo2 for accreditation


Since 1955, Kean’s College of Education has earned accreditation from the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation. Notably, only one-third of the schools that produce teachers in the United States and New Jersey earn this accreditation.

CAEP advances equity and excellence in educator preparation through evidence-based accreditation that assures quality and supports continuous improvement to strengthen P-12 student learning.

Learn More

Visit Us

The best way to see all that Kean University has to offer is to visit our vibrant urban campus.

Request Info

Our admissions counselors are here to help you navigate the college application process. Learn more.

Apply Now

So much awaits you at Kean University. Your Kean journey begins now. Apply today.