Department of Licensure Programs / Spanish (K-12)

The K-12 Spanish teacher licensure program provides appropriate learning experiences to meet the needs, capabilities, and interests of K-12 students studying Spanish. The program is designed to assist individuals in acquiring knowledge, developing skills and dispositions within a learning environment focused on active involvement and integrated learning activities.

To complete the teacher education program and earn licensure in Spanish for grades K-12, students must complete the requirements for general education and their chosen major, as well as the following licensure requirements.

Students must be admitted in the Teacher Education Program to enroll.

Refer to the Undergraduate Course Catalogue for official information about licensure requirements.

From the General Education Requirements

The general education requirements of the College including these specific courses in the following areas:

Social and Behavioral Sciences

PSY-210 - Life Span Developmental Psychology (3.00 cr.)

- or -

PSY-310 - Psychology of Children and Adolescents (3.00 cr.)

PSY-312 - Psychology of Exceptional Individuals (3.00 cr.)

SOC-335 - Race and Ethnic Relations (3.00 cr.)

- or -

EDU-345 - Language Minorities in Public Schools (3.00 cr.)

900 numbered courses in Spanish can be substituted for 300 level courses. Substitutions for required literature courses are also possible See department head for information and approval.

Concentration in Major

SPA 205 Intermediate Spanish I or placement (0-3 credits)*

SPA-206 - Intermediate Spanish II (3.00 cr.)

SPA-207 - Intermediate Conversation and Service Learning (3.00 cr.)

SPA 303 Identities of Spain or SPA 304 Identities of Latin America

SPA-306 - Written Communication in Spanish (3.00 cr.)

SPA-307 - Spanish in the Community (3.00 cr.)

SPA-308 - Discovering Literature in Spanish (3.00 cr.)

SPA-321 - Language and Society (3.00 cr.)

Select 2 credits from: SPA 300 Life and Study Abroad (1-3 credits) or SPA 302 Topics in Spanish Language and Culture (1-3 credits) or SPA 480 Community Internship (1-3 credits)

12 credit hours of electives chosen from the following:

HIS-200 - Introduction to Latin American History (3.00 cr.)

SPA-300 - Life and Study Abroad (1.00 cr.)

SPA-301 - Business Spanish (3.00 cr.)

SPA-302 - Topics in Language and Culture (1.00 cr.)

SPA-303 - Identities of Spain (3.00 cr.)

SPA-304 - Identities of Latin America (3.00 cr.)

SPA-305 - Spanish Phonetics and Phonology (3.00 cr.)

SPA-331 - Spanish and Latin American Film (3.00 cr.)

SPA-333 - Literary Explorations of Spain (3.00 cr.)

SPA-334 - Literary Explorations of Latin America (3.00 cr.)

SPA-335 - Special Topics in Literature and Culture (3.00 cr.)

SPA-385 - Basic Concepts of Spanish Translation (3.00 cr.)

SPA-386 - Advanced Spanish Translation Practice (3.00 cr.)

SPA-480 - Community Internship (3.00 cr.)

SPA-498 - Honors Thesis in Spanish (3.00 cr.)

SPA-499 - Junior and Senior Research in Spanish (1.00 cr.)

*The 205 requirement is waived for students who place at the 206 level or above.

**Electives cannot be used to satisfy more than one major requirement.

Professional Education Requirements

Professional Education, Methods

FL-764 - The Teaching of a Foreign Language (4.00 cr.)

(Must be admitted to the Teacher Education Program to enroll)

Professional Education, General

EDU-232 - Schools and Social Change (3.00 cr.)

EDU-234 - Teaching and Learning (3.00 cr.)

EDU-305 - Web 2.0 Technologies for Public School Classrooms (1.00 cr.)

(Must be admitted to the Teacher Education Program to enroll)

EDU-434 - Inclusion and the Adolescent Learner (3.00 cr.)

(Must be admitted to the Teacher Education Program to enroll)

EDU-436 - Literacy and Learning in the Content Areas (3.00 cr.)

(Must be admitted to the Teacher Education Program to enroll)

Internship - last semester of teacher education program

EDU-460 - Colloquium in Education (3.00 cr.)

(Must be admitted to the Teacher Education Program to enroll)

EDU-490 - Observation and Directed Teaching (9.00 cr.)

(Must be admitted to the Teacher Education Program to enroll)


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