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.

Requirements
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.

Spanish K-12 Licensure Requirements

 

From the General Education Requirements

The general education requirements of the College including these specific courses in the following areas:
Humanities and Social Sciences
PSY – 210Life Span Developmental Psychology (3 cr.)
or
PSY – 310Psychology of Children and Adolescents (3 cr.)
PSY – 312Psychology of Exceptional Individuals (3 cr.)
SOC – 335Race and Ethnic Relations (3 cr.)
or
EDU – 345Language Minorities in Public Schools (3 cr.)

Spanish Core Curriculum 21-24 hours
SPA – 205Intermediate Spanish I (3 cr.)
SPA – 206Intermediate Spanish II (3 cr.)
SPA – 207Spanish Beyond the Classroom (3 cr.)
SPA – 303Identities of Spain (3 cr.)
or
SPA – 304Identities of Latin America (3 cr.)
SPA – 305Spanish Phonetics and Phonology (3 cr.)
or
SPA – 321Language and Society (3 cr.)
SPA – 306Written Communication in Spanish (3 cr.)
SPA – 307Spanish in the Community (3 cr.)
SPA – 308Discovering Literature in Spanish (3 cr.)
*The 205 requirement is waived for students who place at the 206 level or above.

Major in Spanish with a Concentration in Cultural Literacy
Core Curriculum 21-24 hours
2 credit hours from the following:
SPA – 300Life and Study Abroad (varied course cr.)
SPA – 302Topics in Language and Culture (varied course cr.)
6 credit hours from the following:
SPA – 331Spanish and Latin American Film (3 cr.)
SPA – 332From Page to Stage: experiencing Literature Beyond the Text (3 cr.)
SPA – 335Special Topics in Literature and Culture (3 cr.)
SPA – 337Exploring/Constructing Identities in Latin America through Literature, Music and Dance (3 cr.)
6 elective credit hours at the 300 or 400 level

Major in Spanish with a Concentration in Professional Spanish
Core Curriculum 21-24 hours
2 credit hours from the following:
SPA – 475Community Internship: Field Hours (0 cr.)
SPA – 476Community Internship: Critical Reflection (0, varied course cr.)
6 credit hours form the following:
SPA – 310Spanish for Social Services (3 cr.)
SPA – 311Spanish for Business (3 cr.)
SPA – 385Basic Concepts of Spanish Translation (3 cr.)
SPA – 386Advanced Spanish Translation Practice (3 cr.)
SPA – 387Basic Concepts of Interpreting (3 cr.)
6 elective credit hours at the 300 or 400 level

Electives
HIS – 200Introduction to Latin American History (3 cr.)
SPA – 299Introduction to Research in Spanish (3 cr.)
SPA – 300Life and Study Abroad (varied course cr.)
SPA – 302Topics in Language and Culture (varied course cr.)
SPA – 303Identities of Spain (3 cr.)
SPA – 304Identities of Latin America (3 cr.)
SPA – 305Spanish Phonetics and Phonology (3 cr.)
SPA – 307Spanish in the Community (3 cr.)
SPA – 310Spanish for Social Services (3 cr.)
SPA – 311Spanish for Business (3 cr.)
SPA – 321Language and Society (3 cr.)
SPA – 331Spanish and Latin American Film (3 cr.)
SPA – 332From Page to Stage: experiencing Literature Beyond the Text (3 cr.)
SPA – 335Special Topics in Literature and Culture (3 cr.)
SPA – 336Traveling Home: Literature By/For US Latinas (3 cr.)
SPA – 337Exploring/Constructing Identities in Latin America through Literature, Music and Dance (3 cr.)
SPA – 385Basic Concepts of Spanish Translation (3 cr.)
SPA – 386Advanced Spanish Translation Practice (3 cr.)
SPA – 387Basic Concepts of Interpreting (3 cr.)
SPA – 475Community Internship: Field Hours (0 cr.)
SPA – 476Community Internship: Critical Reflection (0, varied course cr.)
SPA – 498Honors Thesis in Spanish (3 cr.)
SPA – 499Junior and Senior Research in Spanish (varied course cr.)
**Electives cannot be used to satisfy more than one major requirement.

Professional Education Requirements for Spanish Education Licensure (K-12) – 29 hours

Professional Education, General
EDU – 232Schools and Social Change (3 cr.)
EDU – 234Teaching and Learning (3 cr.)
EDU – 305Teaching with Technology (1 cr.)
EDU – 434Inclusion and the Adolescent Learner (3 cr.)
EDU – 436Literacy and Learning in the Content Areas (3 cr.)
(Must be admitted to the Teacher Education Program to enroll in EDU 305, EDU 434, EDU 436)
Professional Education, Methods
WLC – 764The Teaching of a Foreign Language (4 cr.)

Internship – last semester of teacher education program
EDU – 460Colloquium in Education (3 cr.)
EDU – 490Observation and Directed Teaching (9 cr.)
(Must be admitted to the Teacher Education Program to enroll in EDU 460 and EDU 490)

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