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.


From the General Education Requirements

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

Humanities and Social SciencesPSY – 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.)

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 – 205Intermediate Spanish I (3 cr.)
SPA – 206Intermediate Spanish II (3 cr.)
SPA – 207Spanish Beyond the Classroom (3 cr.)

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

SPA – 306Written Communication in Spanish (3 cr.)
SPA – 307Spanish in the Community (3 cr.)
SPA – 308Discovering Literature in Spanish (3 cr.)
SPA – 321Language and Society (3 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 – 200Introduction to Latin American History (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 – 331Spanish and Latin American Film (3 cr.)
SPA – 335Special Topics in Literature and Culture (3 cr.)
SPA – 385Basic Concepts of Spanish Translation (3 cr.)
SPA – 386Advanced Spanish Translation Practice (3 cr.)
SPA – 498Honors Thesis in Spanish (3 cr.)
SPA – 499Junior and Senior Research in Spanish (varied course 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, General

EDU – 232Schools and Social Change (3 cr.)
EDU – 234Teaching and Learning (3 cr.)
EDU – 305Teaching with Technology (1 cr.)

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

EDU – 434Inclusion and the Adolescent Learner (3 cr.)

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

EDU – 436Literacy and Learning in the Content Areas (3 cr.)

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

Professional Education, Methods

WLC – 764The Teaching of a Foreign Language (4 cr.)

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

Internship – last semester of teacher education program

EDU – 460Colloquium in Education (3 cr.)

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

EDU – 490Observation and Directed Teaching (9 cr.)

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