2013-2014 Catalog

 

Spanish Education (P-12 Certification)

Definition and Purpose

The Spanish Education major requires a core program in Spanish of 39-51 hours with a minimum of three credit hours in a Spanish-speaking country. A prerequisite of six hours of beginning Spanish or demonstration of beginning-level proficiency by examinations required. Student will also be required to fulfill the general education requirements and the professional education requirements for a teaching degree. The Spanish Education major will equip students with the knowledge, skills and experience necessary for becoming highly qualified Spanish teachers. The program requires that all graduating seniors function at the ADVANCED level of proficiency in Spanish as defined by the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL) guidelines (intermediate high is required by the state). The Spanish Education major will do the following: equip students with a well-rounded understanding of Spanish grammar and Hispanic literature, history and culture; prepare them to teach using the best methods and technology available for second language acquisition; and require Spanish language and cultural immersion experience in the local community and overseas. Prerequisite: SPA-117 and SPA-118 or beginning-level competency by examination.

Education Courses (39 credits)

EDU-130American Education

3

EDU-200Educational Technology

1

EDU-296Secondary School Observation/ Participation

2

EDU-240Educational Psychology

3

EDU-250Principles of Teaching

3

PSY-276Psychology of the Exceptional Learner

3

EDU-324Literacy in Diverse Classrooms

3

EDU-382SPMethods of Teaching Senior High/Junior High/Middle School Spanish

3

EDU-382CMethods of Teaching Senior High/Junior High/Middle School Practicum

1

SPA-380PElementary Spanish Education Practicum

1

EDU-492Supervised Student Teaching Sr High/Jr High/Middle School/Elementary (P-12)

15

EDU-495Student Teaching Seminar

1

Spanish Courses (39-51 credits)

Prerequisite Courses (0-6 credits)

SPA-117Beginning Spanish I

0-3

SPA-118Beginning Spanish II

0-3

-Or beginning-level competency examination

Language Courses (12-18 credits)

ENG-170Introduction to Linguistics

3

SPA-237Intermediate Spanish I

0-3

SPA-238Intermediate Spanish II

0-3

SPA-347Spanish Conversation/Composition

3

SPA-357Spanish Linguistics and Phonology

3

SPA-420Advanced Spanish Grammar

3

Students are required to pass SPA-347 with a minimum grade of "C" before advancing to other 300 or 400 upper-division classes. Advisors may, however, grant some students permission to take another upper-division class at the same time that they are taking SPA-347.

Students may not elect to take SPA-237 or SPA-238 after successfully completing upper-level courses except by permission of the division.

History and Culture (6 credits)

Choose two of the following courses:

SPA-348Latin American Studies

3

SPA-354Latin American History

3

SPA-365Special Topics in Spanish Culture

3

SPA-371Hispanic Culture in the U.S.

3

SPA-372Culture and Civilization of Spain

3

Literature (6 credits)

Choose two of the following courses:

SPA-457Survey of Spanish Literature

3

SPA-458Survey of Spanish American Literature

3

SPA-461Contemporary Spanish Literature

3

SPA-462Spanish Short Stories

3

SPA-465Special Topics in Spanish Literature

3

Electives (12 credits)

Choose four additional Spanish History and Culture or Literature courses.

Foreign Study Experience (3 credits)

SPA-370Hispanic Culture and Language Studies

3

-or

SPA-300 or 400 level course abroad

3

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