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Spanish Education, B.A.

Requirements

This four-year degree prepares students to teach Spanish in Secondary education (grades 7-12) settings. Students take major courses from the Languages and Cultures department and licensure courses through the School of Education. This degree requires separate application to the School of Education.

Total Program Credits: 122

Matriculation Requirements:  
  1. ACT exam required (re-take required if 7 years or older) composite score of 20 or higher with no individual score lower than 19.
  2. GPA of 3.0 or higher.
  3. Completion of all General Education requirements and the majority of content area courses.
  4. Pass group interview directed by the Secondary Teacher Education Department.
  5. Pass LiveScan Criminal Background Check.
  6. Other requirements as determined by the Department of Languages 
General Education Requirements: 36 Credits
  ENGL 1010 Introduction to Writing 3
  ENGL 2010 Intermediate Writing--Humanities/Social Sciences 3
or ENGL 2020 Intermediate Writing--Science and Technology (3.0)  
  MATH 1050 College Algebra 4
Choose one of the following: 3
  HIST 1700 American Civilization (3.0)  
  HIST 2700 US History to 1877 (3.0)  
and HIST 2710 US History since 1877 (3.0)  
  POLS 1000 American Heritage (3.0)  
  POLS 1100 American National Government (3.0)  
  HIST 1740 US Economic History (3.0)  
Complete the following:  
  PHIL 2050 Ethics and Values 3
  HLTH 1100 Personal Health and Wellness 2
or PES 1097 Fitness for Life (2.0)  
Distribution Courses:  
  Humanities Distribution [non-language courses only] 3
  Social/Behavioral Science 3
  Fine Arts Distribution 3
  Biology 3
  Physical Science 3
  Biology or Physical Science 3
Discipline Core Requirements: 59 Credits
  SPAN 3040 Spanish Conversation and Composition II 3
or SPAN 3050 Advanced Spanish (3.0)  
  SPAN 351G Culture and Civilization--Spain 3
or SPAN 352G Culture and Civilization--Spanish America (3.0)  
  ACTFL Oral Proficiency Interview (OPI) Score of Advanced Low or higher.  
  SPAN 4050 Special Topics in Grammar Usage and Style 3
  SPAN 4500 Advanced Spanish Writing 3
Any two upper division Spanish Literature courses 6
  SPAN 4100 Teaching Spanish Grammar 3
  SPAN 4900 Capstone Seminar 3
  LANG 4200 Methods of Teaching a Foreign Language 3
Education Courses:  
  EDSP 3400 Exceptional Students 2
  EDSC 3000 Educational Psychology 3
  EDSC 3050 Foundations of American Education 2
  EDSC 3250 Instructional Media 2
  EDSC 4200 Classroom Management I 2
  EDSC 4250 Classroom Management II 2
  EDSC 4440 Content Area Reading and Writing 3
  EDSC 445G Multicultural Instruction ESL 3
  EDSC 4550 Secondary Curriculum Instruction and Assessment 3
  EDSC 4850 Student Teaching--Secondary 10
Elective Requirements: 27 Credits
Complete 15 credits of any upper-division SPAN or LANG courses not previously taken.  15
Complete 12 credits of any courses 1000-level or higher.  12

 Graduation Requirements:

  1. Complete a minimum of 122 credit hours with a minimum of 40 upper-division credits.
  2. Minimum cumulative GPA of 2.75 with no grade lower than a C (2.0) in all core and elective courses.
  3. Completion of General Education, Spanish core, and elective requirements.
  4. Meet residency and maximum years in program requirements and any other requirements stated in the College Catalog or established by the department.
  5. Successful completion of at least one Global/Intercultural course.

NOTES: Students should frequently review their program with faculty or department advisor.
Any grade below a C (2.0) in a Spanish core or elective course will not be accepted toward the major. Students must maintain an overall GPA of 2.75 or higher and meet all other graduation requirements stipulated in the college catalog. Post-BA/BS students must take 30 hours of education courses, fulfill the Math 1050 requirement, and meet all stipulated deadlines.

Graduation Plan

This graduation plan is intended to be a guide. You are encouraged to meet with an advisor and set up an individualized graduation plan in Wolverine Track.

Semester 1 Course Title Credit Hours
ENGL 1010* Introduction to Writing 3
General Elective/MAT 1010* Intermediate Algebra (recommended) 4
American Institutions-AS Refer to GE (POLS 1000, POLS 1100, HIST 1740, or HIST 1700) 3
General elective CLSS 1000 (recommended) 3
HLTH 1100/PES 1097 Personal Health & Wellness or Fitness for Life 2
  Semester total: 15
Notes:  *based on placement, see advisor for details
Semester 2 Course Title Credit Hours
ENGL 2010 Intermediate Writing 3
MATH 1050 College Algebra** 4
Biology Distribution Refer to GE ** 3
Social/Behavior Science-SS Refer to GE** 3
SPAN 3050* Advanced Spanish 3
  Semester total: 16
Notes: *based on placement, see advisor for details. **see advisor to discuss best option
Semester 3 Course Title Credit Hours
Humanities-HH Refer to GE** 3
Physical Science Distribution Refer to GE** 3
PHIL 2050/205G Ethics and Values 3
Fine Art-FF Refer to GE** 3
SPAN 4050 Special Topics in Grammar, Usage, and Style 3
General elective Any course numbered 1000 or higher 2
  Semester total: 17
Notes:  **see advisor to discuss best option
Semester 4 Course Title Credit Hours
Third Science Distribution Refer to GE (BB or PP)** 3
Spanish Literature 1 SPAN 3610/3620/3630/3640 3
SPAN 351G/352G Culture and Civilization of Spain or Spanish America 3
SPAN elective Upper division (3000-4000 level) Spanish course above 3050 3
General elective Any course numbered 1000 or higher 3
  Semester total: 15
Notes:  **see advisor to discuss best option
Semester 5 Course Title Credit Hours
SPAN 4500 Advanced Spanish Writing 3
Spanish Literature 2 SPAN 3610/3620/3630/3640 3
SPAN elective Upper division (3000-4000 level) Spanish course above 3050 3
SPAN elective Upper division (3000-4000 level) Spanish course above 3050 3
SPAN elective Upper division (3000-4000 level) Spanish course above 3050 3
  Semester total: 15
Semester 6 Course Title Credit Hours
EDSC 3400 Exceptional Students 2
EDSC 3000 Educational Psychology 3
EDSC 3050 Foundations of American Education 2
EDSC 4550 Secondary Curriculum, Instruction and Assessment 3
SPAN 4100 Teaching Spanish Grammar 3
SPAN elective Upper division (3000-4000 level) Spanish course above 3050 3
  Semester total: 16
Semester 7 Course Title Credit Hours
EDSC 3250 Instructional Media 2
EDSC 4200 Classroom Management I 2
EDSC 4440 Reading and Writing in the Content Area 3
EDSC 445G Multicultural Instruction and ESL 3
SPAN 4900 Spanish Capstone Seminar 3
LANG 4200 Methods of Teaching a Foreign Language (fall only) 3
  Semester total: 16
Semester 8 Course Title Credit Hours
EDSC 4850 Student Teaching - Secondary 10
EDSC 4250 Classroom Management II 2
  Semester total: 12
  Degree total: 122

Department

Name:

Languages and Cultures

Location:

LA 003a

Telephone:

801-863-8518

Email:

Amelia.Riding@uvu.edu

Web Address:

uvu.edu/lang

Chair:

Jeff Packer

 
 

Mission Statement

The mission of the Department of Languages and Cultures at Utah Valley University is to prepare students to interact effectively in a global community by acquiring competent communicative skills, and developing sensitivity toward cultural differences. By engaging with linguistic and cultural artifacts such as history, literature, and contemporary social structures and systems, language and culture students learn to think critically and behave ethically as they mature in linguistic and cultural literacy. This department prepares students to enter the global work force, further graduate studies and enjoy lifelong enrichment.

 
 

Languages and Cultures

  • Advisor: Sarah Lindsey
  • Telephone: 801-863-8518 for appointments
  • Email:  sarahl@uvu.edu
 
 

Faculty

Dale Boam(2006)

Assistant Professor

Department: Languages & Cultures
Faculty



B.A., Sociology, University of Utah; J.D., Northeastern University School of Law

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Gregory Briscoe(2002)

Associate Professor

Department: Languages & Cultures
Faculty



B.A., Spanish, Utah State University; M.A., Spanish, University of California, Berkeley; Ph.D., Spanish, University of Pennsylvania.

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Ana Chaparro(2010)

Lecturer

Department: Languages & Cultures
Faculty



B.A., Spanish Translation, M.A., Spanish Peninsular Literature, Brigham Young University.

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Tammy Christensen(2013)

Lecturer

Department: Languages & Cultures
Faculty



B.A., M.A., French Studies, Brigham Young University.

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Mari DeDios(2014)

Lecturer

Department: Languages & Cultures
Faculty



B.A., Psychology, Colombia College; M.B.A., Business, Stevens Henager College.

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Bryan Eldredge(1998)

Professor

Department: Languages & Cultures
Faculty

Department: Interdisciplinary Studies Program
Coordinator, Deaf Studies

B.A., English, M.A., Linguistics, Brigham Young University; Ph.D., Linguistic Anthropology, University of Iowa.

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Debora Ferreira(2001)

Associate Professor

Department: Languages & Cultures
Faculty



B.A., Language and Literature, Universidade Federal de Pernambuco, Recife, Brazil; M.A., Ph.D., Romance Languages, University of Georgia.

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Gloria Gilmore(2006)

Associate Professor

Department: Languages & Cultures
Faculty



B.A., M.A., French, Ph.D., Languages and Literature, University of Utah.

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Dan Hoffman(2012)

Instructor

Department: Languages & Cultures
Faculty



B.A., Communication Studies, Gallaudet University; M.S., Dean Studies/Deaf Education; Lamar University.

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Benjamin Jarashow(2009)

Lecturer

Department: Languages & Cultures
Faculty



B.A., M.A., Deaf Studies, Gallaudet University.

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Douglas Jensen(2000)

Associate Professor

Department: Languages & Cultures
Faculty



B.A., Spanish, M.A., Languages and Literature, University of Utah; Ph.D., Spanish American Literature, University of Iowa.

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Ana Lopez-Aguilera(2014)

Assistant Professor

Department: Languages & Cultures
Faculty



B.A., English, M.A., Spanish, University of Malaga; M.A., Ph.D., Spanish, University of Nebraska.

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Jorge Nisguritzer(2007)

Assistant Professor

Department: Languages & Cultures
Faculty



B.A., Spanish, Weber State University; M.A., Spanish Literature, Ph.D., Languages & Literature, University of Utah.

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Jeffrey Packer(2007)

Associate Professor

Department: Languages & Cultures
Department Chair, Department Chair



B.A., German Teaching, M.A., German Literature, Brigham Young University; Ph.D., German Studies, University of Cincinnati.

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Sara Ulloa(2003)

Associate Professor

Department: Languages & Cultures
Faculty



B.A., Spanish Translation and Communications, M.A., Spanish Linguistics, Brigham Young University.

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Frederick White(2010)

Associate Professor

Department: Languages & Cultures
Faculty

Department: Interdisciplinary Studies Program
Coordinator, Russian Studies

B.A., Russian Language and Literature, Ohio State University; M.A., Russian Literature, University of Kansas; Ph.D., Slavic Languages and Literature, University of Southern California.

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Travas Young(2010)

Visiting Assistant Professor

Department: Languages & Cultures
Faculty



B.S., Geography, College of Natural Resources; M.A., Linguistics, Gallaudet University.

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Guofang Yuan(2010)

Assistant Professor

Department: Languages & Cultures
Faculty



B.A., English Language and Literature and Teaching, Shanghai Teachers’ University; M.A., English Teaching, Beijing Normal University; Ph.D., Educational Policy, Cleveland State University.

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Careers

Careers

Careers:    
Language expertise has specific application to a career in language teaching or translation. It becomes an attending, and often essential, skill in any business or government activity which involves domestic or international non-English speaking communities. Additionally, businesses and governments are increasingly global enterprises, while U.S. citizens are becoming more multilingual, which means the demand for language expertise is increasing throughout all facets of social interaction, particularly, but not limited to industry, commerce, and education.
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