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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: 120

Matriculation Requirements:  
  1. ACT exam minimums: Composite 21, English 20, Math 19; or SAT exam minimums: Critical Read /Math 1000, with Math and Reading scores of 450; or If student has a bachelor degree or higher, he/she does not need to meet this testing requirement.  
  2. GPA of 3.0 or higher with no grade lower than a C in content area courses.
  3. Completion of all General Education requirements and the majority of content area courses.
  4. Pass LiveScan Criminal Background Check.
  5. Requirements by the Department of Languages: a) Complete the Spanish controlled writing sample, b) Complete a video of you teaching a lesson in Spanish, c) ACTFL OPI test with a score of Advanced Low or higher.
General Education Requirements: 35 Credits
  ENGL 1010 Introduction to Academic Writing 3
or ENGH 1005 Literacies and Composition Across Contexts (5)  
  ENGL 2010 Intermediate Writing/Academic Writing and Research 3
Choose one of the following: 3
  MAT 1030 Quantitative Reasoning (3)  
  MAT 1035 Quantitative Reasoning with Integrated Algebra  (6)  
  MATH 1050 College Algebra (4)  
  MATH 1055 College Algebra with Preliminaries (5)  
  MATH 1090 College Algebra for Business (3)  
  STAT 1040 Introduction to Statistics (3)  
  STAT 1045 Introduction to Statistics with Algebra (5)  
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: 56 Credits
  SPAN 3040 Spanish Conversation and Composition II WE 3
or SPAN 3050 Advanced Spanish WE (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 WE 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:  
  EDEL 1010 Introduction to Education 2
  EDSP 340G Exceptional Students 2
  EDSC 3000 Educational Psychology 3
  EDSC 3250 Instructional Media 2
  EDSC 4200 Classroom Management I 2
  EDSC 4250 Classroom Management II 2
  EDSC 4440 Content Area Literacies 3
  EDSC 445G Multicultural Instruction ESL 3
  EDSC 455G Secondary Curriculum Instruction and Assessment 3
  EDSC 4850 Student Teaching--Secondary 8
  EDSC 4990 Teacher Performance Assessment Project WE 2
Elective Requirements: 29 Credits
Complete 18 credits of any upper-division SPAN or LANG courses not previously taken.  18
Complete 11 credits of any courses 1000-level or higher.  11

 Graduation Requirements:

  1. Complete a minimum of 120 credit hours with a minimum of 40 upper-division credits.
  2. Overall Grade of 3.0 (B) or above with no grade lower than a C or better in major required content courses and no grade lower than a B- in Licensure and Methods 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.
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 a sample plan and is intended to be a guide. Your specific plan may differ based on your Math and English placement and/or transfer credits applied. You are encouraged to meet with an advisor and set up an individualized graduation plan in Wolverine Track.

Milestone courses (pre-requisites for a course in one of the subsequent semesters) are marked in red and Italicized.

Semester 1 Course Title Credit Hours
ENGL 1010 * or ENGH 1000 Introduction to Academic Writing or Literacies and Composition Across Contexts 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   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/Academic Writing and Research 3
Quantitative Literacy MAT 1030/MAT 1035/MATH 1050/MATH 1055/MATH 1090/STAT 1040/STA 1045 3
Biology Distribution Refer to GE ** 3
Social/Behavior Science-SS Refer to GE** 3
SPAN 3040/SPAN 3050 * Spanish Conversation and Composition II WE/Advanced Spanish WE 3
  Semester total: 15
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 WE 3
General elective Any course numbered 1000 or higher 1
  Semester total: 16
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 Any upper-division SPAN or LANG courses not previously taken. 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 Elective Any upper-division SPAN or LANG courses not previously taken. 3
Spanish Literature 2 SPAN 3610/3620/3630/3640 3
SPAN Elective Any upper-division SPAN or LANG courses not previously taken. 3
SPAN Elective Any upper-division SPAN or LANG courses not previously taken. 3
SPAN Elective Any upper-division SPAN or LANG courses not previously taken. 3
  Semester total: 15
Semester 6 Course Title Credit Hours
EDSP 340G Exceptional Students 2
EDSC 3000 Educational Psychology 3
EDEL 1010 Introduction to Education 2
EDSC 455G Secondary Curriculum, Instruction and Assessment 3
SPAN 4100 Teaching Spanish Grammar 3
SPAN Elective Any upper-division SPAN or LANG courses not previously taken. 3
  Semester total: 16
Semester 7 Course Title Credit Hours
EDSC 3250 Instructional Media 2
EDSC 4200 Classroom Management I 2
EDSC 4440 Content Area Literacies 3
EDSC 445G Multicultural Instruction and ESL 3
SPAN 4900 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 8
EDSC 4250 Classroom Management II 2
EDSC 4990 Teacher Performance Assessment Project WE 2
  Semester total 12
  Degree total: 120

Department

Languages and Cultures

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