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College Catalog 2017-2018 
College Catalog 2017-2018 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Spanish Education (B.A.)

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Student Learning Outcomes for Spanish Education:

Students will be able to:

  • Critically evaluate the historical development of current theories of foreign language learning.

  • Select, adapt, and create materials for effective foreign language instruction.

  • Evaluate and implement effective technology for foreign language instruction.

  • Plan and execute effective, standards-based foreign language instruction and integrated assessments of foreign language learning.

  • Become engaged in foreign language teacher professional development.

Spanish Education majors must complete a minimum of 20 credits in residency (four 300-level courses and SP 496  and SP 497 ) and a minimum of 15 credits (five courses) at the 300 (advanced) level or above in an approved study-abroad program over two semesters. Students must complete non-survey courses that include one Spanish syntax, morphology and/or phonetics; one Spanish writing and/or speaking; one Spanish history, one art and/or culture of the country including, but not limited to, civilization, cultural periods, and cultural heritage; one Spanish Literature focusing on an author, genre, country or literary period; and one Spanish elective.

Other requirements include qualifying scores in PAPA exams and Praxis II exams, two Mathematics courses, two English (EN – English literature and English writing) courses, two oral proficiency interviews and a portfolio (due November 30th or April 30th of the student’s final semester). An initial interview must be completed prior to going abroad and a rating of Intermediate must be obtained. A second oral interview will be completed after the study-abroad experience has been completed and a rating of Advanced must be obtained.

PLEASE NOTE: A complete list of the foundational requirements (including a list of approved English Literature courses) can be found in the EDUCATION MANUAL.


Annually updated state required TB test, and criminal, child abuse and FBI record clearances

FY___   SO___   JR___   SR___    

Grade C or better in ED 105___    Grade C or better in ED 151___

PROVISIONAL ACCEPTANCE needed for 200-level ED courses:

Cumulative GPA at 27 credits, >= 2.80___

Submit Digication e-portfolio___                                                 

FORMAL ACCEPTANCE needed for 300-Level ED courses:

Cumulative GPA at 54 credits, >= 3.00___

Passing scores on Basic Skills Assessment___                                                    

Submit Digication e-portfolio___

Two Math: MA___ and MA___

Two English: EN 100 or EN 150 ___  and EN Literature___

Suggested first year courses:

Spring semester:


Students with more than two years of Spanish must take the online language placement exam before registering in a language course for academic credit, unless the student begins a new language. Students are not allowed to take SP 111 if they have completed high school level 3 or higher.

All Spanish Education majors need to take a Spanish course their first semester.

To comfortably finish their degree in four years, Spanish Education majors should start in SP 211 or higher.

Language Incentive Placement Policy: Students who place into a modern language course at the 211-level or higher and earn a B- or better are eligible to receive credit for the previous course in the sequence.

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