Spanish, Instructional Certification: Teacher Certification in Spanish (Preschool-Grade 12) - Graduate
Students with a baccalaureate degree who are interested in teaching may pursue the Post-baccalaureate program for initial teacher certification.
Additional undergraduate coursework in the certification content area may be required to meet State and University certification standards.
Upon successful completion of the program the student will be recommended to the State of New Jersey for initial teacher certification (Certificate of Eligibility with Advanced Standing, or CEAS). The CEAS authorizes the holder to teach in New Jersey public schools and expedites the ability to become certified in most other states. The CEAS never expires.
In New Jersey, candidates who have completed an initial teaching certification program must successfully complete one year of teaching in order to be eligible to receive a permanent Standard Certificate.
Total credit requirements for this program include the Teaching Field Requirements, Additional Requirements for State Certification, and the Graduate Professional Sequence.
|Teaching Field Requirements|
|SPAN 241||Fundamentals of Spanish Grammar||3|
|SPAN 242||Spanish Composition and Stylistics||3|
|SPAN 343||Introduction to Spanish Phonetics||3|
|SPAN 348||Introduction to Hispanic Linguistics||3|
|SPAN 349||Introduction to Hispanic Literary Studies||3|
|SPAN 361||Voices of the Past and Present: Spain||3|
|SPAN 363||Voices of the Past and Present: Latin America||3|
|SPAN 410||Advanced Spanish Grammar||3|
|SPAN 374||Cultural Studies: Spain||3|
|or SPAN 376||Cultural Studies: Latin America and the Caribbean|
|Select three of the following:||9|
|Selected Topics in Spanish and Latin American Literature|
|Spanish Study Abroad|
|Spanish Film and Fiction|
|Contemporary Spanish Novel|
|Spanish Poetry and Drama of the 19th Century|
|Spanish Prose of the 19th Century|
|Contemporary Spanish Theater|
|The Latin American Essay|
|Contemporary Spanish-American Short Story|
|Contemporary Latin American Poetry|
|The Spanish-American Novel|
|Contemporary Latin American Theater|
|The Drama of the Golden Age|
|Contemporary Trends in the Spanish-American Novel|
|Puerto Rican Literature and Thought|
|Sexual Subversion in Contemporary Hispanic Literature and Film|
|Special Topics in Teaching Spanish K-12|
|SPAN 518||Teaching Spanish in K-12||3|
|Additional Requirements for State Certification|
|CMST 101||Fundamentals of Speech: Communication Requirement 1||3|
|Physiology and Hygiene|
|Pass the MSU Health Knowledge Test available through the Center of Pedagogy or have the Undergraduate equivalent course approved by advisor.|
|EDFD 582||Learning Theories||3|
|or PSYC 560||Advanced Educational Psychology|
|Graduate Professional Sequence|
|EDFD 505||Teaching, Democracy, and Schooling||3|
|or SASE 505||Teaching, Democracy, and Schooling|
|SASE 518||Technology Integration in the Classroom||1|
|Diversity and Instructional Sequence|
|EDFD 509||Sociocultural Perspectives of Teaching||3|
|or SASE 509||Sociocultural Perspectives on Teaching and Learning|
|EDFD 516||Meeting the Needs of English Language Learners||1|
|or SASE 516||Meeting the Needs of English Language Learners|
|SASE 517||Inclusive Classrooms in Middle and Secondary Schools||1|
|READ 501||Techniques of Reading Improvement in the Secondary School||3|
|EDFD 519||Assessment for Authentic Learning||3|
|or SASE 519||Assessment for Authentic Learning|
|Pedagogical Sequence I|
|SASE 526||Teaching for Learning I||3|
|Pedagogical Sequence II|
|SASE 514||Inservice Supervised Graduate Student Teaching 2||6|
|or SASE 529||Student Teaching|
|SASE 543||Teaching for Learning II||3|
May be completed by examination.
SASE 514 is for in-service teachers.
Additional Requirements for State Certification
The following additional requirements must be met prior to student teaching. Upon admission to the program, the student's submitted transcripts are evaluated to determine if any of these requirements have been fulfilled by previous coursework. In such cases, the requirement(s) appears on the degree audit as being waived.
- CMST 101 or Speech Challenge Exam or documented & approved experience
- Physiology & Hygiene - free test at county office of education or BIOL/HLTH course
- Educational Psychology - EDFD 582 or PSYC 560
- Psychology or equivalent undergraduate course work
Note: Certification requirements are subject to change.