Spanish Major with Teacher Certification in Elementary School Teacher in Grades K-6 (B.A.)

Students who wish to pursue K-6 teacher certification in Elementary Education must apply to and be admitted to the Teacher Education Program. Please visit the Teacher Education Program website for the required professional sequence of courses and other important Program requirements, guidelines, and procedures. Students also are strongly advised to review the Teacher Education Program Handbook.

A minimum of 120 credits of coursework is required for the baccalaureate degree with a minimum 2.0 overall GPA, and a minimum 2.0 major GPA. However, more than 120 credits may be required depending upon the major field of study.

Program Requirements

Students must complete 42 credits of General Education requirements and 3-9 credits of World Languages and Cultures Requirements.

Required Courses
SPAN 241Fundamentals of Spanish Grammar3
SPAN 242Spanish Composition and Stylistics3
SPAN 343Introduction to Spanish Phonetics3
SPAN 348Introduction to Hispanic Linguistics3
SPAN 349Introduction to Hispanic Literary Studies3
SPAN 361Voices of the Past and Present: Spain3
SPAN 363Voices of the Past and Present: Latin America3
SPAN 410Advanced Spanish Grammar3
SPAN 418Teaching Spanish in K-123
Elective Courses
Language and Literature Electives
Select two of the following:6
Spanish for Business
Negotiation Skills in Spanish
Spanish Conversation
Selected Topics in the Spanish Language
Theory and Practice of Translation
Fundamentals of Specialized Translation
Selected Topics in Spanish and Latin American Literature
Audiovisual Translation
Special Topics in Teaching Spanish K-12
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
Introduction to Interpreting
Capstone Course in Translation
El Quijote
Contemporary Latin American Theater
The Drama of the Golden Age
Senior Seminar
Contemporary Trends in the Spanish-American Novel
Puerto Rican Literature and Thought
Sexual Subversion in Contemporary Hispanic Literature and Film
Independent Study
Cultural Elective
SPAN 374Cultural Studies: Spain3
or SPAN 376 Cultural Studies: Latin America and the Caribbean
Total Credits36

Teacher Ed Program Requirements (K-6) 

Pre-Professional Sequence
Pre-Professional Core
CMST 101Fundamentals of Speech: Communication Requirement3
EDFD 220Philosophical Orientation to Education3
FCST 214Child Development I3
FCST 314Child Development II: Adolescence3
PSYC 101Introduction to Psychology3
Health for Teacher Education
Select one of the following: 13-4
Biological Sciences
Biology for Survival
The Biology of Human Life
Human Heredity
Mammalian Anatomy and Physiology I
Mammalian Anatomy and Physiology II
Human Anatomy and Physiology
Genetics
Personal Health Issues
Injury Prevention and Emergency Care
Study of Human Diseases
Perspectives on Drugs
Mental Health
Human Sexuality
Health Education Methods
School Health and Community Services
Counseling Skills for Public Health Professionals
Honors Seminar in Science
Honors Seminar in Contemporary Issues in Science
Principles and Practice of Emergency Care
Nutrition
Mathematics Requirement
MTHM 201Mathematics in Elementary Schools I3
MTHM 302Mathematics in Elementary Schools II3
Elementary Ed Professional Sequence
ECEL 200Perspectives on Early Childhood and Elementary Education in a Democracy3
EDFD 221Historical Foundations of American Education3
ECEL 408Social Studies and the Arts in Elementary Classrooms3
ECEL 418Social and Cultural Context of Families and Communities3
ECEL 427Explorations: Science, Math, and Technology in the Elementary Classrooms3
READ 399Early Literacy Development and Instruction3
READ 408Literacy in the Elementary Grades3
Clinical Sequence/Student Teaching
ECEL 412Seminar I: Inclusive Elementary Classrooms1
ECEL 421Seminar II: Inclusive Elementary Classrooms3
ECEL 422Integrating Elementary Curriculum and Assessment for Equity and Diversity3
ECEL 410Clinical Experience I: Inclusive Elementary and Early Childhood Classrooms2
ECEL 414Clinical Experience II: Inclusive Elementary Classrooms9
Total Credits63-64
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Or pass the MSU Health Knowledge Test available through the Center of Pedagogy.