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.

120 credits of coursework is required for the baccalaureate degree with a minimum 3.0 overall GPA.  Major GPA requirements differ depending on field of study. Consult the Teacher Education Program Handbook for more information.

Program Requirements Overview

General Education Requirements21
World Languages and Cultures Requirements0
Major Requirements30-39
Teacher Education Requirements60
Free Electives9-0
Total Credits120

Major Requirements

Prerequisites
These courses will be waived for students who place above this level.0-9
Spanish I
Spanish II
Spanish III
Required Courses
Language Elective
Complete one course from the following:3
Basic Spanish for Heritage Learners
Fundamentals of Spanish Grammar
Spanish Composition and Stylistics
Culture Elective
Complete one course from the following:3
Perspectives on Latin America
Image and Identity: Representation of Latin American Women in Film and Fiction
Spanish Language Review Through Literature, Culture and Film
Cultural Studies: Latin America and the Caribbean
Electives
Complete 8 courses from the list below. Only 2 LALS courses may be completed (counting required courses and electives).24
Total Credits30-39

Electives

LALS 201Perspectives on Latin America3
LALS 205Image and Identity: Representation of Latin American Women in Film and Fiction3
LALS 390Special Topics in Latin American and Latino Studies3
LALS 401Capstone Course in Latin American and Latino Studies3
SPAN 221Spanish for Business3
SPAN 332Negotiation Skills in Spanish3
SPAN 343Introduction to Spanish Phonetics3
SPAN 344Spanish Conversation3
SPAN 346Special Topics in the Spanish Language3
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 373Special Topics in Spanish and Latin American Literature3
SPAN 374Cultural Studies: Spain3
SPAN 375Spanish Study Abroad3
SPAN 376Cultural Studies: Latin America and the Caribbean3
SPAN 410Advanced Spanish Grammar3
SPAN 439Spanish Film and Fiction3
SPAN 441Contemporary Spanish Novel3
SPAN 442Spanish Poetry and Drama of the 19th Century3
SPAN 443Spanish Prose of the 19th Century3
SPAN 444Contemporary Spanish Theater3
SPAN 446The Latin American Essay and Crónica3
SPAN 447Short Stories and Cross-Cultural Processes in the Spanish-Speaking World3
SPAN 448Poetics of Resistance in Hispanic Poetry3
SPAN 449Negotiating Identity and Power in the Hispanic Novel3
SPAN 450Introduction to Interpreting3
SPAN 460El Quijote3
SPAN 466Scripts and Stages: Hispanic Theater and Performance3
SPAN 469The Drama of the Golden Age3
SPAN 470Senior Seminar3
SPAN 471Contemporary Trends in the Spanish-American Novel3
SPAN 472Puerto Rican Literature and Thought3
SPAN 473Sexual Subversion in Contemporary Hispanic Literature and Film3
SPAN 480Independent Study3
 

General Education Requirements

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A. New Student Seminar
Complete a 1 credit New Student Seminar course.1
C. Communication
1. Writing 3
2. Literature3
3. Communication
Fundamentals of Speech: Communication Requirement (Fulfilled in the Teacher Education sequence.)
D. Fine and Performing Arts
Complete a 3 credit Fine and Performing Arts course.3
F. Humanities
1. Great Works and Their Influences3
2. Philosophical and Religious Perspectives
Philosophical Orientation to Education (Fulfilled in the Teacher Education sequence.)
G. Computer Science
Complete a 3 credit Computer Science course.3
H. Mathematics
Mathematics in Elementary Schools I (Fulfilled in the Teacher Education sequence.)
I. Natural Science Laboratory
Complete a 4 credit Natural Science Laboratory course that also fulfills the Teacher Education Health/Hygiene requirement.4
J. Physical Education
Complete a 1 credit Physical Education course.1
K. Social Science
1. American and European History
Historical Foundations of American Education (Fulfilled in the Teacher Education sequence.)
2. Global Cultural Perspectives
Fulfilled in the major.
Perspectives on Latin America
Image and Identity: Representation of Latin American Women in Film and Fiction
3. Social Science Perspectives
Introduction to Psychology (Fulfilled in the Teacher Education sequence.)
L. Interdisciplinary Studies
Perspectives on Early Childhood and Elementary Education in a Democracy (Fulfilled in the Teacher Education sequence.)
Total Credits21

World Languages and Cultures Requirements

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World Languages
Fulfilled by the major.0
World Cultures
Fulfilled in the major.
Cultural Studies: Spain
Cultural Studies: Latin America and the Caribbean
Total Credits0

Recommended Roadmap to Degree Completion

This recommended four-year plan is provided as an outline for students to follow in order to complete their degree requirements within four years.  This plan is a recommendation and students should only use it in consultation with their academic advisor.

 

Plan of Study Grid
First Year
FallCredits
GENERAL EDUCATION: (A) New Student Seminar 1
GENERAL EDUCATION: (C1) Writing 3
CMST 101 Fundamentals of Speech: Communication Requirement 3
LALS 201
Perspectives on Latin America
or Image and Identity: Representation of Latin American Women in Film and Fiction
3
PSYC 101 Introduction to Psychology 3
SPAN 135
Basic Spanish for Heritage Learners
or Fundamentals of Spanish Grammar
or Spanish Composition and Stylistics
3
 Credits16
Spring
GENERAL EDUCATION: (C2) Literature 3
GENERAL EDUCATION: (G) Computer Science 3
EDFD 221 Historical Foundations of American Education 3
FSHD 214 Child Development I 3
SPAN 145
Spanish Language Review Through Literature, Culture and Film
or Perspectives on Latin America
or Image and Identity: Representation of Latin American Women in Film and Fiction
3
 Credits15
Second Year
Fall
GENERAL EDUCATION: (F1) Humanities – Great Works and Their Influences 3
GENERAL EDUCATION: (J) Physical Education 1
ECEL 200 Perspectives on Early Childhood and Elementary Education in a Democracy 3
MTHM 201 Mathematics in Elementary Schools I 3
SPAN Elective course 3
SPAN Elective course 3
 Credits16
Spring
GENERAL EDUCATION: (D) Fine and Performing Arts 3
GENERAL EDUCATION: (I) Natural Science Laboratory 4
EDFD 220 Philosophical Orientation to Education 3
SPAN Elective course 3
SPAN Elective course 3
 Credits16
Third Year
Fall
ECEL 279 Foundation and Philosophy of Inclusive Education 3
FSHD 314 Child Development II: Adolescence 3
MTHM 302 Mathematics in Elementary Schools II 3
READ 399 Early Literacy Development and Instruction 3
SPAN Elective course 3
 Credits15
Spring
ECEL 408 Social Studies and the Arts in Elementary Classrooms 3
ECSE 339 Pedagogy in the Inclusive Elementary Classroom 3
SPAN 376 Cultural Studies: Latin America and the Caribbean 3
SPAN Elective course 3
SPAN Elective course 3
 Credits15
Fourth Year
Fall
ECEL 410 Clinical Practice I: Inclusive Early Childhood and Elementary Classrooms 2
ECEL 412 Seminar I: Inclusive Elementary Classrooms 1
ECEL 427 Explorations: Science, Math, and Technology in the Elementary Classrooms 3
READ 408 Literacy in the Elementary Grades 3
SPAN Elective course 3
SPAN Elective course 3
 Credits15
Spring
ECEL 414 Clinical Practice II: Inclusive Early Childhood and Elementary Classrooms 9
ECEL 421 Seminar II: Inclusive Elementary Classrooms 3
 Credits12
 Total Credits120