Spanish Major (B.A.)(Combined B.A./M.A.T. with Teacher Certification in Grades K-6 and Teacher of Students with Disabilities)

A Combined Degree program enables undergraduate students to enroll in graduate courses in their senior year, which can be counted towards the completion of both their Bachelor's and Master's degree requirements.  The ability to take these "swing courses" allows students to earn both their Bachelor's and Master's degrees in a shortened period of time, typically within five years of intensive study.  Undergraduate students interested in this option can find more information regarding program requirements on the University's Combined Programs website.

The Combined Degree with Dual Certification program is a 5-year program that leads to teacher certification in Elementary School Teacher in Grades K-6, teacher certification in Teacher of Students with Disabilities, a baccalaureate degree and a master’s degree. Interested students must apply to and be admitted to the Teacher Education Program as an undergraduate. Students must successfully complete the undergraduate portion of the program in order to be admitted to the Graduate School and complete the one-year master’s portion of the program.

Please visit the Teacher Education Program website for the required undergraduate professional sequence of courses, overall course outline, 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 Requirements36
Teacher Education Program Requirements60
Free Elective3
Total Credits120

Major Requirements

Requirements for the graduate portion of this combined program can be found here.
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:
Perspectives on Latin America
Image and Identity: Representation of Latin American Women in Film and Fiction
Spanish Language Review Through Literature, Culture and Film
SPAN 376Cultural Studies: Latin America and the Caribbean3
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
 

Teacher Education Program Requirements for Combined Degree Programs with Grades K-6 and Teacher of Students with Disabilities Certification

Pre-Professional Sequence
CMST 101Fundamentals of Speech: Communication Requirement3
PSYC 101Introduction to Psychology3
FSHD 214Child Development I3
ECEL 200Perspectives on Early Childhood and Elementary Education in a Democracy3
EDFD 221Historical Foundations of American Education3
EDFD 220Philosophical Orientation to Education3
MTHM 201Mathematics in Elementary Schools I3
Professional Sequence
First Semester Junior Year
FSHD 314Child Development II: Adolescence3
MTHM 302Mathematics in Elementary Schools II3
READ 399Early Literacy Development and Instruction3
ECEL 279Foundation and Philosophy of Inclusive Education3
Second Semester Junior Year
ECEL 375Special Topics in Early Childhood and Elementary Education3
ECSE 305Development and Learning in Children With and Without Disabilities3
ECEL 408Social Studies and the Arts in Elementary Classrooms3
First Semester Senior Year
ECSE 339Pedagogy in the Inclusive Elementary Classroom3
READ 408Literacy in the Elementary Grades3
Undergraduate elective (Advisor approval required).3
Second Semester Senior Year
ECSE 523Communication, Collaboration and Consultation in Inclusive Early Childhood and Elementary Contexts 13
ECSE 536Observation and Assessment of Elementary Age Children with Disabilities 13
READ 515Literacy Strategies for the Inclusive Elementary Classroom 13
Total Credits60

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

Click here for a list of courses that fulfill World Languages and Cultures categories.

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(s)

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

Fifth year courses are taken at the graduate level, after matriculation into the graduate portion of this combined degree program.

Plan of Study Grid
First Year
FallCredits
GENERAL EDUCATION: (A) New Student Seminar 1
GENERAL EDUCATION: (C1) Writing 3
 Credits4
Spring
GENERAL EDUCATION: (C2) Literature 3
GENERAL EDUCATION: (C3) Communication 3
 Credits6
Second Year
Spring
EDFD 220 Philosophical Orientation to Education 3
MTHM 201 Mathematics in Elementary Schools I 3
 Credits6
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
 Credits12
Spring
ECEL 375 Special Topics in Early Childhood and Elementary Education 3
ECSE 305 Development and Learning in Children With and Without Disabilities 3
ECEL 408 Social Studies and the Arts in Elementary Classrooms 3
 Credits9
Fourth Year
Fall
ECSE 339 Pedagogy in the Inclusive Elementary Classroom 3
READ 408 Literacy in the Elementary Grades 3
 Credits6
Spring
ECSE 523 Communication, Collaboration and Consultation in Inclusive Early Childhood and Elementary Contexts 3
ECSE 536 Observation and Assessment of Elementary Age Children with Disabilities 3
READ 515 Literacy Strategies for the Inclusive Elementary Classroom 3
 Credits9
 Total Credits52