BA in Modern and Classical Languages and Literatures - Spanish Specialization
General requirements for bachelor's degree: 124 minimum hours; overall GPA 2.500; major GPA 2.500.
|Requirements for a Major: 33 credit hours beyond the SPAN 112 level|
|SPAN 220||Intermediate Spanish Grammar and Composition||3|
|SPAN 223||Selected Spanish Readings 1||3|
|SPAN 300||Intermediate Spanish Readings||3|
|SPAN 325||Intermediate Spanish Conversation||3|
|MCLL 351||Linguistics and Foreign Languages||3|
|SPAN 505||Spanish Phonetics||3|
|SPAN 525||Advanced Spanish Conversation||3|
|SPAN 526||Advanced Spanish Grammar and Composition||3|
|SPAN 531||Survey of Spanish Literature||3|
|or SPAN 621||Survey of Contemporary Latin-American Literature|
|SPAN 626||Spanish Civilization||3|
|or SPAN 627||Latin-American Civilization|
|Select 3 additional credit hours of upper-division Spanish||3|
|Total Credit Hours||33|
|Select 13 credit hours of electives (to complete program of 124 credit hours) 2||13|
|Total Credit Hours||13|
It is strongly recommended that students specializing in Spanish take courses in related fields such as other foreign languages, art history, English, history and philosophy.
|CI 270||Introduction to the Education Profession 3||3|
|Core I - Fall Only|
|CESP 334||Introduction to Diversity: Human Growth and Development||2|
|CI 320||Introduction to Diversity: Exceptionalities||2|
|CI 321||Introduction to Diversity: Cultural Issues||2|
|CI 325||Instructional Strategies, Assessment and Management: Middle/Secondary General Methods 3||1|
|CI 315||Core I Practicum 3||1|
|Core II - Spring Only|
|CESP 433||Learning Assessment and Evaluation Theory: Evidence-Based Instruction 4||3|
|CI 425E||ISAM: Middle/Secondary Level Content-Specific Methods I - English 3||2|
|CI 426E||Core II Practicum - English/Language Arts 3||1|
|CI 427||Philosophy, History and Ethics of Education||3|
|Core III - Concurrent Enrollment - Fall Only|
|MCLL 411F||Preteaching Internship PreK-6 3||1|
|MCLL 413F||Preteaching Internship 6-12 3||1|
|MCLL 454F||ISAM: PreK-12 World Languages 3||3|
|CI 417||Instructional Strategies, Assessment and Management: Literacy Strategies in the Content Areas 3||2|
|Core IV - Teaching Internship - Spring Only|
|MCLL 466||Teaching Internship PreK-12 in World Languages 3||12|
|MCLL 455F||Teaching Internship Seminar in World Languages 3||1|
|ACTFL Advisory Oral Proficiency Interview (OPI) - "Advanced Low" level or higher|
|Praxis Content Knowledge Test|
|Total Credit Hours||40|
B- or better.
If preferred, this class can be taken with Core III.
Official Program Transition Point Requirements:
- Admission into teacher education - completed application packet.
- Admission to teacher internship:
- Satisfactory accomplishment of content-area, standard-driven assessments,
- B- or better in all professional teacher education courses,
- 2.500 GPA (overall, and WSU), and
- Completed teacher intern application.
- Exit from teacher internship:
- B- or better in all professional courses,
- 2.500 GPA (overall and WSU),
- Successful completion of all degree requirements,
- Final university supervisor evaluation form.
- Degree completion:
- 2.500 GPA (overall and WSU), and
- Meets all degree requirements.
- Licensure recommendation:
- Passes common assessments,
- Passing score on Kansas Performance Teaching Portfolio,
- PLT passed,
- Praxis II content test(s) passed
- Licensure application, and
- ACTFL Advisory OPI passed.
Candidates completing this program are eligible to be certified to teach Spanish — grades PreK–12.
Students who plan to teach Spanish should consult with the department’s professor in charge of teacher education early in their career. In addition to the requirements for specialization, it is recommended that future teachers take courses beyond the general education requirements in other foreign languages, history, art history, English or philosophy. It is also recommended that future Spanish teachers spend at least a summer in a Spanish-speaking country before student teaching.
Native speakers are those who have completed a substantial amount of their education in a Spanish-speaking country. Native speakers of Spanish are normally not permitted to receive credit for 100- and 200-level courses, or SPAN 325. To complete a specialization the following are required:
|SPAN 300||Intermediate Spanish Readings||3|
|Select one of the following:||3|
|Linguistics and Foreign Languages|
|Advanced Spanish Grammar and Composition|
|Introduction to Romance Linguistics|
|Select 12 credit hours of upper-division work in Spanish||12|
|Total Credit Hours||18|
These students are advised to consult with a Spanish professor before enrolling in Spanish courses.
High School Spanish
Students who have completed more than two units of high school Spanish should consult with an advisor in the Spanish department before enrolling in Spanish courses.