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Spanish and Secondary Education

Department: World Languages and Cultures

This POE accurately reflects the requirements for a full Spanish & Hispanic Cultures degree and also fulfills the requirements of the PA Department of Education for K-12 Certification in Spanish.

Spanish Requirements
Course Number Title Credits Prerequisites Dist. Skills
SP 110 Spanish I
4
take placement exam
SP 120 Spanish II
4
SP 110 or placement exam
HI
CS
SP 210 Spanish III
3
SP 120 or placement exam*
HI
CS
SP 230 Spanish Conversation & Composition
3
SP 210 or placement exam
HI
CW,CS
SP 235 Intensive Spanish Grammar
3
SP 210
HI
SP 245/345** Spanish Phonetics & Phonology
3
SP 210 (for SP 245)
study abroad experience or instructor permission for SP 345
HI
CS
SP 250*** Intro. to Hispanic Literature
3
SP 210
HI
CS
SP 265**** Contemporary Spain
3
SP 210
HI
CS

* Note that the placement exam does not fulfill distribution or skills requirements.
** Upper level; see table below for distribution requirement 18 credits require
*** Students may take either SP 250 or SP 255 as part of core Spanish requirements.  SP 255 is Contemporary Hispanic Short Fiction (3 credits; SP 210 prereq.; H, I, CS).
**** SP 265 is just one 200-level course that might be applied toward the Spanish civilization/culture/history requirement of this POE.  See the Catalog for other courses.

300-400 level 1 civilization, culture or history course
300-400 level 1 literature course
300-400 level 1 literature course
300-400 level elective
300-400 level elective
300-400 level elective

Minimum total credit hours in Spanish = 33
Minimum total credits in Education = 39

The student must have one advisor who is a member of the World Languages Department Spanish faculty and one advisor designated by the Education Department.

Required Education Courses
Course Number Title Credits Prerequisites Dist. Skills
ED 110 Foundations of Education
3
corequisite ED 111
S
ED 111* Foundations of Education Field Experience
1
corequisite ED 110
S
ED 130 Adolescent Development
3
S
ED 201 Educational Technology
3
ED 110 & ED 111 and ED 120 & ED 121 or ED 130
S
ED 240 Introduction to Students with Exceptionalities
3
ED 120, ED 121or ED 130
S
ED 314 English Language Learners
1
ED 120 & ED 130
S
ED 315 English Language Learners Field Experience
1
ED 120 or ED 130 & ED 314
S
ED 341* Adaptations for Students with Exceptionalities
4
ED 110, ED 111 & ED 240
S
CW
ED 398* Methods for Foreign Language Ed
4
ED 110, ED 111,ED 130 & ED 240 & ED 341
S
CS
ED 450** Student Teaching
14
ED 420, senior standing & permission, corequisite ED 451
S
ED 451** Student Teaching Seminar
1
corequisite ED 450
S

Total credit hours = 39 (26 upper level)
Total certification credit hours = 72

*There are field experiences in these courses. Students should take only one of these courses per semester. Allow a two-hour block of time for scheduled field experience twice a week.

**ED 450 & 451 (Student Teaching and Seminar) may be taken only in the SPRING semester of the senior year. ED 450 requires students’ full-time participation and no other courses may be taken during this semester without the education advisors approval. Students must have reliable transportation.

NOTE: It is imperative that students work closely with their advisors to meet all current certification requirements. All students are required to take six credits of English composition (or equivalent) and literature (or the equivalent) and two college level mathematics courses (or the equivalent) prior to being admitted to a certification program. See Section I of the Education Department Student Handbook for explanation of all certification requirements.

Additional Certification Requirements
Possible Schedule for the POE
Year Fall Semester Credits Spring Semester Credits
Freshman College Writing Seminar 4 SP 230 3
Information Access 1 ED 11 & ED 111 4
ED 130 3 ED 240 3
SP 210 3 1 math course (N)/ and/or 1 English Lit course 3-6
One math course (Q) 4 possibly an F or N course on an elective 3
15 16
Sophomore SP 235 3 SP 250 3
SP 265 3 ED 314 1
ED 341 4 ED 201 3
1 math course (N) or 1 English Lit course 3 Additional Spanish courses and/or electives 6-9
F or N course 3    
16 13-16
Junior Study Abroad   Study Abroad  
1 Advanced Civ course 3 1 Advanced Lit course 3
2 Advanced Spanish electives 6 2 Advanced SP electives 6
F (if not taken before); otherwise an elective 3 F (if not taken earlier); otherwise an elective 3
IC/CA requirement waived for 1 year of study abroad      
12 12
Senior ED 315 1 ED 450 14
ED 398 4 ED 451 1
SP 245 or SP 345 3    
1 Advanced Lit course 3    
Electives 3-6    
14-17 15

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updated 8.12