Bachelor of Arts in Spanish - Spanish Secondary Education Emphasis

Program Curriculum

120 credits

DSU General Education Requirements

All DSU General Education requirements must be fulfilled. A previously earned degree may fulfill those requirements, but courses must be equivalent to DSU’s minimum General Education standards in American Institutions, English, and Mathematics.

General Education Core Requirements
English3-7
Mathematics3-5
American Institutions3-6
Life Sciences 3-10
Physical Sciences3-5
Laboratory Science0-1
Fine Arts3
Literature/Humanities3
Social & Behavioral Sciences3
Exploration 3-5
The following courses may be used to fill General Education requirements as listed above.
Complete one of the following American Institutions GE courses (Secondary Education requirement):
HIST 1700American Civilization (AI, GC)3
or POLS 1100 American Government (AI)
Complete one of the following Social & Behavioral Sciences GE courses (Secondary Education requirement):
FSHD 1500Human Development Lifespan (SS, GC)3
or PSY 1010 General Psychology (SS, GC)
or PSY 1100 Human Development Through Lifespan (SS) (GC)
Bachelor of Arts: Foreign Language Requirement3-16
Complete one of the following:
- Complete 16 credits in a single foreign language, through earned credit (grade C or higher), credit by examination, or vertical credit from the courses listed on the GE Foreign Language Requirement page 1
- Complete a 2020 or higher foreign language course (grade C or higher)
- Complete a 3060 foreign language course listed below (grade C or higher)
- Receive 16 transfer credits for GEFL 1000 (8) and GEFL 2000 (8) in a single foreign language (grade C or higher)
OR
Complete a 1010 course listed below in a second foreign language (grade C or higher) AND one of the following:
1. In a language not taught at DSU, receive 12 FLATS exam credits for FLAT 1000 (8) and FLAT 2000 (4)
or
2. In a language not taught at DSU, receive 12 transfer credits articulated as GEFL 1000 (8) and GEFL 2000 (4) (all grade C or higher)
OR
Available only to students who are nonnative English speakers, complete one of the following:
- Complete 16 credits of ESL courses listed below (grade B or higher)
- Complete ESL 2750 or ESL 2760 (grade B or higher).
- Submit one of the following test scores required for unconditional DSU admission: TOEFL (61 iBT, 173 CBT, or 500 PBT); or Michigan (70); or USU-IELE equivalent score. Other tests may be accepted for admission to DSU but will not fulfill this requirement. Official scores must be submitted to the Registrar’s Office.
Total Hours3-16

Introductory Information to Spanish Degree           

Students can begin taking the required courses for the Spanish major in one of three ways:

1.  By beginning with any of the lower division courses (SPAN 1010, 1020, 2010, or 2020), depending on a student’s background. Students who begin with 1020, 2010, or 2020 may receive vertical credits for the lower classes, if needed, according to policy.

2.  By beginning with SPAN 3010 for heritage Spanish speakers1.  If needed, students can receive vertical credits for the classes skipped, according to policy

3.  By beginning with SPAN 3060 for native speakers1 or students who have lived in a Spanish speaking environment for 1.5 years or more.  If needed, students can receive vertical credits for the classes skipped, according to policy.

The Bachelor of Arts foreign language requirement may be filled with any of these three options as soon as the student receives credit for either SPAN 2020 or SPAN 3060.

Placement in foreign language classes is at the discretion of the Department Chair.

Spanish Core Requirements
SPAN 3060Advanced Grammar, Culture and Composition I3
SPAN 3070Advanced Grammar, Culture and Composition II3
SPAN 3075Intro to Spanish Linguistics3
SPAN 3390Intro to Spanish Literature3
SPAN 4550Culture and Civilization of Spain3
or SPAN 4560 Culture/Customs of Spanish America
SPAN 4610Spanish Peninsular Literature to 18003
or SPAN 4620 Spanish Peninsular Literature From 1800
SPAN 4630Spanish American Lit to 18803
or SPAN 4640 Spanish American Lit From 1880
SPAN 4800Spanish Senior Capstone3
Spanish Elective Courses 2,3
Complete 12 credits from the following courses:
SPAN 3010Spanish for Heritage Speakers3
SPAN 3040Intermediate Grammar and Oral Proficiency4
SPAN 3080Spanish Phonetics & Pronunciation3
SPAN 3090Spanish for the Professions3
SPAN 3116Pop Culture: Film, Media and Entertainment3
SPAN 3117Breaking Down Walls, Building Identities3
SPAN 3118Literature and Film: Contemporary Issues3
SPAN 3570Contemporary Spanish Culture and Society Through Film3
SPAN 3580Contemporary Issues3
SPAN 3950Hispanics in US Service Learn3
SPAN 3990Seminar in Spanish0.5-3
SPAN 4510Business Spanish I3
SPAN 4550Culture and Civilization of Spain3
SPAN 4560Culture/Customs of Spanish America3
SPAN 4610Spanish Peninsular Literature to 18003
SPAN 4620Spanish Peninsular Literature From 18003
SPAN 4625Generation of '983
SPAN 4630Spanish American Lit to 18803
SPAN 4640Spanish American Lit From 18803
Secondary Education Program Prerequisite Courses
EDUC 1010Foundations/Intro to Education3
EDUC 2010Intro to Exceptional Learners3
EDUC 2400Foundations Multicultural/ESL (GC)3
EDUC 2500Instructional Technology in K-12 Classrooms3
EDUC 3110Educational Psychology3

Secondary Education Program Admission

To be admitted to the Secondary Education Program and enroll in professional courses:

  • USBE R277-504-3 A(3) “requires candidates to maintain a cumulative university GPA of 3.0, and receive a C or better in all education related courses and major required content courses"

and students must pass the appropriate PRAXIS II content area subject test(s). In addition, one of the following must be completed:

  • Students with BA/BS degrees in progress must have completed at least 95% of major coursework and have approval of major academic content area department advisor
  • Students with completed BA/BS or higher degrees must have their transcripts reviewed by content area department advisor
Secondary Education Program Requirements
Semester I
SCED 3720Reading Writing Content Areas3
SCED 4100Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment3
SCED 4600Classroom Management3
SPAN 4700Teaching Modern Languages3
Semester II
SCED 4900Secondary Student Teaching10
SCED 4989Student Teaching Seminar2

Notes

Graduation Requirements

  1. Complete a minimum of 120 college-level credits (1000 and above).
  2. Complete at least 40 upper-division credits (3000 and above).
  3. Complete at least 30 upper-division credits at DSU for institutional residency.
  4. Cumulative university GPA 3.0 or higher.
  5. Grade C or higher (not C-) in each Core Discipline and Emphasis course.
  6. USBE R277-504-3 A(3) “requires candidates to maintain a cumulative university GPA of 3.0, and receive a C or better in all education related courses and major required content courses"
  7. 3.0 GPA in program prerequisite and professional Education and Secondary Education courses.

Spanish Sample Graduation Plans


Graduation Plan for students beginning with SPAN 1010

This graduation plan is designed for students who begin studying Spanish with no or very little background in the language.  If a student has sufficient background to skip a class or even the beginning year, this plan will become easier.  Students who will have the background to skip into a higher class will be those who have had multiple years of high school Spanish, including those who have taken AP Spanish.  In these cases, speak with the department chair for placement advice.

Plan of Study Grid
1st Year
Fall SemesterHours
First Year Recommended Elective 2
ENGL 1010 Introduction to Writing (EN) 3
MATH 1000 Transitional Mathematics II (or elective) 4
PSY 1010
General Psychology (SS, GC)
or Human Development Through Lifespan (SS) (GC)
or Human Development Lifespan (SS, GC)
3
SPAN 1010 Beginning Spanish I 4
 Hours16
Spring Semester
ENGL 2010 Intermediate Writing Selected Topics: (EN) 3
HIST 1700
American Civilization (AI, GC)
or American Government (AI)
3
SPAN 1020 Beginning Spanish II 4
EDUC 1010 Foundations/Intro to Education 3
General Education (Mathematics) 3
 Hours16
2nd Year
Fall Semester
SPAN 2010 Intermediate Spanish I 4
General Education (Fine Arts) 3
General Education (Literature/Humanities) 3
General Education (Life Sciences) 3
 Hours13
Spring Semester
SPAN 2020 Intermediate Spanish II 4
EDUC 2010 Intro to Exceptional Learners 3
EDUC 2400 Foundations Multicultural/ESL (GC) 3
General Education (Physical Sciences / Lab) 4
 Hours14
Summer Semester
Recommended Summer Study Abroad  
 Hours0
3rd Year
Fall Semester
SPAN 3040 Intermediate Grammar and Oral Proficiency 4
SPAN 3060 Advanced Grammar, Culture and Composition I 3
EDUC 2500 Instructional Technology in K-12 Classrooms 3
General Education (Exploration) 3
 Hours13
Spring Semester
SPAN 3070 Advanced Grammar, Culture and Composition II 3
SPAN 4550
Culture and Civilization of Spain
or Culture/Customs of Spanish America
3
EDUC 3110 Educational Psychology 3
SPAN upper-division elective 3
 Hours12
4th Year
Fall Semester
SPAN 3075 Intro to Spanish Linguistics 3
SPAN 3390 Intro to Spanish Literature 3
SPAN 4700 Teaching Modern Languages 3
SPAN upper-division elective 3
 Hours12
Spring Semester
SPAN 4800 Spanish Senior Capstone 3
SPAN 4620
Spanish Peninsular Literature From 1800
or Spanish American Lit From 1880
3
SPAN upper-division elective 3
SPAN upper-division elective 3
 Hours12
5th Year
Fall Semester
SCED 3720 Reading Writing Content Areas 3
SCED 4100 Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment 3
SCED 4600 Classroom Management 3
SPAN 4610
Spanish Peninsular Literature to 1800
or Spanish American Lit to 1880
3
 Hours12
Spring Semester
SCED 4900 Secondary Student Teaching 10
SCED 4989 Student Teaching Seminar 2
 Hours12
 Total Hours132

Graduation Plan for students whose first Spanish class is 3010

This graduation plan is designed for heritage Spanish-speaking students.  These are students whose home language is Spanish but who attended and graduated from high schools in which English was the language of instruction.  Placement in Spanish courses will vary based on an individual student’s skill level.

In this graduation plan, there is room for students to take 33 elective credits.  This allows students opportunity to get a minor or even a second major in another field that will greatly improve future career opportunities.

Plan of Study Grid
1st Year
Fall SemesterHours
First Year Recommended Elective 2
ENGL 1010 Introduction to Writing (EN) 3
MATH 1000 Transitional Mathematics II (or elective) 4
PSY 1010
General Psychology (SS, GC)
or Human Development Through Lifespan (SS) (GC)
or Human Development Lifespan (SS, GC)
3
SPAN 3010 Spanish for Heritage Speakers 3
 Hours15
Spring Semester
ENGL 2010 Intermediate Writing Selected Topics: (EN) 3
General Education (Mathematics) 3
HIST 1700
American Civilization (AI, GC)
or American Government (AI)
3
SPAN 3060 Advanced Grammar, Culture and Composition I 3
EDUC 1010 Foundations/Intro to Education 3
 Hours15
2nd Year
Fall Semester
SPAN 3075 Intro to Spanish Linguistics 3
SPAN 3390 Intro to Spanish Literature 3
EDUC 2010 Intro to Exceptional Learners 3
General Education (Fine Arts) 3
General Education (Literature/Humanities) 3
 Hours15
Spring Semester
SPAN 3070 Advanced Grammar, Culture and Composition II 3
SPAN 4620
Spanish Peninsular Literature From 1800
or Spanish American Lit From 1880
3
EDUC 2400 Foundations Multicultural/ESL (GC) 3
General Education (Life Sciences) 3
General Education (Exploration) 3
 Hours15
3rd Year
Fall Semester
EDUC 2500 Instructional Technology in K-12 Classrooms 3
EDUC 3110 Educational Psychology 3
SPAN 4610
Spanish Peninsular Literature to 1800
or Spanish American Lit to 1880
3
General Education (Physical Sciences / Lab) 4
SPAN 4550
Culture and Civilization of Spain
or Culture/Customs of Spanish America
3
 Hours16
Spring Semester
SPAN 4800 Spanish Senior Capstone 3
SPAN upper-division elective 3
SPAN upper-division elective 3
SPAN upper-division elective 3
General Elective 3
General Elective 2
 Hours17
4th Year
Fall Semester
SCED 3720 Reading Writing Content Areas 3
SCED 4100 Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment 3
SCED 4600 Classroom Management 3
SPAN 4700 Teaching Modern Languages 3
General Elective 3
 Hours15
Spring Semester
SCED 4900 Secondary Student Teaching 10
SCED 4989 Student Teaching Seminar 2
 Hours12
 Total Hours120

Graduation Plan for students whose first Spanish class is 3060

This graduation plan is specifically designed for native speakers whose language of education was Spanish or students who have a minimum of 1.5 years immersed exposure to Spanish and who will begin their studies with SPAN 3060.  Placement in Spanish courses will vary based on an individual student’s skill level.  Questions should be directed to the department chair or the Spanish advisor.

In this graduation plan, there is room for students to take 33 elective credits.  This allows students opportunity to get a minor or even a second major in another field that will greatly improve future career opportunities.

Plan of Study Grid
1st Year
Fall SemesterHours
First Year Recommended Elective 2
ENGL 1010 Introduction to Writing (EN) 3
MATH 1000 Transitional Mathematics II (or elective) 4
PSY 1010
General Psychology (SS, GC)
or Human Development Through Lifespan (SS) (GC)
or Human Development Lifespan (SS, GC)
3
General Education (Literature/Humanities) 3
SPAN 3060 Advanced Grammar, Culture and Composition I 3
 Hours18
Spring Semester
SPAN 3070 Advanced Grammar, Culture and Composition II 3
SPAN 4550
Culture and Civilization of Spain
or Culture/Customs of Spanish America
3
ENGL 2010 Intermediate Writing Selected Topics: (EN) 3
HIST 1700
American Civilization (AI, GC)
or American Government (AI)
3
General Education (Mathematics) 3
 Hours15
2nd Year
Fall Semester
SPAN 3075 Intro to Spanish Linguistics 3
SPAN 3390 Intro to Spanish Literature 3
EDUC 1010 Foundations/Intro to Education 3
General Education (Fine Arts) 3
General Education (Life Sciences) 3
 Hours15
Spring Semester
SPAN 4620
Spanish Peninsular Literature From 1800
or Spanish American Lit From 1880
3
EDUC 2010 Intro to Exceptional Learners 3
SPAN upper-division elective 3
General Education (Physical Sciences) 3
General Education (Exploration) 3
 Hours15
3rd Year
Fall Semester
SPAN 4610
Spanish Peninsular Literature to 1800
or Spanish American Lit to 1880
3
SPAN upper-division elective 3
SPAN upper-division elective 3
EDUC 2400 Foundations Multicultural/ESL (GC) 3
EDUC 2500 Instructional Technology in K-12 Classrooms 3
 Hours15
Spring Semester
SPAN 4800 Spanish Senior Capstone 3
SPAN upper-division elective 3
EDUC 3110 Educational Psychology 3
General Elective 3
General Elective 3
 Hours15
4th Year
Fall Semester
SCED 3720 Reading Writing Content Areas 3
SCED 4100 Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment 3
SCED 4600 Classroom Management 3
SPAN 4700 Teaching Modern Languages 3
General Elective 3
 Hours15
Spring Semester
SCED 4900 Secondary Student Teaching 10
SCED 4989 Student Teaching Seminar 2
 Hours12
 Total Hours120