Teaching Spanish B.A.A.
Foreign Languages & Literatures
College of Education and Human Service Professions
The B.A.A. in teaching Spanish is offered through the Department of Education, in conjunction with the Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures. This major prepares students to teach Spanish from kindergarten through grade 12. Students pursuing both the B.A. and B.A.A. degrees in Spanish must satisfactorily complete 12 non-overlapping upper division credits of Spanish electives beyond the requirements for both degrees.
This program is available:
Students must complete 45 credits before admission to the program.
Freshman and transfer students are usually admitted to pre-major status before admission to this major.
A GPA above 2.0 is preferred for the following:
Students entering the secondary and K-12 licensure programs are bound by the policies in effect at the time of application; admission is based on criteria established by the Dept of Education, consistent with MN policies as established by the National Council for Accreditation in Teacher Education. Students must 1)complete EDUC 1101; 2)GPA of at least 2.50 cumulative including transfer work & in major courses completed at time of application; 3)take the MTLE Basic Skills Test for licensure; 4)passing scores on a nationally recognized standardized test (MTLE Basic Skills Test, ACT, SAT); 5)minimum 30 documented hours working with students in grades 5-12; 6)receive a C- or better in all required courses for the major. Students must submit a letter of application, resume, letters of recommendation and their APAS report. There are alternatives to the admission procedures to encourage the participation of individuals from underrepresented groups and students as determined by the dept.
For information about University of Minnesota admission requirements, visit the Office of Admissions website.
Lower Division Requirements (3-23 cr)
Students may be exempted from part of the core requirements if they have previously completed Spanish language coursework. The Dept of Foreign Languages and Literatures determines exemptions based on acceptance of transfer credits and work done in secondary school. Students with 3 years of high school Spanish enter the sequence at the intermediate Spanish level and are exempted from SPAN 1101-1102. Exemption does not necessarily carry credits toward the 120 credits needed for graduation.
EDUC 1101 - Education in Modern Society [LE CAT7, HUMANITIES] (3.0 cr)
SPAN 1101 - Beginning Spanish I [LE CAT3, COMM & LAN] (4.0 cr)
SPAN 1102 - Beginning Spanish II [LE CAT3, COMM & LAN] (4.0 cr)
SPAN 1201 - Intermediate Spanish I [LE CAT3, COMM & LAN] (4.0 cr)
SPAN 1202 - Intermediate Spanish II [LE CAT3, LEIP CAT03, COMM & LAN] (4.0 cr)
SPAN 2301 - Advanced Spanish [LE CAT3, LEIP CAT03, COMM & LAN] (4.0 cr)
The Board of Regents, on recommendation of the faculty, grants degrees from the University of Minnesota. Requirements for an undergraduate degree from University of Minnesota Duluth include the following:
Requirements for the B.A.A. in Spanish include: * It is recommended students take LING 1811 for lib ed Logic and Quantitative Reasoning, ENGL 1907 for Humanities. * Compliance with general regulations governing granting of degrees. Students are required to review their degree status in the CEHSP Advising & Academic Services Office early in their senior year. * Study abroad is essential for success in learning Spanish. * Program completers must pass all tests required by the MN Board of Teaching to be recommended for licensure. * Students are expected to: a)make satisfactory progress each semester, including grades of C- or better in all courses required in the major; b)demonstrate acceptable professional performance in applied learning settings (e.g., laboratory, field experiences, clinical experiences); and c) obtain an approved background check before being placed in clinical, field, intern, or student teaching experiences. Students who do not meet program expectations can be dismissed from the major. Details on these requirements are available from the department office.
Upper Division Requirements (29 cr)
Some of the upper division Spanish courses may be transferred from another college or earned abroad, but at least two courses must be taken at UMD. By the second semester of the sophomore year, students start upper division major courses and plan for application to the secondary teacher education program (STEP). EDUC 3412 register for 4 credits.
EDUC 3412 - The Computer in Education (4.0 cr)
HLTH 3202 - Drug Education (2.0 cr)
WRIT 3140 - Advanced Writing: Human Services (3.0 cr)
SPAN 3xxx - 5xxx Including one culture course taught in Spanish
SPAN 3042 and 3044 satisfy the global perspective liberal education requirement.
Take 20 or more credit(s) from the following:
· SPAN 3xxx
· SPAN 4xxx
· SPAN 5xxx
Diversity Immersion Experience Requirement
Candidates must spend a minimum of 40 hours at a formal or nonformal educational setting that has a high percentage (greater than 50 percent) of children, young adults, or families from diverse communities. The format of this experience allows candidates to observe, interact, and reflect in an educational setting guided by focus questions and recommended readings.
Students must meet this requirement after they take EDUC 1101* and before they complete their education program. Registration for credit is not required for this experience; however, candidates who wish to earn credit may register for EDUC 4991.
Registration for student teaching in the senior year requires: grades of C- or better in all courses in the teaching major(s) and minor(s); completion (graded) of all education block courses, including EDUC 4040; completion of at least 85 percent of teaching major courses; having passed the oral proficiency exam and permission from faculty in the foreign languages program. Must have personal liability insurance while working in field placement settings.
Block Requirements (39 cr)
Application for admission to the blocks is preferred to be completed fall semester for spring semester admission. Application for admission to the blocks must be submitted by the 6th Friday of the semester. Applications are available from the Department of Education website.
Block 1 (12 cr)
All courses must be taken concurrently. Consult advisor for additional upper division Spanish course.
EDSE 4204 - Designing Learning Environments and Lessons (3.0 cr)
EDSE 4100 - Teaching in a Diverse Society (3.0 cr)
EDSE 4501 - Adolescent/Adult Development and Learning Theory (3.0 cr)
SPED 3415 - Special Education in the Secondary School (3.0 cr)
Block 2 (13 cr)
All course must be taken concurrently. Application for student teaching must be made by the 4th Friday of the semester before student teaching. Applications are available from the Department of Education website. Consult advisor for additional upper division Spanish course. Oral Proficiency Exam must be completed prior to student teaching.
EDSE 3206 - Apprenticeship: Secondary School (2.0 cr)
EDSE 4214 - Teaching Content-Area Reading (2.0 cr)
EDSE 4525 - Assessment for Secondary Education (3.0 cr)
EDUC 4381 - Teaching Indigenous Students (2.0 cr)
EDUC 4040 - World Language Teaching Methods (4.0 cr)
Students must successfully complete an oral proficiency exam administered by the Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures before student teaching.