May 20, 2019  
2019-2020 General Catalog (Year Under Revision) 
  
2019-2020 General Catalog (Year Under Revision)

Spanish: Teaching Emphasis - BA


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  • For more information about Spanish, please see the Languages, Philosophy & Communication Studies website.
  • Following is a sample four-year plan. Please note that this plan is only a general guideline and that student-specific plans may differ.   * Please make sure to consult regularly with your departmental advisor to confirm what courses will be available and to work out your plan of study.
  • Admitted students must meet with an academic advisor. Current students should also meet with an academic advisor and logon to DegreeWorks  to check student-specific program progress.

 

Minimum University Requirements

Total Credits 120

 

Grade Point Average (most majors require higher GPA)

2.00 GPA
Credits of C- or better 100 Credits of upper-division courses (#3000 or above) 40
Total USU Credits 30 Upper-division USU Credits 20
USU Credits within the Major 10 Credits in Minor (if required) 12
Credits in Major see below Credits in American Institutions 3
General Education Requirements   see link University Studies Depth Requirements   see link
NOTES: highest Math Requirement for this degree is Quantitative Literacy (QL) Course  of the student's choice

 

Admissions Requirements for this Program

New freshmen Admitted to USU in Good Standing

 

Transfer students from other institutions or other programs at USU 3.00 GPA

First Year

 Fall Semester

Credits

General Education Info and Notes:

 

Spring Semester

Credits

General Education Info and Notes:

ENGL 1010: Introduction to Writing: Academic Prose (CL1)   3     SPAN 1020: Spanish First Year II   4    
SPAN 1010: Spanish First Year I   4     Quantitative Literacy (QL) Course   3  
Breadth Requirement 3   Breadth Requirement 3  
Breadth Requirement 3   Breadth Requirement 3  
TOTAL CREDITS: 13   TOTAL CREDITS: 13  

Comments

 

Comments

Second Year

 Fall Semester

Credits

General Education Info and Notes:

 

Spring Semester

Credits

General Education Info and Notes:

ENGL 2010: Intermediate Writing: Research Writing in a Persuasive Mode (CL2)   3     SPAN 2020: Spanish Second Year II   4    
SPAN 2010: Spanish Second Year I   4     Depth Life and Physical Sciences (DSC) Course   3  
Breadth Requirement 3   Quantitative Intensive (QI) Course   3  
Breadth Requirement 3   Breadth Requirement 3  
Required Teaching Minor Course 3   Required Teaching Minor Course 3  
TOTAL CREDITS: 16   TOTAL CREDITS: 16  

Comments

 

Comments

Study Abroad Experience recommended but not required at this point in Spanish studies.

Third Year

 Fall Semester

Credits

General Education Info and Notes:

 

Spring Semester

Credits

General Education Info and Notes:

LING 4100: The Study of Language   3     Depth Social Sciences (DSS)   3  
SPAN 3040: Advanced Spanish Grammar   3     SPAN 3600: Survey of Spanish Literature I (DHA)  OR SPAN 3610: Survey of Spanish Literature II (CI/DHA)   3  OR 3    
SPAN 3300: Introduction to Hispanic Literature and Literary Analysis   3     SPAN 3620: Survey of Hispanic American Literature I (DHA)  OR SPAN 3630: Survey of Hispanic American Literature II (DHA)   3  OR 3    
Spanish Culture Course   3   SPAN 4200: Introduction to Hispanic Linguistics   3    
Required Teaching Minor Course 3   Required Teaching Minor Course 3  
TOTAL CREDITS: 15   TOTAL CREDITS: 15  

Comments

Take OPI Test

Comments

 

Fourth Year

 Fall Semester

Credits

General Education Info and Notes:

 

Spring Semester

Credits

General Education Info and Notes:

SPAN 4910: Topics of Hispanic American Cultural Production  OR SPAN 4930: Topics of U.S. Latina/o Literature and Culture   3  OR 3     SCED 5100: Motivation and Classroom Management  or TEAL 5560: ST: Motivation and Classroom Management  

3  or

3

 
SPAN 4920: Spanish Language Tutoring   1     SCED 3210: Educational and Multicultural Foundations (DSS/CI)   3    
SPAN Upper Division Elective Course   3   SPAN 4900: Topics of Spanish Cultural Production  OR SPAN 4910: Topics of Hispanic American Cultural Production     3  OR 3    
Teaching Minor Methods Course 3   SPED 4000: Education of Students with Disabilities   2    
Teaching Minor Clinical Experience 1   Required Teaching Minor Course 3  
Required Teaching Minor Course 3        
TOTAL CREDITS: 16   TOTAL CREDITS: 14  

Comments

Application for STEP/SCED program should be done by now.  Student does have option to do the major without Secondary School Licensure 

Comments

First Semester of a 35 credit Secondary Teaching Program
Teaching minor avg. 30 credits (can vary from 18-45 credits)

Fifth Year

Fall Semester

Credits

General Education Info and Notes:

 

Spring Semester

Credits

General Education Info and Notes:

TEAL 5500: Innovative Integration of Technology in Teaching   3     LING 5500: Student Teaching Seminar   2    
LING 4300: Clinical Experience II   1     LING 5630: Student Teaching in Secondary Schools   10    
LING 4400: Teaching Modern Languages   3          
SCED 5200: Language, Literacy and Learning in the Content Areas (CI)  or TEAL 5560: ST: Language, Literacy and Learning in the Content Areas   3        
SCED 4210: Assessment and Curriculum Design   3          
Required Teaching Minor Course 3        
TOTAL CREDITS: 14-16   TOTAL CREDITS: 12  

Comments

Praxis Tests

Comments

Student Teaching requires a major commitment of time and energy, students should take only the courses listed above during this semester.  Students are urged to forgo outside employment, if possible, during student teaching experience.

Course Requirements


Language Major Requirements


Spanish Major and Minor Requirements


Minimum Departmental Requirements


Total Credits:

  Spanish Major 33
  Spanish Major, Teaching Emphasis 38 SPAN & 29 SCED
  Spanish Minor 15
  Spanish Minor, Teaching Emphasis 20 SPAN & 29 SCED
  Spanish Major, Teaching Emphasis without licensure 37
  Spanish Minor, Teaching Emphasis without licensure 19
Grade Point Average to Declare a Major or Minor 3.00 Career GPA
Grade Point Average to Graduate with Major or Minor 3.00 GPA within Major/Minor Classes
A minimum of 50 percent of minor credits must be earned at USU  

At least half (50 percent) of the credits earned for these degrees must be completed in upper-division USU courses offered by the Department of Languages, Philosophy, and Communication Studies, and having prefixes of SPAN or LING. All other credits (including transfer and study abroad credits) must be approved by the Spanish faculty in order to be counted toward these degrees.

Teaching Emphasis for Spanish Major and Minor


Spanish Major and/or Minor—Teaching Emphasis with Secondary School Licensure

To receive secondary school licensure, students must complete the Secondary Teacher Education Program (STEP). For further information, review the Secondary Teacher Education Program (STEP) Level Outline.

Spanish Major and/or Minor—Teaching Emphasis without Secondary School Licensure (major 38 credits, minor 20 credits) (3.00 GPA)

It is possible to have a teaching emphasis within a major or minor in Spanish without receiving Secondary School teaching licensure. However, unless the student is an elementary education major, he or she would not be able to teach in Utah public schools (nor at many private ones). Graduating without licensure may allow employment at some community college and universities.

For more information, please contact the School of Teacher Education and Leadership in the Jones Education Building 330, or go online to teal.usu.edu and click on undergraduate programs, and then secondary programs.

Course Requirements


Language Major Requirements


Spanish Major—Teaching Emphasis with Secondary School Licensure (38 Spanish credits and 29 SCED credits) (3.00 GPA)


Note:


For a teaching major or minor there is a minimum "C" grade requirement in all STEP and major and minor content required courses.

The following requirements only specify courses offered by the Department of Languages, Philosophy, and Communication Studies. To be licensed to teach in the Utah public secondary school system, students with a teaching emphasis must also complete additional courses (approximately 29 credits) required by the Secondary Education Program. For more information, please contact the Secondary Education Program, Education Building 330, or review the supplementary section, entitled Secondary Teacher Education Program (STEP) Level Outline .  

I. Spanish and Linguistics Courses (38 credits)


A. Required Courses (28 credits)


Note:


1 Only 3 credits maximum in practicum courses may count toward a Spanish major or minor.

2 This course or practicum is required for a teaching emphasis in the Spanish major or minor.

3 Students desiring to apply study abroad credits toward these degrees must obtain approval from the LPCS office prior to participating.

4 LING 3300  and LING 4400  must be taken during the same semester, and should be the last courses taken for the major. These courses should be taken the Fall semester before student teaching. LING 3300  and LING 4400  are listed in both the STEP and major requirements for those seeking the Spanish Teaching Major/non-licensure so the non-licensure majors understand the complete list of requirements. See additional non-licensure information at bottom of page.

Teaching Emphasis for Spanish Major


Spanish Major —Teaching Emphasis with Secondary School Licensure

To receive secondary school licensure, students must complete the Secondary Teacher Education Program (STEP). For further information, review the Secondary Teacher Education Program (STEP) Level Outline.

Secondary Teacher Education Program (STEP) - Language, Philosophy, and Communication Studies (29 credits)


Most of the courses listed below count for both teaching major emphasis and the teaching minor.

B. Level 2


C. Level 3


Because student teaching requires a major commitment of time and energy, students should take only the course listed below during this semester. Students are also urged to forgo outside employment, if possible, during the student teaching experience.

Note:


1 The Clinical Experience II course is taught under course number 4300 in various departments. Course title varies among departments.

2 The Special Methods II course is taught under course number 4400.

3 LING 4300  and LING 4400  must be taken during the same semester, and should be the last courses taken for the major or minor. These courses should be taken the Fall semester before student teaching. LING 4300  and LING 4400  are listed in both the STEP and major requirements for those seeking the French/German/Spanish Teaching Major/non-licensure so the non-licensure majors understand the complete list of requirements.  See additional non-licensure information below.  

Spanish Major - Teaching emphasis without Secondary School Licensure (Major 37 credits)


(3.0 GPA required in major classes)

It is possible to have a teaching emphasis within a major or minor in Spanish without receiving Secondary School teaching licensure. However, unless the student is an elementary education major, he or she would not be able to teach in Utah public schools (nor at many private ones). Graduating without licensure may allow employment at community colleges and universities.

In order to complete the Spanish Major—Teaching Emphasis without Secondary School Licensure, students must fulfill all of the requirements listed under Section I  (Spanish and Linguistics Courses) of the Spanish Major—Teaching Emphasis with Secondary School Licensure (34 credits), plus LING 4400 , for a total of 37 credits. LING 4300   is no longer required if doing non-licensure program.  

French, German, and Spanish Major Programs


The goal of the French, German, and Spanish BA degree programs is to prepare students to be able to take advanced studies in these languages, literatures, and cultures; to be quality teachers of these languages, literatures, and cultures in the public schools; and to provide those who may enter other professions a solid grounding in these languages, literatures, and cultures, in order that they may function as members of the international community. The curricula supporting these goals includes courses in language, literature, civilization, culture, and linguistics. See the course requirements which follow.

Bachelor of Arts Degree Language Requirement


Bachelor of Arts Degree

A Bachelor of Arts (BA) degree signifies proficiency in one or more foreign languages. Specifically, the BA requirement may be completed in one of the following ways:

  1. Demonstration of proficiency in one foreign language by successful completion of one course at the 2020-level or higher (or its equivalent).
    Or
  2. Demonstration of proficiency in American Sign Language by successful completion of COMD 4920  and COMD 4780 , and by passing an exit interview.
    Or
  3. Demonstration of proficiency in two foreign languages by successful completion of the 1020 course level in one language and the 2010 course level in the second language (or its equivalent).
    Or
  4. Completion of an upper-division (3000-level or higher) foreign language grammar or literature course requiring the 2020 course level (or its equivalent) as a prerequisite. Conversation courses cannot be considered for satisfying this requirement.

For nonnative English-speaking students only, the following options are available:

  1. Successful completion of the Intensive English Language Institute (IELI) program for international students.
    Or
  2. TOEFL, Michigan, or IELI placement scores high enough to meet the University admission criteria.

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