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Spanish/Teaching Certification (Grades P-12)

Bachelor of Arts Degree

CIP 16.0905

University Studies Requirements...............................47-50 hrs

University Studies selections must include:

University Studies Electives: CSC 199 Introduction to Information Technology

Note: Certification requires a grade of B or better in one English composition course and a C or better in a University Studies math course, public speaking, and EDU 103 or equivalent course. Additional requirements for admission to teacher education and student teaching must be met. See advisor and/or Office of Teacher Education Services for details. All majors and minors, including those who score above the 301 level on the Placement Exam, will be required to take SPA 302. SPA 302 serves as a gateway course to the upper-level culture and literature courses. A minimum grade of C is required in 301 and 302. MLA 400 is required for the major; passing scores on the third year proficiency exams are required for entry into MLA 400.

Intermediate level modern language courses completed as part of the major or minor also satisfy modern language requirements for the B.A.

Required Courses..............................................................25 hrs

MLA 099 Transitions
MLA 400 Senior Seminar
MLA 514 Methods of Teaching Foreign Languages
SPA 201 Intercultural Communications in Spanish
SPA 202 Practical Applications in Spanish
    or
SPA 203 Spanish for the Working World
SPA 301 Conversation and Composition I
SPA 302 Conversation and Composition II
SPA 323 Spanish Culture and Civilization
    or
SPA 325 Spanish-American Culture

SPA 331 Advanced Language Practice

Note: Credit for SPA 101 and 102 may not be used for the major but will be counted for graduation.

Limited Electives.................................................................6 hrs
    Select two from the following literature courses:
SPA 401 Survey of Spanish Literature
SPA 403 Survey of Spanish-American Literature
SPA 419 European Cinema
SPA 421 Topics in Spanish Literature
SPA 441 Topics in Spanish Cultural Studies
SPA 450 Literacy Masterpieces in Spanish
SPA 460 Studies in a Genre
SPA 503 Golden Age Literature
SPA 504 Don Quixote
SPA 505 Nineteenth-Century Spanish Literature
SPA 507 Twentieth-Century Spanish Literature
SPA 511 Spanish-American Short Story
SPA 512 Spanish-American Novel
SPA 521 Topics in Spanish Literature

SPA 522 Topics in Spanish-American Literature

Approved Electives in Spanish..........................................6 hrs

    Select from SPA courses beyond SPA 203.

Required Support Course..................................................3 hrs

One related course outside of the Department of Modern Languages, selected from the approved list given in the departmental introduction.

Note: The department strongly recommends that majors study abroad for at least one summer.

Required for Teaching Certification................................38 hrs
COM 372 Communication in Educational Environments
CSC 199 Introduction to Information Technology1
EDP 260 Psychology of Human Development2
EDU 103 Issues and Practices of American Education1
EDU 303 Strategies of Teaching
EDU 403 Structures and Foundations of Education
EDU 405 Evaluation and Measurement in Education
SEC 420 Practicum in Secondary Schools
SEC 421 Student Teaching in the Secondary School

SED 300 Educating Students with Disabilities

Total Curriculum Requirements.......................... 125-128 hrs3

1With a grade of C or better.
2May be counted as a University Studies social science elective.
3Each student must submit a senior research project

 

The requirements listed above are an example of what is applicable to most students entering Murray State University at the present time. Criteria as they may relate to individual students may vary. The primary source is the Undergraduate Bulletin applicable at the time of the student enrollment.

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