College of Humanities and Social Sciences
Contact: Joy Landeira, Ph.D., Chair
Location: Candelaria 0295
Students must consult with their assigned major advisor each semester prior to registering.
Assigned advisor is available through the Ursa login; ursa.unco.edu; under Student tab Academic Profile channel and is term specific. If no advisor is listed, contact the major program for advisor information.
The program consists of four parts:
- Liberal Arts Core (LAC) Credits
- Required Major Credits
- University-Wide Credits
- Professional Teacher Education Program (PTEP) Credits
Students develop a functional proficiency in the four language skills (listening, speaking, reading and writing) with an appreciation and understanding of the civilization and culture of the Hispanic world. Students become competent secondary school teachers of Spanish.
Program Admission Requirements:
Academic Good Standing
- Students must earn a grade of “C” or better (GPA 2.0 or above) for all Spanish courses in the major.
- All Spanish language courses to be counted for the major and minor must be beyond the first year level.
- In order to gain permission to apply for graduation, a Spanish major must successfully pass the program's oral proficiency interview.
It is recommended that Spanish majors take HIST 118 and MAS 100 and either MAS 110, MAS 337 or ENG 337. Students who wish to take additional electives may select HISP 102.
Degree Requirements — 120 Credits
1. Required Specified LAC — 6 credits
LAC area 3.d. — Foreign Languages
Remaining LAC— 34 credits
See “Liberal Arts Core”
2. Required Major — 33 credits
Take all of the following courses:
Choose two of the following courses:
|SPAN 321||Spanish Civilization and Culture||
|SPAN 331||Latin American Civilization and Culture||
|SPAN 341||Mexican and Mexican American Civilization and Culture||
Choose two of the following courses:
|SPAN 450||Masterpieces of Spanish Literature||
|SPAN 451||Masterpieces of Latin American Literature||
|SPAN 457||Masterpieces in Chicano/a Literature||
3. University-Wide Credits — 9 credits
Complete additional credits to achieve the minimum credits needed for this degree at UNC; for this degree, that will typically be 9 credits.
4. Required PTEP — 38 credits
Phase I (5 credits taken concurrently)
EDFE 110 required semester before; see www.unco.edu/teach/check.
|STEP 161||Observation and Analysis of Secondary Teaching I||
|EDF 366||Conceptions of Schooling: Context and Process||
Phase II (8 credits taken concurrently)
|STEP 262||Observation and Analysis of Secondary Teaching II||
|EDSE 360||Adaptation, Modification, and Integration of Curriculum for the Secondary Exceptional Learner||
|PSY 349||Educational Psychology for Secondary Teachers||
Phase III (11-14 credits taken concurrently)
EDFE 120 required semester before.
|STEP 363||Clinical Experience: Secondary||
|EDRD 340||Developing Language and Literacy in the Content Areas||
|ET 449||Integration of Technologies in Secondary Education Pedagogy||
|FL 341||Methods of Teaching Foreign Languages||
EDRD 340 may be taken outside of Phase III.
Phase IV (14 credits).
EDFE 130 required semester before.
|STEP 464||Secondary Student Teaching||
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See “Spanish Endorsement”.
Students wishing to be licensed must complete FL341.
It is recommended that Spanish majors take HIST 118 and either HIST 314 or HIST 315.
In order to gain permission to apply for student teaching, a Spanish major must successfully pass the program’s oral proficiency interview.
All Spanish language courses to be counted for the major and the minor must be beyond the first year level.
Courses with the SPAN prefix are taught in Spanish and courses with the HISP prefix are taught in English.
Candidates must pass the Praxis or Place test prior to Student Teaching.
Candidates may not take extra courses with Student Teaching without prior approval from the Program Coordinator and the STE Director.
All PTEP Field Experiences and methods courses need to be successfully completed prior to Student Teaching.
Student Teaching outside the supervision of UNC Faculty may or may not be approved.
Teacher Candidates will not be placed in a school where they were once students or where they have a close relative attending and/or working.
Heritage Speakers Option:
Heritage speakers of Spanish with program approval through placement test may substitute SPAN 310, SPAN 311 and SPAN 312 for SPAN 301, SPAN 302 and SPAN 303.
Required Major Credits — 9 credits
SPAN 310 and SPAN 311 are co-requisites.