Curriculum Preparatory to the Teaching of Spanish

For the Degree of Bachelor of Arts in the Teaching of Spanish


In order to remain in good standing in this program and be recommended for certification, candidates are required to maintain UIUC, cumulative, content area, and professional education, grade-point averages of 2.5 (A= 4.0). Candidates should consult their advisor or the Council on Teacher Education for the list of courses used to compute these grade-point averages.

Minimum required course work normally equates to 33-36 hours in Teaching Area of Concentration and 29 hours of professional education courses.

Minimum hours required for graduation: A minimum of 123 hours of credit is required for graduation.

General education: Consult the Curricula Preparatory to Teaching Foreign Languages.

Departmental distinction: To be eligible for departmental distinction, a student must have a minimum grade point average of 3.0, display exceptional teaching ability, and complete an approved project or series of projects. Consult the Spanish departmental advisor for details.Study Abroad: It is strongly recommended that future teachers of Spanish engage in one or more semesters of study in a Spanish-speaking country. A number of the curricular requirements may be met through the Year Abroad Program or other approved programs; see Study Abroad Programs.

Professional education courses. (See Foreign Languages- Curricula Preparatory to Teaching Foreign Languages.) 29

Teaching Area of Concentration: Spanish

Core Courses18
Basic Skills Courses
Readings in Hispanic Texts
Advanced Spanish Grammar in Context
Spanish Composition
Introduction to the Disciplines Courses
Introduction to Literary Analysis
Introduction to Hispanic Linguistics
Introduction to Cultural Analysis
SPAN 303The Sounds of Spanish3
SPAN 477Spanish Grammar and Communicative Language Teaching3
SPAN 318Spanish Cultural Studies I3
or SPAN 320 Spanish Cultural Studies II
SPAN 324Latin America Cultural Studies I3
or SPAN 326 Latin America Cultural Studies II
Spanish electives: one or two 300- or 400-level courses chosen from a list maintained at the Spanish advisor’s office. 3-6
Total Hours33-36