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
Basic Skills Courses
|Readings in Hispanic Texts|
|Advanced Spanish Grammar in Context|
Introduction to the Disciplines Courses
|Introduction to Literary Analysis|
|Introduction to Hispanic Linguistics|
|Introduction to Cultural Analysis|
|SPAN 303||The Sounds of Spanish||3|
|SPAN 477||Spanish Grammar and Communicative Language Teaching||3|
|SPAN 318||Spanish Cultural Studies I||3|
|or SPAN 320||Spanish Cultural Studies II|
|SPAN 324||Latin America Cultural Studies I||3|
|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|