Teaching of Spanish, BA

for the degree of Bachelor of Arts in the Teaching of Spanish


department website: https://spanport.illinois.edu/

department faculty: Spanish & Portuguese Faculty

advising: Spanish Advising & and Foreign Language Teacher advising


overview of college admissions & requirements: Liberal Arts & Sciences

college website: https://las.illinois.edu/


email: span-port@lists.illinois.edu


Undergraduate degree programs in Spanish & Portuguese

Spanish, BALAS

Teaching of Spanish, BA

Portuguese, BALAS

for the degree of Bachelor of Arts in the Teaching of Spanish


Prerequisite to application to the Teaching program
GPA of 2.5 in all Spanish content courses in the major.

Contact the Foreign Language Teacher Education Program for information:https://flte.illinois.edu/

In order to remain in good standing in this program and be recommended for licensure, 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.
Illinois law requires all candidates for licensure in World Languages pass the appropriate language content-area test prior to student teaching, and an oral proficiency test in their content major language prior to licensure.

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.

General education: Students must complete the Campus General Education requirements including the campus general education language requirement.


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


Minimum hours required for graduation: 127 hours.

Core Spanish Courses
SPAN 228Spanish Composition3
SPAN 477Spanish Grammar and Communicative Language Teaching3
27-30 additional hours of coursework in SPAN at the 200, 300, and/or 400 level, including at least two literature and culture courses and at least two linguisitics courses, chosen from among the following: SPAN 250, 252, 254, 303, 305, 307, 308, 309, 310, 312, 318, 320, 324, 326, 395, related SPAN 299 or SPAN 399 study abroad courses, or related SPAN 400-level courses with advisor approval. 27-30
Core Professional Education Courses
FLTE 471Introduction to Second Language Teaching4
FLTE 475Learning to Teach World Language4
FLTE 478Secondary World Language Teaching 14
EPS 201Foundations of Education3
EPSY 201Educational Psychology3
SPED 405General Educator's Role in Special Education3
EDPR 442Educational Practice in Secondary Education12
Total Hours63-68