Students develop language skills and cultural awareness and acquire the pedagogical background necessary to teach Spanish in grades 7-12 in New York state. Admission to the program prerequisites: An overall grade point average of 2.5; completion of the Simulated Oral Proficiency Interview (SOPI).
A 2.5 grade point average in required professional education course work
A 2.7 grade point average in major course work
24 credit hours of SPA courses
A score of Intermediate High or better on the Oral Proficiency Interview
A grade of B or better in AED 437 and 438 methods block
A score of Advanced Low or better on the Oral Proficiency Interview required for graduation
Grade point averages are figured with all major and/or professional courses taken to date, even if not required prior to student teaching.
Complete the following workshops prior to student teaching:
Child Abuse Recognition and Reporting (CARR)
Dignity for All Students Act (DASA)
Safe Schools Against Violence in Education (SAVE)
Additional Certification Option
Students who wish to independently pursue additional certification in areas such as TESOL, other languages, or FLES should discuss these options with their advisors. Students should consult New York state certification requirements and meet with their program coordinator for more information.
Total Credit Hours Required for Graduation: 120
Example of the B.A. in adolescence education: Spanish (7-12) over four years
Courses do not necessarily need to be taken in the sequence that appears below. Students are strongly encouraged to complete some of their requirements through study abroad.