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B.A. in Adolescence Education: Spanish

Contact Person:
John Storm, Program Coordinator
218A Satterlee, 315-267-2643,

60-61 total credits required.

All education courses must be completed with a 2.7 or higher, with a 3.0 GPA in the education major.

The Adolescence Spanish Education program requires completion of a Spanish major. The Spanish major must be completed with a 2.5 GPA. Contact the chair of the Department of Modern Languages to declare the major, be assigned a Spanish adviser and select appropriate courses.

All courses are 3 credits unless noted. Credits are divided as follows:

Education Major (Credits 22)
EDLS 315 Teaching Students with Special Needs: Grades 5-12
EDLS 333 Education, Language, and Culture
EDLS 349 Introduction to Middle and Secondary School Education
SECD 210 Computer Applications in Middle and Secondary Education (1 credit)
SECD 340 Classroom Management in Secondary Education (1 credit)
SECD 356 Reading in the Middle and Secondary Schools
Courses which must be taken concurrently:
  SECD 374 Introduction to First and Second Language Acquisition: Grades 5-12
  SECD 394 Observation in the Foreign Language Classroom: Grades 5-12 (1 credit)

Note: Students must take the Official ACTFL OPIc exam (Oral Proficiency Interview via computer) during their SECD 374 course and obtain a minimal rating of Advanced Low for their oral proficiency in order to student teach.

Courses which must be taken concurrently:
  SECD 474 Foreign Language Instruction, Curriculum, and Assessment: Grades 5-12
  SECD 494 Practicum in the Foreign Language Classroom, Grades, 5-12 (1 credit)

Student Teaching Semester (Credits 14)
Courses which must be taken concurrently:
  EDLS 421 Seminar in Middle/Junior and Secondary School Education (2 credits)
  SECD 455 Student Teaching in the Middle/Junior High School (6 credits)
  SECD 456 Student Teaching in the Senior High School (6 credits)

Cognate Requirements (Credits 24)
All cognate courses must be completed with a 2.0 or higher.
HLTH 230 School Health (CA, DASA, SAVE)
PSYC 321 Psychology of Adolescence
PSYC 350 Educational Psychology
SPAN 303 Culture of Spain
SPAN 304 Culture of Latin America
Arts and Sciences elective selected with education adviser approval
One of the following:
  COMM 106 Basic Principles of Speech
  COMM 311 Small Group Communication
  COMM 324 Persuasive Speaking
Plus one of the following:
  ARTH Elective
  MUAM Music course regarding a Spanish-speaking region of the world (with adviser approval)

Study Abroad

  1. Students planning to Study Abroad in a Spanish-speaking country should do so during their sophomore year or fall of their junior year.

Certification Requirements

  1. New York State Teacher Certification Exams required for Initial Certification: ALST, EAS, edTPA, and CST Spanish (Certification exams are subject to change)
  2. Fingerprinting Clearance