B.A. in Adolescence Education: Spanish

Contact Person:
Donald Straight, Department Chair
216A Satterlee, (315) 267-2553, straigdc@potsdam.edu

59 total credits required.

All education courses must be completed with a 2.0 or higher with a 2.75 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 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/Junior and Secondary Education (1 credit)  
SECD 340
Classroom Managment 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)
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

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
All cognate courses must be completed with a 2.0 or higher. 

HLTH 230 School Health (CA, SAVE, 2 credits)  
PSYC 321 Psychology of Adolescence  
PSYC 350 Educational Psychology  
SPAN 303 Culture of Spain
SPAN 304 Culture of Latin America
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)

Certification Requirements
  1. New York State Teacher Certification Exams required for Initial Certification: LAST, ATS-W and CST Spanish (Certification exams are subject to change)
  2. Fingerprinting Clearance