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Students must earn a grade of C or better in any course counting toward the Spanish major, teaching major, minor, or teaching minor. In addition to the courses in Spanish, two courses in another foreign language are required to complete the Spanish major or teaching major.

Study Abroad. Spanish majors and minors are encouraged to enhance their fluency by immersing themselves in the language and culture through study abroad. Appropriate transfer credit may be awarded for language courses and cultural study done overseas under the auspices of an accredited and approved academic institution.

 


BACHELOR OF ARTS WITH A MAJOR IN SPANISH WITH P-12 TEACHER CERTIFICATION

REQUIREMENTS-- 48 hours

Each of the following is required:

  • SPAN 131
  • SPAN 132
  • SPAN 231
  • SPAN 232
  • SPAN 331
  • SPAN 333
  • SPAN 334
  • SPAN 335
  • SPAN 336
  • SPAN 431
  • SPAN 432
  • SPAN 433
  • SPAN 434
  • SPAN 490 or SPAN 401
  • Two courses in another foreign language

Students seeking secondary certification must also take the 42 hours of required professional education courses as described in the Department of Education - Secondary Education portion of this website


MINOR IN SPANISH WITH TEACHER CERTIFICATION

REQUIREMENTS-- 27 hours

Each of the following is required:

  • SPAN 131
  • SPAN 132
  • SPAN 231
  • SPAN 232 [NOTE: Those minors who receive credit for SPAN 231 or both 231 and 232 either through the Bypass Exam or the CLEP exam must “replace” those classes with upper-level Spanish courses in order to fulfill the requirements for the minor. In this situation, students’ choices are limited to SPAN 333, 334, 335, 336, 433 and 434.]
  • SPAN 331
  • SPAN 431
  • SPAN 432

Plus, ONE of these upper-level literature courses:

  • SPAN 333
  • SPAN 334
  • SPAN 433

Plus, ONE of these upper-level culture courses:

  • SPAN 335
  • SPAN 336
  • SPAN 434

Students seeking secondary certification must also take the 42 hours of required professional education courses as described in the Department of Education - Secondary Education portion of this website

NOTE: A student pursuing a minor leading to certification must also complete a major in another discipline to fulfill graduation requirements.


Receiving Credit for SPAN 131, 132, 231, and 232 

Students may receive course credit for SPAN 131, 132, 231, and 232 either by taking and passing the Spanish Bypass examination or by taking and passing the appropriate CLEP examination. In addition, advanced placement and course credit for one or more Spanish courses may be earned by scoring a 3 or higher on the appropriate AP examination.

Eligibility for the Spanish Bypass Examination

To be eligible to take the Spanish Bypass examination, entering students 1) must have taken two years of the language in high school, earning at least a grade of "B" in both years, or 2) be native speakers of the language. Students will receive a letter inviting them to sit for the examination if they are eligible. The Bypass examinations are normally given during summer orientation and immediately prior to the beginning of the fall term. NOTE: Students who do not sit for the examination at this time forfeit their opportunity for bypass credit.

Depending upon their performance on the examination, students may be awarded credit for SPAN 131, 132, 231, and 232.

NOTE: Those students who receive credit for SPAN 231 and 232 and who intend to have a minor in Spanish must "replace" those classes with upper-level Spanish courses in order to fulfill the requirements for the minor.