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Columbus State University

Bachelor of Arts
Modern Language and Culture (Spanish with Teacher Certification Track)

College of Letters and Sciences

Department of Modern and Classical Languages

Program Description

Our curriculum is designed to prepare undergraduates for critical thinking and employment flexibility. The department's philosophy emphasizes faculty-student contact outside the classroom and individual attention for our majors and minors.

Our faculty's expertise encompasses a broad range spanning Latin American literature, Hispanic women's writing, Spanish and Latin American culture, Hispanic linguistics, and the use of technology in the Humanities. Our tenured faculty also includes a member in French with broad training and publications in French and Francophone literature and culture. In addition to studying French and pursuing a French minor, our students can take classes at the Elementary and Intermediate levels in German, Japanese, and Latin. We offer Elementary Arabic classes as well.

Career Opportunities

We are proud of our program's practical outcomes over the past six years:
  • ALL our graduates in the Teacher Certification track secured employment teaching HS Spanish in Georgia and elsewhere
  • ALL our graduates who applied to graduate school were admitted into regionally or nationally-recognized programs

Admission Requirements

There are no program specific admission requirements.

Learning Outcomes

Graduates will demonstrate:

  • Knowledge of students to foster their competencies and interests as individual learners
  • Commitment to diverse learners and commitment to set high standards for all
  • Proficiency in the language they teach and knowledge of how the language works
  • Knowledge of the target culture
  • Understanding the process of second-language acquisition to design appropriate instruction
  • Proficiency in establishing a classroom in which meaningful communication in the target language occurs
  • Proficiency in using appropriate resources, including technology, to meet the instructional and linguistic needs of all students
  • Proficiency in employing a variety of assessment strategies to monitor, report, and shape learning habits and dispositions in continually analyzing and evaluating the quality of teaching
  • Proficiency in the analysis and evaluation of the quality of teaching
  • Commitment and disposition in fostering communication with colleagues, families, and members of the school community
  • Commitment to advocate long-range, sequential foreign language programs

Additional Program Requirements

There are no program specific academic regulations.

Program Of Study

Area A Essential Skills Required Hours: 9
ENGL 1101 (with a grade of "C" or better)
ENGL 1102
(with a grade of "C" or better)
Select one of the following courses:

Area B Institutional Options Required Hours: 4-5
COMM 1110
Select two of the following courses:

Select one of the following courses:
Any Area C-E course with a study abroad component.

Note: the extra hour may be used as an elective.

Area C Humanities/Fine Arts/Ethics Required Hours: 6
Select one of the following humanities courses:

Select one of the following fine arts courses: *ITDS 1145, though listed under both humanities and fine arts, may be taken only once.

Area D Science/Math/Technology Required Hours: 10-11
Select two science courses from the list below, one of which must include a lab.

Select one of the following courses or a science course from above:

Area E Social Sciences Required Hours: 12
Select one course from the following two courses:
HIST 2111
HIST 2112

Take the following course:
POLS 1101
Select one behavioral science course from the following courses:

Select one world cultures course from the following courses:

Wellness Requirement Required Hours: 3
PHED 1205
Select any one PEDS course.

Area F Courses Related to Major Required Hours: 18
("C" or better required in each course)
SPAN 1002 Elementary Spanish 2
SPAN 2001 Intermediate Spanish 1
SPAN 2002 Intermediate Spanish 2

Select three courses from the following:

Area G Program Requirements Required Hours: 66
("C" or better required in each course)

Student Teaching Experience:
EDCI 4485 Student Teaching
EDUF 4115 Classroom Management

Total Hours Required: 129

4 Year Course Schedule

Suggested four year course schedule