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Academics

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 students can take classes at the Elementary and Intermediate levels in French, German, Japanese, and Latin. We also 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

Acceptance into the Teacher Education Program is required.

Learning Outcomes

Graduates will demonstrate:

  • Students will demonstrate in the target language an Advanced-Low Proficiency level in speaking as defined by ACTFL
  • Students will demonstrate in the target language an Advanced-Low Proficiency level in writing as defined by ACTFL
  • Students will demonstrate in the target language an Advanced-Mid Proficiency level in reading or listening comprehension (the receptive skills) as defined by ACTFL
  • Students will demonstrate the ability to think critically by analyzing and interpreting cultural information, customs (i.e. literary, historical, political, etc), and artifacts of the regions where the target language is used
  • Students in the Teacher Education Track will plan instruction based on standards and knowledge of students
  • Students in the Teacher Education Track will use a wide range of instructional strategies and differentiate instruction to help all students learn
  • Students in the Teacher Education Track will assess learning and teaching and use assessment data to adapt instruction for improved student learning
  • Students in the Teacher Education Track will display values, commitments, dispositions, and habits associated with effective and professional teaching

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:

OR
Select one of the following courses: Foreign Language 1001, 1002, 2001, or 2002
Note: Students must complete Area B and Area D with a combined total of 15 credit hours within the following ranges: Area B, 4-5 hours; Area D1, 7-8 hours; Area D2, 3-4 hours. Any additional hours may be applied to Area F or beyond, depending on the program of study. Students should consult their advisors.

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
D1: Select two science courses from the list below, one of which must include a lab.

D2: Select one of the following courses or a science course from above:

Note: Students must complete Area B and Area D with a combined total of 15 credit hours within the following ranges: Area B, 4-5 hours; Area D1, 7-8 hours; Area D2, 3-4 hours. Any additional hours may be applied to Area F or beyond, depending on the program of study. Students should consult their advisors.

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)
EDUC 2110 Investigating Critical & Contemporary Issues in Education
EDUC 2120 Exploring Socio-Cultural Contexts on Diversity in Edu Settings
EDUC 2130 Exploring Learning and Teaching
SPAN 1000 Spanish Convocation (0) *
SPAN 1002 Elementary Spanish 2
SPAN 2001 Intermediate Spanish 1
SPAN 2002 Intermediate Spanish 2

* SPAN 1000 must be satisfactorily completed once.

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