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  Nov 19, 2017
 
2017-2018 Catalog 
  
2017-2018 Catalog

Spanish Teacher's Certificate Program (BA)


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Foreign Languages and Literatures Department 

Program advisor:  J. Lawand

The Teacher’s Certificate Program (TCP) is designed to meet the needs of future teachers of secondary school Spanish.  This program leads to a Bachelor of Arts degree.

Completion of the Spanish TCP major and a TCP minor in another area is required.  Note: the Michigan Department of Education does not allow a course to be counted toward the credit requirements of both a major and a minor.

Professional requirements are to be completed in three phases, in sequence, during which the student creates an Individual Major Portfolio.  A minimum grade of C (2.0) is required in each course. 

In addition, for progression from phase to phase and completion of the program, minimum GPAs of B- (2.7) or higher in the major, the minor, the professional coursework and overall, are required.

Students in this program are strongly encouraged to study in a Spanish-speaking country. See faculty advisors for recommendations of foreign study programs.

Prerequisite


Discipline-Specific Requirements


A.


Thirty-one credits in Spanish as follows:

(6 credits)


  • An additional course in the literature of Spain
  • An additional course in the literature of Latin America.

B.


A western civilization or equivalent history course approved by the advisor, and an additional course in history or culture pertinent to the Spanish-speaking world.

D. Individual Major Portfolio


Completion of Individual Major Portfolio.

E. Oral Proficiency Interview


Oral Proficiency Interview (OPI). Completion of the ACTFL Oral Proficiency Interview (OPI) prior to student teaching.

F. Additional Requirements


All requirements of the College of Arts and Sciences (CAS) Bachelor of Arts degree, including General Education requirements and additional BA distribution requirements.

Professional Requirements


A. Course requirements (45 credits)


B. Transition requirements


Acceptance to Phase II

  1. Completion of at least 55 credits (junior standing), including at least 18 credits in the major and 12 in the minor.
  2. Interview with the TCP advisor, to include discussion of the Dispositions Inventory and pieces for the Individual Major Portfolio.
  3. Successful completion of the MTTC Professional Readiness Examination (PRE).
  4. Completion and acceptance of an application to Phase II, including a felony/misdemeanor form.

Acceptance to Phase III

  1. Completion of at least 85 credits (senior standing), including at least 90% of the major and minor requirements.
  2. Interview with the TCP advisor, to include discussion of the Dispositions Inventory and pieces for the Individual Major Portfolio.
  3. Completion and acceptance of an application to Phase III, including a felony/misdemeanor form.

Recommendation for teacher certification

  1. Completion of at least 124 credits, including all major and minor requirements.
  2. Exit interview with the TCP advisor, to include discussion of the completed Individual Major Portfolio and results of the Student Teaching Evaluation.
  3. Completion of the MTTC (Michigan Test for Teacher Certification) subject area test in the major and minor (where applicable), with a passing score on the major area test.
  4. Completion of an advanced and valid course in first aid and adult and child CPR from an approved provider.
  5. Completion of all paperwork necessary for certification, including a felony/misdemeanor form.

Note:


Students in this program are strongly encouraged to study in a Spanish-speaking country. See faculty advisors for recommendations of foreign study programs.

Prospective candidates should also study the section entitled General Requirements for Teacher Certification .

Minimum Credits For the Degree: 124 credits

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