Jul 24, 2019  
2019-2020 Catalog 
  
2019-2020 Catalog

Spanish Teacher’s Certificate Program (BA)


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 is required. A minor that complements the declared major and/or develops a greater knowledge base or skill level is highly recommended. Note: Students who wish to add an endorsement in a area beyond the major must complete an approved TCP program in that area.

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, a minimum GPA of B- (2.7) or higher is required in the major, the minor (if appropriate), the professional coursework and overall. Further throughout the program teacher education candidates will be assessed on dispositions a minimum of four times and complete a dispositions interview. Those who do not meet dispositional expectations may be required to fulfill a professional development plan and/or may be removed from the program.

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:

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 SAT or ACT, with scores on file with the University’s Certification Officer.
  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