Feb 22, 2020  
2015-2016 Catalog 
    
2015-2016 Catalog [ARCHIVED 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. SPN 212  or equivalent proficiency as demonstrated by examination.

Discipline-Specific Requirements.

  1. Thirty-one credits in Spanish as follows:
    1. SPN 291 , SPN 301 , SPN 303 , SPN 309 ; LIN 360 /SPN 360  (13 credits).
    2. SPN 310 , SPN 319 , SPN 311  or SPN 314 , SPN 318  or SPN 320  (12 credits).
    3. An additional course in the literature of Spain and an additional course in the literature of Latin America (6 credits).
  2. 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.
  3. LIN 200 .
  4. Completion of Individual Major Portfolio.
  5. Oral Proficiency Interview (OPI).  Completion of the ACTFL Oral Proficiency Interview (OPI) prior to student teaching.
  6. 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.

  1. Course requirements (45 credits).
    Phase I - Foundational (15 credits).  ENG 112  or EHS 120 ; PSY 100 ; HIS 220  or HIS 221 ; SEC 200 , SEC 201 .
    Phase II - Pre-professional (12 credits).  PSY 313 , SEC 320 , SEC 445 ; a course in the history or culture of an American ethnic group from:  AFA 270 /SOC 270 , AFA 331 , AFA 334 /HIS 334 , EDE 305 , ENG 213 , ENG 374 , EDE 432 /PUB 438 .
    Phase III - Professional.  (18-21 credits).  SEC 330 ; SEC 345 /FRN 365 /SPN 365 , minor methods course (if required); SEC 469 , SEC 499 .
  2. 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.

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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