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.