2018-2019 Catalog

Publication date June 2018

Spanish Education Minor (Early Adolescence-Adolescence Certification)

Spanish advising

Students should consult with an advisor in the Department of Modern Languages regarding their individual plan of study. Students planning to pursue graduate studies in Spanish need to be aware of special requirements.

Spanish policy of transfer of study abroad credits

The following policy applies to all Spanish credits taken abroad. Students may transfer the following credits per term from study abroad experiences:

Winter term:
4 weeks: 4-5 credits

Summer term:
4 weeks: 4-5 credits
6 weeks: 6-8 credits
8 weeks: 8-10 credits
10 weeks: 8-10 credits

Fall/Spring semester term:
12-16 weeks: 12 credits (Exceptions may be allowed for partner programs.)

In the case of one year study abroad, there is a maximum of 16 credits which students majoring in Spanish can take abroad and apply to the major (nine credits applicable for minors). Credits taken in excess of that can be transferred to UWL as university elective credit.

(Teacher certification programs)

24 credits

Bridge course:
SPA 300Oral Proficiency Through Grammar Review4
300 level courses:
SPA 330Advanced Grammar and Syntax3
SPA 331Spanish Phonetics3
SPA 326Current Events1
SPA 427Spanish Grammar for Teachers1
SPA 308Cultures and Civilizations of the Spanish Speaking World3
SPA 320Spanish Civilization3
or SPA 321 Spanish American Civilization
Language education:
GCL 406Language Assessment and Testing3
MLG 474Teaching World Languages: From Early Adolescence to Adolescence (for secondary licensure in Spanish for EA-A candidates with other licensure majors)3
Total Credits24
Study abroad requirement:
  1. All students should consult with their advisor in Spanish regarding specific requirements for study abroad.
  2. All Spanish education minors are required to complete an approved foreign language immersion experience of at least 14 weeks (one semester)
  3. Students are required to complete the 300 level core of courses before studying abroad
Proficiency requirement:

Prior to student teaching, teacher candidates are required to

  1. Demonstrate proficiency with an "Intermediate High" rating on the American Council Teaching of Foreign Languages Oral Proficiency test in Spanish (ACTFL-OPIc) and
  2. Demonstrate proficiency with an "Intermediate High" rating on the American Council Teaching of Foreign Languages Written Proficiency test in Spanish (ACTFL-WPT internet).
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