2019-2020 Catalog

Publication date June 2019

Spanish Education Major (EC-A or MC-EA Certification) - Bachelor of Science (BS)

Spanish advising

Students should consult with an advisor in the Department of Global Cultures and 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.

Admission requirements to EC-A and MC-EA teacher certification programs 

(Teacher certification programs: early childhood-adolescence certification and middle childhood-early adolescence certification)

48 credits minimum for EC-A certification; 36 credits minimum for MC-EA certification.

Students majoring in Spanish education complete the Spanish education core requirements and one of two certification tracks (see below). All Spanish education majors must also complete study abroad, proficiency, and student teaching requirements.

Beginning language proficiency

All students with Spanish language on their transcripts and/or prior experience in Spanish will take the UW System Placement exam and are required to enroll at their level of placement. Students with no evidence of prior study of Spanish are required to begin Spanish at SPA 103.

Curriculum

Core requirements:

Communities: diversity & social responsibility
Select two writing proficiency courses from the following list:6
Diverse Stories: Reading for Social Responsibility
Spanish for Heritage Speakers
Work and Play in Diverse Communities
Select two oral proficiency courses from the following list:6
Faces of Spain: Conversation and Culture
Exploring Communities: Understanding Culture
Spanish for Professional Communication
Total Credits12

Choose one of the two certification tracks below:

Early Childhood-Adolescence Certification track (36 credits)

Identities and perspectives
Select 12 credits from:12
Voices of Revolution
Perspectives on Contemporary Spain: Culture and Society
Artistic Expression and Society in the Spanish-Speaking World
Latinx in the U.S.: Culture and Society
Topics in Hispanic Cultures
Spanish for the Health Professions
Spanish Language in Contexts
The Sounds of Spanish
Spanish Storytelling
Human conditions in globalized societies 1
SPA 403Studies in Hispanic Literature3
SPA 443Studies in Hispanic Linguistics3
Language education
GCL 310Theories and Research in Second Language Acquisition3
TSL 345Intercultural Interactions3
Fields
GCL 300World Language Education: Field Experience I3
GCL 320World Language Education: Field Experience II3
Methods
GCL 400Teaching World Languages: Methods and Approaches3
GCL 420Teaching World Languages: Design and Application3
Total Credits36

Middle Childhood-Early Adolescence Certification track (second major only, first major must be MC-EA) (18 credits) 

Identities and perspectives
Select three credits from the following:3
Voices of Revolution
Perspectives on Contemporary Spain: Culture and Society
Artistic Expression and Society in the Spanish-Speaking World
Latinx in the U.S.: Culture and Society
Language
Choose six credits from the following:6
Topics in Hispanic Cultures
Spanish for the Health Professions
Spanish Language in Contexts
The Sounds of Spanish
Spanish Storytelling
Human conditions in globalized societies 1
Select three credits from the following:3
Studies in Hispanic Literature
Studies in Hispanic Linguistics
Language education
GCL 310Theories and Research in Second Language Acquisition3
Methods
GCL 400Teaching World Languages: Methods and Approaches3
Total Credits18
Study abroad requirement:
  1. All students should consult with their advisor in Spanish regarding specific requirements for study abroad;
  2. All Spanish education majors are required to complete an approved language immersion experience of at least 14 weeks (one semester); students should consult with a Spanish advisor when planning this experience;
  3. Students are required to complete the 12 credit core of courses before studying abroad;
  4. EC-A students may take up to six credits of the Level IV and V category abroad. Consult with Spanish advisor for applicability. 
Language proficiency for student teaching requirements:

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).
Student teaching and other program requirements:

Additional School of Education program requirements are detailed on the School of Education catalog page. Additional EC-A program course and admission requirements are detailed on the EC-A catalog page.

All teacher education students must complete the general education, School of Education, major/minor, and university degree requirements in order to qualify for a degree. The easiest way to track all of these requirements is to refer to the Advisement Report (AR) found in the Student Information System (WINGS) Student Center. All enrolled students have access to the AR.

Baccalaureate degree requirements

Candidates for the Bachelor of Arts or the Bachelor of Science degrees must accomplish the following:

  1. Fulfill the general education requirements.
  2. Complete at least one ethnic studies (diversity) course.
  3. Complete the courses prescribed by the Undergraduate Curriculum Committee for the degree desired in the respective school or college. (No substitutions for graduation may be made in course requirements for a major or minor after the fourth week of the last semester of the senior year.)
  4. Earn a minimum of 120 semester credits with at least a 2.00 cumulative GPA.1
  5. At least 40 credits must be earned in 300/400 level courses. Transfer courses earned at the 300/400 level apply to this requirement. Courses earned at the 100/200 level that transferred to UWL as 300/400 level courses do not apply to this requirement.
  6. Complete major and minor requirements with at least a 2.00 GPA1 in each major and minor (and concentration or emphasis, if selected).
  7. A minimum of 30 semester credits in residence at UWL is required for graduation. (See undergraduate resident requirement.)
  8. Submit an application for graduation via the "Apply for Graduation" link in the WINGS Student Center as soon as the student has registered for his or her final semester or summer term in residence. December and winter intersession graduates should apply by May 1. May and summer graduates should apply by December 1.

No degree will be awarded unless all requirements are fulfilled and recorded within 30 days after the official ending date of each term.

Below is a sample degree plan that can be used as a guide to identify courses required to fulfill the major and other requirements needed for degree completion. A student's actual degree plan may differ depending on the course of study selected (second major, minor, etc.). Also, this sample plan assumes readiness for each course and/or major plan, and some courses may not be offered every term. Review the course descriptions or the class timetable for course offering information.

The sample degree plans represented in this catalog are intended for first-year students entering UWL in the fall term. Students should use the Advisement Report (AR) in WINGS and work closely with their faculty advisor(s) and college dean’s office to ensure declaration and completion of all requirements in a timely manner.

General Education Program
The general education curriculum (Gen Ed) is the common educational experience for all undergraduates at UWL. Sample degree plans include Gen Ed placeholders to ensure completion of the general education requirements. Courses may be rearranged to fit the needs or recommendations of the student’s program of study. Gen Ed courses may be taken during winter term (January between the semesters) and summer to reduce the course load during regular terms (fall and spring). Students should consult with their advisor and/or the assistant to the dean of their college for assistance with course and schedule planning. Refer to the general education requirements for more specific details.

Note: at least 40 credits of the 120 credits required must be earned at the 300/400 level.

This sample degree plan does not establish a contractual agreement. It identifies the minimum requirements a student must successfully complete, to qualify for a degree, in a format intended to assist the student plan their academic career. Actual degree plans may differ.

Spanish Education EC-A Certification

Year 1
FallCreditsSpringCredits
CST 110 (Gen Ed Literacy-Oral)3ENG 110 (Gen Ed Literacy-Written )3
EDS 203 (Gen Ed Self & Society)13EDS 206 (Gen Ed Minority Cultures)13
SPA Ed Major: Communities-Writing 300 level Course23SPA Ed Major: Communities-Oral 300 level Course3
MTH 123 (Gen Ed Math)4BIO 100 (Gen Ed Natural Lab Science - Life)4
 SOC 202, ART 301, POL 202, MUS 204, or MUS 205 (Gen Ed Global Studies)3
 13 16
Year 2
FallCreditsSpringCredits
SPA Ed Major: Communities-Writing 300 level Course3CHM 100, 103, ESC 101, PHY 155, PHY 160, PHY 103, or PHY 203 (Gen Ed Natural Lab Science-Physical)4-5
Gen Ed World History3EDS 30912
TSL 200 (Gen Ed Minority Cultures )11SPA Ed Major: Communities-Oral 300 level Course3
ENG 200 (Gen Ed Hum-Lit)13PSY 37013
PSY 21213POL 101 (Gen Ed Self & Society)13
 Apply to EC-A Program2 
 13 15-16
Year 3
FallCreditsSpringCredits
Study Abroad Semester (Transfer Electives) GCL 3003
SPA Ed Major: SPA Level III-IV courses 9-12GCL 4003
Gen Ed Arts (2 courses)4SPE 40113
Take ACTFL OPI and WPT SPA Ed Major: SPA Level V course3
 TSL 3453
 13-16 15
Year 4
FallCreditsSpringCredits
GCL 3203EDS 4921
GCL 4203EDS 49441-11
GCL 3103Complete edTPA 
SPA Ed Major: SPA Level V course3 
HED 207 (Gen Ed Health)13 
 15 12
Total Credits: 112-116

Spanish Education MC-EA Certification

The Spanish Education MC-EA Program must be taken in conjunction with the MC-EA major

Year 1
FallCreditsSpringCredits 
CST 110 (Gen Ed Literacy-Oral)3ENG 110 (Gen Ed Literacy-Written )3 
EDS 203 (Gen Ed Self & Society)13EDS 206 (Gen Ed Minority Cultures)13 
MTH 135 (Gen Ed Math)4MTH 1364 
POL 10113GEO 2003 
SPA Ed Major: Communities-Writing 300 level Course23SPA Ed Major: Communities-Oral 300 level Course3 
 16 16  
Year 2
FallCreditsSpringCreditsSummerCredits
ESC 101 or PHY 106 (Gen Ed Natural Lab Science-Physical)4BIO 100 (Gen Ed Natural Lab Science-Life)4Study Abroad 
Gen Ed World History3EDS 3083SPA Ed Major: SPA Level III-IV courses9-12
TSL 200 (Gen Ed Minority Cultures )11EDS 30912Take ACTFL OPI and WPT 
ENG 200 (Gen Ed Hum-Lit)13PSY 37013 
PSY 21213SPA Ed Major: Communities-Oral 300 level Course3 
SPA Ed Major: Communities-Writing 300 level Course3Apply to MC-EA Program3  
 17 15 9-12
Year 3
FallCreditsSpringCredits 
EDS 3183EDS 4022 
EDS 3113EDS 4183 
MUS 3173EDS 4133 
GCL 3103SPE 40113 
SPA Ed Major: SPA Level V course3ART 3023 
 GCL 4003 
 Take Praxis II4  
 15 17  
Year 4
FallCreditsSpringCredits 
EDS 4452EDS 4921 
EDS 4213EDS 49351-11 
EDS 4222Complete edTPA  
EDS 4633  
EDS 4523  
HED 207 (Gen Ed Health)13  
 16 12  
Total Credits: 133-136
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