Spanish Education Minor (Early Adolescence-Adolescence Certification)
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:
4 weeks: 4-5 credits
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 UW-L as university elective credit.
Teacher certification programs)
|SPA 300||Oral Proficiency Through Grammar Review||4|
|300 level courses:|
|SPA 330||Advanced Grammar and Syntax||3|
|SPA 331||Spanish Phonetics||3|
|SPA 326||Current Events||1|
|SPA 427||Spanish Grammar for Teachers||1|
|SPA 308||Cultures and Civilizations of the Spanish Speaking World||3|
|SPA 320||Spanish Civilization||3|
|or SPA 321||Spanish American Civilization|
|MLG 406||Language Assessment and Testing||3|
|MLG 474/574||Teaching World Languages: From Early Adolescence to Adolescence (for secondary licensure in Spanish for EA-A candidates with other licensure majors)||3|
Study abroad requirement:
- All students should consult with their advisor in Spanish regarding specific requirements for study abroad.
- All Spanish education minors are required to complete an approved foreign language immersion experience of at least 14 weeks (one semester)
- Students are required to complete the 300 level core of courses before studying abroad
Prior to student teaching, teacher candidates are required to
- Demonstrate proficiency with an "Intermediate High" rating on the American Council Teaching of Foreign Languages Oral Proficiency test in Spanish (ACTFL-OPIc) and
- Demonstrate proficiency with an "Intermediate High" rating on the American Council Teaching of Foreign Languages Written Proficiency test in Spanish (ACTFL-WPT internet).