Major in Spanish with Teaching Certification

Spanish/Teaching Certification (Grades P-12)

MAJOR: Global Language/Spanish Teaching Certification Track

Bachelor of Arts

Required Courses   19 hrs  
GLT 100T Transitions 1
SPA 201 Intercultural Communication in Spanish 3
SPA 202 Practical Applications in Spanish 3
SPA 301 Conversation and Composition I 3
SPA 302 Conversation and Composition II 3
SPA 331 Advanced Language Practice 3
SPA 460 Studies in a Genre 3
     
Limited Electives   6 hrs
GLT 400 Senior Seminar 3
and one of the following:    
SPA 401 Survey of Spanish Literature 3
SPA 402 Golden Age Literature 3
SPA 403 Survey of Spanish-American Literature 3
SPA 404 Don Quijote 3
SPA 411 Spanish-American Short Story 3
SPA 419 European Cinema 3
SPA 421 Topics in Spanish Literature 3
SPA 422 Topics in Spanish-American Literature 3
SPA 441 Topics in Spanish Cultural Studies 3
SPA 450 Literary Masterpieces in Spanish 3
SPA 460 Studies in a Genre 3
SPA 505 Nineteenth-Century Spanish Literature 3
SPA 507 Twentieth-Century Spanish Literature 3
SPA 512 Spanish-American Novel 3
SPA 521 Topics in Spanish Literature 3
SPA 522 Topics in Spanish-American Literature 3
     
Approved Electives in Spanish   9 hrs
Three of the following classes:    
SPA 306 Introduction to Literature in Spanish 3
SPA 315 Global Cinema in Spanish 3
SPA 323 Spanish Culture and Civilization 3
SPA 325 Spanish-American Culture 3
SPA 330 Spanish Literary Texts in Context 3
SPA 332 Phonetics 3
SPA 401 Survey of Spanish Literature 3
SPA 402 Golden Age Literature 3
SPA 403 Survey of Spanish-American Literature 3
SPA 404 Don Quijote 3
SPA 411 Spanish-American Short Story 3
SPA 419 European Cinema 3
SPA 421 Topics in Spanish Literature 3
SPA 422 Topics in Spanish-American Literature 3
SPA 441 Topics in Spanish Cultural Studies 3
SPA 450 Literary Masterpieces in Spanish 3
SPA 460 Studies in a Genre 3
SPA 505 Nineteenth-Century Spanish Literature 3
SPA 507 Twentieth-Century Spanish Literature 3
SPA 512 Spanish-American Novel 3
SPA 521 Topics in Spanish Literature 3
SPA 522 Topics in Spanish-American Literature 3
     
Required Support Course   3 hrs
One course from the department's approved list   3
     
Required for Teaching Certificate   34 hrs
EDU 280 Educating for Human Development 3
EDU 485 Professional Perspectives for Teaching 1
GLT 514 Methods of Teaching Foreign Languages 3
HUM 180 Exploring Teaching in the Humanities 3
HUM 380 Inclusive Teaching of Diverse Learners in Humanities 3
SEC 420 Practicum in Secondary Schools 3
SEC 421 Student Teaching in the Secondary School 14
SEC 422 Extended Practicum 4
   
University Studies Requirements   41-44 hrs
   
Electives   0-5 hrs
   
Total Curriculum Requirements   120 hrs

 

Notes:

  • Certification requires a grade of B or better in one English composition course, as well as in a University Studies math course, a public speaking course, and EDU 103 or an equivalent course. Additional requirements for admission to teacher education and student teaching must be met.
  • Credit for SPA 101 and SPA 102 may not be used for the major but will be counted for graduation.
  • SPA 201 and SPA 202 also satisfy modern language requirements for the B.A.
  • All majors and minors must earn a C or higher in SPA 301, which serves as a gateway course to upper-level culture and literature courses.
  • Majors must earn passing scores on the third-year proficiency exams to enroll in GLT 400.
  • The department strongly recommends that majors study abroad for at least one summer.

The requirements listed above are an example of what is applicable to most students entering Murray State University at the present time. Criteria as they may relate to individual students may vary. The primary source is the Undergraduate Bulletin applicable at the time of the student enrollment.