Spanish 7-12, B.S. - M.A. Accelerated Pathway

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This accelerated pathway program has been designed to provide high-achieving students with the opportunity to complete foundational graduate coursework during their senior year of undergraduate studies in order to accelerate graduate degree completion. This competitive program allows admitted students the opportunity to complete their B.S. in Spanish 7-12 and an Accelerated M.A. in Romance Languages with a concentration in Spanish in five years.

The graduation requirements are listed below. In addition, students select free electives to reach 120 credits overall required for the degree, and this program requires a 3.0 cumulative GPA for graduation.  The department website provides an overview of the program, admission requirements for the major (when applicable), faculty biographies, learning outcomes, and careers:

This is an educator preparation program in the State of Connecticut with additional admission requirements (see Admissions>>Teacher/Educator Preparation Programs). Candidates recommended for certification must also meet any additional Connecticut State Department of Education (CSDE) requirements (see Degree Requirements>>Teacher/Educator Preparation Programs) in effect on the date CSDE receives the certification application.


All bachelor’s degree programs include liberal education (LEP) and writing (W) course requirements. To review more detailed information, please visit General Education (LEP) Degree Requirements.   


(*) When up to three courses in the major/cognate may also satisfy LEP requirements, they are recommended below; only two courses within Explorations (T2) may be fulfilled by courses in the same subject.  

Spanish Requirements (30 Credits)
Major GPA of 2.7 required

Select one from:
SPA 101 - Spanish II (T1MC)*
SPA 106 - Spanish Language Practice in Spain

Select one from: 
SPA 200 - Spanish III (T2CE)*
SPA 201 - Medical Spanish (T2CE)*
SPA 206 - Spanish Culture in Spain

SPA 210 - Spanish IV-Latino America
SPA 300 - Composition
SPA 405 - Advanced Speaking and Writing Development

15 additional credits of 300-400-level SPA courses (T2CE for SPA 410)*

Education Requirements (35 Credits)
EDU 316 - Child Development and Psychology for Educator
EDU 413 – Secondary Education
EDU 471 – Supporting English Learners for School Success 
RDG 470 – Literacy in the Content Areas 
SED 225 – Introduction to Exceptionalities
WLL 211 – Introduction to Linguistics

A minimum passing score of 'Advanced Low' is required on the ACTFL OPI and WPT prior to student teaching.
WLL 403 - Introduction to Second Language Acquisition 
WLL 452 – Secondary School Student Teaching
WLL 453 – Student Teaching Seminar
WLL 491 – Methods of Teaching Foreign Languages at Secondary School

Accelerated Pathway Requirements (6 Credits)
WLL 581 – Introduction to Graduate Studies in Romance Languages
WLL 582 – Culture of Expression


EDU 200 — Teachers, Schools and Societies (T2CC)*
HIS 110 or HIS 111 — United States History I or II (T2AE)*
SHE 203 — School Health (T2MB)*