Spanish 7-12, B.S.

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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 2.7 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.   


Up to three courses in the major/cognate may also satisfy LEP requirements and will be indicated below; no more than two courses in the same subject may be used towards LEP Explorations.

Spanish Requirements (30 Credits)
Major GPA  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


EDU 200 — Teachers, Schools and Societies (T2CC)
HIS 110 —United States History to 1877  OR
HIS 111 — United States History from 1877 to present (T2AE)
SHE 203 — School Health (T2MB)


Students with an overall 3.0 GPA may be approved to complete an accelerated pathway. Graduate courses may be completed during their senior year when a student has earned at least 90 credits. Courses successfully completed with a grade of 'C' or higher will earn dual credit to be applied to both the undergraduate and graduate transcript. Approval to start graduate coursework does not guarantee admission to the graduate program.

Accelerated Pathway to Graduate Program
In consultation with their advisor, students may select up to 12 credits of graduate level coursework (500-level or higher) appropriate to their intended graduate program of study.