Department: World Languages and Cultures
NOTE: If you plan to prepare for a teaching career in Spanish, you must have a POE in the content field (Spanish) and meet the following course requirements for a K-12 certificate.
- One academic year of study abroad in a Spanish speaking country. Exceptions will be permitted only under special circumstances with the approval of the Department of World Languages and Cultures.
- After returning from their year abroad, students will take a 300 or 400-level course at Juniata offered in Spanish.
- Prior to the second semester of the student's senior year, she/he will demonstrate advanced oral proficiency in Spanish as measured by an Oral Proficiency Interview (American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages).
- A minimum of 33 hours in Spanish and Hispanic Cultures beyond the 210 level, including the courses listed below. Two of the courses must be designated "C" (communication) courses, one of which must be at the 300-level or above. Alternative courses taken at a foreign exchange institution may be substituted for the required courses as long as they are deemed to be comparable to the Juniata offering by the Spanish faculty.
|SP 230||Spanish Conversation & Composition||3||SP 210||HI||CW,CS|
|SP 235||Intensive Spanish Grammar||3||SP 210||HI||CW|
|SP 245/345||Spanish Phonetics/Phonology||3||SP 210||HI||CW,CS|
|SP 250 or SP 255||Introduction to Hispanic Literature Contemporary Hispanic Short Fiction||
- Two Spanish or Spanish American civilization, culture, or history courses (at least one of which must be at the 300/400 level)
- Two Spanish or Spanish American literature courses (at the 300/400 level)
- Three electives which focus on topics of Spanish language or Hispanic cultures (at the 300/400 level)
*By way of example only, courses taken on such topics as U.S. trade with Mexico, translation, business Spanish, social violence in Latin America, and Hispanic art and architecture would be considered acceptable electives provided that they were offered at the 300/400 level.
Total required credit hours in Spanish = 33
Required Education Courses
|ED 110||Foundations of Education||3||corequisite ED 111||S|
|ED 111*||Foundations of Education Field Experience||1||corequisite ED 110||S|
|ED 130||Adolescent Development||3||S|
|ED 201||Educational Technology||3||ED 110 & ED 111 and ED 120 & ED 121 or ED 130||S|
|ED 240||Introduction to Students with Exceptionalities||3||ED 120, ED 121or ED 130||S|
|ED 341*||Adaptations for Students with Exceptionalities||4||ED 110, ED 111 & ED 240||S||CW|
|ED 398 ***||Methods for Foreign Language Ed||4||S||CW|
|ED 450**||Student Teaching||14||ED 420, senior standing & permission, corequisite ED 451||S|
|ED 451**||Student Teaching Seminar||1||corequisite ED 450||S|
Total credit hours = 36 (23 upper level)
*There are field experiences in these courses. Students should take only one of these courses per semester. Allow a two-hour block of time for scheduled field experience twice a week.
**ED 450 & 451 (Student Teaching and Seminar) may be taken only in the SPRING semester of the senior year. ED 450 requires students’ full-time participation and no other courses may be taken during this semester. Students must have reliable transportation.
***ED 398, allow for a four-hour block of time for scheduled field experience once a week.
NOTE: It is imperative that students work closely with their advisors to meet all current certification requirements. All students are required to take six credits of English composition (or equivalent) and literature (or the equivalent) and two college level mathematics courses (or the equivalent) prior to being admitted to a certification program. See Section I of the Education Department Student Handbook for explanation of all certification requirements.
Additional Certification Requirements
- 2 math courses
- 1 English literature course
- 1 year of study abroad in the target language
- GPA of 3.0 for certification program and student teaching
- Grade of C or higher in all courses required for certification
- Satisfactory rating in all practica
- Passing scores on all required PRAXIS exams
Ambitious and capable students may wish to seek certification in more than one area, for example in Elementary Education and Spanish, or in two languages. In those cases, students meet all the curricular requirements of both programs. In addition, students must complete student teaching in both areas of certification. See the Education Department Student Handbook for more information on dual certification.