The Spanish teaching endorsement for secondary education majors is designed to develop students' listening, verbal, writing and reading skills in Spanish; along with their ability to instruct those skills in a 9-12 classroom setting.
Upon graduation, Spanish majors will have:
Developed reading, writing, speaking and listening skills at the Intermediate High/Advanced Low level in Spanish, according to the American Council on Teaching Foreign Languages (ACTFL) guidelines.
A broad understanding of the cultural, literary and linguistic contributions of the Spanish speaking world.
Solid understanding of career options for Spanish degree recipients.
A high development of skills that translate directly into a work or postgraduate environment such as research, collaborative work, critical thinking, public speaking and technological awareness.
Outstanding preparation in the Five C’s of Language Learning: Communication, Cultures, Connections, Comparisons, and Communities.
An international immersion experience of at least four weeks is required for students who are majoring or minoring in Spanish, with the last course of the major/minor to be taken on campus. Arrangements for academic credit and Spanish faculty approval must be made prior to studying abroad.