K–12 Teaching Licensure in Spanish

Admission to the Major

A student who seeks admission to the Spanish with K–12 Teaching Licensure major is expected to achieve:

  1. A minimum grade point average (GPA) of 2.75 overall and in the major
  2. Completion of all courses needed to fulfill the General Education Requirements; and
  3. Satisfactory scores on the Praxis I (ACT or SAT—See Praxis I Substitution Table for ACT, SAT, and Praxis I).

Students interested in the K–12 Teaching Licensure major must consult the Director of Undergraduate Studies in Spanish for early discussion of all requirements as well as Ms. Marcia Payne Wooten (our K–12 advisor). Additionally, students must request Admission to the Teacher Education Program from the School of Education Office of Student Services. Candidates should apply for admission to the School of Education Office of Student Services at the end of their sophomore year and be admitted no later than the first semester of their junior year. Please review requirements on their Web page. Consult the Teacher Education Handbook for details.

Admission to Student Teaching

During the junior year, students already admitted to the Teacher Education Program must apply for admission to Student Teaching. Admission includes:

  1. Completion of requirements specific to the major
  2. Eligibility to enter student teaching requires maintaining an overall GPA of 2.75 or better after being admitted to the major, and achieving a grade of C or better in each professional course. After admission to the major, if a student fails to maintain an overall GPA of 2.75, the student has one semester to improve his or her grade point average. If a student receives a C- or lower in a professional course, the student is eligible to retake the course at its next offering.

Application forms are available from the K–12 advisor, Ms. Marcia Payne Wooten. Forms must be submitted by February 15 for student teaching in the spring of the following year. Student teaching assignments are usually made in schools within commuting distance of UNCG. Teacher education students are individually responsible for expenses incurred during student teaching, including transportation. NOTE: Student teaching is offered only in the spring semester.

Application for Teacher Licensure

An application for licensure should be filed with the School of Education Office of Student Services within two weeks of graduation. Students should be aware that the licensure process will take six weeks or longer after graduation to be completed. UNCG recommends for a teacher’s licensure those students who have completed the appropriate teacher education curriculum, attained acceptable competencies, and whose work has been approved by the appropriate department.

Praxis II (subject-area exams) are no longer required by the state for students completing a degree program for their first license except in Elementary and Special Education. (Lateral entry teachers are required to take the Praxis II.) To be licensed in North Carolina, students must meet the specific state requirements for licensure, including demonstration of technology competencies.

General and Professional Education Requirements

The following requirements must be met:

1. General Education requirements as identified in the Spanish major

2. Professional Education:

ROM 512Teaching Second Languages in K–12

3

ROM 465Student Teaching and Seminar in Foreign Languages

12

TED 535Literacy in the Content Area

3

TED 445Human Diversity, Teaching, and Learning

3

TED 403Teaching English Learners with Diverse Abilities

1

TED 401Child and Adolescent Development and Learning

1

ERM 401Assessment I: Accountability in Our Nation's Schools

1

ERM 402Assessment II: Standardized Tests

1

ERM 403Assessment III: Classroom Assessment

1

SES 401Understanding and Teaching Students with Disabilities in Inclusive Settings

1

LIS 120/TED 120Introduction to Instructional Technology for Educational Settings

1

ROM 512: (+50 hrs of internship)

TED 445: (+25 hrs of internship)

TED 403, TED 401, ERM 401, ERM 402, ERM 403, SES 401: (1 s.h. online)

LIS 120: (1 s.h. online or on campus)

Recommended course:

ROM 519Second Language Acquisition

3

Sequence of Professional Education Courses

Junior Year—Fall:
TED 445Human Diversity, Teaching, and Learning

3

ERM 401Assessment I: Accountability in Our Nation's Schools

1

TED 401Child and Adolescent Development and Learning

1

TED 445: (+ 25 hr internship)

Junior Year—Spring:
ERM 402Assessment II: Standardized Tests

1

TED 403Teaching English Learners with Diverse Abilities

1

SES 401Understanding and Teaching Students with Disabilities in Inclusive Settings

1

LIS 120/TED 120Introduction to Instructional Technology for Educational Settings

1

Senior Year—Fall:
ROM 512Teaching Second Languages in K–12

3

ERM 403Assessment III: Classroom Assessment

1

TED 535Literacy in the Content Area

3

Senior Year—Spring:
ROM 465Student Teaching and Seminar in Foreign Languages

12

ROM 465: (offered in spring semester only).

No other courses may be taken during student teaching.

3. Clinical Experience in Teaching/Capstone experience

Students will register for ROM 465, Student Teaching and Seminar in Foreign Languages, 12 s.h. This course will include completion of the Teaching Portfolio in Task Stream. The portfolio is aligned with the North Carolina Standards for Second Language Teachers and the ISTE/NETS Standards.

4. Content Area (30 s.h.)

Students must complete the requirements described above for the Spanish major. Students will demonstrate advanced proficiency in the following areas and will complete courses as needed:

a. Advanced Written Skills:

To be demonstrated via coursework completed in a variety of upper-level courses, including:

SPA 315Intermediate Spanish Composition

3

SPA 415Advanced Spanish Composition

3

SPA 497Directed Study in Spanish Language

3

b. Communication Skills:

To be demonstrated via coursework completed in a variety of upper-level courses, including:

SPA 311Spanish Conversation

3

SPA 313Conversation in a Spanish-Speaking Country

3

SPA 411Advanced Spanish Conversation

3

SPA 499Internship in Spanish

3

c. Culture and Civilization:

Students may choose from a variety of courses focusing on cultural issues including:

SPA 332Introduction to Spanish Culture

3

SPA 334Introduction to Spanish American Culture

3

SPA 532Spanish Culture and Civilization

3

SPA 534Spanish-American Culture and Civilization

3

SPA 535U.S. Latino/Latina Cultural Studies

3

d. Literature:

Students may choose from a variety of courses focusing on topics on literature including:

SPA 401Special Topics in Language and Literature

3

SPA 402Spanish Literature I

3

SPA 403Spanish Literature II

3

SPA 404Spanish American Literature I

3

SPA 405Spanish American Literature II

3

SPA 498Directed Study in Hispanic Literature

3

SPA 502Topics in Spanish Literature

3

SPA 504Topics in Spanish American Literature

3

e. Phonetics:

SPA 416Spanish Phonetics

3

SPA 408Introduction to Spanish Linguistics

3

f. In-depth Inquiry:

SPA 408Introduction to Spanish Linguistics

3

or

SPA 416Spanish Phonetics

3


 

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