The 37-38 hour Spanish K-12 education major combined with courses in the education department will prepare you to teach Spanish in a K-12 setting. See the Other Details tab for field placement and proficiency test requirements.

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Scott Lamanna

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Marcie Pyper

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Maria Rodriguez

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Field placement requirements:

Elementary candidates with the K-12 Spanish major complete an elementary Spanish placement during IDIS 356 and secondary placement during EDUC 346. Elementary candidates complete two semesters of student teaching: EDUC 345 in an elementary classroom and EDUC 346 in high school Spanish, with additional observations of middle school Spanish teaching.

Secondary candidates with the K-12 Spanish major complete an elementary Spanish placement during IDIS 356 and secondary placements during EDUC 303 and EDUC 346. The secondary placements must include at least one middle and one high school placement.

Testing requirements: 

Prior to student teaching, candidates must successfully complete all three portions of the Spanish Department Proficiency Exam: Grammar, Composition, and Oral. The Proficiency Exam is offered by the Spanish Department four times each year. For dates and details, see Nora Koster in the Spanish Department. Candidates need a minimum of 80% on the Grammar Exam and need to attain a rating of Advanced Low for both the Composition and the Oral tests.

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