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2022 - 2023 Undergraduate Catalog 
2022 - 2023 Undergraduate Catalog [FINAL EDITION]

PK-12 Spanish Teacher Education Certification, BA

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Earn your bachelor’s degree while preparing to teach Spanish within PK-12 schools.  You’ll learn the ins and outs of being a teacher through the College of Health and Human Services’ Center for Education while majoring in Spanish in the Department of Modern Languages, College of Arts and Sciences.  The PK-12 Spanish teacher education program emphasizes bilingual education, where students are immersed in Spanish classrooms in elementary, middle, and high schools.

The program is open to all students regardless of their level of proficiency in Spanish. However, students entering the program below the 300-level must demonstrate a commitment to working with their faculty advisor in Spanish to acquire advanced language skills and knowledge of Spanish and Latin American literature and culture. This would likely involve participation in a study abroad program, enrolling in summer and/or winter session courses, and other academic work designed to accelerate their progress through the Spanish curriculum in order to complete the program in 8 semesters. Double majors, including other fields in the humanities, social sciences, or math/science are possible but require careful planning. If students are considering a double major, it is important that they begin working early with their advisor to complete the requirements for both major programs and teacher certification. In certain cases, it may not be possible to complete all of the requirements within the usual eight-semester undergraduate program.


Curriculum Sequence

Changes may occur via the Pennsylvania Department of Education and will be communicated to you through your advisor. This may affect prescribed courses. Education students must receive a grade of C or better in all education classes. Students must pass PAPA, CORE, or have SAT or ACT scores that are high enough to offer exemption from these assessments to be admitted to teacher candidacy. Please see the Office of Teacher Education & Certification for more information on testing. Students must have current criminal record checks, FBI clearances, and child abuse clearances.

First Year

Fall (15.5 Credits)

Spring (15.5 Credits)

Second Year

Fall (16 Credits)

Spring (18 Credits)

Third Year

Spring (15 Credits)

Fourth Year

Fall (12 Credits)

Spring (15 Credits)

Total Credits: 122

Any of these will fulfill the PDE literature requirement:
ENGL 131 , ENGL 132 , ENGL 133 , ENGL 134 , ENGL 135 —literary history surveys.
ENGL 115 ENGL 124 —intro-level literature courses that focus on genre.
ENGL 335 ENGL 363 —upper-level British literature courses.
ENGL 365 -ENGL 376 —upper-level American literature courses.

The program of study that appears here applies to students who were admitted for the summer session of this catalog year and later.  Students admitted prior to that term should select the appropriate catalog year of their admission.  Choose previous catalogs from the Home, Graduate, or Undergraduate Catalog Page at http://Catalog.widener.edu.

Secondary Education Programs

Students can pursue secondary teacher certification in biology , chemistry , earth and space science  (see science), English mathematics , physics , social studies  (history or political science), and PK-12 Certification Spanish (see modern language). See the individual majors in the College of Arts & Sciences  section for requirements and curricula for each certification listed above.

Education courses required for secondary certification include ED 100 , ED 107 , ED 415 , ED 411 , ED 421 , ED 330 , and one of the following methods courses, appropriate for the selected certification area: ED 306  , ED 307  , ED 308  , ED 309  , or ED 310 . In addition, students must ensure that subject-matter coursework is completed prior to meet the 14-week, full time student teaching placement during senior year.

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