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Teaching Specialty - Spanish

Major Requirements

Major: Spanish Education

Degree Type: B.A. or B.S.
Required Degree Credits to Graduate: 12

General Education Requirements

First Year Experience (F):
HD&E 189Skills for Academic Success (Students transferring in 24 or more credits do not need to take HD&E 189.)1
Communication (C):
ENGL 110College Composition I3
ENGL 120College Composition II3
SPAN 401Advanced Spanish Grammar and Writing3
COMM 110Fundamentals of Public Speaking3
Quantitative Reasoning (R): Select from current general education list3
Science & Technology (S):
A one-credit lab must be taken as a co-requisite with a general education science/technology course unless the course includes an embedded lab experience equivalent to a one-credit course. Select from current general education list10
Humanities & Fine Arts (A): Select from current general education list6
Social & Behavioral Sciences (B): Select from current general education list6
Wellness (W): Select from current general education list2
Cultural Diversity (D): Select from current general education list
Global Perspectives (G): Select from current general education list
Total Credits40

Major Requirements

  • GPA of 2.75 or better in the teaching specialty is required for placement in student teaching and exit from the program. 
  • A minimum grade of ‘B’ is required in the SPAN teaching specialty courses.
General Education Requirements40
Teaching Specialty Requirements
SPAN 311Spanish Conversation and Composition I3
SPAN 312Spanish Conversation and Composition II3
SPAN 330Introduction to Spanish Civilization3
or SPAN 331 Introduction to Spanish American Civilization
Advanced Languauge:
SPAN 401Advanced Spanish Grammar and Writing3
or SPAN 402 Advanced Spanish Conversation
Spanish American Literature: Select one of the following:3
Traditions in Spanish American Literature
Contemporary Spanish American Literature
Introduction to Chicano Literature
Spanish American Women Writers
Peninsular Literature: Select one of the following:3
Traditions in Spanish Literature
Contemporary Spanish Literature
Spanish Women Writers
Electives : Choose from the following or any other courses not used above:9
Introduction to Hispanic Cinema
Approaches to Literature
Study Abroad & Capstone Experience:
SPAN 492Study Abroad (minimum 1 semester=14 weeks-at 300+ level in a program pre-approved by Modern Languages Dept.)1-15
SPAN 489Senior Thesis (Consult dept./advisor semester before enrolling)1
Foreign Language:
A minimum of one year of a second foreign language is required, with grades of ‘C’ or better in both courses.8
Professional Education Requirements
EDUC 321Introduction to Teaching3
EDUC 322Educational Psychology3
EDUC 451Instructional Planning, Methods and Assessment3
EDUC 481Classroom Practice Methods of Teaching I: (Lang)3
EDUC 485Student Teaching Seminar1
EDUC 486Classroom Management for Diverse Learners3
EDUC 487Student Teaching9
EDUC 488Applied Student Teaching3
EDUC 489Teaching Students of Diverse Backgrounds3
Degree Requirements: Potential of a minimum of 14 credits to reach 12214
Total Credits122-136

Degree Requirements and Notes

  • A grade of ‘C’ or better is required in all Professional Education Requirement courses.
  • A GPA of 2.75 or better in professional education as well as passing the appropriate Praxis II exam are required to exit the program.
  • Of the 28 required credits of Spanish, a minimum of 15, in addition to the capstone, must be resident credit (i.e. taken at NDSU, cannot be Tri-College nor study abroad).
  • Courses taken Pass/Fail will not be used to satisfy any requirement other than total credits for graduation.
  • See School of Education for admission requirements.