Bachelor Of Arts – Adolescence Education: Spanish Initial Certification (7-12)

Access the complete curriculum for the BA, Adolescence Education: Spanish, from the Modern Languages Department section of the Daemen catalogue.

The Spanish program is designed to cultivate fluency in the Spanish language and understanding and appreciation of Spanish/Latino literature and culture. The sequence of course offerings is intentionally flexible and allows students a number of options from which to choose. All Language majors are required to complete an international experience in a country where the major language is the official language. The program culminates in the completion of a Senior project, the topic of which is selected in consultation with ones advisor.

Education Courses

It is recommended that EDU203 be taken before EDU237, although they may be taken together. A student who has earned a C- or less in EDU237 in his/her first two attempts will be dismissed from the teacher certification program.

Although not a required course of this program, students preparing for certification may consider completing an additional course entitled EDU327 Teaching to the Standards. If taken, it must be done concurrently with student teaching.

Following is a suggested course sequence for your program. Courses may be offered as indicated and/or at other times. Consult your Advisor for further direction and planning.

Course Loads

Maximum of 17 credits allowed for 6 semesters; 2 18-credit hour semesters are allowed at no additional tuition charge. Additional course loads are allowed for students who achieve Dean's List. Consult the Dean's List section of the Daemen catalogue for details on the Dean's List privilege.

Year 1

LEARNING COMMUNITIES are generally completed in the first year (LC1 in the 1st semester; LC2 in the 2nd semester)

First Semester

  • CMP101 English Composition (3)
  • 200 level SPA course (3)
  • IND101 Sustainable & Critical Relationships (3)
  • Second Language: 101 or 105 (3)
  • Learning Community I (linked course) (3)
  • Total Credits (15)

Second Semester

  • Learning Community 2 (6)
  • EDU203 Learning Theory (3)
  • 200 level SPA course (3)
  •  Second Language: 102 or 106 (3)
  • PSY103 Introduction to Psychology 
  • Total Credits (18)

Year 2

First Semester

  • EDU237 Instructional Design: Theory & Practice (3)
  • PSY311 Psychology of Adolescence (3)
  • SED270 Nature & Educational Needs of Children with Disabilities (3)
  • SPA288 Colloquium (1) 
  • Major (3) 
  • Second Language: 105 (3)
  • Total Credits (16)

Second Semester

  • EDU314 Promoting English Language Across the Content Areas (3)
  • IPP318 Technology in Education (3)
  • SOC243 Child Welfare Policy and Services (3)
  • Major (3)
  • CORE ELECTIVES (3)
  • Second Language: 106 (3)  
  • Total Credits (18)

Year 3

First Semester

  • CMP311 Advanced English Composition (3)
  • EDU313 Foundations of Education (3)
  • EDU336 Language/Literacy Development for the Adolescent Learner (3)
  • SPA388 Colloquium (1)
  • SPA442 Senior Project Research (1)
  • Major (6)
  • Total Credits (17)

Second Semester

  • Abroad: Major (12)
  • Abroad: Free Electives* (3)
  • CORE ELECTIVE (3)
  • Total Credits (15)

*If the student has not yet taken the Free Elective credits in the major, he/she may do so at this time if desired.

Year 4

ADDITIONAL EDUCATION COURSE: Although not a required course of this program, students preparing for certification may consider completing an additional course entitled EDU327 Teaching to the Standards. If taken, it must be done concurrently with student teaching.

First Semester

  • EDU402 Methods in Classroom Management in Secondary Education (3)
  • SPA420 Methodology (3)
  • SPA443 Senior Project (3)
  • SPA488 Colloquium (1)
  • LNG415 Second Language Acquisition and Applied Linguistics (3)
  • CORE ELECTIVE (3)*
  • Total Credits (16)

Second Semester

  • EDU479 St Tchg & Seminar at the Early Secondary Level (7-9) (6)
  • EDU480 St Tchg & Seminar at the Secondary Level (10-12) (6)
  • Total Credits (12)

*SPA443 Senior Project must be completed before the student teaching semester

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