Spanish Language, Literature and Culture BA with Secondary Teaching Licensure Endorsement
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This course of study is for undergraduate students who are seeking their license to teach Spanish Foreign Language in middle and high school. The program is a joint effort between the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences and the School of Education & Human Development. Students earn a Bachelor of Arts degree through the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences in Spanish Language, Literature and Culture and a teaching license through the School of Education & Human Development.
- Student pursuing this path must major in the Spanish Language, Literature and Culture option and complete the teaching licensure pathway for World Languages.
These degree requirements are subject to periodic revision by the academic department, and the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences reserves the right to make exceptions and substitutions as judged necessary in individual cases. Therefore, the College strongly urges students to consult regularly with their major advisor and CLAS advisor to confirm the best plans of study before finalizing them.
- This is an on-campus program.
Declaring This Major
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- To be admitted to major status in Spanish, students must have an overall GPA of C+ (2.3).
- Students planning to pursue this path must consult with an advisor as soon as possible.
To earn a degree, students must satisfy all requirements in each of the areas below, in addition to their individual major requirements.
School of Education Secondary Teacher Education Licensure Program Requirements
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Students must complete a minimum of 36 credit hours with a minimum of 30 SPAN credit hours.
Students may have 3 credits (one course) of SPAN at the 2000 level apply to the major, and all other SPAN courses must be completed at the upper division (3000-level and higher). At least 12 SPAN credit hours must be completed at the 4000 level or higher.
Students must earn a minimum grade of C- (1.7) in all courses that apply to the major and must achieve a minimum cumulative major GPA of 2.5. All graded attempts in required and elective courses are calculated in the major GPA. Courses taken using P+/P/F or S/U grading cannot apply to major requirements.
Students must complete a minimum of 18 SPAN credit hours with CU Denver faculty.
Program Restrictions, Allowances and Recommendations
Spanish majors are advised to take MATH 1010 Mathematics for the Liberal Arts or MATH 2830 Introductory Statistics for their CU Denver Core Curriculum Mathematics requirement.
Courses taken at other institutions while a student is enrolled at CU Denver may be applied to the major only with departmental approval before enrollment in those courses.
Before enrolling in their final semester in the language, Spanish majors must be evaluated by the faculty in oral and written skills. Students must see their Spanish advisor for specific information.
Up to six credit hours of the 36 upper division level credit hours may be taken in related fields.
Students are responsible for meeting with the advisor in the SEHD to confirm teacher education and licensure requirements. In addition to completing all minimum program requirements above, SEHD secondary education students must complete the following minimum SEHD licensure requirements:
- Complete the Education Declaration form and all subsequent processes and requirements, including a background check, prior to April 1st (for students intending to complete their clinical field experience in fall) or November 1st (for students intending to complete their clinical field experience in spring). Students must meet with the SEHD advisor for detailed information.
- Student pursuing secondary education licensure must complete the following requirements to be admitted to the Professional (final) Year:
- a minimum cumulative CU GPA of 3.0 or higher. Students with a lower GPA may be considered under certain conditions.
- all CU Denver Core, CLAS, major, electives, and initial teacher education coursework requirements prior to the start of the Professional Year
- the official application and interview process
- Deadlines for Professional Year application are February 15th (for students intending to begin Professional Year in fall) or October 1st (for students intending to begin Professional Year in spring).
- Students must complete all initial teacher education and professional (final) year coursework with a minimum grade of B- or higher.
|Complete the following required courses:||6|
|Hispanic Phonetics: Theory and Practice|
|Introduction to the Study of Literature|
|Complete a minimum of two Language Skills and Theory courses from the approved list.||6|
|Complete a minimum of two Culture and Civilizations of Spain or Spanish America courses from the approved list.||6|
|Complete a minimum of one Peninsular Spanish Literature, Culture and Film course from the approved list.||3|
|Complete a minimum of one Latin American Literature, Culture and Film course from the approved list.||3|
|Complete 12 credits of upper division (3000-level and higher) Spanish electives.||12|
A maximum of 3 credits (one course) of SPAN may be completed at the 2000 level.
Up to two electives may be completed outside the SPAN subject code from the approved course list.
|In addition to the Spanish Language, Literature and Culture major requirements, must complete licensure requirements as outlined by the School of Education and Human Development.|
Language Skills and Theory
|Complete at least two of the following||6|
|Spanish Composition I|
|Spanish Composition II|
|Writing for Latinos|
|Writing for Latinos II|
|Spanish Oral Proficiency|
|Advanced Spanish Grammar|
|History of the Spanish Language|
|The Learning and Teaching of Heritage Speakers|
|Spanish Classroom Methods and Practice|
|Dialects of the Spanish-Speaking World|
|Spanish Applied Linguistics & Second Language Acquisition|
|Spanish in Colorado|
|Spanish in the United States|
|Special Topics in Linguistics|
Culture and Civilizations of Spain or Spanish America
|Complete at least two of the following||6|
|Spanish American Culture and Civilization|
|Contemporary Latin American Culture and Institutions|
|Culture and Civilization of Spain I|
|Culture and Civilization of Spain II|
|Contemporary Spanish Culture and Institutions|
|Special Topics In Hispanic Culture|
|Ibero-American Cultures through Film|
|Food Metaphors: Ibero-American Cuisine and Culture|
|Bilingual Communities: Spanish as a Language of Contact|
Peninsular Spanish Literature, Culture and Film
|Complete at least one of the following||3|
|Topics in Spanish Literature|
|Contemporary Spanish Literature|
|Medieval Spanish Literature|
|Masterpieces of Spanish Literature|
|Golden Age Drama|
|Nineteenth-Century Spanish Novel|
|Generation of 1898|
|Interculturalism and Transnationalism in Modern Spain|
|Modern Culture of Spain through Film and Narrative|
|Race, Class, and Gender in Spanish Golden Age Literature|
|Women and the Spanish Civil War|
|Romanticism in Spain|
|Special Topics: Spanish Peninsular Literature|
Latin American Literature, Culture and Film
|Complete at least one of the following||3|
|Survey of Spanish Literature I|
|Survey of Spanish Literature II|
|Survey of Spanish American Literature II|
|Spanish American Short Story|
|Survey of Spanish-American Literature I: Pre-1898|
|Contemporary Spanish-American Novel|
|Masterpieces of Spanish-American Literature|
|Borges: An Introduction to His Labyrinths|
|Contemporary Argentine Short Stories|
|Mexican Literature I: pre-Columbian and Colonial|
|Mexican Literature II: 19th to 21st Centuries|
|Orientalisms In The Hispanic Tradition|
|Unexpected Lives: Ibero-American Queer Cinema|
|Garcia Marquez: Words of Magic|
|Special Topics: Latin American Literature|
Electives Outside of Spanish
|Up to six elective credits may be completed from the following list of courses outside of Spanish.|
|Language Development and Acquisition 1|
|Language Development of Multilingual Learners: Advanced 1|
|Teaching Multilingual Learners, Advanced 1|
|Methods of Teaching Modern Languages 1|
|Methods of Teaching Modern Languages II|
The School of Education may develop undergraduate level cross-lists for CLDE 5030 Language Development of Multilingual Learners: Advanced and CLDE 5820 Teaching Multilingual Learners, Advanced.
CLDE 4020 Responsive Classroom Communities, CLDE 5030 Language Development of Multilingual Learners: Advanced and MLNG 4690 Methods of Teaching Modern Languages apply toward the Spanish elective requirements and the Secondary Teaching Licensure requirements. Double counting these three courses can save time and money as students complete the program.
Teaching Licensure Requirements
Students must complete the Secondary Education Licensure Requirements established by the School of Education and Human Development.
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