Jun 18, 2021  
2015-2016 Undergraduate Bulletin 
    
2015-2016 Undergraduate Bulletin [Archived Catalog]

Spanish with Teacher Certification (B.A.)


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Program: B.A. with Teacher Certification
Department of International Language and Culture Studies
College of Arts and Sciences

Liberal Arts Building 267 ~ 260-481-6836 ~ ipfw.edu/ilcs


The student learning outcomes for the degree are as follows:

  • Acquire a broad foundation in language, literature, culture and a knowledge of current methodologies in foreign language pedagogy;
  • Achieve the ACTFL intermediate-high level in speaking, demonstrate the ability to recognize and analyze grammatical and usage errors in own and others’ writing;
  • Develop an increased understanding of what it means to belong to a culture and awareness of how culture affects other interconnected issues of identity;
  • Demonstrate the ability to think critically about these issues and how they shape intercultural communication.

Students pursuing a B.A. with a major in Spanish with teacher certification must fulfill the requirements of IPFW (see Part 8 ), the College of Arts and Sciences (see Part 4 ), and the School of Education (see Part 4 ) and satisfactorily complete the following requirements.

Prior to your junior year, the Department of Educational Studies requires that you successfully complete EDUC F200/EDUC M101, EDUC W200, and the Pearson Core Academic Subject Assessment (CASA) or approved alternative before admisson to the professional education program.  You must also establish a minimum 2.70 GPA in your content (major) courses and a 2.70 cumulative GPA for admission to this program.  The Pearson CORE content exam must be taken before the student teaching semester.  You must apply for student teaching one year in advance of the semester you plan to student teach.  You must also pass the Pearson pedagogy exam for Secondary Education, pass the CORE content exam, and achieve a 3.00 GPA in your major and overall to obtain the teaching license.  For more information on these and other requirements, please contact the College of Education and Public Policy, EPIC Office, in Neff Hall 243, 260-481-6449.

IPFW General Education Requirements Credits: 33


See Part 2 General Education Requirements for approved courses 

College of Arts and Sciences Requirements


English Writing and Speaking


  • Requirements in Arts and Sciences Part A 

(The writing requirement is satisfied by ILCS I300, listed below)

Additional Foreign Language Requirements


Distribution (not in SPAN)


  • Requirements in Arts and Sciences Part C Credits: 9

Cultural Studies


  • Credits in Western tradition Credits: 3

  • Non-Western culture requirement may be satisfied with the following courses:

A course in Spanish linguistics at the 400-level: Credits: 3


A course in Peninsular literature at the 400-level: Credits: 3


A course in Spanish-American literature at the 400-level: Credits: 3


A course in Spanish, Spanish-American, or Hispanic culture at the 400-level: Credits: 3


Additional credits in 400-level (Spanish, Spanish-American, or Latino culture, Spanish language, or Peninsular or Spanish-American literture courses) Credits: 3


Professional Education


Prior to being admitted to the teacher education program, you must complete the Inital Requirement courses and pass the PPST.

Block II


Student Teaching


  • EDUC M480 - Student Teaching in the Secondary School  Credits:  12
  • EDUC M401 - Laboratory/Field Experience  Credits: 0

or if completing a special education-mild intervention dual license:

  • EDUC M480 - Student Teaching in the Secondary School  Credits:  9
  • EDUC M401 - Laboratory/Field Experience  Credits: 0
  • EDUC M470 - Special Education Practicum  Credits: 3

or if completing an English as a new language dual license:

  • EDUC M480 - Student Teaching in the Secondary School  Credits:  9
  • EDUC M401 - Laboratory/Field Experience  Credits: 0
  • LING L470 - Teaching English as a New Language Practicum  Credits: 3

General Elective Courses


  • Sufficient additional credits to bring the total to 120.

Total Credits: 120


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