Spanish B.A. - Spanish Language Education

  • This concentration contains course requirements designed to meet state standards. Those interested in teaching in K-12 schools must complete the education/teaching concentration of a major in a teaching content area plus the Teacher Education Program through the Department of Teaching and Learning. Additional teaching areas can be added through completion of the education/teaching concentration of a major or education/teaching minor in that content area.

  • To complete this concentration , you need to contact the Teaching and Learning Department. . Approvals for this concentration must come from the Teaching and Learning Department.

  • Spanish qualifies for a single field endorsement. However, there is a limited demand in the majority of Montana high schools for teachers with a single endorsement in Spanish. Students should complete the requirements for a second teaching endorsement in another field in more demand in high schools.

  • Study in a Spanish speaking country, provided either through the university's Study Abroad Program or an experience considered to be equivalent, also is required.

Bachelor of Arts - Spanish; Concentration in Spanish Language Education

College of Humanities & Sciences

Degree Specific Credits: 55

Required Cumulative GPA: 2.5

Catalog Year: 2022-23

Note: Students are required to maintain a minimum overall GPA of 2.5 in all upper-division courses presented in fulfillment of requirements for the Spanish major.

General Education Requirements

Information regarding these requirements can be found in the General Education Section of the catalog.

Summary

Lower-Division Core Courses

16

Upper-Division Core Courses

6

Additional Upper-Division Spanish Electives

12

Spanish Language Education Concentration

21

Total Hours

55


Lower-Division Core Courses

Code

Title

Hours

Complete all of the following courses:

SPNS 101

Elementary Spanish I

4

SPNS 102

Elementary Spanish II

4

SPNS 201

Intermediate Spanish I

4

SPNS 202

Intermediate Spanish II

4

Total Hours

16

Minimum Required Grade: C-


Upper-Division Core Courses

Note: SPNS 301 may be taken concurrently with any other 300-level Spanish course

Code

Title

Hours

Complete all of the following courses:

SPNS 301

Spanish: Oral and Written Expr

3

SPNS 315     

Major Authors

3

Total Hours

6

Minimum Required Grade: C-


Additional Upper-Division Spanish Electives

Note: 6 credits need to be 400 level content courses: SPNS 400, SPNS 432, SPNS 465, SPNS 466, SPNS 491, SPNS 492 or SPNS 494. The remaining 12 credits could be completed by taking any combination of the upper-division elective courses.

Code

Title

Hours

Complete 12 credits of upper-division courses in Spanish.

12

Total Hours

12

Minimum Required Grade: C-


Spanish Language Education Concentration

Code

Title

Hours

Complete all of the following courses:

LING 270S

Intro to Linguistics

3

SPNS 305

Spanish Phonetics

3

SPNS 326

Contemporary Spanish Literature

3

SPNS 331

Latin American Culture

3

SPNS 400

Introduction to Spanish Linguistics

3

SPNS 408

Spanish: Advanced Composition & Conversation

3

WLC 410

Methods Teaching Foreign Language

3

Total Hours

21

Minimum Required Grade: C-


Secondary Teaching Licensure

Note: For endorsement to teach Spanish, a student also must gain admission to the Teacher Education Program and meet all the requirements for secondary teaching licensure. For more information, see the Teaching and Learning Department.