Major in Spanish Language and Hispanic Studies, PreK-12 Teaching Endorsement

Earning your secondary education license to teach involves a double major in education and your content field: Spanish.

It also includes one semester of student teaching and many other practical experiences in schools. And because EMU’s program is approved by NCATE, the national accrediting association, your teaching license for grades 6-12 will be accepted in most of the U.S.

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This program will prepare students to teach Spanish by instructing them in the standards of the American Council of Teachers of Foreign Language (ACTFL). Students must complete the major in Spanish and the following courses, (all of which must be passed with a grade of C or better):

ED 101 Exploring Teaching … 2
ED 201 Computers and Instructional Technology in Ed … 1
ED 251 Learning, Motivation and Assessment (6-12) … 3
ED 252 Learning, Motivation and Assessment Professional Field Experience … 1
ED 351 General Curriculum and Methods of Middle & Secondary Teaching … 1
ED 381 Reading and Writing Across the Curriculum (6-12) … 2
ED 391 Middle School Curriculum and Organization … 3
ED 401 Examining Foundations of Education … 2
ED 411 Reflective Teaching Seminar and Portfolio … 1
ED 461 Elementary Students Teaching (PreK-6) … 7
ED 462 Middle/High School Students Teaching (6-12) … 7
LING 450 Methods of Language Teaching … 3
LING 460 Practicum in TESOL … 3

Other licensure requirements:

American History … 3
PSYC 202 Developmental Psychology … 3

Recommended education course:

ED 301 Needs of Diverse Learners … 3

The two methods courses (LING450 Methods of Language Teaching and LING 460 Practicum in TESOL) require admission to teacher education, and co-enrollment in LING 450 and ED 351 General Curriculum and Methods. Teacher candidates must comply with all teacher education requirements.
(See pages 91-96 of the current EMU catalog)

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