Spanish (Bachelor of Science in Education, B.S.E.)
*Effective Fall 2020, this program is being phased out and has a 3-year teach out plan. More information can be found here.
The Bachelor of Science in Education degree with a major in Spanish leads to certification to teach Spanish in the secondary schools. Students who pursue this program should consider teaching as their immediate career goal.
|Students must complete General Studies courses||42-47|
|Select one of the following:||6|
|Elementary Spanish I|
and Elementary Spanish II
|Accelerated Beginning Spanish|
|SPA 200||Intermediate Spanish I||3|
|SPA 201||Intermediate Spanish II||3|
|SPA 301||Methods in Teaching Foreign Language||3|
|SPA 302||Grammar and Composition||3|
|SPA 310||Spanish Readings||3|
|SPA 322||Introduction to Hispanic Civilization and Culture||3|
|SPA 332||Introduction to Hispanic Civilization and Culture II||3|
|SPA 422||The Literature of Spain||3|
|SPA 432||Selected Studies in Literature in Spanish||3|
|SPA 452||Advanced Conversation||3|
|SPA 462||Senior Thesis||1|
|Select three credit hours from the following:||3|
|Internship in Spanish|
|Interim Program in Spanish Studies Abroad: Oral Spanish|
|Topics in Spanish|
|Education Professional Sequence|
|Students must complete the Professional Sequence||36|
Majors must first receive a passing score, as determined by the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education, on the Content Area Assessment in Spanish.
Students completing a BSE in French or Spanish must demonstrate oral proficiency in the language of certification at the level of Advanced Low, according to the guidelines established by the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL). Students are responsible for scheduling and paying for an official Oral Proficiency Interview with Language Testing International. Students who are unable to attain the Advanced Low level of oral proficiency will not receive state certification.
Program Graduation Requirements
- Earn a grade of C or higher in each major course numbered 100-299 and earn no more than 2 C's in major courses numbered 300 or higher.
- Earn an overall GPA of at least 2.75, a major GPA of 3.0 and a minimum 3.0 GPA in Education coursework.
University Graduation Requirements
- Earn a minimum of 120 credit hours (100 level and higher, maximum of 6 CED credit hours applicable).
- Earn a minimum of 30 credit hours in upper-division courses. Lower-division transfer courses accepted as meeting upper-division departmental course requirements cannot be used to fulfill this requirement.
- Earn 30 of the last 45 credit hours at MWSU in institutional coursework (exclusive of credit by examination).
- Participate in required departmental and campus wide assessments.
- Fulfill the Missouri Constitution requirement.
- Successfully pass the Missouri Higher Education Civics Achievement exam.