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Degree: Bachelor of Arts
Semester Hours: teacher education courses + Spanish major
Format: Face-to-face
Admission Requirements: All students seeking licensure to teach shall make application for admission to teacher education and to student teaching. Application for admission to teacher education is made at the end of the fall semester of the sophomore year and application for admission to student teaching is made at the end of the fall semester of the junior year. Transfer students are required to attend an education department transfer orientation meeting their first semester on campus.

Entrance and exit requirements including cut-off test scores for all teacher education programs are found in the Teacher Education Handbook or

An entry assessment in reading, writing, and mathematics is required for admission to the teacher education program. Students with qualifying SAT/ACT scores or a Praxis Core Academic Skills for Educators: Mathematics score of 155 and the Virginia Communication and Literacy Assessment (VCLA) meet the requirement. The Virginia Communication and Literacy Assessment (VCLA) is required for teacher licensure.

The Reading for Virginia Educators (RVE) is required for early/primary education (PreK-3), and elementary education (PreK-6). Admission to teacher education requires a 2.5 cumulative GPA  and a teacher education interview. Admission to student teaching requires a 2.7 cumulative GPA. In addition, students must have a C or better in all education courses (courses with ED prefix and content area methods courses) to be admitted to student teaching. Exit requirements include meeting the Virginia cut off score requirements for the Praxis Subject Assessment (consisting of subject area components); and an earned GPA of 2.7. Students may obtain an additional endorsement without completing an approved licensure program by passing the Praxis Subject Assessment in the content area (Biology, Chemistry, Computer Science, English, History and Social Science, Mathematics, Visual Arts, English as a Second Language, Health and Physical Education, Foreign Language, and Music) with the exception of PreK-3, PreK-6, and Special Education.

This program will prepare students to teach Spanish by instructing them in the standards of the American Council of Teachers of Foreign Language (ACTFL). Teacher candidates must comply with all teacher education requirements listed in the teacher education section. Students must complete the major in Spanish and the following courses:

  1. Either SPAN 320 Constructing Identities OR SPAN 325 The Latino Experience
  2. Either SPAN 415 Intro to Spanish Phonetics and Pronunciation OR SPAN 435 Hispanic Linguistic Variation and Advanced Grammars

Professional Studies Courses
(The following courses must be passed with a grade of C or better.)

  • ED 101 Exploring Teaching - Details
  • ED 245 Learning and Classroom Environments - Details
  • ED 252 Learning and Classroom Environments Professional Field Experience - Details
  • ED 275 Instructional Tech and Assessment - Details
  • ED 301 Needs of Diverse Learners - Details
  • ED 351 General Curriculum and Methods for Middle and Secondary Teaching - Details
  • ED 361 Secondary Methods PFE - 1  Details
  • ED 385 Content Area Methods, Middle/Secondary Teaching - Details
  • ED 395 Reading and Writing in the Content Area (6-12) - Details
  • ED 401 Examining Foundations of Education - Details
  • ED 411 Reflective Teaching Seminar and Portfolio - Details
  • ED 461 Elementary Student Teaching (PreK-6) - Details
  • ED 462 Middle/High School Student Teaching (6-12) - Details
  • LING 460 Practicum in TESOL - Details

Additional licensure requirement

  • PSYC 202 Developmental Psychology - 3  Details
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