World Languages, Literatures, and Cultures

Completing the program in World Languages - Spanish, including passing all state tests, qualifies you to teach grades K-12 in Spanish, including honors and AP courses. 

Course Requirements

Secondary Education Major

Secondary Education Major (Professional Education: 10 units)

Take the courses below in the sequence listed. Refer to the IWU catalog for course prerequisites and restrictions on concurrent enrollment. The professional education courses listed below are used to compute your professional education grade point average for TEP and student teaching acceptance.

First Year

Fall/Spring

EDUC 225: Education and Social Justice (SI)  
EDUC 125: Education and Social Justice, concurrent with 225 20-25 hours field experience
OR
EDUC 255: Child Study and Assessment (WI)  
EDUC 126: Teaching to the World of the Child, concurrent with 255 20-25 hours field experience

Sophomore Year

Fall/Spring

EDUC 225: Education and Social Justice (SI)  
EDUC 125: Education and Social Justice, concurrent with 225 20-25 hours field experience
OR
EDUC 255: Child Study and Assesment (WI)  
EDUC 126: Teaching to the World of the Child, concurrent with 255 20-25 hours field experience
   
EDUC 257: The Exceptional Child (U)  

Junior Year*

 Fall/Spring

EDUC 257: The Exceptional Child (U), if still needed

Fall

EDUC 320: Foundations of Literacy: Reading, Writing, and Oral Communication 25 hours field experience

OR

May Term

EDUC 365: Reading, Writing and Communication in the Content Areas

Spring

EDUC 345: Instructional Planning, Assessment and Safe Learning Environments 40-45 hours field experience 
EDUC 360: Seminar: Curriculum and Pedagogy in English and World Language  

Senior Year

Fall

EDUC 490: Student Teaching Seminar 15 week full time immersion in the field                                  (continues from Jr. year Spring placement)
EDUC 493: Student Teaching: Secondary Spanish  

Spring

EDUC 498: Educational Inquiry (WI)

* If planning to travel abroad, do so prior to the junior year, or during any May Term. Plan your enrollment in EDUC 225, 255, and 257 accordingly. EDUC 257 can be taken concurrently with 300 level courses the junior year. Ninth semester graduates take required 300 level courses and EDUC 498 spring semester of the senior year prior to student teaching.

World Languages, Literatures, and Cultures Major

World Languages, Literatures and Cultures Major Requirements

The required Spanish courses listed below are used to compute your major grade point average for TEP and student teaching acceptance. Asterisked courses (*) may be taken abroad.

These requirements reflect the most recent information from the major departments. You are advised to consult the IWU catalog and your major advisor regarding current requirements for your graduating class.

Spanish 303

Advanced Grammar and Composition 

Spanish 307

Reading and Writing Culture (W,G)

Spanish 308

Introduction to Literature (LIT, G)

Spanish 314* &

316*

Iberian Culture and Civilization (CHC)

Latin American Culture and Civilization (CHC)

Spanish 373*

Introduction to Spanish Linguistics (FR) 

Two Electives*

One elective focused on culture and linguistics is strongly recommended in order to pass the ISBE content test, or as needed, Span 302 to pass the OPI at advanced low.

Two 400 level courses:

(one must be literature, this requirement cannot be fulfilled with Spanish 499)

All world language candidates are required to Study abroad in a country where the target language is spoken (one semester prior to spring of the junior year or enrollment in Educ 360).

World Language majors should strive to enroll only in courses taught in Spanish in one of the IWU-affiliated, semester programs listed below (other programs can also be considered in consultation with the Chair of Hispanic Studies since new programs are created yearly):

  • Chile
    • Santiago (SIT): Comparative Education and Social Change
    • Santiago (IES): teaching internship, education coursework at Univ. la Catlica
  • Costa Rica
    • Heredia (IFSA Butler): Teacher Education concentration at Universidad Nacional
  • Nicaragua
    • Managua (SIT): Youth Culture, Literacy and Media (with comparative study in Cuba)
  • Spain
    • Salamanca (IES): Education seminar, Education internship, methods course
    • Granada (IES): Internship teaching, Education courses at Univ. of Granada
    • Seville (CIEE): Teaching and Development Program (Psychology of language learning, Bilingualism and Plural Identity, Methods) 

Consult with Professor Ferradans regarding the Oral Proficiency interview and the contents of the Writing Portfolio.

General Education

IWU General Education

Spanish secondary education candidates meet IWU general education requirements with the following courses; note that only two general education requirements (not including flags) may be met through each major.

  • Arts (AR): Spanish 360
  • Analysis of Values (AV): PHIL 214, Philosophy of Education (recommended).
  • Cultural and Historical Change (CHC): Hispanic Studies major course
  • Contemporary Social Institutions (CSI): Educ 225 (required).
  • Formal Reasoning (FR):  Spanish 373; PHIL 102 or MATH 110 is also recommended.
  • Literature (LIT): Span 308 or 400 level Spanish literature course
  • U.S. Diversity flag (US):  Educ 257 (required).
  • Global Diversity  (G):  Hispanic Studies Major course
  • Writing Intensive (WI): EDUC 255 and 498 (required). Additional WI requirements are required for the major.
Sample Course Plan Year 1

Fall Semester

Spring Semester

* Spanish 303 is the pre-requisite to Spanish 307. If you test into 303 and have a course conflict, Spanish 273 is suggested, but not Spanish 203. Here are options for AP scores: AP score of 5 - Spanish 303 (or Spanish 273 if 303 doesn't fit your schedule), AP score of 4 - Spanish 203, AP score of 3 - Spanish 201.

** EDUC 225 may be delayed until fall sophomore year.  Prospective secondary teachers must complete  both EDUC 225 and 255 no later than fall semester junior year. EDUC 225 is a prerequisite to EDUC 255; these two courses  cannot  be taken concurrently.

Sample Course Plan Year 2

 Fall Semester

* Prospective secondary teachers must complete  both  EDUC 225 and 255 no later than fall semester junior year. EDUC 225 is a prerequisite to EDUC 255; these two courses  cannot  be taken concurrently.