Educational Studies

World Languages, Literatures, and Cultures

Completing the program in foreign language, 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

Spring/Fall

EDUC 225

Educa tion and Social Justice (CSI)

(or fall semester sophomore year)

20-25 hours field experience

Sophomore

Year

Fall

EDUC 255

 

C h ild Study and Assessment (WI)

 

20-25 hours field experience

Sophomore Year

Spring

EDUC 257

T h e Exceptional Child (or fall junior year) (U.S. Diversity Flag)

 

Junior Year*

Fall

EDUC 257

T h e Exceptional Child (U.S. Diversity Flag)

 

Junior Year*

Fall

EDUC 320

(or EDUC 365)

Foundations of Literacy: Reading, Writing, and Oral Communication

20 hours field experience

Junior year*

Spring

EDUC 345

Instructional Planning, Assessment and Safe Learning Environments

40-45 hours field experience

Junior Year*

Spring

EDUC 360

(.5 units)

 

Seminar: C ur r iculum and Pedagogy in English and Foreign Language

Field experience concurrent with EDUC 345

Junior Year

May

EDUC 365

Reading, Writing, and Communication in the Content Areas

10 hours field experience or as needed to insure completion of 100 hours of field experience

 

Senior Year

Fall

 

EDUC 490

 

S tudent Teaching Seminar

 

15 week full time immersion in  the field (continues May placement)

Senior Year

Fall

EDUC 493

S tudent Teaching: Spanish

 15 week full time immersion in  the field (continues May placement)

Senior Year**

Spring

EDUC 498

Educa tional Inquiry (WI)

 

*If planning to travel abroad, do so prior to spring term of junior year, and plan enrollment in 225, 255, and 257 accordingly. **Ninth semester graduates delay required 300 level professional Education coursework to the senior year, and take EDUC 498 prior to student teaching spring semester senior year.

 

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 Católica
  • 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.