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: 11 or 11.5 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, in most cases, 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, in most cases, 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, in most cases, 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, in most cases, 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.

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

Communicating Across Cultures in the Spanish-speaking World

Spanish 307

Reading and Writing Culture (W,G)

Spanish 308

Introduction to Literature (LIT, G)

At least two additional courses in Cultures and Identities taken from courses numbered Spanish 320-339
At least two additional courses in Texts and Con(texts) taken from courses numbered Spanish 340-369
Three additional Hispanic Studies elective courses above Spanish 201. One of these can be a cross-listed SPAN/LC course.

Additional Notes:

Although study abroad is not required for the Hispanic Studies major and minors, it is highly encouraged prior to the spring of junior year.

Spanish 203 is meant as a bridge class between the basic sequence and the core curriculum; once Span 303 has been taken, students cannot enroll in Spanish 203.

Once class must be focused on pre-1900 literature or culture.

One Literature and Cultural Studies class with a focus on Spain, Latin America, and/or Latinx in the US can count toward the major.

For advanced students, an independent research project is highly encouraged (Span 491). Please speak with Hispanic Studies faculty about this possibility.

 

To obtain a World Language:Spanish teaching license, students must meet the following criteria:

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.

 

Sample Course Plan Year 2

 Fall Semester