Languages Literatures and Cultures

Spanish

Spanish Teaching Licensure

Special Subject Area Teacher Licensure in Spanish (K-12)

Majors or second majors seeking teacher licensure must meet competency in phonetics by successfully completing SPA 416 "Phonetics" as one of their elective courses. Admission to teacher education and student teaching in Spanish requires a minimum grade point average of 2.75, both overall and in the major. Please see additional teacher licensure requirements discussed under "Teacher Education and Licensure" in the Undergraduate Bulletin and in the Teacher Education Handbook developed by the Teachers Academy at UNCG.

Major in Spanish with Teacher Licensure

Students seeking initial licensure to teach in North Carolina must work closely with the Department of Languages, Literatures, and Cultures and the School of Education, since both agencies certify competence and recommend the student to the State. Please note that it is the student's responsibility to initiate all procedures and to complete all requirements at the proper time. Read More...

Spanish as a Second Academic Concentration

The Department of Languages, Literatures, and Cultures will recommend the candidate for "A" licensure in Spanish as a second teaching field after successful completion of 24 semester hours of required course work. The principal teaching field will normally be another foreign language. Students with a major in another discipline who are seeking licensure in Spanish should consult with Marcia Payne Wooten < mpwooten@uncg.edu >, Foreign Language Education Program Coordinator, as soon as possible.

Curriculum

The student must complete 24 semester hours at the 300 level and above, including:

  1. SPA 301 (3 hrs.) "Advanced Spanish" 
    (Pr. 204 or equivalent, or departmental permission)
  2. Literature - 6 hrs. - two courses including:
    • SPA 351 "Approaches to Hispanic Literature" (Pr. 301 or departmental permission)
    • One course in Hispanic literature at the 400 level (Pr. 315 and 351 and/or departmental permission) or 500 level (Pr. one 400 level course in Hispanic literature or departmental permission)
  3. Composition - 3 hrs. - one course chosen from: 
    • SPA 315 "Intermediate Composition" (Pr. 301 or departmental permission)
    • SPA 415 "Advanced Composition" (Pr. 311 and 315 or equivalent)
  4. Conversation - 3 hrs. - one course chosen from:
    • SPA 311 (Pr. 301 or departmental permission)
    • SPA 313 (Pr. 204 or departmental permission)
    • SPA 411 (Pr. 311 or departmental permission)
  5. Civilization - 3 hrs. - one course chosen from:
    • SPA 332 (Pr. 301 or departmental permission)
    • SPA 334 (Pr. 301 or departmental permission)
    • SPA 532 (Pr. one 400-level course in Hispanic literature or departmental permission)
    • SPA 534 (Pr. one 400-level course in Hispanic literature or departmental permission)
    • SPA 535 (Pr. one 400-level course in Hispanic literature or departmental permission)
  6. SPA Electives - 6 hrs. - two courses
    NOTE: Teacher licensure candidates must take SPA 416 Phonetics as one of their elective courses. 

 

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