2012-2013 Undergraduate Academic Catalog | Program Descriptions | Religion & Humanities Overview | Majors

Adolescence Education-Spanish, B.S.

[Adolescence Education-Spanish—1105.01]

Students completing the Adolescence Education Spanish program are prepared to apply for New York State teaching certification in Spanish for grades 7-12 (with an extension in Spanish for grades 5-6) and to pursue graduate study in education, Spanish, or related disciplines.  Students pursuing a major in Adolescence Education Spanish are strongly encouraged to study Spanish abroad one semester.  If not selecting the Roberts Wesleyan College-sponsored program with the University of Murcia or Espanol Murallas de Avila (Spain), students must consult with the Spanish Department to secure approval of the study-abroad program desired. All Adolescence Education Spanish students are assigned an advisor in the Division of Religion & Humanities as well as an advocate in the Teacher Education Division. Consultation with both advisor and advocate is essential to ensure program requirements and application deadlines for both divisions are met.


Minimum Total Hours: 124

Total Liberal Arts Hours: 60

General Education Requirements: Per General Education list (see General Education Division). Exceptions: Foreign language proficiency excluded since it is accomplished through the major; only one fine arts course is required (ART 101, MUS 104, OR FNA 102); PSY 203 must be taken to meet the behavioral science requirement; GEO 201 must be taken to meet the history, economics, or social sciences requirement.

Minimum Requirements: GPA of 2.7 in the major and overall; no grade less than C in the major; minimum grade of C in CMC 101, CMP 101, and mathematics proficiency course; minimum grade of C+ in 100- and 200-level EDU courses;  minimum grade of B- in 300- and 400-level EDU courses.

Transfer Requirements: See institutional transfer policies.

Application to the Major:  Special application form and requirements to be secured from the Division of Religion & Humanities or online at the Division's intranet site and submitted at the end of the sophomore year.  (Note: The standard institutional major application will not be accepted.)  A minimum overall GPA of 2.7 is required to be accepted and to remain in the major.  In addition, students must apply to the Teacher Education Division after completing two EDU courses (EDU 190 and EDU 202) and must apply to student teach by the appropriate deadline.  Contact the Teacher Education Division for specific deadlines and forms.

Major Requirements: 33 hours as follows:

Version I-One Semester Study Abroad

  • SPN 203 or 205;
  • SPN 215;
  • Study abroad (9-15 hours);
  • SPN 320;
  • Select from the following to complete the 33-hour major (a minimum of 6 semester hours in Spanish literature are required): SPN 225, 305, 315, 330, 331, 340, 345, 350.

   Version II-Summer Study Abroad

  • SPN 203;
  • SPN 205;
  • SPN 215;
  • SPN 310 or 311;
  • SPN 320;
  • Study abroad (3-9 hours);
  • Select from the following to complete the 33-hour major (a minimum of 9 semester hours in Spanish literature are required): SPN 225, 305, 315, 330, 331, 340, 345, 350. 

Version III-No Study Abroad

  • SPN 203;
  • SPN 205;
  • SPN 215;
  • SPN 310 or 311;
  • SPN 320;
  • Any six of the following with a minimum of 9 semester hours in Spanish literature: SPN 225, 305, 315, 330, 331, 340, 345, 350.

Students are also required to complete a 41-hour core of education courses (EDU 190 & 190 OPE, 202, 302 & 302 OPE, 307 & 307 OPE, 314 & 314 OPE, 330, 370 & 370 OPE, 379 & 379 OPE, 380, 402A & 402B, 442); Training in Identification and Reporting of Child Abuse and Maltreatment; and Training in School Violence Prevention and Intervention. Most education courses require significant observation and practice hours in addition to class time.