The following additional requirements for Spanish Education K-12 in the Admission to Teacher Education and Certification Process are required. Please see the remainder of the requirements for all BSEd majors in the “3-Step Process for Teacher Education” in the College of Education and Communications section of this catalog. Students should refer to the Department of Foreign Languages/Spanish website and the Spanish EducationK-12 Student Handbook for departmental guidelines and detailed explanations of program requirements, including the procedure for taking the OPI and WPT.
During the semester in which students complete EDUC 242 with a “C” or better, they must meet the following departmental requirements:
Complete a departmental/advisory writing proficiency test in Spanish. Students will receive written feedback on their writing performance including areas for improvement that may be necessary to reach the exit requirement of Advanced-Low in writing.
Demonstrate Intermediate-Mid or higher level of oral proficiency in Spanish in a departmental/advisory individual Oral Proficiency Interview (ACTFL).
Satisfactorily complete an interview in English with the Spanish education coordinator, a second faculty member from the Spanish section of the Department of Foreign Languages, and one cooperating teacher in order to assess their ability to interact with others on a professional level.
Have a minimum GPA in Spanish course work of 3.0.
Admission to Student Teaching
Demonstrate Advanced-Low or higher level of oral proficiency in Spanish in an individual Oral Proficiency Interview (ACTFL)—to be completed instead of the PRAXIS II Spanish: Content Knowledge Exam.
Demonstrate Advanced-Low or higher level of written proficiency in Spanish in an individual Writing Proficiency Test (ACTFL)—to be completed instead of the PRAXIS II Spanish: Content Knowledge Exam.
(1) Students who do not wish to select a MATH course under the Liberal Studies electives must still take a second MATH course (MATH 101 or higher) to fulfill the state requirements.
(2) Students must successfully complete a program of language study in a Spanish-speaking country. This program must, as a minimum, last four weeks and carry 3 or more credits extending beyond the intermediate level. Students may fulfill this requirement by participating in any of the programs primarily administrated by faculty of IUP’s Department of Foreign Languages. Students wishing to fulfill this requirement through any other study abroad program must obtain prior approval from the department. Requests for exemptions to this requirement must be initiated by the student in writing and submitted to the department chair.
(3) Students for whom SPAN 201 is waived (by means of placement tests) only need 36 credits in Spanish courses.