Oct 31, 2020  
2017-2018 Undergraduate Catalog 
2017-2018 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Spanish Teaching Certification EC-12

Admission and Retention Requirements for Spanish Certification

For admission to and retention in Teacher Education in the field of Spanish, students must achieve and sustain a 2.75 GPA in all Spanish coursework. To qualify to take the Spanish (All Level) TExES examination (LOTE-613), students must meet the following criteria:

  1. Have at least a 2.5 GPA on all college coursework (lower and upper level).
  2. Have a 2.75 GPA on all Spanish coursework (lower and upper level).
  3. Have completed one Spanish TExES Review Workshop. This workshop must be taken in the semester prior to the term the student takes the TExES.
  4. Provide official permit with approval of Spanish certification coordinator or designee.

Students returning to the University to complete certification must see the Spanish certification coordinator to receive a deficiency plan. All criteria outlined in the plan must be met before the student will be permitted to take the Spanish TExES.

For information on required professional development courses, the Professional Development TExES (PPR-160), and other teacher certification requirements, please see the College of Education section of this catalog. Students should also consult the Certification Office of the College of Education for complete and current information about teacher certification requirements.

Students seeking teacher certification in Spanish must take a minimum of 30 semester hours in Spanish, at least 24 of which must be at the upper-division level.

Degree Requirements

  Semester Hours
  1. Core Curriculum Program
  2. First-Year Seminars (when applicable)*
  3. Major Requirements
  4. Professional Development
  5. Certification Requirements
  6. University Electives
  7. Foreign Language Requirement
  Total 120

*First Year Seminars

First-Year Seminars or Electives

Full-time, first-year student are required to take the following courses:



*Students may replace this with ACFTL credits with permission from Spanish facutly.

**Depending on the upper-level Spanish course, students must demonstrate an intermediate or advanced level of proficiency before taking 3000 or 4000 courses.  Students can do this by completing SPAN 2313  or SPAN 2313 , by earning 12 credits through the ACTFL examination, or by receiving approval from Spanish faculty..

***Courses that have been applied to the section above may not be applied to this section.

****May be repeated when topics vary.