Spanish Childhood Education (BA)

Health Sciences and Professional Programs
Teacher Education
HEGIS Number: 1105

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Course Descriptions
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Spanish Childhood Education BA


I. Spanish Major Requirements


A. Take the following courses

SPAN200Introduction to Literary Theory and Analysis 
SPAN208Advanced Grammar 
SPAN209Composition and Style 
SPAN210Spanish Linguistics 
SPAN413Hispanic Civilization 

B. Choose one of the following:

SPAN201Hispanic-American Literature from its Origin Through Modernismo 
SPAN202Hispanic-American Literature after Modernismo 

C. Choose one of the following:

SPAN221Spanish Literature to 1700 
SPAN222Spanish Literature 1700-Present 

D. Electives

Select 12 credits from the following; at least 6 credits must be at the 200-level or above 
SPAN106Intermediate Spanish Composition 
Any SPAN discipline courses at the 200-level or above 9-12 

II. Teacher Education Requirements

Students should consult the Admission and Progression Policy for additional requirements. Students should meet with an Education advisor each semester to select classes that meet all requirements. 

A. Required Core Curriculum Courses

Life and Physical Sciences 
BIO140Human Biology 
EHS140Environmental Management 
GEOL140Our Earth 
PHYS140The Physical Universe 

B. Support Courses

ENG126English Composition II: Writing About Literature* 
PHIL202Major Ideas and Issues in Education (WI)* 
SOC202Major Ideas and Issues in Education (WI)* 
MATH271Topics in Foundational Mathematics 
EDUC230Teaching with Multimedia Technology 
EDUC280Child and Adolescent Development for Teachers 

C. Professional Sequence

EDUC268Bilingual and English Language Learner (ELL) Education 
EDUC283Educational Psychology: Effective Teaching and Learning in Diverse Classrooms 
EDUC285Introduction to Special Education 
EDUC323Curriculum and Methods in Elementary Education: Mathematics 
EDUC351Teaching Reading and Spanish Language Arts in Bilingual Contexts 
EDUC369Early Language & Literacy for English Only and English Language Learners (WI) 
EDUC370Content Area Literacy Instruction For Mainstream English Only (EO) and English Language Learners (ELLs), Grades 2-6 
EDUC390Curriculum and Methods in Elementary Education I: Learning Goals & Assessments 
EDUC392Elementary Methods II: Instruction and Classroom Environments 

D. Student Teaching

EDUC401Capstone Clinical Experience & Seminar for Childhood Education, Grades 1-3 
EDUC402Capstone Clinical Experience & Seminar for Childhood Education, Grades 4-6 
Credit Totals 
Total Program credits89 
Total Core Curriculum credits27-30 
Total free elective credits1-4 
Total credits120 


  1. Placement in Spanish courses is determined following evaluation by the World Languages, Literatures, and Humanities department.
  2. Any 6 credits of SPAN courses in the major may also be taken to fulfill the College Option Core: Foreign Language requirement.
  3. A science course with laboratory component is a NYS requirement.
  4. BIO 140 or EHS 140 or GEOL 140 or PHYS 140 may also be taken toward fulfillment of the Required Core: Life and Physical Sciences requirement.
  5. Students won't be allowed to continue to take courses in Professional Sequence without a GPA of 3.0 in the Support Courses block.
  6. ENG 126 also partially fulfills the Required Core: English Composition requirement.
  7. EDUC 369 may also be taken toward fulfillment of the College Option Core: Writing Intensive requirement.
  8. Twelve Core Curriculum credits—ENG 126; Required Core: Life and Physical Sciences; 6 credits of SPAN toward the College Option Core: Foreign Language—are included in the Program credit total.

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