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Why pursue a Spanish Specialization with a Professional Education minor at APSU?

The advantages of learning Spanish have been established in the workforce; they are practically endless. When students commit to this path, their Professional Education minor allows them to teach future generations the second most-spoken languages in the world. They will earn licensure to teach in Tennessee Secondary school settings.

Henry Adams is quoted as saying, "A teacher affects eternity; he can never tell where his influence stops." When you pursue this degree path at Austin Peay Unversity, you are committing to learning a language and the skills you need to teach others. 

 

Foreign Language, BA
Spanish Specialization
with Professional Education Minor
*Sample Four Year Plan

First Year Fall Semester
SCH
First Year Spring Semester
SCH
APSU 1000-Transition to the University 1 ENGL 1020-English Composition II 3
ENGL 1010-English Composition I 3 MATH 1010-Mathematical Thought and Practice 3
SPAN 2010-Intermediate Spanish I 3 History Core 3
COMM 1010-Fundamentals of Public Speaking 3 Humanities and/or Fine Arts Core 3
Humanities and/or Fine Arts Core 3 SPAN 2020-Intermediate Spanish II 3
History Core 3 Social and Behavioral Sciences Core 3
TOTAL SCH 16 TOTAL SCH 18
Second Year Fall Semester
SCH
Second Year Spring Semester
SCH
ENGL 2030-World Literature 3 SPAN 3220-Phonetics and Conversation in Spanish 3
Natural Sciences w/ lab Core 4 Natural Sciences w/ lab Core 4
SPAN 3210-Advanced Composition 3 SPAN 3310-Intro to Hispanic Linguistics 3
**EDUC 2100-Foundation of Education 3 EDUC 3040-Instructional Technology 3
SPAN 3510-Spanish Civilization I 3 **EDUC 3070-Instructional Strategies 3
    SPAN 3610-Spanish American Civilization 3
TOTAL SCH 16 TOTAL SCH 19
Third Year Fall Semester
SCH
Third Year Spring/Summer Semester
SCH
SPAN 4510-Spanish Peninsular Literature I 3 SPAN 4520-Spanish Peninsular Literature II 3
SPAN 4610-Spanish American Literature I 3 SPAN 4620-Spanish American Literature II 3
EDUC 4270-Evaluation & Assessment 3 FREN, GERM, GREK or LATN 1020 4
SPAN 3520-Spanish Civilization II 3 Social and Behavioral Sciences Core 3
FREN, GERM, GREK or LATN 1010 4 ~SPAN 3040 OR 304A OR 304B–
Study Abroad Program (Summer)
6
SPAN 3620-Spanish American Civilization 3 SPAN 4320 – Sociolinguistics and Dialectology of Spanish 3
TOTAL SCH 19 TOTAL SCH 16
Fourth Year Fall Semester
Residency I
SCH
Fourth Year Spring Semester
Residency II
SCH
**EDUC 4080-Classroom Management 3 **EDUC 4610-Student Teaching: 7-8 5
EDUC 4160-Teaching Diversity 3 **EDUC 4710-Student Teaching: 9-12 5
LING 4400-Teaching Foreign Languages in Secondary Schools 3 EDUC 4950-Seminar 2
EDUC 4440-Theories of Learning 3    
SPED 3000-Intro to Special Education 3    
TOTAL SCH 15 TOTAL SCH 12
    Total Student Credit Hours for Degree 135

 

*For this degree a student must complete a total of 39 upper division (3000-4999) credit hours.

Professional Education Minor is required for the is major
** Course requires field experience
~ Study Abroad Program during summer
Residency I requires 5 weeks in schools, Residency II requires 15 weeks in schools.

Praxis II Required Testing: Test Code 5624 (7-12) Principles of Learning and Teaching (minimum score 155) and Test Code 5195 Spanish: World Language (minimum score 163).

Span 304A or B Study Abroad in Latin America or Study Abroad in Spain (6).
One Study Abroad is required for licensure. Any two SPAN courses from above may be taken abroad.