Spanish and Education (Secondary)

SUGGESTED FOUR-YEAR MAJOR PLAN (ACADEMIC YEAR 2014-2015)

The suggested Four-Year Major Plan is a guide to help Caldwell University students complete their graduation requirements within four years. It is a suggested framework which builds upon the core curriculum as well as the required and elective courses within a student’s major. This suggested plan does not include developmental courses. Should developmental courses be required, students will need to work with their Academic Advisor to include those additional courses; this may delay graduation in four years. Students should always meet with their Academic Advisor to further individualize their academic plans and confirm the availability of courses and course sequencing. The following credits below include the minimum required courses and credits needed to graduate. Students enrolled as full-time status may take 12-18 credits a semester.

NOTE: This suggested Four-Year Major Plan applies to students who matriculated during the 2014-2015 academic year.

First Year
Fall Semester CR Spring Semester CR
Core: FS 189 Freshman Seminar (Freshmen only) 1 SP 202:Intermediate Spanish II (Enriched Core Cluster: Global Awareness & Cultural Understanding) or SP 3xx or 4xx (Spanish Major Course)** 3
Core: EN 111 College Writing* (or EN 320 by placement) 3 Core: TH 102 – Intro. to Christian Theology 3
SP 201: Intermediate Spanish I (Core: Modern Language) or SP 3xx or 4xx (Spanish Major Course) (by placement)** 3 Core: Biological or Physical Science 3
Core: Social Science – PS 211 Child Psychology 3 Core: Fine Arts - Core: Fine Arts – Art or Music 3
Core: MA 112 – Concepts of Mathematics (or college-level math by placement) 3 Core: HI 101 Roots of the West or HI 102 The Shaping of the West*** 3
Core: CS 115 Essential Computer Skills (or elective/core) 3
Total: 16 Total: 16
Second Year
Fall Semester CR Spring Semester CR
Spanish Major Course: SP 3xx or 4xx** 3 Spanish Major Course: SP 3xx or 4xx** 3
Spanish Major Course: SP 3xx or 4xx** 3 Spanish Major Course: SP 3xx or 4xx** 3
ED 206 Phil. & Hist. Foundations of Education 3 ED 331 Intro. to Education of Exceptional Child*** 3
Core Literature – EN xxx 3 ED 447 Instructional Technology*** 3
Core: Social Science – SO 231, 323, 343, 474, or 476 3 Core: Social Science – PS 216: Adolescent Psychology 3
Enriched Core Cluster – (Ethical Inquiry /Catholic & Dominican) 3
Total: 15 Total: 18
Third Year
Fall Semester CR Spring Semester CR
Spanish Major Course: SP 3xx or 4xx** 3 Spanish Major Course: SP 3xx or 4xx** 3
Spanish Major Course: SP 3xx (if took SP 201) or Core: Modern Language (if took SP 3xx or 4xx)** 3 Spanish Major Course: SP 3xx or 4xx (if took SP 202) or Enriched Core Cluster: Global Awareness & Cultural Understanding (if took SP 3xx or 4xx)** 3
ED 348 – Sec. Content Area Learn. & Lit.*** 3 ED 448S Instructional Design I*** 3
Elective Core: PH 102 – Intro. to Philosophy 3 Enriched Core Cluster – (Ethical Inquiry /Catholic & Dominican) 3
Elective 3 Elective 3
Total: 15 Total: 15
Fourth Year
Fall Semester CR Spring Semester CR
Spanish Major Course: SP 3xx or 4xx** 3 ED 470 Student Teaching**** 9
Spanish Major Course: SP 3xx or 4xx** 3 ED 475 Student Teaching Seminar**** 3
ED 449S Instructional Design II*** 3
Elective 3
Elective 3
Total: 15 Total: 12

*A second writing intensive (WI) course is required. Students are recommended to complete it before the end of their fourth semester. Students who transfer to Caldwell with a minimum of 30 credits will have their second WI course waived.

**Students who took SP 201 and/or SP 202 must take additional elective(s) to fulfill the ten-course major which begins with SP 3xx or SP 4xx. Students who place directly into SP 3xx or 4xx must take additional courses to fulfill their Core Modern Language and Global Awareness & Cultural Understanding Enriched Core Cluster. Global Awareness & Cultural Understanding Enriched Core Cluster may be completed with a non-Spanish course.

***Student must attain and maintain a 3.0 cumulative GPA, and apply and be accepted to the Education Major in order to register for these classes. Students must also pass the Praxis in order to register to take ED 449S, ED 470 and ED 475.

****In addition to passing all Spanish courses with a grade of C or better, all majors must receive a satisfactory score on the Spanish subject area test of the National Teacher’s Exam (Praxis Series III).  The test demonstrates competence in the following areas: listening and reading comprehension, grammar, culture, literature, geography, and history.  Arrangements are made with the Department Chair.

Total Credits Required (minimum): 120 credits

GPA: 3.0

Minimum Grade in Education Major Courses: B-

DEPARTMENT OF MODERN LANGUAGES SPANISH COURSE OFFERINGS
Students must consult with their faculty advisor to determine
appropriate course placement to complete the ten-course major.
SP 321 Advanced Spanish Grammar I
SP 322 Advanced Spanish Grammar II
SP 325 Spanish Conversation and Composition I
SP 326 Spanish Conversation and Composition II
SP 329 Hispanic Civilization I
SP 330 Hispanic Civilization II
SP 390 Children’s Literature for the Classroom
SP 341 Seminar in a Spanish Speaking Country
SP 401 Spanish Literature I
SP 402 Spanish Literature II
SP 403 Survey of Spanish American Literature
SP 404 The Contemporary Spanish American Novel
SP 408 The Spanish American Short Story
SP 409 Topics in Spanish Studies: The Spanish Speaking World Through Film
SP 420 Teaching World Languages
SP 423 Hispanic Caribbean Literature
SP 499 Independent Study
LA 301 Introduction to Language
Or a 3-credit Field Internship
SECONDARY  EDUCATION  (3.0 GPA Required) Field Hours Credits
1st Semester Sophomore (Students Apply to Division of Education)
ED 206 Phil. & Hist. Found. of Education 9 3
2nd Semester Sophomore
ED 331 Intro. to Educ. of Exceptional Child 25 3
ED 447 Instructional Technology 3
1st Semester Junior
ED 348 Sec. Content Area Learn. & Lit. 40 3
2nd Semester Junior
ED 448S Instructional Design I

  •  TAKE CONTENT KNOWLEDGE PRAXIS
60 3
1st Semester Senior

ED 449s Instructional Design II

  • MUST HAVE PASSED CONTENT  KNOWLEDGE PRAXIS
60 3
2nd Semester Senior
ED 470 Student Teaching 9
ED 475 Student Teaching Seminar 3
Additional Certifications Field Hr Cr
Teacher of Students with disabilities
ED351 Assessment Issues 12
ED360 Behavior Mgmt. Strategies for Inclusive & Self-Contained Classrooms 25
ED380 Specialized Instruction in Reading 12
ED460 Inclusive Practices 12

 


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