Spanish Education (K-12)
Bachelor of Arts in Spanish Education
In today’s increasingly global society, teachers of Spanish are in high demand at all grade levels. The Bachelor of Arts degree in Spanish Education prepares a student to teach Spanish in U.S. public and private schools. Students can also prepare to teach English as a second language to Spanish-speaking students if a TESOL minor is obtained.
Spanish Education majors complete a 32-hour major in Spanish, take a methods course and complete the required education courses for certification, which include one semester of student teaching. They must also take and pass the content Praxis test. Upon completion of all requirements, graduates are state-certified to teach Spanish K-12. This certification is transferable to other states.
All of Evangel's teacher education programs are accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) and are approved by the Missouri State Department of Elementary and Secondary Education.
Program Plan (pdf)
|Want to see exactly what classes you will take? The Program Plan (sometimes called a degree sheet) includes all specific requirements - including University proficiencies, Frameworks courses and degree requirements.|
Each of Evangel's academic programs is made up of a set of core curriculum, program requirements and electives. The courses listed below are just a small sample of courses that might be taken as a part of this specific program.
|Spanish Composition||Advanced grammar, original composition, and translation.|
|Spanish Conversation||Assists students in mastering oral expression.|
|Methods of Foreign Language Instruction||Fundamentals of teaching foreign language in secondary schools with attention to a variety of methods, strategies, and other aids.|
|Teaching Reading in the Content Area||Provides the prospective middle school and secondary teacher with methods for developing reading skills while he or she teaches subjects other than reading. Includes discussion of effective reading skills, vocabulary development in content areas, study skills, and use of teaching aids.|
|Educational Psychology||The critical examination of theories of learning and their application to the classroom. Considers the effects that developmental stages, individual differences, motivation, personality, and attitudinal systems have on the learning and educational experience of children and adolescents.|
Evangel University's world-class faculty is made up of caring, Christian professionals who are distinguished in their fields and dedicated to the development of tomorrow's Christian leaders.
- K-12 Spanish teacher in public or private school
- Educational consultant
- ESL teacher (if TESOL minor is also obtained)
|GPA||Achieve a 3.0 grade point average in content area and professional education courses, while maintaining a 2.75 cumulative grade point average across all courses.|
|Admittance to Program||Application for provisional admittance to teacher education is made in EDUC 219-Foundations of Education. This class is prerequisite to all teacher certification courses unless an equivalent course has been transferred from another college. Applications for admittance are available in the Department of Education office.|
|Recommendations||Satisfactory recommendations from all university supervisors of practica.|
General Undergraduate Requirements
The following are general requirements for all students beginning an undergraduate program at Evangel. For more information visit Undergraduate Admissions Requirements.
|Faith||As a boldly Christian university, all of our students have made a profession of faith in Jesus Christ as their personal Lord and Savior.|
|Diploma||Graduation from high school, or having the equivalent of a high school diploma such as the General Education Development (GED) examination.|
|Core Subjects||A minimum of a 2.0 GPA in core college prep classes (English, math, social sciences and science with a lab)|
|Grade Average||A "C" average. However, in some cases, a student with a weak academic record may be considered. To remain at Evangel, however, the student must meet scholastic requirements.|
|Standardized Tests||>Entering freshmen should take the ACT or SAT test. The codes for Evangel are as follows: SAT: 6198. ACT: 2296.|
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