Modern Language and Culture (BA) - Spanish with Teacher Certification Track

Program of Study

Core Requirements

Area A Essential Skills
ENGL 1101English Composition I (minimum grade of C)3
ENGL 1102English Composition II (minimum grade of C)3
Select one of the following:3
Quantitative Skills and Reasoning
Introduction to Mathematical Modeling
College Algebra
Pre-Calculus
Applied Calculus
Calculus with Analytic Geometry I
Elementary Statistics
Area A Total9
Area B Institutional Options 1
B1: Select 3 hours of following courses:3
Public Speaking
Any Foreign Language 1001, 1002, 2001, 2002
B2: Select 1 or 2 hours of the following courses:1-2
Scholarship Across the Disciplines
Introduction to Servant Leadership
Perspectives 1-hour
Perspectives 2-hour
Area B Total4-5
Area C Humanities/Fine Arts/Ethics
Select one of the following humanities courses:3
World Literature I
World Literature II
Comparative Arts 2
The Western Intellectual Tradition
ITDS 1774 Introduction to Digital Humanities
Historical Perspectives on the Philosophy of Science and Mathematics
Introduction to Philosophy
Select one of the following fine arts courses:3
Art Appreciation
Comparative Arts 2
Music Appreciation
Theatre Appreciation
Introduction to the History of Art I– Prehistoric through Gothic
Introduction to the History of Art II– Renaissance through Modern
Area C Total6
Area D Science/Math/Technology 1
D1: Select two science courses from the following list. One science course must include a lab; the other science course may or may not include the lab:7-8
Human Origins (no lab)
Descriptive Astronomy: The Solar System
and Descriptive Astronomy Lab (lab optional)
Descriptive Astronomy: Stars and Galaxies
and Descriptive Astronomy Lab
Understanding the Weather
and Understanding the Weather Lab
Principles of Biology (lab included)
Contemporary Issues in Biology Non-Lab (no lab)
Contemporary Issues in Biology with Lab (lab included)
Survey of Chemistry I
and Survey of Chemistry I Lab
Survey of Chemistry II
and Survey of Chemistry II Lab
Principles of Chemistry I
and Principles of Chemistry I Lab
Principles of Chemistry II
and Principles of Chemistry II Lab
Environmental Studies
and Environmental Studies Laboratory (lab optional)
Sustainability and the Environment
Natural Disasters: Our Hazardous Environment (no lab)
Introductory Geoscience I: Physical Geology
and Introductory Geoscience I: Physical Geology Lab
Introductory Geo-sciences II: Historical Geology
and Introductory Geo-sciences II: Historical Geology Lab
The Fossil Record (lab included)
Introductory Physics I
and Introductory Physics I Lab
Introductory Physics II
and Introductory Physics II Lab
Physics of Color and Sound
and Physics of Color and Sound Lab (lab optional)
Principles of Physics I
and Principles of Physics I Lab
Principles of Physics II
and Principles of Physics II Lab
D2: Select one of the following or a science course from above:3-4
Introduction to Computing Principles and Technology
Computer Science I
Introduction to Data Science
Introduction to the Geographic Information Systems
Pre-Calculus
Applied Calculus
Calculus with Analytic Geometry II
Computer-Assisted Problem Solving
Introduction to Discrete Mathematics
Formal Logic
Elementary Statistics
Area D Total10-11
Area E Social Sciences
HIST 2111U. S. History to 18653
or HIST 2112 U. S. History since 1865
POLS 1101American Government3
Select one of the following behavioral science courses:3
Principles of Macroeconomics
Principles of Microeconomics
Moral Philosophy
Introduction to General Psychology
Introduction to Sociology
Select one of the following world culture courses:3
Cultural Anthropology
Discovering Archaeology
Ancient World Civilizations
Language and Culture
World Regional Geography
World History to 1500
World History since 1500
Introduction to International Studies and Cross-Cultural Learning
Understanding Non-Western Cultures
Area E Total12
Wellness Requirement
KINS 1106Lifetime Wellness2
or PHED 1205 Concepts of Fitness
Select one PEDS course1
Wellness Total3
Total Credit Hours45
1

Note: Students must complete Area B and Area D with a combined total of 15 credit hours within the following ranges. Any additional hours may be applied to Area F or beyond, depending on the program of study. Students should consult their advisors.

  • Area B1, 3 hours;
  • Area B2, 1-2 hours; 
  • Area D1, 7-8 hours;
  • Area D2, 3-4 hours. 
2

ITDS 1145 Comparative Arts, though listed under both humanities and fine arts, may be taken only once.

Major Requirements

Core Requirements
Complete the General Education Core and Health & Wellness requirements for this program45
Core Total45
Area F Courses Related to Major
Minimum grade of C is required
Complete one of the following convocation courses with a satisfactory grade0
French Convocation
Spanish Convocation
Complete 6 hours of Intermediate-level studies in French or Spanish6
FREN 2001 Intermediate French I and FREN 2002 Intermediate French II, or
SPAN 2001 Intermediate Spanish I and SPAN 2002 Intermediate Spanish II
Select 12 hours of coursework (not applied above) from the following options12
Elementary French II
Elementary Spanish II
Cultural Anthropology
Multicultural Literature
Comparative Arts
Modern Latin America
Spain in the Middle Ages and the Renaissance
Introduction to Philosophy
Choose the following three course if pursuing teaching certification.
Investigating Critical & Contemporary Issues in Education
Exploring Socio-Cultural Contexts on Diversity in Educational Settings
Exploring Learning and Teaching
Area F Total18
Area G Program Requirements
Minimum grade of C is required
EDCI 3455Practicum I for Middle-Grades and Secondary Education2
EDCI 4455Practicum II for Middle Grades and Secondary Education2
EDSE 4125Teaching a Modern Foreign Language3
EDSE 4126Topics in Foreign Language Methodology3
EDUF 4205Technology for the 21st Century Classroom2
SPED 2256Introduction to the Exceptional Learner in General Education (Students must earn a grade of B or better in order to be certified to teach in the state of Georgia.)3
SPAN 3150Spanish Conversation3
SPAN 3160Grammar and Composition3
SPAN 4010Advanced Spanish Grammar3
SPAN 3167Introduction to Spanish Linguistics3
Select one of the following Spanish Language options:3
Spanish Phonetics
Spanish Applied Linguistics
Spanish Sociolinguistics
Spanish Translation and Interpreting I
Spanish Translation and Interpreting II
Selected Topics in Spanish
Internship
Independent Study
Select three of the following Peninsular Studies options:9
Contemporary Approaches to Identities and Cultures of Spain
Survey of Literary Texts from Spain
Spanish Golden Age Theater
Cinema from Spain
Spanish Theater
Selected Topics in Spanish
Independent Study
Select three of the following Latin American Studies options:9
Contemporary Approaches to Cultures of Latin America
Survey of Latin American Literature
Literature of Spanish Speaking Communities in the United States
Perspectives on Mexico: Works and Experiences of Selected Mexican Women
Political and Cultural Myth in Latin America
Selected Topics in Spanish
Independent Study
Student Teaching Experience:
EDCI 4485Student Teaching10
EDUF 4115Classroom Management2
Area G Total60
Total Credit Hours123
1

SPAN 1000 Spanish Convocation must be satisfactorily completed once.

Program Map

Program Map--Starting with SPAN 1001

Plan of Study Grid
First Year
FallCredit Hours
ENGL 1101 English Composition I (minimum grade of C) 3
AREA AMATH 1001 Quantitative Skills and Reasoning (or higher level math course) 3
AREA B1SPAN 1001 Elementary Spanish I or COMM 1110 Public Spealing 3
Spanish majors starting with SPAN 1001 will fulfill this requirement by taking the SPAN 1001 class (minimum grade of C)
AREA CFine Arts Course 3
AREA DScience Course 3
SPAN 1000 Spanish Convocation 0
 Credit Hours15
Spring
ENGL 1102 English Composition II (minimum grade of C) 3
AREA B2seminars 1 2
AREA FElective (minimum grade of C) 3
AREA DScience, Math, Tech Course 3
SPAN 1002 Elementary Spanish II (minimum grade of C) 3
 Credit Hours14
Second Year
Fall
AREA FElective (minimum grade of C) 3
AREA DScience with Lab 4
AREA CHumanities Course 3
AREA EBehavioral Science Course 3
SPAN 2001 Intermediate Spanish I (minimum grade of C) 3
 Credit Hours16
Spring
AREA EWorld Culture Course 3
SPED 2256 Introduction to the Exceptional Learner in General Education (minimum grade of B) 3
There is a recent rule change for certification from the GaPSC. As of July 1, 2019, students must make a B or higher in the Exceptional Children's course. The course could be any of the following depending on your major: SPED 2256, EDCI 6228, KINS 4245, SPED 4115, PHED 6219 This rule change will not affect your graduation but you cannot become a certified educator with the state of Georgia until you receive the grade of B or higher in this course.
HIST 2111
U. S. History to 1865
or U. S. History since 1865
3
POLS 1101 American Government 3
SPAN 2002 Intermediate Spanish II (minimum grade of C) 3
 Credit Hours15
Third Year
Fall
SPAN 3150 Spanish Conversation (minimum grade of C) 3
SPAN 3160 Grammar and Composition (minimum grade of C) 3
AREA FElective (minimum grade of C) 3
AREA WPEDS 1
PHED 1205
Concepts of Fitness
or Lifetime Wellness
2
Apply for Teacher Education Program
 Credit Hours12
Spring
AREA GLatin American Studies Option (minimum grade of C) 3
AREA GPeninsular Studies Option--2 courses (minimum grade of C) 6
Choose one of the following: 3
Advanced Spanish Grammar (minimum grade of C)
Introduction to Spanish Linguistics (minimum grade of C)
or Spanish language option (minimum grade of C)
EDSE 4125 Teaching a Modern Foreign Language (minimum grade of C) 3
EDCI 3455 Practicum I for Middle-Grades and Secondary Education (minimum grade of C) 2
 Credit Hours17
Fourth Year
Fall
AREA GLatin American Studies Option--2 courses (minimum grade of C) 6
AREA GPeninsular Studies Option (minimum grade of C) 3
Choose two of the following: 6
Advanced Spanish Grammar (minimum grade of C)
Introduction to Spanish Linguistics (minimum grade of C)
or Spanish language option (minimum grade of C)
EDSE 4126 Topics in Foreign Language Methodology (minimum grade of C) 3
EDCI 4455 Practicum II for Middle Grades and Secondary Education (minimum grade of C) 2
 Credit Hours20
Spring
EDCI 4485 Student Teaching 10
EDUF 4115 Classroom Management (minimum grade of C) 2
EDUF 4205 Technology for the 21st Century Classroom 2
SPAN 4000 Spanish Capstone 0
 Credit Hours14
 Total Credit Hours123

Program Map--Starting with SPAN 1002

Plan of Study Grid
First Year
FallCredit Hours
ENGL 1101 English Composition I (minimum grade of C) 3
AREA AMATH 1001 Quantitative Skills and Reasoning (or higher level math course) 3
AREA B1SPAN 1001-2002 or COMM 1110 Public Spealing 3
Spanish majors starting with SPAN 1002, should take COMM 1110 to fulfill this requirement
SPAN 1002 Elementary Spanish II (minimum grade of C) 3
AREA CFine Arts Course 3
AREA DScience Course 3
SPAN 1000 Spanish Convocation 0
 Credit Hours18
Spring
ENGL 1102 English Composition II (minimum grade of C) 3
AREA B2seminars 1 2
AREA FElective (minimum grade of C) 3
AREA DScience, Math, Tech Course 3
SPAN 2001 Intermediate Spanish I (minimum grade of C) 3
HIST 2111
U. S. History to 1865
or U. S. History since 1865
3
 Credit Hours17
Second Year
Fall
AREA FElective (minimum grade of C) 3
AREA DScience with Lab 4
AREA CHumanities Course 3
AREA EBehavioral Science Course 3
SPAN 2002 Intermediate Spanish II (minimum grade of C) 3
 Credit Hours16
Spring
AREA EWorld Culture Course 3
SPED 2256 Introduction to the Exceptional Learner in General Education (minimum grade of B) 3
There is a recent rule change for certification from the GaPSC. As of July 1, 2019, students must make a B or higher in the Exceptional Children's course. The course could be any of the following depending on your major: SPED 2256, EDCI 6228, KINS 4245, SPED 4115, PHED 6219 This rule change will not affect your graduation but you cannot become a certified educator with the state of Georgia until you receive the grade of B or higher in this course.
POLS 1101 American Government 3
SPAN 3150 Spanish Conversation (minimum grade of C) 3
SPAN 3160 Grammar and Composition (minimum grade of C) 3
 Credit Hours15
Third Year
Fall
AREA FElective (minimum grade of C) 3
AREA WPEDS 1
AREA Gone Latin American Studies Option (minimum grade of C) 3
AREA Gone Peninsular Studies Option (minimum grade of C) 3
Choose one of the following: 3
Advanced Spanish Grammar (minimum grade of C)
Introduction to Spanish Linguistics (minimum grade of C)
or Spanish language option (minimum grade of C)
KINS 1106
Lifetime Wellness
or Concepts of Fitness
2
Apply for Teacher Education Program
 Credit Hours15
Spring
AREA Gone Latin American Studies Option (minimum grade of C) 3
AREA Gone Peninsular Studies Option (minimum grade of C) 3
Choose one of the following: 3
Advanced Spanish Grammar (minimum grade of C)
Introduction to Spanish Linguistics (minimum grade of C)
or Spanish language option (minimum grade of C)
EDSE 4126 Topics in Foreign Language Methodology (minimum grade of C) 3
EDCI 3455 Practicum I for Middle-Grades and Secondary Education (minimum grade of C) 2
 Credit Hours14
Fourth Year
Fall
AREA Gone Latin American Studies Option (minimum grade of C) 3
AREA Gone Peninsular Studies Option (minimum grade of C) 3
Choose one of the following: 3
Advanced Spanish Grammar (minimum grade of C)
Introduction to Spanish Linguistics (minimum grade of C)
or Spanish language option (minimum grade of C)
EDSE 4126 Topics in Foreign Language Methodology (minimum grade of C) 3
EDCI 4455 Practicum II for Middle Grades and Secondary Education (minimum grade of C) 2
 Credit Hours14
Spring
EDCI 4485 Student Teaching 10
EDUF 4115 Classroom Management (minimum grade of C) 4 2
EDUF 4205 Technology for the 21st Century Classroom 4 2
SPAN 4000 Spanish Capstone 0
 Credit Hours14
 Total Credit Hours123

Program Map--Starting with SPAN 2001

Plan of Study Grid
First Year
FallCredit Hours
ENGL 1101 English Composition I (minimum grade of C) 3
AREA AMATH 1001 Quantitative Skills and Reasoning (or higher level math course) 3
AREA B1SPAN 1001-2002 or COMM 1110 Public Spealing 3
Spanish majors starting with SPAN 2001 will fulfill this requirement with Credit by Examination 2,3
SPAN 2001 Intermediate Spanish I (minimum grade of C) 2 3
AREA CFine Arts Course 3
AREA DScience Course 3
SPAN 1000 Spanish Convocation 0
 Credit Hours18
Spring
ENGL 1102 English Composition II (minimum grade of C) 3
AREA B2seminars 1 2
AREA FElective (minimum grade of C) 3
AREA DScience, Math, Tech Course 3
SPAN 2002 Intermediate Spanish II (minimum grade of C) 3
AREA FElective--Spanish majors will fulfill this requirement with Credit by Examination 3 3
 Credit Hours17
Second Year
Fall
AREA DScience with Lab 4
AREA CHumanities Course 3
AREA EBehavioral Science Course 3
SPAN 3150 Spanish Conversation (minimum grade of C) 3
SPAN 3160 Grammar and Composition (minimum grade of C) 3
 Credit Hours16
Spring
AREA EWorld Culture Course 3
SPED 2256 Introduction to the Exceptional Learner in General Education (minimum grade of B) 3
There is a recent rule change for certification from the GaPSC. As of July 1, 2019, students must make a B or higher in the Exceptional Children's course. The course could be any of the following depending on your major: SPED 2256, EDCI 6228, KINS 4245, SPED 4115, PHED 6219 This rule change will not affect your graduation but you cannot become a certified educator with the state of Georgia until you receive the grade of B or higher in this course.
POLS 1101 American Government 3
HIST 2111
U. S. History to 1865
or U. S. History since 1865
3
AREA FElective (minimum grade of C) 3
 Credit Hours15
Third Year
Fall
AREA FElective (minimum grade of C) 3
Any PEDS course 1
AREA G one Latin American Studies Option (minimum grade of C) 3
AREA Gone Peninsular Studies Option (minimum grade of C) 3
Choose one of the following: 3
Advanced Spanish Grammar (minimum grade of C)
Introduction to Spanish Linguistics (minimum grade of C)
or Spanish language option (minimum grade of C)
KINS 1106
Lifetime Wellness
or Concepts of Fitness
2
Apply for Teacher Education Program
 Credit Hours15
Spring
AREA Gone Latin American Studies Option (minimum grade of C) 3
AREA Gone Peninsular Studies Option (minimum grade of C) 3
Choose one of the following: 3
Advanced Spanish Grammar (minimum grade of C)
Introduction to Spanish Linguistics (minimum grade of C)
or Spanish language option (minimum grade of C)
EDSE 4125 Teaching a Modern Foreign Language (minimum grade of C) 3
EDCI 3455 Practicum I for Middle-Grades and Secondary Education (minimum grade of C) 2
EDUF 4205 Technology for the 21st Century Classroom 2
 Credit Hours16
Fourth Year
Fall
AREA Gone Latin American Studies Option (minimum grade of C) 3
AREA Gone Peninsular Studies Option (minimum grade of C) 3
Choose one of the following: 3
Advanced Spanish Grammar (minimum grade of C)
Introduction to Spanish Linguistics (minimum grade of C)
or Spanish language option (minimum grade of C)
EDSE 4126 Topics in Foreign Language Methodology (minimum grade of C) 3
EDCI 4455 Practicum II for Middle Grades and Secondary Education (minimum grade of C) 2
 Credit Hours14
Spring
EDCI 4485 Student Teaching 10
EDUF 4115 Classroom Management (minimum grade of C) 4 2
SPAN 4000 Spanish Capstone 0
 Credit Hours12
 Total Credit Hours123

Program Map--Starting with SPAN 3150/3160

Plan of Study Grid
First Year
FallCredit Hours
ENGL 1101 English Composition I (minimum grade of C) 3
AREA AMATH 1001 Quantitative Skills and Reasoning (or higher level math course) 3
AREA B1SPAN 1001-2002 or COMM 1110 Public Spealing 3
Spanish majors starting wtih SPAN 3150/3160 will fulfill this requirement with Credit by Examination 2,3
SPAN 3150 Spanish Conversation (minimum grade of C) 2 3
SPAN 3160 Grammar and Composition (minimum grade of C) 3
AREA DScience Course 3
SPAN 1000 Spanish Convocation 0
 Credit Hours18
Spring
ENGL 1102 English Composition II (minimum grade of C) 3
AREA B2seminars 1 2
AREA FElective (minimum grade of C) 3
AREA DScience, Math, Tech Course 3
AREA CFine Arts Course 3
 Credit Hours14
Second Year
Fall
AREA DScience with Lab 4
AREA CHumanities Course 3
AREA EBehavioral Science Course 3
AREA Gone Latin American Studies Option (minimum grade of C) 3
SPED 2256 Introduction to the Exceptional Learner in General Education (minimum grade of B; see note below) 3
There is a recent rule change for certification from the GaPSC. As of July 1, 2019, students must make a B or higher in the Exceptional Children's course. The course could be any of the following depending on your major: SPED 2256, EDCI 6228, KINS 4245, SPED 4115, PHED 6219 This rule change will not affect your graduation but you cannot become a certified educator with the state of Georgia until you receive the grade of B or higher in this course.
 Credit Hours16
Spring
AREA EWorld Culture Course 3
POLS 1101 American Government 3
HIST 2111
U. S. History to 1865
or U. S. History since 1865
3
AREA FElective (minimum grade of C) 3
AREA FElective--Spanish majors will fulfill this requirement with Credit by Examination 3 3
AREA Gone Peninsular Studies Option (minimum grade of C) 3
 Credit Hours18
Third Year
Fall
AREA FElective 3
Any PEDS course 1
AREA Gone Latin American Studies Option (minimum grade of C) 3
AREA Gone Peninsular Studies Option (minimum grade of C) 3
Choose one of the following: 3
Advanced Spanish Grammar (minimum grade of C)
Introduction to Spanish Linguistics (minimum grade of C)
or Spanish language option (minimum grade of C)
KINS 1106
Lifetime Wellness
or Concepts of Fitness
2
Apply for Teacher Education program.
 Credit Hours15
Spring
AREA Gone Latin American Studies Option (minimum grade of C) 3
AREA Gone Peninsular Studies Option (minimum grade of C) 3
Choose one of the following: 3
Advanced Spanish Grammar (minimum grade of C)
Introduction to Spanish Linguistics (minimum grade of C)
or Spanish Language option
EDSE 4125 Teaching a Modern Foreign Language (minimum grade of C) 3
EDCI 3455 Practicum I for Middle-Grades and Secondary Education (minimum grade of C) 2
 Credit Hours14
Fourth Year
Fall
Choose one of the following: 3
Advanced Spanish Grammar (minimum grade of C)
Introduction to Spanish Linguistics (minimum grade of C)
or Spanish language option
EDSE 4126 Topics in Foreign Language Methodology (minimum grade of C) 3
EDCI 4455 Practicum II for Middle Grades and Secondary Education (minimum grade of C) 2
EDUF 4205 Technology for the 21st Century Classroom 2
AREA F2 Elective courses--Spanish majors will fulfill this requirement with Credit by Examination 3 6
 Credit Hours16
Spring
EDCI 4485 Student Teaching 10
EDUF 4115 Classroom Management (minimum grade of C) 4 2
SPAN 4000 Spanish Capstone 0
 Credit Hours12
 Total Credit Hours123
1

B2: Select 1 or 2 hours of the following courses:

ITDS 1779 Scholarship Across the Disciplines (2 cr)

LEAD 1705 Introduction to Servant Leadership (2 cr)

PERS 1506 Perspectives (1 cr; may be repeated with a different topic)

PERS 1507 Perspectives (2 cr)

2

Students can only begin wtih SPAN 2001 / SPAN 2002 or SPAN 3150 / SPAN 3160 classes if they have taken the CLEP, AP, or other proficiency exam. Credit by examination for the lower level courses will be given for the SPAN 1001 through 2002 classes in Area B1 and F.   

3

AP, CLEP, or other test credits to replace Area F SPAN 1002, SPAN 2001, and/or SPAN 2002 can be applied here. If such credits are applied, then the student can enroll in fewer credits in the semester where the Area F Elective courses show on the Program Map.

4

This course requires admission to the teacher education program.

  • Students are strongly encouraged to participate in study abroad programs offered in the summertime, either to Mexico or Spain.

Admission Requirements

Acceptance into the Teacher Education Program is required.

Additional Program Requirements

There are no program specific academic regulations.