Why Elementary Education Spanish endorsement?
Students preparing to teach either in K-6 elementary school settings or grades 5-8 middle school Spanish settings will gain valuable knowledge by adding this endorsement to their Elementary Education major.
World Languages endorsement (Spanish)
Students who wish to pursue a minor in Spanish for teaching purposes must take at least 21 credits in Spanish plus the prescribed education courses. All students seeking K-8 licensure in World Languages must demonstrate an intermediate-high proficiency level in all four skills (speaking, listening, reading and writing) as outlined in the ACTFL Proficiency Guidelines and successfully complete the following language courses plus two or three additional courses (see "Degree Requirements" below).
(From the 2011-13 Catalog)
A. All of the following:
The purpose of this course is to prepare pre-service teachers with methods for teaching successfully in the area of world languages in grades K through 12. Topics covered in the course include lesson and unit planning, national standards, and questioning skills. Classroom management, effective teaching strategies, and utilization of technology to enhance instruction are stressed.
Offered fall semester. Prerequisite: ED350.
This course provides the oral practice and vocabulary necessary to move from simply describing the physical world toward a broader and more sophisticated use of the language. The students develop analysis, synthesis and evaluation skills; compare and contrast their own and the target culture; and hypothesize about links between the Spanish language and contemporary culture.
This course is required for education majors to satisfy state certification requirements for an endorsement in Spanish. Prerequisite: SP242 or equivalent.
This course offers intensive practice in the refinement of writing skills and vocabulary building through a variety of readings, exercises, and numerous writing activities. The students work toward a more sophisticated and idiomatic use of the Spanish language.
This course is required for education majors to satisfy state certification requirements for an endorsement in Spanish. Offered spring semester. Prerequisite: SP242 or equivalent.
This course is an introduction to Spanish linguistics and phonetics with the goal of perfecting pronunciation. Students learn the Spanish phonetic alphabet, the classification of sounds, accent, intonation, syntax, and diction. Recommended for education majors to satisfy state certification requirements for an endorsement in Spanish.
Prerequisite: SP202/242 or SMU placement equivalency.
This course is an initiation to the civilizations and cultures which have existed on the Iberian Peninsula from pre- historic times to the present. The students study the political, social, artistic, and intellectual evolution of Spain through a series of texts, images, and videos.
Offered alternate spring semesters. Prerequisite: SP202/242 or SMU placement equivalency
This course is an initiation to the diversity of the Hispanic world. Through a series of texts and videos the students address several important social, political, and cultural themes.
Offered alternate spring semesters. Prerequisite: SP202/242 or SMU placement equivalency.
Study abroad or significant domestic experience in a Spanish language environment is required.
Scott Sorvaag, Ed.D.
Dean, School of Education
Saint Mary's University of Minnesota
700 Terrace Heights #23
Winona, MN 55987-1399
(800) 635-5987, Ext. 6612