Spanish Education Sample Schedule/Paradigm A guide for completing your Spanish Education major+ More The major paradigm offered below is an optimal pathway to completion of the major. However, several factors affect a student's ability to follow this specific pathway, including timing of a student's decision to major, placement level, course availability, course demand, course scheduling conflicts, and faculty availability. Therefore, a student should expect that he/she will not likely follow this specific pathway to completion of the major. A student may use the paradigm as a resource and preparation guide, but a student's academic advisor is the best resource for planning course schedules. Freshman Year - Fall LCT140 First Year Seminar 3 E120 English Composition 3 *SP201 Intermediate Conversational Spanish I 4 PY111 General Psychology (Area HS) 3 TA101 Oral Communication 3 ED100 Intro to Education (optional) 1 Credits: 16-17 Freshman Year - Spring ID160 Artscore 2 *SP202 Intermediate Conversational Spanish II 4 ED250 K-12 Diversity 2 General Education Content Area 3 General Education Content Area 3 General Education Content Area 3 Credits: 17 Sophomore Year - Fall LCT225 Perspectives (may be taken spring semester) 3 SP301 Advanced Spanish Conversation 3 ED301 School & Society 5 ED302 Substance Abuse Prevention & Community Health 1 General Education Content Area 3 Credits: 15 Sophomore Year - Spring SP302 Advanced Spanish Grammar/Composition 3 ED306 Learning, Development & Exceptionality 5 ED307 Educational Technology 1 General Education Content Area 3 General Education Content Area 3 Credits: 15 Junior Year - Fall ED350 Curriculum & Instruction 4 ED360 Reading: Grades 5-12 2 ED370 Educational Measurement: Secondary 2 ED393 Modern Foreign Languages K-12 2 **Advanced Spanish Course 3 General Education Content Area 3 Credits: 16 Junior Year - Spring LCT375 Global Issues 3 **Advanced Spanish Course 3 **Advanced Spanish Course 3 **Advanced Spanish Course 3 General Education Content Area 3 Credits: 15 Senior Year - Fall ED480 Student Teaching: Early Adolescent/Young Adult 13 ED455 Nature of the Exceptional Adolescent 2 ED490 Professional Capstone Experience: Portfolio Assessment 1 Credits: 16 Senior Year - Spring LCT475 Capstone 3 SP490 Senior Capstone 2 **Advanced Spanish Course 3 **Advanced Spanish Course 3 Elective 3 Credits: 14 *The first course, upon enrollment, will depend on placement as will the sequencing thereafter. Although students may enter the program of study for a major in Spanish at any level, only 300- and 400-level courses count toward a Spanish major. **All Spanish Education majors must take both SP331 and SP332, one Spanish literature course, and SP490. The upper division courses listed will be offered on a rotating schedule, with the exceptions of SP301, which will always be offered in fall. SP302 and SP490 will always be offered in spring. SP331 or SP332 will be offered alternately every spring. Study abroad or significant domestic experience in a Spanish language environment is required any time after completion of SP202. Any courses taken abroad that are taught in Spanish count toward the major with approval of the department chair. It is the responsibility of the student to complete all major and university requirements. Please refer to the university catalog for additional information regarding this major. Course title and content is subject to change. Not all courses are offered each semester or year. Please consult with your major advisor for the most current information. Students enrolled in the Lasallian Honors Program should consult the program director for the appropriate sequence of courses. Course descriptions + More (From the 2013-15 Catalog) A. All of the following if not placed into a higher level: SP101 - Beginning Conversational Spanish I (4 credits) Through the use of proficiency-based methodologies and multimedia this course helps students get acquainted with Hispanic cultures, discover similarities and differences between the target culture and their own, develop basic communication skills necessary to function in a Spanish-speaking country, and acquire basic grammatical structures and vocabulary. Enrollment is limited to students who have not previously studied Spanish or who place into the course after taking the placement test. Offered fall semester. SP102 - Beginning Conversational Spanish II (4 credits) A continuation of SP101. Offered spring semester. Prerequisite: SP101 or SMU placement equivalency. SP201 - Intermediate Conversational Spanish I (4 credits) This course uses an intensified conversational approach to build vocabulary, to review grammar, and to introduce the student to selected readings dealing with Hispanic literature, culture, and civilization. Offered fall semester. Prerequisite: SP102 or SMU placement equivalency. SP202 - Intermediate Conversational Spanish II (4 credits) A continuation of SP201. Offered spring semester. Prerequisite: SP201 or SMU placement equivalency. B. The following courses: SP301 - Advanced Spanish Conversation (3 credits) 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. Offered fall semester. Prerequisite: SP202 or equivalent. SP302 - Advanced Spanish Grammar and Composition (3 credits) 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. Offered spring semester. Prerequisite: SP202 or SMU placement equivalency. SP331 - Civilization/Culture Spain (3 credits) 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 or SMU placement equivalency SP332 - Civilization/Culture Latin America (3 credits) 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 or SMU placement equivalency. SP490 - Senior Capstone (3 credits) Students complete a major independent research paper or other significant project of interest related to their primary major and present their project/findings at the end of the course. Advanced instruction in research methods, drafting and revision, translation, and bibliographical work is provided through a series of sequenced assignments and revisions. The course is open to senior Spanish and Spanish Education majors only. The course is open to senior Spanish and Spanish Education majors only. C. One of the following: SP401 - Medieval/Renaissance Spanish Literature (3 credits) This course is an introduction to major authors and literary works of Spain from the medieval period through the end of the 17th century. Literary movements, history, culture, and other artistic works are examined in their relation to the literary output of these periods. Prerequisite: SP202 or SMU placement equivalency SP402 - 18th-20th Century Spanish Literature (3 credits) This course is an introduction to the major authors and literary works of Spain from the 18th through the 20th century. Literary movements, history, culture, and other artistic works are examined in their relation to the literary output of these periods. Prerequisite: SP202 or SMU placement equivalency. SP403 - Latin American Literature through the 18th Century (3 credits) This course is an introduction to the major authors and literary works of Latin America from the colonial period through the 18th century. Literary movements, history, culture, and other artistic works are examined in their relation to the literary output of these periods. Prerequisite: SP202 or SMU placement equivalency. SP404 - 19th-20th Century Latin American Literature (3 credits) This course is an introduction to the major authors and literary works of modern Latin America. Literary movements, history, culture, and other artistic works are studied in their relation to the literary output of these periods. Prerequisite: SP202 or SMU placement equivalency. SP405 - Don Quixote (3 credits) This course is an introduction to Don Quixote de la Mancha by Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra, considered by many to be the first modern novel. This literary masterpiece, its author, its historical and social context, and other related works of the Spanish Golden Age will be studied in this class. Prerequisite: SP202 or SMU placement equivalency. D. Three additional 300 and 400 level courses (if not used to meet C or D above). SP321 - Spanish Phonetics and Diction (3 credits) 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 or SMU placement equivalency. SP322 - Spanish for the Professions (3 credits) This course serves as an introduction to the application of the Spanish language in business, health care, social work, and criminal justice. Students develop oral, written, and cultural skills to facilitate their interaction with Spanish speakers in the professional world. Prerequisite: SP202 or SMU placement equivalency. SP406 - Urban Studies: Buenos Aires (3 credits) This course is a short-term study abroad opportunity in which students gain an in-depth acquaintance of Buenos Aires through the classroom at Saint Mary's and a 17-day tour of the city in May. Offered alternate spring semesters. Prerequisite: SP202 and sophomore status. SP414 - Themes in Latin American Cinema (3 credits) This course offers an introduction to the academic study of film as a form of art. Through a study of the film viewing and writing process, students learn how to express themselves clearly and creatively using a more sophisticated and idiomatic use of the Spanish language. Prerequisite: SP202 or SMU placement equivalency. SP420-424 - Special Topics (3 credits) The topics for these courses vary according to the needs and interests of the students. Prerequisite: SP202. SP496/497 - Internship in Spanish (1-17 credits) E. Required education coursework: ED100 - Introduction to Education (1 credit) This course is intended to give students with an interest in education a general overview of teaching as a career. Students explore the nature of K-12 students, the nature of schools, and current and future trends in education. While primarily intended for freshmen with an interest in teaching, it is open to any student who might wish to explore a career in education. Graded pass/fail. ED250 - Human Relations, Cultural Diversity and Indian Cultures (2 credits) This course provides a general introduction to human relations, cultural diversity and Indian cultures as these concepts relate to teaching and learning in the K-12 classroom. Emphasis is placed on providing the students with additional knowledge, expertise or skills in creating a classroom learning climate conducive to supporting differences in cultural, ethnic, racial and gender backgrounds. Special emphasis is placed on gaining an understanding of Minnesota and Wisconsin Indian cultures. ED301 - School and Society (5 credits) The initial focus of this course emphasizes historical, philosophical, and sociological foundations of education. Students examine connections between theory and practice on topics within these educational areas. Topics include todayﾒs students, teachers, school, teacher effectiveness, current issues, school reform, and professionalism. A second focus of the course is an extensive field experience where students observe and participate in elementary, middle, and secondary classrooms. Throughout the course an emphasis is placed on developing skills in human resources and the use of reflective practice in teaching. Offered fall semester. Prerequisite: concurrent with ED302. ED302 - Substance Abuse Prevention and Community Health (1 credit) This course is a general introduction to the effects of substance abuse and provides basic familiarization with chemical and public health education programs in the school and community. The course is designed to meet the Minnesota statue for obtaining a teaching license. Offered fall semester. Prerequisite: concurrent with ED301 ED306 - Learning and Development (5 credits) This phase of the Teacher Education Program focuses on the K-12 student as learner. The concept of learner is examined from a variety of applied areas in educational psychology. Principles of teaching and learning are developed in the context of learning theory, teaching effectiveness, learner differences, and child and adolescent development. Students engage in the central question: What do highly effective teacher leaders know, think and do with respect to learning, development and learner differences? Students also observe, participate and engage in a clinical field experience for five weeks in a single classroom translating theories of learning and development into methods of classroom practice while continuing to work on professional identity and dispositions. Offered spring semester. Concurrent with ED307. ED307 - Educational Technology (1 credit) This course is designed to prepare future teachers to utilize technology in the classroom as a tool for improving student learning. Pre-service teachers learn how to identify and apply technology resources to enable and empower learners with diverse backgrounds, characteristics and abilities in order to deliver instruction at different levels and paces and to stimulate advanced levels of learning. The course focuses on management of technology resources within the context of learning activities and develops strategies to manage student learning in a technology-integrated environment. Prerequisite: concurrent with ED306. ED301, ED302, ED306, ED307, and acceptance into the Teacher Education Program are prerequisites for the courses that follow. Educational studies majors: see course requirements in each concentration. Additional specific prerequisites may be noted as appropriate for individual courses. ED350 - Curriculum and Instruction: Grades 5-12 (4 credits) Middle and secondary school philosophy, classroom management, motivation, and student developmental differences are examined. An emphasis also is placed on unit development, daily lesson planning, long-range planning, teaming, student advising, cooperative learning, exploratory learning and a variety of teaching strategies appropriate for grades 5-12. In addition, teaching to the needs of exceptional learners is examined in the teaching/ learning context. An emphasis is placed on developmentally appropriate practices, integrating learning, and addressing diverse needs of learners. Students participate in guided teaching experiences at the middle/high school level. Offered fall semester. ED360 - Reading: Grades 5-12 (2 credits) This course is based on the premise that every teacher is a reading teacher, and that teaching students HOW to learn from textbooks is as important as teaching them WHAT to learn in specific disciplines. Major objectives of the course include learning about assessment of literacy, remediation of reading/writing deficits, effective instructional strategies for developing strategic readers and competent writers in all content areas, and planning processes necessary to meet the literacy needs of students. Offered fall semester. ED370 - Educational Measurement and Assessment (2 credits) The purpose of this course is to help students understand and apply assessment theory to real-world situations. Appropriate practices for the construction, analysis, and interpretation of teacher-made and standardized assessment instruments are examined. Methods of monitoring student progress, evaluating student work and grading are practiced through a variety of student activities. Offered fall semester. ED393 - World Languages & Cultural Methods: Grades K-12 (2 credits) 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. ED455 - Nature of the Exceptional Adolescent 5-12 (2 credits) This course examines the characteristics of disabilities and their impact on learnersﾒ education and social lives. The foundations of special education are discussed including identification, modifications and requirements for receiving special education services. The following special needs are addressed in this course: learning disabilities, cognitive development delays, speech disabilities, language disabilities, ELL, physical disabilities, autism spectrum, emotional/behavioral disabilities, other health impairments and talented and gifted. Special emphasis is placed on how teachers can effectively meet the needs of all learners in the 5-12 classroom. ED480 - Student Teaching: 5-12 (13 credits) While working closely with a cooperating teacher, the student begins to assume the role of teacher in an actual classroom setting, gradually becoming fully responsible for planning, organizing, and teaching lessons, maintaining a conducive learning environment, and becoming acquainted with school routines and practices. The pre-service teacher is expected to demonstrate development of professional dispositions of a well organized, effective, and reflective instructor. Teacher candidates student teach for a semester in the Winona vicinity, or for ten weeks in the Winona vicinity and the remainder of the semester at a student teaching abroad program site. Mastery of the Minnesota State Standards of Effective Practice is expected by the end of student teaching. Prerequisites: consent of chair of undergraduate teacher education and minimum 2.750 cumulative grade point average. Additional fee required. ED490 - Professional Capstone: Performance Assessment (1 credit) This course provides teacher education students with mentoring in a largely self-directed experience completing their Teacher Performance Assessment (TPA). The experience is designed to assist teacher candidates in integrating their professional identity along program- based dimensions of theory and practice. Reflection and consolidation of personal understanding is accomplished through planning, instructing and engaging students, assessing student learning, and reflection. The course also addresses professionalism and continued professional development for teachers. F. Study abroad or significant domestic experience in a Spanish language environment. Any courses taken abroad, which are taught in Spanish, count toward the major with the approval of the department chair.