Spanish Education Major (M)
Through this program, you’ll explore all areas of the Spanish language through a variety of activities and experiences, both on- and off-campus: interdisciplinary volunteer events, Spanish Table, Spanish Club on-campus, and other volunteer work and internships for hands-on experience in the Milwaukee community, throughout the U.S., and even abroad. Real-world experience that will lead to confidence in the classrooms, with skills that won’t just set you apart, they’ll help you connect.
Program Learning Outcomes
1. Learner Development: The teacher understands how learners grow and develop, recognizing that patterns of learning and development vary individually within and across the cognitive, linguistic, social, emotional, and physical areas, and designs and implements developmentally appropriate and challenging learning experiences (Human Relations, Pedagogical Knowledge)
2. Learning Differences : The teacher uses understanding of individual differences and diverse cultures and communities to ensure inclusive learning environments that enable each learner to meet high standards. (Human Relations, Pedagogical Knowledge)
3. Learning Environments: The teacher works with others to create environments that support individual and collaborative learning, and that encourage positive social interaction, active engagement in learning, and self-motivation. (Teaching Practice, Human Relations)
4. Content Knowledge: The teacher understands the central concepts, tools of inquiry, and structures of the discipline(s) he or she teaches and creates learning experiences that make these aspects of the discipline accessible and meaningful for learners to assure mastery of the content. (Content Knowledge)
5. Application of Content: The teacher understands how to connect concepts and use differing perspectives to engage learners in critical thinking, creativity, and collaborative problem solving related to authentic local and global issues.
6. Assessment Strategies: The teacher understands and uses multiple methods of assessment to engage learners in their own growth, to monitor learner progress, and to guide the teacher’s and learner’s decision making. (Content Knowledge, Pedagogical Knowledge)
7. Planning for Instruction: The teacher plans instruction that supports every student in meeting rigorous learning goals by drawing upon knowledge of content areas, curriculum, cross-disciplinary skills, and pedagogy, as well as knowledge of learners and the community context. (Content Knowledge, Pedagogical Knowledge)
8. Instructional Strategies: The teacher understands and uses a variety of instructional strategies to encourage learners to develop deep understanding of content areas and their connections, and to build skills to apply knowledge in meaningful ways. (Pedagogical Knowledge, Communication Skills, Teaching Practice)
9. Professional Learning and Ethical Practice: The teacher engages in ongoing professional learning and uses evidence to continually evaluate his/her practice, particularly the effects of his/her choices and actions on others (learners, families, other professionals, and the community), and adapts practice to meet the needs of each learner.
10. Leadership and Collaboration: The teacher seeks appropriate leadership roles and opportunities to take responsibility for student learning, to collaborate with learners, families, colleagues, other school professionals, and community members to ensure learner growth, and to advance the profession.
11. Character/Faith Development: All teachers model a value system which emphasizes moral and ethical character. Teachers in Christian schools integrate faith and learning while modeling Christian mission and service with a biblical worldview. Lutheran teachers adhere to the doctrine and practice of the Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod. (Human Relations, Professional Dispositions, Content Knowledge)
NOTE: All licensable majors and minors require that students pass applicable content examinations for licensure in the state of Wisconsin.
NOTE: Spanish Education is licensable as a K-12 program only.
|Core Requirements||42 - 45|
|Major Requirements||31 - 37|
|Major Subject Area||30|
NOTE: Check with the Chair of the Secondary Education Department for possible changes in this major.
Core Curriculum - 42 - 45 Credits
|Theology - Public Education|
|REL 100||The Bible||3|
|REL 110||Christian Faith||3|
|Theology - Lutheran (LTD) & Christian (CTC)|
|REL 201||Old Testament||3|
|REL 203||New Testament||3|
|REL 204||Biblical Theology||3|
|CCE 130||Christian Citizen||3|
|CCE 140||Science & Humanity||3|
|CCE 110||Western Culture & Worldview||3|
|CCE 120||Western Thought & Worldview||3|
|Liberal Arts Dimensions - 27 Credits|
|ENG 104||Introduction to Writing||3|
|Public Speaking (or a Language course (Satisfied in Spanish coursework))|
or COMM 201
|Faith and Life Elective: Any course with REL prefix other than REL 100, 110, 201, 203, 204||3|
|ED 1102||Foundations of Education||3|
|HHP 100||Stewardship of the Body||1|
|HHP Activity Course||1|
|Human Creativity and Expression: Art, Music, Theater, Literature or Graphic Design activity course||3|
|MATH 125||Contemporary Math||3|
|or MATH 128||College Algebra|
|SCI 110||Introduction to Life and Physical Sciences||4|
|ED 1103||Human Relations for Teachers (register with ED 1212)||3|
|Note: Two CUW - approved writing intensive courses are required for graduation. Other Electives if under 120 credits:||3-6|
K-12 Curriculum- 31 - 37 credits
|Field Experience (clincial experiences are graded as pass/fail)|
|ED 1211||Discovery Clinical||0|
|ED 1212||Cultural Clinical||0|
|ED 1213||Special Education Clinical||0|
|Education Seminars (seminars are graded as pass/fail)|
|ED 1000||Orientation Seminar||0|
|ED 2000||UDS Seminar||0|
|ED 3000||Student Teaching Seminar||0|
|Theoretical & Practical Components|
|ED 1230||Nature of the Exceptional Child (register with ED 1213)||3|
|ED 1275||Human Learning (register with ED 1211)||3|
|ED 3318||The Art & Science of Planning 2||3|
|ED 4337||The Art and Science of Assessment 2,3||3|
|ED 4339||The Art and Science of Instruction 2,3||3|
|ED 4411||The Profession and Ethics of Teaching 2||3|
|Student Teaching Component (Take these courses in the same semester)|
|ED 4414||Portfolio Completion-Secondary 2||1|
& ED 4434
|Secondary Ed Student Teaching 1|
and Secondary Ed Student Teaching 2 2
|Lutheran (LCMS Members) Teacher Diploma Requirements|
|ED 2306||Teaching the Faith||3|
|REL 404||Lutheran Confessions||3|
|Christian Teacher Certification Requirements|
|ED 2306||Teaching the Faith||3|
|Select one of the following:||3|
|Law and Gospel in the Life of the Church|
|A Survey of Christian Thought|
|Christ and Culture|
Major Requirements - 30 credits
|SPAN 201||Intermediate Spanish I||3|
|SPAN 202||Intermediate Spanish II||3|
|SPAN 301||Spanish Conversation and Composition||3|
|SPAN 331||Advanced Spanish Grammar||3|
|SPAN 351||Span&SpanAmCiv&Cul I (up 1800)||3|
|SPAN 352||Span&SpanAmCiv&Cul (after 1800||3|
|SPAN 355||Span&SpanAm Lit (up to 1800)||3|
|SPAN 356||Span&SpanAm Lit II(after 1800)||3|
|SPAN 305||Spanish Immersion Experience (Semester Abroad)||0|
|ED 4310||Curriculum and Methods of Teaching Foreign Language 2,3||3|
Teaching majors required to participate in a semester abroad in a country (other than the U.S.) in which Spanish is spoken. The study abroad experience must be approved by the Modern Language Department. (Spanish Education majors may take up to 9 credits of required Spanish courses abroad; a minimum of 3 credits are required during the study abroad experience.) A written paper is required upon return for SPAN 305.
Course Requires Upper Division Status.
ED4337, ED4339, and ED4310 are taken concurrently during the Fall prior to student teaching.
Elementary, secondary, and K-12 majors are required to demonstrate their foreign language proficiency by either maintaining a 3.0 in the above content classes OR by receiving a score of intermediate high on the ACTFL Oral Proficiency Interview (OPI) and the ACTFL Writing Proficiency Test (WPT) from Language Testing International.