Spanish Education Major

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The Spanish education major leads to a bachelor of science degree, and requires 30 credits of Spanish specialization courses including one semester abroad and 46 hours of professional studies in education.

 

 

Spanish Education Major Courses

This course prepares the candidate for admission to Teacher Education. Course content includes the characteristics of the Greenville University Teacher Education Program, a survey of the legal, social and ethical issues involved in public school education, an introduction to program portfolio development, and a correlation of psychological principles to varied learning styles and milieus. This course is conducted on campus and includes field experience in school settings that have a large minority population. This course will give students the opportunity to determine whether they want to persist in the Teacher Education Program. (Offered fall semester for transfer students and students with special needs by permission of instructor, and offered every Interterm for freshmen.) Pre-requisite: signature of instructor IN15 - $92 Fee.
The purpose of this course is to explore race and poverty issues that impact the classroom environment. Candidates will search for effective strategies to better meet the needs of underserved populations. The hidden rules of economic class and characteristics of generational poverty will be studied, with emphasis on the impact this has on instruction. Students will spend time assisting in a classroom which serves a high minority and low socioeconomic population. This course meets the general education global foundations requirement. Prerequisite: EDUC 101. (Offered every Interterm.) IN18 - $60 Fee
This course will examine the historical context, diverse characteristics, and individual planning for the exceptional child. Students in this course will explore how individuals develop and learn within the context of their cultural, linguistic, and academic experiences. Co-teaching instructional plans based on diverse student characteristics, student performance data, and curriculum goals will be developed. Thirty hours of field experience in a special education classroom are required. Prerequisite: EDU 101. (Offered every semester.)
This course will provide a current and comprehensive overview of research and theory related to human learning. The course will emphasize major concepts of learning theory but will also cover relevant motivational and developmental theories. The course will underscore the relationship between theory, research, and practice. Prerequisite: EDUC101; Corequisite: EDUC280. (Offered every term.)
EDU 316 Reading and Writing Across the Curriculum Three Credits Emphasis is on teaching reading and writing in content areas from grades 6 through 12. Relationships between reading, literacy, and writing within content areas are established and ways of meeting the needs of culturally diverse and dysfunctional students are explored. Candidates design appropriate learning experiences and apply reading-study skills to the content areas. Field experiences required. Cross listed with ENG 316. Prerequisite: Admission to the Teacher Education Program. (Offered fall semester.)
This course will investigate the structures of a safe and healthy learning environment that facilitates cultural and linguistic responsiveness, positive social interaction, active engagement, and academic risk-taking. A three tiered level of positive behavior supports (PBS) will be explored as a framework for creating plans to accomplish a productive learning environment. Twenty hours of field experience required. Prerequisite: EDU280
This course is designed to explore classroom evaluation of student growth as an integral part of instruction. Candidates explore the purpose of evaluation as it relates to planning instruction. Professional, social, ethical, and philosophical considerations related to teaching/learning are also explored. Prerequisite: Admission to the Teacher Education Program. (Offered every semester.)
This course focuses on curriculum and instruction as it applies to the grades nine through twelve. Teacher candidates explore curriculum and instruction specific to their designated content area. The course content includes exploring national and state standards, exploring local standards, writing instructional objectives, and exploring and designing student centered instruction. The course has a field experience component. Prerequisite: EDUC202, 280, and 282. (Offered every semester.)
This course is designed to help the student develop and/or refine his/her philosophy of foreign language instruction as well as develop skills, ideas, and resources for implementing this philosophy in the modern-day middle or secondary-school classroom. An overview of how second language acquisition theory practically relates to the demands of teaching a second language in the public school system will be given. Prerequisite: Admission to the Teacher Education Program. Corequisite: EDUC409. (Offered fall semester.)
After admission to the professional internship , candidates receive student teaching placements. Candidates work with their cooperating teachers during the first week of school. Five days of clinical experience required. Prerequisite: Admission to the Professional Internship. (Offered fall semester)
Teacher candidates work to integrate prior coursework experienced into the context of real classrooms. Teacher candidates develop a teaching philosophy and an operational "professional identity." Candidates consider the impact that various factors have on the learning environment, develop teaching strategies that promote active learning and which engage students with diverse abilities, cultures, and ethnicity. Candidates explore methods specific to their subject areas under the additional guidance of the program coordinator. Teacher candidates will engage in preparing for the edTPA. Candidates complete a minimum of 15 hours in the clinical setting completing pre-mini student teaching assignments. Students must take EDU409 and 410 (Offered Interterm) during the same academic year. Prerequisites: Admission to the Teacher Education Program; EDU316, 333, and 340. (Offered fall semester.)
Candidates complete a mini-student teaching experience, consisting of 12 full days in the secondary classroom. Teacher candidates will meet on campus for a minimum of three class sessions. The course faculty member, assisted by the Director of Field Experience, will determine the placement for the clinical experience. Students must take EDU409 in the same academic year. Prerequisite: Admission to the Teacher Education Program and EDUC 409. (Offered Interterm.)
EDU 421 Secondary Student Teaching Seven* or Fifteen Credits Full semester of student teaching required for secondary education majors. *K-12 physical education majors are required to complete eight weeks of student teaching in conjunction with EDU 424. Prerequisite: Admission to the Professional Internship. (Offered every semester.)
The seminar addresses professional topics within the field of education and provides an opportunity for teacher candidates to focus on the required performance assessment. The performance assessment, aligned with state standards, is an authentic assessment tool that shows how teacher candidates develop and evaluate student learning. The portfolio documents practices in the areas of planning, instruction, assessment, analyzing teaching, and academic learning to reveal the impact of a candidate's teaching performance on student learning. This course is to be taken concurrently with student teaching and is pass/fail. Prerequisite: EDU410.
An overview of peninsular literature from "el cantar de mio cid" to the present. Discussions are centered around the text (including novels, drama, and poetry) and literary critique in general. Pre-req: SPN201 (Offered in a three year rotation)
SPN 370 La Literatura Hispanoamericana Three Credits Study of the Hispanic novel through reading of selected novels. Prerequisite: SPN 201 or equivalent. (Offered in a three year rotation.)
Emphasizes the forces that shaped and are now reshaping the region. Examines historical reasons for the present problems that trouble the area. Cross listed with HST 310. Meets the general education cross cultural requirement. Prerequisite: SPN 201 or equivalent. (Offered in a three year rotation.)
Discussion and reading in Spanish of history, literature, art, and customs. Meets the general education cross-cultural requirement. Prerequisite: SPN 201 or equivalent. (Offered in a three year rotation.)
The purpose of this course is to allow the students to learn and recognize the cultural traits of the Spanish people and culture through an immersion experience, living with a Spanish family. Students will visit important historical and cultural sites such as museums, galleries, cathedrals, etc. Students will also be asked to reflect on the works written by principle Spanish authors of the "Siglo de Oro." Prerequisite: SPN201. (Offered summers.)
The purpose of this course is to improve the skills in the Spanish language and acquire a deeper understanding of a Spanish-speaking nation via an immersion experience for students who are already proficient in the language. Thus, the student will immerse her/himself in a Spanish-speaking country and, while in the country, the student will learn and practice as much Spanish as possible. The student will submit written reflections in Spanish. The reflections will be regarding the local culture in the region and diversity within the Spanish-speaking country. Prerequisite: SPAN 201.
Students will use the medium of film to examine both Spanish and Latin American Cultures. By way of classroom discussion and written composition, students will analyze, compare and contrast, critically evaluate ideas and ideologies which are addressed both overtly and covertly in the films. Prerequisite: SPN220
Discussion and reading in Spanish of history, literature, art, and customs. Meets the general education cross-cultural requirement. Prerequisite: SPN 201 or equivalent. (Offered in a three year rotation.)
The purpose of this course is to allow the students to learn and recognize the cultural traits of the Spanish people and culture through an immersion experience, living with a Spanish family. Students will visit important historical and cultural sites such as museums, galleries, cathedrals, etc. Students will also be asked to reflect on the works written by principle Spanish authors of the "Siglo de Oro." Prerequisite: SPN201. (Offered summers.)
An overview of peninsular literature from "el cantar de mio cid" to the present. Discussions are centered around the text (including novels, drama, and poetry) and literary critique in general. Pre-req: SPN201 (Offered in a three year rotation)
Emphasizes the forces that shaped and are now reshaping the region. Examines historical reasons for the present problems that trouble the area. Cross listed with HST 310. Meets the general education cross cultural requirement. Prerequisite: SPN 201 or equivalent. (Offered in a three year rotation.)
The purpose of this course is to improve the skills in the Spanish language and acquire a deeper understanding of a Spanish-speaking nation via an immersion experience for students who are already proficient in the language. Thus, the student will immerse her/himself in a Spanish-speaking country and, while in the country, the student will learn and practice as much Spanish as possible. The student will submit written reflections in Spanish. The reflections will be regarding the local culture in the region and diversity within the Spanish-speaking country. Prerequisite: SPAN 201.
SPN 370 La Literatura Hispanoamericana Three Credits Study of the Hispanic novel through reading of selected novels. Prerequisite: SPN 201 or equivalent. (Offered in a three year rotation.)
Essentials of Spanish, oral and written: grammar, composition, conversation, and reading. Prerequisite: SPN 101 must be taken before SPN 102. (Offered fall and spring semesters, respectively.)
Essentials of Spanish, oral and written: grammar, composition, conversation, and reading. Prerequisite: SPN 101 must be taken before SPN 102. (Offered fall and spring semesters, respectively.)
Conversation, readings, grammar review. Prerequisite: SPN 102 or equivalent. (Offered fall semester.)
This course will examine a wide range of themes including, but not limited to, topics such as comparative Hispanic cultural studies, the Spanish American short story, Spanish theatre studies, issues of immigration, and the Latino threat narrative. These will be taught through intermediate level reading texts, written assignments, aural activities, film studies, articles, news reports, and other current media sources.
Practice in listening to spoken Spanish. Oral reports and informal conversation. Phonetics. Prerequisite: SPAN 102 or equivalent. (Offered spring semester.)
The purpose of this course is to learn Spanish language and acquire a deeper understanding of a Spanish-speaking nation via an immersion experience. Thus, the student will immerse her/himself in a Spanish-speaking country and, while in the country, the student will learn and practice as much Spanish as possible. The student will submit written reflections in Spanish according to the student's proficiency level. The reflections will be regarding the culture of the region and the Spanish-speaking country. In addition, it is advised that the student enroll at the accompanying course "Spanish Cultural Immersion." Prerequisite: SPN101 (Offered summers.)
The purpose of this course is to learn Spanish language and acquire a deeper understanding of a Spanish-speaking nation via an immersion experience. Thus, the student will immerse her/himself in a Spanish -speaking country and, while in the country, the student will learn and practice as much Spanish as possible. The student will submit written reflections in Spanish according to the student's proficiency level. The reflections will be regarding the use of the language in the region and the Spanish-speaking country. In addition, it is advised that the student enroll in the "Spanish Language" immersion class. (Offered summers.)
Spanish House provides an immersion in a controlled academic on-campus context. Selected students sign a pledge to use only the Spanish language and must be currently enrolled in a Spanish class. The chief goals are to improve the speaking, writing, and verbal comprehension of students. Additionally, students will increase their appreciation for the culture by participating in the cooking and eating of meals and other planned activities. Students enrolling at the 381 level must have successfully completed SPN 281. Requirement of Spanish major, Spanish education major: two semesters in the GC Spanish House, or one semester abroad in an approved program in a Spanish speaking country. (Offered every semester.)
SPAN301 Advanced Spanish Abroad (4 Credits)
Emphasizes the forces that shaped and are now reshaping the region. Examines historical reasons for the present problems that trouble the area. Cross listed with HST 310. Meets the general education cross cultural requirement. Prerequisite: SPN 201 or equivalent. (Offered in a three year rotation.)
Discussion and reading in Spanish of history, literature, art, and customs. Meets the general education cross-cultural requirement. Prerequisite: SPN 201 or equivalent. (Offered in a three year rotation.)
The purpose of this course is to improve proficiency of the Spanish language and acquire a deeper understanding of a Spanish-speaking nation via an immersion experience. Thus, the student will immerse her/himself in a Spanish-speaking country and, while in the country, the student will learn and practice as much Spanish as possible. The student will submit written reflections in Spanish. The reflections will be regarding the use of the language in the region and the Spanish-speaking country. Prerequisite: SPAN 201
The purpose of this course is to allow the students to learn and recognize the cultural traits of the Spanish people and culture through an immersion experience, living with a Spanish family. Students will visit important historical and cultural sites such as museums, galleries, cathedrals, etc. Students will also be asked to reflect on the works written by principle Spanish authors of the "Siglo de Oro." Prerequisite: SPN201. (Offered summers.)
The purpose of this course is to improve the skills in the Spanish language and acquire a deeper understanding of a Spanish-speaking nation via an immersion experience for students who are already proficient in the language. Thus, the student will immerse her/himself in a Spanish-speaking country and, while in the country, the student will learn and practice as much Spanish as possible. The student will submit written reflections in Spanish. The reflections will be regarding the local culture in the region and diversity within the Spanish-speaking country. Prerequisite: SPAN 201.
An overview of peninsular literature from "el cantar de mio cid" to the present. Discussions are centered around the text (including novels, drama, and poetry) and literary critique in general. Pre-req: SPN201 (Offered in a three year rotation)
Students will use the medium of film to examine both Spanish and Latin American Cultures. By way of classroom discussion and written composition, students will analyze, compare and contrast, critically evaluate ideas and ideologies which are addressed both overtly and covertly in the films. Prerequisite: SPN220
This course is a high level course in which writing skills and correct grammar usage in Spanish are emphasized. Through a variety of written documents, students will focus on critical reading and the interpretation of texts, skills which will further help develop their ability to write correctly in Spanish. Students will acquire a better understanding of finer points of Spanish Grammar. Prerequisite: SPN 201 or equivalent. (Offered in a three year rotation.)
Intense practical use of spoken Spanish at an advanced level, including formal presentations, translations, and debates. Focused work on phonetics and authentic language pronunciation is also important. Prereq: SPN 220 or any 300 level course. (Offered in a three year rotation.)
SPN 370 La Literatura Hispanoamericana Three Credits Study of the Hispanic novel through reading of selected novels. Prerequisite: SPN 201 or equivalent. (Offered in a three year rotation.)
SPN 281/381 La Casa de Espanol One or Two Credits Spanish House provides an immersion in a controlled academic on-campus context. Selected students sign a pledge to use only the Spanish language and must be currently enrolled in a Spanish class. The chief goals are to improve the speaking, writing, and verbal comprehension of students. Additionally students will increase their appreciation for the culture by participating in the cooking and eating of meals and other planned activities. Students enrolling at the 381 level must have successfully completed SPN 281. Requirement of Spanish major, Spanish education major: two semesters in the GC Spanish House, or one semester abroad in an approved program in a Spanish-speaking country. (Offered every semester.)
SPAN399 Open Titled (3 Credits)

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  • Spanish Teacher (K-12 License)
  • Bilingual Education
  • Private School Spanish Teacher
  • School Administrator
  • ESL Teacher
  • Spanish Tutor
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