Major: Spanish Education
Degree Type: B.A. or B.S.
Minimum Degree Credits to Graduate: 120
University Degree Requirements
- Satisfactory completion of all requirements of the curriculum in which one is enrolled.
- Earn a minimum total of 120 credits in approved coursework. Some academic programs exceed this minimum.
- Satisfactory completion of the general education requirements as specified by the university.
- A minimum institutional GPA of 2.00 based on work taken at NDSU.
- At least 30 credits must be NDSU resident credits. Resident credits include credits registered and paid for at NDSU.
- At least 36 credits presented for graduation must be in courses numbered 300 or higher.
- Students presenting transfer credit must meet the NDSU residence credits and the minimum upper level credit. Of the 30 credits earned in residence, a minimum of 15 semester credits must be in courses numbered 300 or above, and 15 semester credits must be in the student’s curricula for their declared major.
For complete information, please refer to the Degree and Graduation Requirements section of this Bulletin.
University General Education Requirements
|College Composition I|
|College Composition II|
|Fundamentals of Public Speaking|
Upper Division Writing †
|Quantitative Reasoning (R) †||3|
|Science and Technology (S) †||10|
|Humanities and Fine Arts (A) †||6|
|Social and Behavioral Sciences (B) †||6|
|Wellness (W) †||2|
|Cultural Diversity (D) *†|
|Global Perspectives (G) *†|
May be satisfied by completing courses in another General Education category.
General education courses may be used to satisfy requirements for both general education and the major, minor, and program emphases, where applicable. Students should carefully review major requirements to determine if specific courses can also satisfy these general education categories.
- A list of university approved general education courses and administrative policies are available here.
- GPA of 2.75 or better is required for placement in student teaching and exit from the program.
- A minimum grade of ‘B’ is required in the SPAN teaching specialty courses.
|Teaching Specialty Requirements|
|SPAN 311||Spanish Conversation and Composition I||3|
|SPAN 312||Spanish Conversation and Composition II||3|
|Civilization and Culture|
|Must take two from the following with at least one of the two course being a Spanish prefix:||6|
|Introduction to Spanish Civilization|
|Introduction to Spanish American Civilization|
|Introduction to Latin American History|
|The Aztec, Maya, and Inca|
|Anthropology of Latin America|
|History and Cultures of the Caribbean|
|SPAN 401||Advanced Spanish Grammar and Writing||3|
|or SPAN 402||Advanced Spanish Conversation|
|Spanish American and Peninsular Literatures:|
|Select two of the following:||6|
|Traditions in Spanish American Literature|
|Contemporary Spanish American Literature|
|Introduction to Chicano Literature|
|Spanish American Women Writers|
|Traditions in Spanish Literature|
|Contemporary Spanish Literature|
|Spanish Women Writers|
|Choose from the following or any other Spanish courses not used above (all MUST be a Spanish prefix):||12|
|Spanish for Business|
|Spanish for Health Care|
|Advanced Spanish for Health Care|
|Introduction to Hispanic Cinema|
|Approaches to Literature|
|Study Abroad & Capstone Experience:|
|SPAN 492||Study Abroad (minimum 1 semester=14 weeks-at 300+ level in a program pre-approved by Modern Languages Dept.)||1-15|
|SPAN 489||Senior Thesis (Consult dept./advisor semester before enrolling)||1|
|Professional Education Requirements|
|EDUC 321||Introduction to Teaching||3|
|EDUC 322||Educational Psychology||3|
|EDUC 451||Instructional Planning, Methods and Assessment||3|
|EDUC 475||Reading in the Content Area||2|
|EDUC 481||Classroom Practice Methods of Teaching I: (Lang)||3|
|EDUC 485||Student Teaching Seminar||1|
|EDUC 486||Classroom Management for Diverse Learners||3|
|EDUC 487||Student Teaching||9|
|EDUC 488||Applied Student Teaching||3|
|EDUC 489||Teaching Students of Diverse Backgrounds||3|
Degree Requirements and Notes
- A grade of ‘C’ or better is required in all Professional Education Requirement courses.
- A GPA of 2.75 or better in professional education as well as passing the appropriate Praxis II exam are required to exit the program.
- Of the 31 credits of Spanish Language courses (SPAN) required for the Spanish major, 18 must be NDSU resident credits in addition to the capstone (i.e. cannot be taken Tri-College or study abroad).
- Courses taken Pass/Fail will not be used to satisfy any requirement other than total credits for graduation.
- See School of Education for admission requirements.