To become a licensed K-12 teacher of Spanish, students must:
- Complete the requirements for a major in Spanish.
- Pass the Oral Proficiency Interview (OPI) administered by ACTFL (American Council of Teachers of Foreign Languages) with a score of Advanced Low or above.
- Pass the Content Area Exams in Spanish administered by ILTS (Illinois Licensure Testing System) with a minimum average score of 240.
- Complete the following professional education sequence in secondary education:
|WLC-302||Introduction To Teaching World Languages||3|
|SPAN-319||Applied Spanish Linguistics 4||3|
|EDFN-305||Philosophical And Historical Foundations Of Public Education 1||3|
|EDFN-306||Education And Individual Differences 1,3||3|
Student must apply and be admitted to the College of Education to continue with the remaining courses in the sequence:
|LTCY-301||Teaching Literacy In Junior & Senior High Schools 1||3|
|EDFN-307||Psychology Of Instruction And Learning 1,3||3|
|SCED-311||Writing Intensive Program: School Curriculum 1||3|
|SCED-303F||Teaching Modern Foreign Languages In The Secondary School 1,5||3|
|SCED-304J||Foreign Language Clinical Experience In The Secondary School 2,4,5||3|
|SCED-305J||Secondary Student Teaching And Seminar In Spanish 2||9|
C or better grade required
B or better required