English and Foreign Languages

Foreign Languages Programs

A major in Spanish includes a minimum of 24 or 36 credit-hours in Spanish, depending on the track option, beginning at the 200 level. It is designed to provide a solid foundation in Spanish language, literature and civilization. Courses are taken in three areas: literature, culture and civilization and language development.

This program provides a strong foundation in Spanish and focuses on the preparation of teachers according to NCATE/ACTFL and Illinois Content Standards for Educators.

Spanish students who are seeking teaching certification must be admitted to the School of Education, complete all requirements for Option I: Spanish Language, Literature and Civilization, all general education courses and all professional education courses with a minimum grade of "C," and maintain a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5. In addition, candidates must successfully complete state certification requirements and the oral proficiency interview (OPI) test.

Consult the School of Education section of the catalog for specific requirements and procedures. It is the responsibility of each student to ascertain and fulfill the requirements for the degree program. The major advisor will assist the student in this responsibility.

All Spanish minors must complete with grades of "C" or above 18 hours in the foreign language beginning at the intermediate (103-104) level. No more than 6 hours of foreign language courses can be taught in English (231-232 and 340).