Spanish, Instructional Certification: Teacher Certification in Spanish (Preschool-Grade 12) - Graduate - 2015 University Catalog

Students with a baccalaureate degree who are interested in teaching may pursue the Post-baccalaureate program for initial teacher certification.

Additional undergraduate coursework in the certification content area may be required to meet State and University certification standards.

Upon successful completion of the program the student will be recommended to the State of New Jersey for initial teacher certification (Certificate of Eligibility with Advanced Standing, or CEAS). The CEAS authorizes the holder to teach in New Jersey public schools and expedites the ability to become certified in most other states. The CEAS never expires.

In New Jersey, candidates who have completed an initial teaching certification program must successfully complete one year of teaching in order to be eligible to receive a permanent Standard Certificate.


SPANISH

Complete 3 requirements for a total of 75 semester hours:

  1. ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS FOR STATE CERT

    1. SPEECH

      Complete the following 1 course: (May be completed by examination)

      CMST 101 Fundamentals of Speech: Communication Requirement (3 hours lecture) 3
    2. PHYSIOLOGY & HYGIENE

      Pass the MSU Health Knowledge Test available through the COP or have UG equivalent course approved by advisor.

    3. EDUCATIONAL PSYCHOLOGY

      Complete 1 course from:

      EDFD 582 Learning Theories (3 hours lecture) 3
      PSYC 560 Advanced Educational Psychology (3 hours lecture) 3
  2. TEACHING FIELD REQUIREMENTS

    Complete the following 2 requirements for 39 semester hours:

    1. REQUIRED COURSES

      1. Complete 8 courses for 24 semester hours:

        SPAN 241 Fundamentals of Spanish Grammar (3 hours lecture) 3
        SPAN 242 Spanish Composition and Stylistics (3 hours lecture) 3
        SPAN 343 Introduction to Spanish Phonetics (3 hours lecture) 3
        SPAN 348 Introduction to Hispanic Linguistics (3 hours lecture) 3
        SPAN 349 Introduction to Hispanic Literary Studies (3 hours lecture) 3
        SPAN 361 Voices of the Past and Present: Spain (3 hours lecture) 3
        SPAN 363 Voices of the Past and Present: Latin America (3 hours lecture) 3
        SPAN 410 Advanced Spanish Grammar (3 hours lecture) 3
      2. Complete 1 course for 3 semester hours from the following list

        SPAN 374 Cultural Studies: Spain (3 hours lecture) 3
        SPAN 376 Cultural Studies: Latin America and the Caribbean (3 hours lecture) 3
      3. Complete 3 courses for 9 semester hours from the following:

        SPAN 373 Selected Topics in Spanish and Latin American Literature (3 hours lecture) 3
        SPAN 375 Spanish Study Abroad 3
        SPAN 439 Spanish Film and Fiction (3 hours lecture) 3
        SPAN 441 Contemporary Spanish Novel (3 hours lecture) 3
        SPAN 442 Spanish Poetry and Drama of the 19th Century (3 hours lecture) 3
        SPAN 443 Spanish Prose of the 19th Century (3 hours lecture) 3
        SPAN 444 Contemporary Spanish Theater (3 hours lecture) 3
        SPAN 446 The Latin American Essay (3 hours lecture) 3
        SPAN 447 Contemporary Spanish-American Short Story (3 hours lecture) 3
        SPAN 448 Contemporary Latin American Poetry (3 hours lecture) 3
        SPAN 449 The Spanish-American Novel (3 hours lecture) 3
        SPAN 460 El Quijote (3 hours lecture) 3
        SPAN 466 Contemporary Latin American Theater (3 hours lecture) 3
        SPAN 469 The Drama of the Golden Age (3 hours lecture) 3
        SPAN 470 Senior Seminar (3 hours seminar) 3
        SPAN 471 Contemporary Trends in the Spanish-American Novel (3 hours lecture) 3
        SPAN 472 Puerto Rican Literature and Thought (3 hours lecture) 3
        SPAN 473 Sexual Subversion in Contemporary Hispanic Literature and Film (3 hours lecture) 3
        SPAN 480 Independent Study 3
        SPAN 521 Special Topics in Teaching Spanish K-12 (3 hours lecture) 3
    2. TEACHING METHODS

      Complete 1 course for 3 semester hours:

      SPAN 518 Teaching Spanish in K-12 (2.5 hours lecture) 3
  3. GRADUATE PROFESSIONAL SEQUENCE

    Complete 30 semester hours, including the following 4 requirements:

    1. INTRODUCTORY SEQUENCE

      Complete 2 requirement(s):

      1. Complete 1 course for 3 semester hours from the following list.

        EDFD 505 Teaching, Democracy, and Schooling (3 hours lecture) 3
        SASE 505 Teaching, Democracy, and Schooling (3 hours lecture) 3
      2. Complete for 1 semester hours.

        SASE 518 Technology Integration in the Classroom (1 hour lecture) 1
    2. DIVERSITY AND INSTRUCTIONAL SEQUENCE

      Complete 5 requirement(s):

      1. Complete 1 course for 3 semester hours from the following list.

        EDFD 509 Sociocultural Perspectives of Teaching (3 hours lecture) 3
        SASE 509 Sociocultural Perspectives on Teaching and Learning (3 hours lecture) 3
      2. Complete 1 course for 1 semester hours from the following list

        EDFD 516 Meeting the Needs of English Language Learners (1 hour lecture) 1
        SASE 516 Meeting the Needs of English Language Learners (1 hour lecture) 1
      3. Complete 1 course for 1 semester hours:

        SASE 517 Inclusive Classrooms in Middle and Secondary Schools (1 hour lecture) 1
      4. Complete 1 course for 3 semester hours: .

        READ 501 Techniques of Reading Improvement in the Secondary School (3 hours lecture) 3
      5. Complete 1 course for 3 semester hours from the following list.

        EDFD 519 Assessment for Authentic Learning (3 hours lecture) 3
        SASE 519 Assessment for Authentic Learning (3 hours lecture) 3
    3. PEDAGOGICAL SEQUENCE I

      Complete 2 requirement(s):

      1. Complete 1 course for 3 semester hours:

        SASE 526 Teaching for Learning I (3 hours lecture) 3
      2. Complete 1 course for 3 semester hours:

        SASE 527 Fieldwork (3 hours lecture) 3
    4. PEDAGOGICAL SEQUENCE II

      Complete 2 requirement(s):

      1. Complete 1 course for 6 semester hours from the following list. (SASE 514 is for in-service teachers).

        SASE 514 Inservice Supervised Graduate Student Teaching 4-8
        SASE 529 Student Teaching (6 hours lab) 6
      2. Complete 1 course for 3 semester hours:

        SASE 543 Teaching for Learning II (3 hours lecture) 3

Course Descriptions:

CMST101: Fundamentals of Speech: Communication Requirement (3 hours lecture)

This course introduces students to the theoretical and practical requirements of different types of public presentations and helps students develop an understanding and appreciation of the dynamic nature of the communication process. The course focuses on the basic elements of the communication process, listening, communicator and audience characteristics, basic research skills, and message composition and delivery. Students learn about the demands of public presentations in culturally and professionally diverse environments and develop presentation competence and flexibility. Meets Gen Ed 2002 - Communication, Communication. Previous course SPCM 101 effective through Spring 2012. 3 sh.

EDFD505: Teaching, Democracy, and Schooling (3 hours lecture)

This course brings together differing viewpoints regarding the purposes of teaching in the United States and the teacher's role in fostering democracy. It provides future teachers with the habits of mind, skills, tools and resources to analyze and evaluate the relationship between the history of public education, the evolution of teacher identity, and the roles teachers and teaching have played in shaping the United States as a society and vice versa. Using Montclair State's Portrait of a Teacher as an organizing framework, this course places particular emphasis on the idea that all students can learn regardless of their gender, ability, race, ethnicity, or economic background. Students in the course study the history, philosophy, and politics that shape differing views about the roles and responsibilities of teachers, especially as these views relate to integration and inclusion in the classroom. Cross-listed with SASE 505. May be repeated once for a maximum of 6.0 credits. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: Students must be enrolled in a Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT), Instructional Teaching Certificate (CRI), Educational Services Certificate (CRE) or Master of Education (MED).

EDFD509: Sociocultural Perspectives of Teaching (3 hours lecture)

This course examines how teachers, teaching, & schooling can foster the learning of pupils from diverse socio-economic, linguistic & cultural backgrounds. Students explore the ways socialization shapes perceptions of oneself & others; reflect on their own beliefs & assumptions about their sociocultural identities & how those have been shaped through experience; examine the nature & impact of the increasing social, cultural, & linguistic diversity in K-12 schools; & reflect on their capacity to bring about educational change that promotes equity & affirms diversity. They investigate ways of teaching all children successfully, particularly through a culturally responsive curriculum, & of developing positive relationships among teachers, parents, & children across diversity. Through a community study of an urban area with a predominantly poor & diverse population, students develop a framework for understanding the relationship between schools, communities, & society; cultivate skills needed to familiarize themselves with diverse communities & their residents; & envision ways they can help future students see connections between their in-school & out-of-school experiences. They also develop their ability to work collaboratively with colleagues. May be repeated once for a maximum of 6.0 credits. Cross listed with SASE 509. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: SASE 505 or EDFD 505; SASE 518. Students must be enrolled in a Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT), Instructional Teaching Certificate (CRI), Educational Services Certificate (CRE) or Master of Education (MED).

EDFD516: Meeting the Needs of English Language Learners (1 hour lecture)

This course examines the best practices in educating English language learners. Students gain a greater understanding of the linguistic difficulties and resources of English language learners as well as the importance of a multicultural curriculum. Students learn how to make content comprehensible and differentiate instruction based on the language levels of individual English language learners. Students develop an understanding of the academic and affective needs of English language learners, and of strategies for meeting these needs. May be repeated once for a maximum of 2.0 credits. Cross-listed with SASE 516. 1 sh.

Prerequisites: SASE 505 or EDFD 505; and SASE 518. Students must be enrolled in a Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT), Instructional Teaching Certificate (CRI), Educational Services Certificate (CRE) or Master of Education (MED).

EDFD519: Assessment for Authentic Learning (3 hours lecture)

This course examines the best practices in educating English language learners. Students gain a greater understanding of the linguistic difficulties and resources of English language learners as well as the importance of a multicultural curriculum. Students learn how to make content comprehensible and differentiate instruction based on the language levels of individual English language learners. Students develop an understanding of the academic and affective needs of English language learners, and of strategies for meeting these needs. May be repeated once for a maximum of 2.0 credits. Cross listed with SASE 519. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: SASE 505 or EDFD 505; and SASE 518. Students must be enrolled in a Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT), Instructional Teaching Certificate (CRI), Educational Services Certificate (CRE) or Master of Education (MED).

EDFD582: Learning Theories (3 hours lecture)

Study of the learning process and its measurement as it applies in the classroom and non-school settings. Previous course ELRS 580 effective through Spring 2013. 3 sh.

PSYC560: Advanced Educational Psychology (3 hours lecture)

A comprehensive treatment of the cognitive and affective characteristics of the learner and the processes of learning and teaching provide the framework for this course. Behavioral, cognitive and information-processing theory are presented and their applicability to instructional strategies and classroom dynamics is discussed. Other areas included are the origins of individual differences including heredity and environment, early childhood education, cultural differences, student motivation, classroom management, measurement and evaluation, exceptional children and other topics. 3 sh.

READ501: Techniques of Reading Improvement in the Secondary School (3 hours lecture)

Techniques of Reading Improvement in the Secondary School introduces pre-service and in-service teachers to an array of cross-content literacy strategies for the improvement of nonclinical reading difficulties. Students learn how to ground literacy strategies in purposeful and meaningful curricular and pedagogical projects. 3 sh.

SASE505: Teaching, Democracy, and Schooling (3 hours lecture)

This course brings together differing viewpoints regarding the purposes of teaching in the United States and the teacher's role in fostering democracy. It provides future teachers with the habits of mind, skills, tools and resources to analyze and evaluate the relationship between the history of public education, the evolution of teacher identity, and the roles teachers and teaching have played in shaping the United States as a society and vice versa. Using Montclair State's Portrait of a Teacher as an organizing framework, this course places particular emphasis on the idea that all students can learn regardless of their gender, ability, race, ethnicity, or economic background. Students in the course study the history, philosophy, and politics that shape differing views about the roles and responsibilities of teachers, especially as these views relate to integration and inclusion in the classroom. Cross listed with EDFD 505. May be repeated once for a maximum of 6.0 credits. Previous course CURR 505 effective through Spring 2014. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: Students must be enrolled in a Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT), Instructional Teaching Certificate (CRI), Educational Services Certificate (CRE) or Master of Education (MED).

SASE509: Sociocultural Perspectives on Teaching and Learning (3 hours lecture)

Examines how teachers, teaching, & schooling can foster the learning of pupils from diverse socio-economic, linguistic & cultural backgrounds. Students explore the ways socialization shapes perceptions of oneself & others; reflect on their own beliefs & assumptions about their sociocultural identities & how those have been shaped through experience; examine the nature & impact of the increasing social, cultural, & linguistic diversity in K-12 schools; & reflect on their capacity to bring about educational change that promotes equity & affirms diversity. They investigate ways of teaching all children successfully, particularly through a culturally responsive curriculum, & of developing positive relationships among teachers, parents, & children across diversity. Through a community study of an urban area with a predominantly poor & diverse population, students develop a framework for understanding the relationship between schools, communities, & society; cultivate skills needed to familiarize themselves with diverse communities & their residents; & envision ways they can help future students see connections between their in-school & out-of-school experiences. May be repeated once for a maximum of 6.0 credits. Cross listed with EDFD 509. Previous course CURR 509 effective through Spring 2014. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: SASE 505 or EDFD 505; SASE 518. Students must be enrolled in a Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT), Instructional Teaching Certificate (CRI), Educational Services Certificate (CRE) or Master of Education (MED).

SASE514: Inservice Supervised Graduate Student Teaching

Open only to post-baccalaureate and graduate students; this course replaces supervised student teaching for those already employed in teaching situations without standard certification. Joint supervision by the school district and University personnel. Student must obtain permission of department chairperson and the school district. Certain qualifications required. Previous course CURR 514 effective through Spring 2014. 4 - 8 sh.

Prerequisites: Departmental approval.

SASE516: Meeting the Needs of English Language Learners (1 hour lecture)

This course examines the best practices in educating English language learners. Students gain a greater understanding of the linguistic difficulties and resources of English language learners as well as the importance of a multicultural curriculum. Students learn how to make content comprehensible and differentiate instruction based on the language levels of individual English language learners. Students develop an understanding of the academic and affective needs of English language learners, and of strategies for meeting these needs. May be repeated once for a maximum of 2.0 credits. Cross listed with EDFD 516. Previous course CURR 516 effective through Spring 2014. 1 sh.

Prerequisites: SASE 505 or EDFD 505; SASE 518. Students must be enrolled in a Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT), Instructional Teaching Certificate (CRI), Educational Services Certificate (CRE) or Master of Education (MED).

SASE517: Inclusive Classrooms in Middle and Secondary Schools (1 hour lecture)

This course presents the central issues in the inclusion of students with disabilities in United States middle and secondary schools. It focuses on best practices for providing access to the general education curriculum for students with disabilities in inclusive settings. In addition, students explore the legal, professional, and contextual influences on the implementation of inclusion. May be repeated once for a maximum of 2.0 credits. Previous course CURR 517 effective through Spring 2014. 1 sh.

Prerequisites: SASE 505 or EDFD 505; and SASE 518. Students must be enrolled in a Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT), Instructional Teaching Certificate (CRI), Educational Services Certificate (CRE) or Master of Education (MED).

SASE518: Technology Integration in the Classroom (1 hour lecture)

This one-credit course introduces pre-service teachers to the dimensions of educational technology for teaching and learning. Students also explore the history of educational technology with a focus on the pedagogical and practical implementation of educational technologies, youth technology culture, and merging technologies. It enables the students to drawn upon field-based experiences in READ 501 to plan instructional technology environments that are student-centered, collaborative, and inquiry-based; that emphasize critical thinking; and that support specific curricular goals - as stated in institutional, state and national standards for technology in education. May be repeated once for a maximum of 2.0 credits. Previous course CURR 518 effective through Spring 2014. 1 sh.

Prerequisites: Students must be enrolled in a Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT), Instructional Teaching Certificate (CRI), Educational Services Certificate (CRE) or Master of Education (MED).

SASE519: Assessment for Authentic Learning (3 hours lecture)

This course provides prospective teachers with knowledge and skills for evaluating and understanding student growth and learning across diverse educational settings. Students consider assessment practices from the point of view of learners and how they experience learning opportunities. Teacher candidates also analyze assessment policies and practices, both local and national, in order to maximize both student and teacher performance. They draw on aspects of assessment policy and practice to evaluate their own understandings of assessment and its development. May be repeated once for a maximum of 6.0 credits. Cross listed with EDFD 519. Previous course CURR 519 effective through Spring 2014. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: SASE 505 or EDFD 505, SASE 518. Students must be enrolled in a Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT), Instructional Teaching Certificate (CRI), Educational Services Certificate (CRE) or Master of Education (MED).

SASE526: Teaching for Learning I (3 hours lecture)

This is the first course in a two-semester sequence (SASE 526, SASE 543). This course focuses on developing classroom practices necessary for student teaching and the beginning of a professional career in teaching, building from the knowledge and skills developed in previous courses in the professional sequence. In conjunction with SASE 527-Fieldwork, students have the opportunity to observe in classrooms and to do individual, small group, and whole class teaching. Students investigate democratic classroom practice by focusing on curriculum development; creating a positive, well-structured climate for learning in their classrooms; learning and practicing techniques for effective classroom management; and choosing appropriate teaching strategies and assessments to create successful learning experiences for their students. Previous course CURR 526 effective through Spring 2014. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: SASE 505 or EDFD 505; SASE 509 or EDFD 509; SASE 516 or EDFD 516; SASE 517; SASE 518; READ 501. Students must be enrolled in a Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT), Instructional Teaching Certificate (CRI), Educational Services Certificate (CRE) or Master of Education (MED).

SASE527: Fieldwork (3 hours lecture)

Students spend 60 hours, or approximately one day per week, in a selected public school. Activities include, but are not limited to, observing classroom teachers, facilitating small group and individual instruction, participating in after-school activities, tutoring, attending department meetings, shadowing and interviewing students and teachers, lesson planning and teaching, and assessing student work. May be repeated once for a maximum of 6.0 credits. Previous course CURR 527 effective through Spring 2014. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: SASE 505 or EDFD 505; and SASE 509 or EDFD 509; and SASE 516 or EDFD 516; and SASE 517; and SASE 518; and EDFD 519 or SASE 519; and READ 501. Students must be enrolled in a Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT), Instructional Teaching Certificate (CRI), Educational Services Certificate (CRE) or Master of Education (MED).

SASE529: Student Teaching (6 hours lab)

Full time student teaching in the public schools of New Jersey for the duration of a semester is required of all students who complete the regular program of certification requirements. 6 hour lab requirements. May be repeated once for a maximum of 12.0 credits. Previous course CURR 529 effective through Spring 2014. 6 sh.

Prerequisites: SASE 505 or EDFD 505; and SASE 509 or EDFD 509; and SASE 516 or EDFD 516; and SASE 517; and SASE 518; and SASE 519 or EDFD 519; and SASE 526; and SASE 527; and READ 501; and content area methods course(s). Students must be enrolled in a Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT), Instructional Teaching Certificate (CRI), Educational Services Certificate (CRE) or Master of Education (MED).

SASE543: Teaching for Learning II (3 hours lecture)

This is the second course in a two-semester sequence (SASE 526, SASE 543). This course focuses on putting into practice all the knowledge and skills students have developed throughout their professional sequence in their full-time, supervised student teaching experience. A primary focus is on planning and implementing curriculum. In addition to curriculum planning and using appropriate instructional and assessment strategies, students learn about the impact of the school and classroom culture and climate on student learning and on relationships between and among students, teachers, and other professionals in school. May be repeated once for a maximum of 6.0 credits. Previous course CURR 543 effective through Spring 2014. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: SASE 505 or EDFD 505; and SASE 509 or EDFD 509; and SASE 516 or EDFD 516; and SASE 517; and SASE 518; and SASE 526; and SASE 527; and READ 501; and content area methods course(s). Students must be enrolled in a Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT), Instructional Teaching Certificate (CRI), Educational Services Certificate (CRE) or Master of Education (MED).

SPAN241: Fundamentals of Spanish Grammar (3 hours lecture)

This course is designed to improve students' knowledge of the basics of Spanish grammar and their ability to apply this knowledge in oral and written exercises. It centers on the various lexical categories and on their syntactic functions in phrases and simple sentences. Attention is given to the linguistic and communicative needs of both native and non-native speakers of Spanish. Taught in Spanish. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: SPAN 104 or equivalent.

SPAN242: Spanish Composition and Stylistics (3 hours lecture)

This course is designed to strengthen students' written Spanish in a variety of contexts: short narratives, descriptions, argumentative essays, and literary analysis. Attention is given to style, register, vocabulary enrichment, and referencing. The course emphasizes writing as a process and the critical thinking and research skills needed to fully develop, articulate, and support one's ideas. Meets the University Writing requirement for majors in Spanish. Taught in Spanish. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: SPAN 241.

SPAN343: Introduction to Spanish Phonetics (3 hours lecture)

The aim of this course is to examine the phonemic and phonetic systems of the Spanish language within the context of current linguistic theories. The course helps students and future teachers of the language improve their pronunciation in Spanish. It also helps them learn classroom techniques to foster the acquisition of proper pronunciation patterns. Special attention is given to phonetic dialectal differences in the Spanish-speaking world. Technology is used extensively. This course prepares students for the ACTFL Oral Proficiency Interview. Taught in Spanish. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: SPAN 241.

SPAN348: Introduction to Hispanic Linguistics (3 hours lecture)

This course provides students with an introduction to the scientific study of the Spanish language. It explores the phonological, morphological, syntactic, and semantic systems of the language within the context of current linguistic theories. It also gives special attention to the notion of linguistic variation and to sociolinguistic and pragmatic aspects of the language and how they are manifested in the various communities that constitute the Spanish-speaking world. Students will demonstrate their understanding of the structure and functionality of the Spanish language through a field study. Taught in Spanish. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: SPAN 242.

SPAN349: Introduction to Hispanic Literary Studies (3 hours lecture)

The course proposes to identify the characteristics of various literary genres and define the inner workings of a piece of literature. Selections from the epic poem, the ballad, drama, satirical essays, philosophical novels, etc., will be used to enable the students to define the uniqueness of each genre. Certain forms of literature such as the jarcha, romance, zejel, peculiar to the Spanish literary tradition will also be analyzed. The role of the author, the uses of images and irony, the narrative point of view, etc. will be stressed as essential to literary criticism. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: SPAN 241.

SPAN361: Voices of the Past and Present: Spain (3 hours lecture)

This course analyzes themes, topics and problems that are recurrent but also in the process of change in significant works of Spanish literature throughout the centuries. Readings will include canonical authors as well as lesser known writers. The focus of this course as well as the readings varies according to the instructor. Taught in Spanish. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: SPAN 241.

SPAN363: Voices of the Past and Present: Latin America (3 hours lecture)

This course analyzes themes, topics and problems that are recurrent, but also in the process of change, in significant works of Latin American literature throughout the centuries. Readings will include canonical authors as well as lesser known writers. The focus of this course, as well as the readings, varies according to the instructor. Taught in Spanish. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: SPAN 241.

SPAN373: Selected Topics in Spanish and Latin American Literature (3 hours lecture)

The exploration of a topic in Spanish or Latin American Literature which deserves more in depth treatment than is possible in an existing course. The specific topic will be announced each time the course is offered. This course may be repeated twice for a maximum of 9.0 credits. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: SPAN 361 and 363.

SPAN374: Cultural Studies: Spain (3 hours lecture)

This course provides an overview of the interaction between sociohistoric contexts and cultural expressions in Spain, taking into account the phenomenal culture development of Spain at the beginning of the 21st century and its surprising rupture from recurrent patterns of the past. Through the vehicles of literature, film, theater, art, and manifestations of pop culture, the course examines the tension between official and unofficial discourses of representation, manifestations of high and low culture, the negotiation of identity in Spain's various regions, and the restructuring of Spanish "nationhood." Contemporary phenomena will be analyzed in a retrospective fashion providing insights into earlier periods of Spanish cultural history. Taught in Spanish. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: SPAN 241.

SPAN375: Spanish Study Abroad

Study at a university in a Spanish-speaking country to gain firsthand knowledge of the historical, social, economic and cultural life of the country. Credit by evaluation. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: SPAN 232 or SPAN 241.

SPAN376: Cultural Studies: Latin America and the Caribbean (3 hours lecture)

This course analyzes selected literary texts, films, and music from Latin America and the Caribbean that grapple such events and issues as the icons of culture; culture as commodity; culture as a site of resistance; and everyday cultural practices. Discussion will focus on theories about the nation, the role of national icons in the formation of cultural identity, cultural practices such as football, the bolero and Latin American telenovelas or soap operas, and the role of television and film. Students will be exposed to the cultural complexities of Latin America and the Caribbean and the relationship between "high" and "low" culture; oral culture and written culture; rural culture and urban culture; and the problems facing Latin America and the Caribbean today. Meets World Cultures Requirement. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: SPAN 232 or SPAN 241.

SPAN410: Advanced Spanish Grammar (3 hours lecture)

This course reviews and refines students' understanding of the most important structural features of Spanish. It gives special attention to the formation and analysis of complex syntactical structures, the interplay between Spanish morphology and syntax, and to areas that present the greatest level of difficulty for English speakers. Taught in Spanish. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: SPAN 348.

SPAN439: Spanish Film and Fiction (3 hours lecture)

A study of significant works of Spanish Literature from the end of the 19th century through the present time as well as films by important film directors that are either based on such texts or reflect their principal themes. The course will provide detailed study of the evolution of major political and social issues in Spain during the last two centuries and the representation of issues in literature and film. The specificities of the fiction and film will be an essential component of the course and different narrative strategies and cinematographic techniques relevant to each work will be discussed. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: SPAN 361.

SPAN441: Contemporary Spanish Novel (3 hours lecture)

This course examines selected works of Spanish novelists from the beginning of the 20th century to the present time, with particular emphasis on post Civil War writers and the relationship between the evolution of the novel as a literary genre and changing social, cultural, and political structure. Special attention will be given to the novel's role in reflecting and challenging stratified cultural values and in using complex narrative techniques to suggest the dismantling of traditional authority. Authors include Cela, Moix, Goytisolo, Martin Gaite, Rodoreda, among others. Taught in Spanish. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: SPAN 361.

SPAN442: Spanish Poetry and Drama of the 19th Century (3 hours lecture)

This course will examine main Spanish poets and dramatists of the 19th century. Textual analysis of the works of Rosalia de Castro, Gustavo Adolfo Becquer, Leandro Fernandez de Moratin, Duque de Rivas, Jose de Espronceda, and Jose Zorrilla will be situated in the context of Neoclassical and Romantic Poetics. Spanish readings will be accomanied by a study of classical rhetoric and references to the Poetics of Aristotle, Luzan, Victor Hugo, and William Wordsworth. Taught in Spanish. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: SPAN 361.

SPAN443: Spanish Prose of the 19th Century (3 hours lecture)

This course will examine main literary trends in the Spanish prose of the 19th century: Romanticism, Realism, and Naturalism. Selected readings from the works of Mariano Jose de Larra, Cecilia Bohl de Faber (Fernan Caballero), Juan Valera, Benito Perez Galdos, Leopoldo Alas, and Emilia Pardo Bazan will be studied in light of theories of the novel and the literary essay. Taught in Spanish. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: SPAN 361.

SPAN444: Contemporary Spanish Theater (3 hours lecture)

This course examines representative works of contemporary Spanish theater from the perspective of the relationship between social, political, physiological, and philosophical concerns and dramatic structure. The role of censorship during the Franco regime and its effect on Spanish theater and performance from 1939-1975 will be discussed as well as various political ideologies of the post Franco era and theater's role in portraying a changing urban society marked by shifting gender roles, consumerism, and the redefinition of cultural values. Readings include selection from main stream and independent theater, among them works of Lorca, Arrabal, Buero Vallejo, Pedrero, Romero, Falcon, and Alonso de Santos. Taught in Spanish. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: SPAN 361.

SPAN446: The Latin American Essay (3 hours lecture)

This course examines the Latin American essay from its beginnings in 1900 with Rodo's seminal essay Ariel through contemporary exponents of the genre such as Roberto Schwarz. The essay will be studied as a form in its own right, as a vehicle for charting shifts in theories of identity, and a barometer for trends in Latin American literature from Romanticism through the "boom" and current theories of hybridity and globalization. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: SPAN 363.

SPAN447: Contemporary Spanish-American Short Story (3 hours lecture)

Trends in the contemporary short story; the short story as an important genre in Spanish-American letters. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: SPAN 363.

SPAN448: Contemporary Latin American Poetry (3 hours lecture)

This course examines contemporary Latin American poetry and changing poetic movements from the Avant-garde through to the Neo-romantic and Neo-baroque. It explores the role of philosophy, religion, and myth in the elaboration of a poetic language. Students will investigate and approach the intricacies of diverse Latin American poetic strategies in the context of different critical practices. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: SPAN 363.

SPAN449: The Spanish-American Novel (3 hours lecture)

Development of the Spanish-American novel up to 1945. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: SPAN 363.

SPAN460: El Quijote (3 hours lecture)

This course examines in depth Miguel de Cervantes's masterpiece. It focuses on such aspects as Cervantes's literary hall of mirrors; his use of narrative techniques that anticipate aspects of the contemporary novel; and his profound view of the human condition and of such themes as madness, the complexities of self and identity, shifting gender norms, challenges to authority, and the transformation of fiction into life and life into fiction. It also examines Cervantes's critique of 16th and early 17th century Spain and the relationship between Cervantes's life and the creation of Don Quijote. Taught in Spanish. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: SPAN 361.

SPAN466: Contemporary Latin American Theater (3 hours lecture)

Through critical reading of a corpus of works in contemporary Latin American theater, students will examine recurring themes of absolute power versus the quest for social justice, the colonial legacy and the forging of national identity, the power of language and the role of art in theater's trajectory over the course of the twentieth century. Major playwrights such as Rodolfo Usigli, Griselda Gambaro and Luis Rafael Sanchez are studied within the framework of contemporary theories of performance and reception in Latin America. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: SPAN 363.

SPAN469: The Drama of the Golden Age (3 hours lecture)

An overall approximation to early modern Spanish theater, this course focuses on text analysis and performance as two fundamental elements in the understanding and appreciation of Spanish comedias. It allows students to access the plays from different angles: 1) as texts that need to be studied analytically; 2) as cultural and historical exponents of a specific period; 3) as objects of literary and theatrical research; 4) as would-be productions waiting to be staged. After an introductory account on early modern Spanish theater and comedia performance then and now, classes are organized around three phases resembling those of theater production: text analysis, pre-production workshop, and staging. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: SPAN 361.

SPAN470: Senior Seminar (3 hours seminar)

Selected topics from Spanish and Spanish-American literature acquaint the student with the techniques of literary research. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: SPAN 361 and 363; Spanish majors only.

SPAN471: Contemporary Trends in the Spanish-American Novel (3 hours lecture)

The contemporary novel in Spanish America, with emphasis on the "Nueva Novela". 3 sh.

Prerequisites: SPAN 363.

SPAN472: Puerto Rican Literature and Thought (3 hours lecture)

Insight into the literature and philosophy of the Caribbean Hispanic world; contemporary Puerto Rican writers and the emergent Puerto Rican influence in the United States metropolitan areas. Meets World Cultures Requirement. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: SPAN 363.

SPAN473: Sexual Subversion in Contemporary Hispanic Literature and Film (3 hours lecture)

This course examines various representations of sexual subversion in selected works and films of Spanish, Latin American, and Caribbean writers and film directors. It analyzes the role of the body and subversive sexualities in challenging politically imposed sexual norms and socially encoded gender practices. Topics include homosexuality and dissidence, transgender and performance, lesbianism, female bonding, and transsexualism. Selections from Allende, Goytisolo, Falcon, Arenas, Umpierre, Riera, Almodovar, Gutierrez Alea, Paris,and Bollain, among others. Taught in Spanish. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: SPAN 361 or SPAN 363.

SPAN480: Independent Study

Directed independent study and research in Spanish. Open to students with a 3.0 cumulative average in at least 9 semester hours of Spanish electives. May be repeated once for a maximum of 6.0 credits. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: Departmental approval.

SPAN518: Teaching Spanish in K-12 (2.5 hours lecture)

This course is required for graduate students enrolled in either the Initial Certification or MAT program. It provides students with the theoretical and practical underpinnings of a communicative, standards-based approach to teaching Spanish as a world language in elementary and secondary schools. Students will become familiar with current theories of second language acquisition and explore their practical application to the Spanish language classroom. They wil learn a variety of teaching methods and develop lesson plans that incorporate state and national standards. Taught in Spanish. 3 sh.

SPAN521: Special Topics in Teaching Spanish K-12 (3 hours lecture)

This course builds on the theoretical and practical foundation established in SPAN 518 by enabling students to delve deeper into specific aspects of language teaching. Students will fine tune their ability to create a wide variety of original pedagogical materials and implement different forms of assessment. They will develop additional strategies for maximizing their use of the target language in the classroom, expand the ways in which they use technology to enhance language learning, and participate in multiple microteaching sessions. Students will explore strategies for addressing these needs. Required for students in the Teacher Education program. Taught in Spanish. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: SPAN 518.

Additional Requirements for State Certification The following additional requirements must be met prior to student teaching. Upon admission to the program, the student's submitted transcripts are evaluated to determine if any of these requirements have been fulfilled by previous coursework. In such cases, the requirement(s) appears on the degree audit as being waived.

  • SPCM 101 - Fundamentals of Speech or Speech Challenge Exam or Documented & approved experience
  • Physiology & Hygiene - free test at county office of education or BIOL/HLTH course
  • Educational Psychology - ELRS 580 Learning: Process & Measurement or PSYC 560 Advanced Educational
  • Psychology or equivalent undergraduate course work

Note: Certification requirements are subject to change.