Secondary Education–Spanish Degree
This curriculum prepares students to transfer to any secondary education Spanish program at a four-year college or university in the state of Maryland. The AAT articulates with all Maryland transfer programs in secondary Spanish education. The program enables students to fulfill their General Education requirements, participate in fieldwork experiences, and complete a core of professional education coursework appropriate for the first two years of teacher preparation. To earn the AAT students must achieve a minimum of a 2.75 cumulative GPA and present acceptable scores on a state approved basic skills test.
Upon completion of this program a student will be able to:
- Identify major historical events in education and analyze the impact of those events with current educational trends.
- Identify the psychological, cognitive, emotional, and physical characteristics of typically developing children and adolescents, with specific consideration to disabilities and cultural and linguistic diversity.
- Analyze and critique current scientifically-based research and culturally responsive instructional practices for the purpose of understanding the educational needs of students and families.
- Identify the current and inclusive philosophies for differentiating instruction to analyze, improve, and facilitate instruction for diverse learners.
- Demonstrate and utilize technology as a teaching/reinforcement tool.
- Develop excellent written, verbal, critical thinking, and problem solving skills, which will allow him or her to effectively make connections between prior knowledge/experience and new learning.
- Demonstrate proficiency in the Spanish language through the level of Intermediate II, including spoken and written language, composition, and Latin American literature.
Meet with your academic advisor regularly to discuss your academic plans and make sure you are on track to graduate and/or transfer. The program advising guide outlines the degree requirements and is meant to supplement the advising process.
MC has a long history of successfully preparing students for transfer to four-year institutions. See all education transfer agreements.
Students that graduate with this degree typically pursue a career as a high school Spanish teacher.
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A suggested course sequence for students follows.
- All students should review the advising guide and consult an advisor.
- Find out about related programs and course in the Fields of Study section.
- Most courses have either assessment levels that must be met or prerequisites (courses that must be taken first). Part-time students and those who need to meet assessment levels or take prerequisite courses will take longer to complete a degree. An advisor will help make sure you are taking your courses in the right order.
- All degree-seeking students must take a central group of General Education courses in English, mathematics, arts, behavioral and social sciences, humanities, and science. These courses are included in the suggested course sequence below.
Suggested Course Sequence
- ENGL 101 - Introduction to College Writing 3 semester hours
- Mathematics Foundation 3 semester hours (MATF)
- EDUC 101 - Foundations of Education 3 semester hours
- EDUC 102 - Field Experience in Education 1 semester hour
- SPAN 103 - Intensive Elementary Spanish 4 semester hours
- SPAN 106 - Spanish for Heritage Speakers 4 semester hours
- ENGL 102 - Critical Reading, Writing, and Research 3 semester hours (ENGF)
- EDUC 201 - Introduction to Special Education 3 semester hours
- EDUC 202 - Field Experience in Special Education 1 semester hour
- HIST 245 - Latin American History 3 semester hours (HUMD)
- PSYC 102 - General Psychology 3 semester hours (BSSD)
- SPAN 201 - Intermediate Spanish I 3 semester hours
- ANTH 201 - Introduction to Sociocultural Anthropology 3 semester hours (BSSD[M])
- COMM 108 - Foundations of Human Communication 3 semester hours (GEIR)
- PSYC 216 - Adolescent Psychology 3 semester hours
- SPAN 202 - Intermediate Spanish II 3 semester hours
- Natural Sciences Distribution with Lab 4 semester hours (NSLD)
- ISTD 173 - Integrated Arts 3 semester hours
- PSYC 227 - Educational Psychology 3 semester hours
- SPAN 215 - Advanced Spanish Conversation and Composition 3 semester hours (GEIR)
- SPAN 216 - Advanced Readings in Spanish: Introduction to Latin American Literature 3 semester hours
- Natural Sciences Distribution 3 semester hours (NSD)
*** SPAN 201-202 may be replaced by SPAN 203 plus two credit elective.
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