BA Spanish Education

Foreign Language Education

Dear Spanish Education Major:

This map is a term-by-term sample course schedule. The milestones listed below each year are designed to keep you on course to graduate in four years. A sample schedule is provided as a general guideline to help you build a schedule each term. Your courses must be selected with your advisor to satisfy all core curriculum and state, lab science, and multicultural requirements. Refer to the Undergraduate Catalog for the most current curriculum.

Year 1

Fall Hrs.
SPAN 1001 or 1002 3
ENGL 1101 3
Area A MATH 3
HIST 2111 or 2112 3
POLS 1101 3
Total hours 15
Spring Hrs.
SPAN 1002 or 2001 3
ENGL 1102 3
Area D Elective 3
EDUC 2110 3
PERS 2XXX 2
PERS 2XXX 2
SPAN 4970* 1
Total hours 17
Summer Hrs.
SPAN 2001 or 2002 (Recommended) 3
Area C Elective or SPAN 3XXX (Recommended) 3
PERS 2XXX (Recommended) 2
Total hours 8

Milestones: Complete math requirement. Begin planning to participate in a recommended MCL departmental study abroad program in a summer term. ≥2.5 GPA. By the end of year 1, you should have: Completed the freshman composition sequence (ENGL 1101 and ENGL 1102). Joined the Latin American Student Association (LASA) and Spanish Club. Completed 30 credit hours. * An MCL dept. study abroad program is highly recommended for any summer. The Study Abroad Practicum SPAN 4970 adds one credit hour to the semester before participating in a study abroad program. Fast track your Spanish with Study Abroad! See your Advisor!

Year 2

Fall Hrs.
SPAN 2010 [3000] 3
SPAN 2011 [3001] 1
SPAN 3010 3
Area C ENGL 3
EDUC 2120 3
Area C Elective 3
Total hours 16
Spring Hrs.
SPAN 3200 3
EDUC 2130 3
Area D Lab Science 4
ESOL 4010 3
SPAN 3XXX or 4XXX Elective 3
FLED 2999 Entry to Education Profession 0
Total hours 16

Milestones: ≥2.5 GPA. Begin planning to participate in a recommended MCL dept. study abroad program in the summer if not completed the previous summer. Fast Track those Spanish credits! See your Advisor. By the end of year 2, you should have: Completed Area F, and have completed the EDUC sequence EDUC 2110,2120 and 2130. Completed math courses. Begin lab science courses. Completed 60 credit hours. Completed FLED 2999 Entry to Education Profession. An MCL dept. study abroad program is highly recommended for any summer!

Year 3

Fall Hrs.
SPAN 3160 3
SPAN 3260 3
Area D Lab Science 4
Area E Elective 3
SPAN 4980 1
ESOL 4020 (Recommended) 3
Total hours 14-17
Spring Hrs.
SPAN 3150 3
SPAN 3250 3
SPAN 4110 3
FLED 3500/3510 3
Area E Elective 3
ESOL 4030 (Recommended) 3
Total hours 15-18

Milestones: ≥2.5 GPA. From the fall of your 3rd year on, you should: Consider presentation of a paper or poster regarding research done in 3000 or 4000 level classes for presentation at an undergraduate research symposium. Begin completing the ESOL Endorsement or Certificate. Submit your graduation application. By the end of year 3, you should have: Made close contact with your professors in Foreign Language Education and begin to plan for life as a teacher after VSU. Completed 90 credit hours.

Year 4

Fall Hrs.
SPAN 4010 3
SPAN 4020 2
SPAN 4XXX (Literature course) 3
SPAN 4980 1
FLED 4500/4510 3
SPEC 3000 3
SEED 4010 1
Total hours 16
Spring Hrs.
FLED 4790 (Student Teaching) 10
FLED 4800 2
Total hours 12

Milestones: ≥2.5 GPA. In the fall of your final year, you should: Contact and apply for graduate study or professional school, if required for your career plans. Contact professors to write letters of reference for you. Continue to consider presentation of a paper or poster regarding research done in 3000 or 4000 level classes for presentation at an undergraduate research symposium. Early in your final semester, you should: Prepare a professional resume. You should have completed 120 credit hours by the end of this semester.