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Secondary Spanish Education

Graduate Programs

The graduate programs in Secondary Spanish Education seek to provide secondary school teacher candidates with the expertise in the teaching of Spanish language, both as foreign language and a heritage language, and of Peninsular, Latin American and Latino literatures and cultures. While preparing for certification, candidates will learn to develop academically, linguistically and culturally enriching Spanish language education programs and to implement the necessary teaching practices related to these programs.
We offer four different graduate programs:

  • Spanish 7 - 12 for Spanish Majors (35 credits)

Candidates who have graduated with an undergraduate degree (B.A.) in Spanish comprised of a minimum of 30 upper-level credits in Spanish can apply for this program. It provides candidates who have a solid background in Spanish language, literature, and culture with the knowledge in education foundations and secondary Spanish education required for initial certification in Spanish.

Prerequisites: B.A. in Spanish or equivalent, liberal arts distribution requirements, LAST*

* Candidates applying for certification on or after May 1st, 2014 will be required to take new exams. Contact Dr. Edwin M. Lamboy for details.

Program requirements:

Education courses

EDUC 0500A

Adolescent Learning and Development
(15 hrs. of fieldwork)

3 cr.

EDLS 5000K

Introduction to Inclusive Education
(15 hrs. of fieldwork)

3 cr.

EDSE 0304E

Curriculum Development in
Secondary School Spanish
(30 hrs. of fieldwork)

4 cr.

EDSE 1104E

Methods of Teaching Spanish in Secondary Schools
(30 hrs. of fieldwork)

4 cr.

EDSE 1204E

The Teaching of Reading and Writing across the Curriculum Spanish in Secondary Schools
(20 hrs. of fieldwork)

3 cr.

EDSE 1304E

The Teaching of Spanish to Heritage
Language Learners in Secondary Schools
(20 hrs. of fieldwork)

3 cr.

EDSE 6804E

Spanish Grammar and its Pedagogy

3 cr.

EDSE 0204I

Master’s Project

3 cr.

EDUC 0600G

Teaching Practicum in Secondary Spanish
(co-req. – EDUC 1900G)

3 cr.

EDUC 1900G

Child Abuse and Health Education Seminar
(co-req. – EDUC 0600G)

0 cr.

            Spanish courses:

  • One Spanish linguistics graduate course – 3 cr.
  • One Spanish literature graduate course – 3 cr.

 

  • Spanish 7 – 12 for Initially Non-Spanish Certified (38 credits)

Candidates who already hold initial certification in an area other than Spanish and demonstrate proficiency in Spanish may apply for this program. (Students with initial certification in an area other than Spanish will end up with professional certification in that area and initial certification in Spanish.) The program provides candidates with more specific courses in Secondary Spanish Education required for initial certification in Spanish.

Prerequisites: B.A. with a major or minor in education; NYS initial certification in an area other than Spanish; liberal arts distribution requirements, including foreign language; 15 credits in advanced (300 level or above) undergraduate Spanish courses, including a grammar course and a composition course*; EDUC 20500 (Adolescent Learning and Development) or equivalent, including 15 hours of fieldwork**; LAST***

* Candidates who have not met this requirement must take these courses before admission to the program. They must meet with an advisor for suggestions.
** Candidates may satisfy the EDUC 20500 requirement by taking EDUC 0500A while enrolled in the program with permission of advisor.
*** Candidates applying for certification on or after May 1st, 2014 will be required to take new exams. Contact Dr. Edwin M. Lamboy for details.

Program requirements:

Education courses

EDLS 5000K

Introduction to Inclusive Education
(15 hrs. of fieldwork)

3 cr.

EDSE 0304E

Curriculum Development in
Secondary School Spanish
(30 hrs. of fieldwork)

4 cr.

EDSE 1104E

Methods of Teaching Spanish in Secondary Schools
(30 hrs. of fieldwork)

4 cr.

EDSE 1204E

The Teaching of Reading and Writing across the Curriculum Spanish in Secondary Schools
(20 hrs. of fieldwork)

3 cr.

EDSE 1304E

The Teaching of Spanish to Heritage
Language Learners in Secondary Schools
(20 hrs. of fieldwork)

3 cr.

EDSE 6804E

Spanish Grammar and its Pedagogy

3 cr.

EDSE 0204I

Master’s Project

3 cr.

            Spanish courses:

  • Two Spanish linguistics graduate courses – 6 cr.
  • Three Spanish literature graduate courses – 9 cr.

 

  • Spanish 7 – 12 for Non-Spanish Majors (44 credits)

Candidates with an undergraduate degree in a field other than Spanish and with no education background may apply for this program after demonstrating proficiency in Spanish. It provides candidates with the educational experience and the content knowledge required for initial certification in Spanish.

Prerequisites: B.A.; liberal arts distribution requirements, including foreign language; 15 credits in advanced (300 level or above) undergraduate Spanish courses, including a grammar course and a composition course*; LAST**

*Candidates who have not met this requirement must take these courses before admission to the program. They must meet with an advisor for suggestions.
** Candidates applying for certification on or after May 1st, 2014 will be required to take new exams. Contact Dr. Edwin M. Lamboy for details.

Program requirements:

Education courses

EDUC 0500A

Adolescent Learning and Development
(15 hrs. of fieldwork)

3 cr.

EDLS 5000K

Introduction to Inclusive Education
(15 hrs. of fieldwork)

3 cr.

EDSE 0304E

Curriculum Development in
Secondary School Spanish
(30 hrs. of fieldwork)

4 cr.

EDSE 1104E

Methods of Teaching Spanish in Secondary Schools
(30 hrs. of fieldwork)

4 cr.

EDSE 1204E

The Teaching of Reading and Writing across the Curriculum Spanish in Secondary Schools
(20 hrs. of fieldwork)

3 cr.

EDSE 1304E

The Teaching of Spanish to Heritage
Language Learners in Secondary Schools
(20 hrs. of fieldwork)

3 cr.

EDSE 6804E

Spanish Grammar and its Pedagogy

3 cr.

EDSE 0204I

Master’s Project

3 cr.

EDUC 0600G

Teaching Practicum in Secondary Spanish
(co-req. – EDUC 1900G)

3 cr.

EDUC 1900G

Child Abuse and Health Education Seminar
(co-req. – EDUC 0600G)

0 cr.

            Spanish courses:

  • Two Spanish linguistics graduate courses – 6 cr.
  • Three Spanish literature graduate courses – 9 cr.

 

  • Spanish 7 – 12 for Initially Spanish Certified (34 credits)

Candidates who have graduated with an undergraduate degree (B.A.) in Secondary Spanish Education and who hold Initial Certification in Spanish for grades 7-12 may apply for this program. It provides candidates with more advanced education and Secondary Spanish Education courses resulting in professional certification in the field.

Prerequisites: B.A. in Secondary Spanish Education or B.A in Spanish with a minor in Secondary Spanish Education; Initial Certification in 7-12 Spanish; liberal arts distribution requirements; EDUC 20500 (Adolescent Learning and Development) or equivalent, including 15 hours of fieldwork*; LAST**

* Candidates may satisfy the EDUC 20500 requirement by taking EDUC 0500A while enrolled in the program with permission of advisor.
** Candidates applying for certification on or after May 1st, 2014 will be required to take new exams. Contact Dr. Edwin M. Lamboy for details.

Program requirements:

Education courses

EDCE 2600C OR EDCE 5800C

Linguistics for Teachers OR
Theories of Second Language Acquisition

3 cr.

EDLS 5000K
EDSE 0304E

Introduction to Inclusive Education
(15 hrs. of fieldwork)
Curriculum Development in
Secondary School Spanish
(30 hrs. of fieldwork)

3 cr.

4 cr.

EDSE 1204E

The Teaching of Reading and Writing across the Curriculum Spanish in Secondary Schools
(20 hrs. of fieldwork)

3 cr.

EDSE 1304E

The Teaching of Spanish to Heritage
Language Learners in Secondary Schools
(20 hrs. of fieldwork)

3 cr.

EDSE 6804E

Spanish Grammar and its Pedagogy

3 cr.

EDSE 0204I

Master’s Project

3 cr.

            One of the following electives:

EDCE 2000C

First and Second Language Literacy Acquisition

3 cr.

EDCE 5300C

Language Minority Students
in Urban Schools in the U.S.

3 cr.

EDCE 5700C

Education that Is Multicultural

3 cr.

EDCE 6400C

Teaching Content (Math, Science, Social Studies) Using Both English and a Native Language

3 cr.

EDLS 5300K

The Teaching of Spanish to Heritage
Positive Approaches for Challenging Behaviors

3 cr.

EDSE 2300E

Development of the Secondary School:
Philosophy, Urban Issues, and Curriculum Development in Secondary Schools

3 cr.

            Spanish courses:

  • Two Spanish linguistics graduate courses – 6 cr.
  • One Spanish literature graduate courses – 3 cr.

Other Requirements

  • The CST Exam (Spanish)* has to be taken and passed after completing 9 credits. This is a requirement in order to register in EDSE 0200I (Master's Project).
  • Some applicants will be asked to submit scores of the ACTFL Oral Proficiency Interview (OPI) as part of the admission process. A score of Advanced-Low or higher is required.

* Candidates applying for certification on or after May 1st, 2014 will be required to take new exams.

PLEASE CONTACT DR. EDWIN M. LAMBOY FOR DETAILS.