Education Department: Spanish K-12 Certification

Do you have an intense passion for Spanish language and culture? Have you ever thought about sharing this passion with others?

If so, Marywood's Spanish certification program sounds like a perfect fit for you! Marywood's reputation for producing outstanding Spanish teachers is recognized throughout the Northeast. Our graduates are leaders in foreign language pedagogy. Guided by the National Standards of the American Council of the Teachers of Foreign Language, our students are prepared in a variety of traditional and cutting-edge methodologies and technology.

Our curriculum is rich in the areas of civilization, literature, film, and fine arts and is reinforced with cultural events outside the classroom, including opportunities for study abroad. Our conversation and language courses challenge both native and non-native students to attain an ever deepening understanding of the Spanish worlds.

Required Spanish Courses

The major in Spanish requires 33 credit hours. (PREREQUISITE coursework in Elementary Spanish is required for those who have not studied Spanish previously.)

SPAN 211 Intermediate Spanish I 3
SPAN 212 Intermediate Spanish II 3
SPAN 223 Spanish for Reading and Review 3
SPAN 275* Conversation Spanish 3
SPAN 280 Contemporary Cultural Trends in Spanish-Speaking Films 3
SPAN 300* Intensive Grammar Review 3
SPAN 302 & 303 Introduction to Literature 3,3
SPAN 310 Contemporary Hispanic Issues 3
SPAN 325* Latin America Culture and Civilization 3
SPAN 330* Advanced Spanish Composition and Conversation 3
SPAN 333* Spanish Civilization 3
SPAN 350 The Latino Condition in the U.S. 3
ENGL 400*
Structure of Linguistics 3
SPAN 411B* Curriculum Methods for Modern Foreign Languages 3

*Required course

The preparation of foreign language teachers is the joint responsibility of the faculty in foreign languages and education.

Education Requirements




EDUC 000 Field Experience (minimum of 100 clock hours of observation and participation) 0
PSYC 514 Human Development 3
EDUC 502 Multidisciplinary Foundations of Education 3
SPED 507 Characteristics of Mildly Impaired Learner 3
EDUC 005E Practicum Block 1
EDUC 523 Seminar: Psychology of Education 3
EDUC 411A Effective Instruction Secondary/K-12 3
R ED 526 Teaching Content Area Reading 3
SPED 539 Behavior Management Approaches 3
EDUC 561 Methods, Materials and Assessment ESL 3
Varies Content Area Methods 3
SPED 511 Curriculum for Special Needs Learners (taken w/ student teaching) 3
EDUC 591 Student Teaching 1.5,1.5
EDUC 598B Special Topics in Student Teaching (Seminar) (Taken w/ student teaching) 3
EDUC 554* Learning Theories 3
EDUC 501* Research Theory 3

*Courses required for M.A.T. Degree.