2018-2019 Catalog

Secondary Education, Spanish, Associate of Arts

Teachers change lives – they can open new worlds for students and inspire them to reach their goals.  The secondary education degree with an emphasis in Spanish language prepares students to teach in both public and private middle, junior high, and high schools. Students will be able to teach all levels of Spanish language classes.  Western’s teaching preparation focuses on current and innovative teaching theories including the implementation of a service learning project, technology inclusion, and project based learning. The education program also provides the introduction to many important skills and elements of the teaching profession.  The development and understanding of which are essential for future success such as: classroom management, special education, lesson design, and educational psychology.  The students experience hands-on what it means to be a secondary Spanish teacher because the program provides them the opportunity to participate in public school classroom activities as a practicum student.  These experiences have a four-pronged focus:  they introduce theories and pedagogical skills that are learned during classes are applied and reinforced by the teachers, they give students real-world teaching practices, they help students decide about their future teaching careers, and they lay the academic foundation needed before entering a bachelor’s degree program.  Students wanting to enter the teaching field must obtain at least a bachelor’s degree in education. Therefore, Western’s education program has specific pathways that will create a seamless transfer to any university in the country upon the successful completion of the associate degree requirements.

Degree Requirements

Freshman Year - Fall Semester

COMM 2010PUBLIC SPEAKING

3

ENGL 1010ENGLISH COMPOSITION I

3

EDCI 1000EDUCATION EXPERIENCE PROSPECTIVE TCHRS

2

EDCI 2440INTRODUCTION TO CLASSROOM MANAGEMENT

2

SPAN 1010FIRST YEAR SPANISH I

4

HMDV 10051st YEAR SUCCESS

1

Total Credit Hours:15

Freshman Year - Spring Semester

SPAN 1020FIRST YEAR SPANISH II

4

ENGL 1020ENGLISH COMPOSITION II

3

EDFD 2020FOUNDATIONS OF EDUCATION

4

MATH 1400COLLEGE ALGEBRA

3

Total Credit Hours:14

Freshman Year - Spring Semester Notes:

  • Content Area Courses: Additional general education requirements will be met through Content Area Courses; See the Education Department for recommended Content Area Courses.
  • Sophomore Year - Fall Semester

    ITEC 2360TEACHING WITH TECHNOLOGY

    3

    EDFD 2100EDUCATIONAL PSYCHOLOGY

    4

    POLS 2250LATIN AMERICAN STUDIES

    3

    SPAN 2030SECOND YEAR SPANISH I

    4

    PSYC 1000GENERAL PSYCHOLOGY

    4

    Total Credit Hours:18

    Sophomore Year - Spring Semester

    EDEX 2484INTRODUCTION TO SPECIAL EDUCATION

    3

    APPROVED HISTORY COURSE

    3

    SPAN 2040SECOND YEAR SPANISH II

    4

    APPROVED SCIENCE COURSE

    4

    ANTH 2000INTRODUCTION TO LINGUISTICS ANTHROPOLOGY

    3

    HMDV 2411ASSESSMENT REQUIREMENT

    0

    Total Credit Hours:17

    Sophomore Year - Spring Semester Notes:

  • Approved History Course can be fulfilled by U.S to 1865 (HIST 1211), U.S from 1865 (HIST 1221) or American &Wyoming Government (POLS 1000).  Students transferring to the University of Wyoming should take POLS 1000.
  • Approved Science Course can be fulfilled by Current Issues in Biology (BIOL 1003), Introductory Chemistry (CHEM 1000), Concepts of Physics (PHYS 1050), or Physical Geology (GEOL 1100).

  • Total Credit Hours: 64