B.A. degree program in adolescence education: Spanish teacher
HEGIS code 1105.01
NYS SED program code 26801

Bachelor's degree programs for adolescence education (grades 7-12): biology, chemistry, earth science, English, mathematics, modern languages (French, Italian, Spanish), physics, and social studies (Africana studies, American studies, anthropology, economics, history, political science, Puerto Rican and Latino studies, sociology), and special subjects (all grades): music - full information and requirements

Program/Department Advisers

Name
Title
Phone
Email
Office Hours
FILER, MALVA E Professor 718-951-5451 4239 Boylan Hall mfiler @ brooklyn.cuny.edu M, W 5:00 P.M. to 6:30 P.M. or by appointment

 

The School of Education and the Department of Modern Languages and Literatures jointly offer a program for students who plan to teach Spanish in grades 7 through 12. Adolescent education (grades 7-12) programs are writing intensive. Additional information may be obtained from the School of Education or the Department of Modern Languages and Literatures. Students should consult a counselor as early as possible to plan their program.
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Program requirements (51 credits)
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Thirty credits in the content area are required for New York state certification to teach a language Other Than English at the secondary level. Twenty-four of those credits must be taken in the Department of Modern Languages and Literatures as follows (Language = French, Italian, or Spanish):

All of the following: Language 2030W and 3610, and Modern Languages 3350.
Two of the following culture courses: Language 3515, 3525, 3510, or 3520.
Nine credits to be selected from Language 2020, 2432, 2120, 3515, 3525, 3510, 3520. Tier II, Tier III, Tier IV; and/or Modern Languages 2310 or higher.

The remaining six credits may be selected from the following options:

1) Up to two courses in the major language and/or from Modern Languages 2310 or higher.
2) Two courses in a second language, language 2021 or above.
3) Up to two courses in related areas, subject to department approval.

An average of B or higher in the major is required for student teaching.

In addition, students must complete the following pedagogical courses in School of Education: Education 2001, 2002, 3401, 3402, 4405, and 4411 (total of 21 credits).

This four-term sequence may be started in the lower-sophomore term, or upper-sophomore term.
Education 2001, 2002, 3401, 3402 (12 credits).

The appropriate 5-credit course in student teaching:
Education 4405 Seminar on Methods of Teaching Modern Languages, Student Teaching I

The appropriate 4-credit course in student teaching:
Education 4411 Advanced Seminar on Methods of Teaching Modern Languages, Student Teaching II

This program reflects changes in teacher certification requirements recently implemented by the New York State Education Department. Students completing majors in secondary education or in special subjects under the former requirements should refer to the 2000-2003 Undergraduate Bulletin.

Degree programs in adolescence education and in special subjects include a major in an appropriate department of the college and in the case of social studies may also include an approved selection of interdepartmental courses.

Completion of an adolescence education program as part of a major in English, one of the appropriate social sciences, mathematics, one of the sciences, or a language other than English qualifies students for New York State initial certification in adolescence education for grades 7 through 12.

Students qualifying for the initial certification in adolescence education may obtain an extension to teach English, social studies, mathematics, or one of the sciences in grades 5 and 6 by taking Education 3454.

Students, except music education majors, must complete 21 credits in the School of Education as specified above.

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Admission requirements and academic standing
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Students must have a GPA of 2.50 or higher based on a minimum of 30 credits in liberal arts and sciences to take Education 2001, 2002, 3401 or 3402; an average of 2.75 in Education 2001 and 2002 is required to continue to Education 3401 and/or Education 3402; to take Education 4413 or 4401-4406, students must have an overall GPA of 2.75 or higher and permission of the head of adolescence education and special subjects; to take Education 4407-4406, students must earn a B- or higher in Education 4401-4406, a GPA of 2.75 or higher in their major, and the permission of the head of adolescence education and special subjects. A student who takes Education 4407-4412 prior to Education 4401-4406 must earn a B- or better grade in 4407-4412 to take Education 4401-4406.