World Language Education: Spanish, B.S.

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Minimum Total Credit Hours: 124

Minimum Upper-Division Hours: 40


Overall GPA - Combined and OU: 2.75

Major GPA - Combined and OU: 2.75

Program Code: B883 P621

Admission and Retention Requirements

Admission Requirements—Jeannine Rainbolt College of Education
Students are eligible for admission to the Jeannine Rainbolt College of Education with:

  1. a minimum of 24 semester hours earned from an accredited institution of higher learning;
  2. a minimum of 2.75 combined retention grade point average on all coursework attempted;
  3. a declared major in education.

Full Admission Requirements—Teacher Education and Professional Studies Programs
Students are eligible for admission to Teacher Education with:

  1. a minimum of 30 semester hours from an accredited institution of higher learning to include the following 24 hours as defined by the Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education with a grade of C or better: English (Composition and Literature)-6 hours; MATH, Gen. Ed. Core I -3 hours; American History-3 hours; American Government-3 hours; Humanities to include Artistic Forms, Western Civilization, Non-Western Culture, World Language, or other advisor-approved Gen. Ed. course -3 hours; Social and Behavioral Sciences-3 hours; Natural Sciences-3 hours.
  2. a minimum of 2.75 grade point average (OU retention and combined retention) on all coursework attempted;
  3. successful completion of the OGET (Oklahoma General Education Test) or PPST (Pre Professional Skills Test) The OGET Exam requires a minimum score of 240. All three portions of the PPST must be passed with minimum cut scores of MATH 150, WRITING 162, and READING 156.

Admission to a teaching program requires submission of an application,essay, background check,and an interview with the admission committee prior to enrollment in the first education course.

Retention Requirements—Jeannine Rainbolt College of Education

  1. When a student accepts an offer of admission into a JRCoE department or program, they commit to comply with all its regulations, including those regarding professional conduct and dispositions that are contained in the JRCoE Professional Behavior Policy.
  2. Students must maintain a minimum 2.75 grade point average (OU retention and combined retention) in all undergraduate coursework and a minimum 3.00 grade point average in all graduate coursework attempted.
  3. Students must maintain a minimum of 2.75 undergraduate grade point average in both professional education courses and in specialized education courses with no grade less than a C and must maintain a minimum of 3.00 grade point average in graduate professional and specialized education courses, with no grade less than a B.
  4. Students must earn a C or better in COMM 1113 or COMM 2613.
  5. Students whose OU retention or combined retention grade point averages at the undergraduate level fall below 2.75 will be subject to dismissal from the college. At the graduate level, students must meet Graduate College requirements.
  6. Students who have not earned OU retention and combined retention grade point averages of 2.75 after the completion of 60 semester hours will be dismissed from the college.
  7. Because one college level math course is a requirement for full admission into both the college and the teacher preparation program, declared Education majors must complete at least one college-level Math within the first four semesters of enrollment at OU. Transfer students who have not completed a college level Math course will have two semesters to complete the requirement. Students who fail to meet the requirement within the time limits specified will be subject to dismissal from the college.
  8. Course work more than 10 years old in the teaching specialization and professional education may not be credited to ward the completion of a teacher education degree and/or certificate program. However, course work over 10 years old may be reviewed by the appropriate certificate committee for possible credit toward the completion of a teacher education degree and/or certificate program.
  9. A student has 6 years to complete a teacher education degree and/or certificate program after full admission. After the 6- year period, a student must seek readmission to that program and meet the catalog requirements in effect at the time of readmission.
  10. Students will be withdrawn from courses for failing to observe prerequisites and corequisites. Continued disregard of prerequisites and corequisites is grounds for dismissal from the college.

Major Requirements

Students must maintain a minimum of 2.75 grade point average with no grade less than a C in the Profession Education and the Specialized Education courses for graduation.

Certification: To be fully certified, students must pass Certification Examinations for Oklahoma Educators, apply for a license, and successfully complete the residency program.

Professional Education (34 hours)
EIPT 3473Learning, Development, and Assessment for Teachers 13
EDSP 3053Understanding and Accommodating Exceptional Learners3
EIPT 3043Learning with Educational Technologies3
EDS 4003Schools in American Cultures 13
EIPT 3483Motivation and Classroom Management for Teachers3
EDWL 4023Foundations and Theory for PreK-12 Second Language Acquisition3
EDWL 4033Methods for Teaching World Languages in PreK-12 Settings 13
EDUC 4050Teaching Experiences in the Elementary School 1,25
EDUC 4060Teaching Experiences in the Secondary School 1,25
ILAC 4243Student Teaching Seminar 23
Specialized Education (39 hours)
Core
SPAN 1115Beginning Spanish 35
SPAN 1225Beginning Spanish (Continued)5
SPAN 2113Intermediate Spanish3
SPAN 2223Intermediate Spanish Continued3
SPAN 3073Grammar in Conversational Communication3
SPAN 3423Grammar in Written Communication3
SPAN 3853Introduction to Hispanic Literature and Culture3
SPAN 4183Senior Capstone3
Literature & Culture
SPAN 4083Literature and Culture of Spain3
SPAN 4113Literature and Culture of Latin America3
Electives
Choose 5 hours from the following, or an advisor-approved elective:5
Transatlantic Literature and Culture
Regional Literature and Cultures
Hispanic Cinema Studies
History of the Spanish Language
Topics in Spanish Linguistics
The Structure of the Spanish Language
Teaching of Spanish in the United States
If additional hours are needed to meet the 124 hour undergraduate minimum for graduation, they may be taken from MLLL, Classics, Language area, Linguistics, or Education courses
Total Credit Hours73

General Education and College Requirements

Courses taken to fulfill the University General Education Requirements must be chosen from the approved General Education course list published in the Class Schedule or at http://www.ou.edu/gened/courses. The following courses meet minimum University, College, and State General Education Requirements.

UNIVERSITY-WIDE GENERAL EDUCATION (MINIMUM 40 HOURS) AND COLLEGE REQUIREMENTS
Core Area I: Symbolic and Oral Communication
Communication Skills (9 hours)
ENGL 1113Principles of English Composition (Core I-EN1)3
ENGL 1213Principles of English Composition (Core I-EN2)3
or EXPO 1213 Expository Writing
COMM 1113Principles of Communication (Core I)3
or COMM 2613 Public Speaking
Language 1
University-wide general Education requirement met with major work.
College of Education Contemporary World Culture: Choose two courses which provide an elementary knowledge of another classical, modern, Native, or American Sign Language10
Mathematics (3 hours)
Choose one MATH course (Core I-MATH)3
Core Area II: Natural Science (8-9 hours, must include a laboratory course)
Choose one course in the biological sciences: (Core II) BIOL, HES, MBIO, or PBIO3-5
Choose one course in the physical sciences: (Core II) AGSC, ASTR, CHEM, GEOG, GEOL, GPHY, METR, or PHYS3-5
Core Area III: Social Science (6 hours)
P SC 1113American Federal Government (Core III-PSC)3
Choose one ANTH, PSY, OR SOC course (Core III-SS)3
Core Area IV: Arts and Humanities (12 hours)
HIST 1483United States to 1865 (Core IV-HIST)3
or HIST 1493 United States, 1865 to the Present
Choose one of the following (Core IV-WC):3
Colonial Hispanic American History, 1492-1810
Modern Latin America 1810-Present
Another advisor-approved Core IV-Western Culture
Choose one course from the General Education Approved Artistic Forms list (Core IV-AF)3
Choose one course from the General Education Approved World Culture List (3000- level or above) and advisor approved (Core IV-WDC)3
Core Area V: First Year Experience (3 hours)
Choose one course (Core V-FYE)3
Total Credit Hours51

The 51 hours above, along with SPAN 1115 (4 hours) from the Specialized Education requirements, comprise the 55 hours required of Liberal Arts.

Certification and Degree Requirements

Field Experiences: Transfer students without appropriate field experiences may be required to enroll in EDUC 2400.
Pass/No Pass Enrollment: Only general education electives may be taken under the pass/no pass option.
Residence Requirements: Students must complete either the last 30 hours or 45 of the last 60 hours after being fully admitted to a teacher education program to satisfy this requirement.
Requirements to be Completed to be Eligible for Student Teaching Internship: Students must be in good standing and have completed all baccalaureate degree requirements with the exception of the appropriate internship course itself and the courses taken with it in the final semester per their major requirements.
Junior College Transfer Students: Students transferring from a junior college may use the transferred credit to meet certain lower-division course requirements only; that is, freshman and sophomore-level courses.
Degree Completion Responsibility: Although the Dean’s Office checks each student’s records, the responsibility for meeting degree requirements lies with the student and not with the advisor or the Dean. Each student should obtain a copy of his or her requirements for graduation and check it regularly as he or she completes his or her degree program.
Graduation Application: The final step to be completed by the student before graduation is the filing of an official Application for Graduation. The Application for Graduation should be filled out online by September 15 for fall graduation, February 15 for spring graduation, and June 1 for summer graduation. The student’s degree will not be conferred, nor any completion statement entered on their transcript, until the required application is filed.

Admission & Retention Requirements

It is the responsibility of the student to read and be familiar with the requirements for Admission to, and Retention in, the Jeannine Rainbolt College of Education. The current Admission and Retention policies can be found in the college's overview page in the OU General Catalog, under the Undergraduate tab here: http://ou-public.courseleaf.com/rainbolt-education/#undergraduatetext.

Suggested Semester Plan of Study

This plan shows one possible grouping of courses that would allow students to graduate in four years. Please refer to the front of the degree checksheet for official requirements. Students must consult with College of Education academic advisors to verify that courses selected each semester fulfill the recommended plan and satisfy university, College of Education, and major requirements.

Plan of Study Grid
Freshman
First SemesterCredit Hours
SPAN 1115 Beginning Spanish 5
ENGL 1113 Principles of English Composition (Core I-EN1) 3
MATH (Core I-MATH) 3
HIST 1483
United States to 1865 (Core IV-HIST)
or United States, 1865 to the Present
3
First Year Experience (Core V-FYE) 3
 Credit Hours17
Second Semester
SPAN 1225 Beginning Spanish (Continued) 5
ENGL 1213
Principles of English Composition (Core I-EN2)
or Expository Writing
3
P SC 1113 American Federal Government (Core III-PSC) 3
Biological Sciences, one course in BIOL/HES/MBIO/PBIO (Core II) 3-5
ANTH, or SOC, or PSY (Core III-SS) 3
 Credit Hours17-19
Sophomore
First Semester
SPAN 2113 Intermediate Spanish 3
EIPT 3473 Learning, Development, and Assessment for Teachers 3
Classical, Modern, or Native Language 5
Physical Sciences, one course in AGSC, ASTR, CHEM, GEOG, GEOL, GPHY, METR, or PHYS (Core II) 3-5
COMM 1113
Principles of Communication (Core I)
or Public Speaking
3
 Credit Hours17-19
Second Semester
SPAN 2223 Intermediate Spanish Continued 3
SPAN 3073 Grammar in Conversational Communication 3
Classical, Modern, or Native Language 5
EDSP 3053 Understanding and Accommodating Exceptional Learners 3
HIST 2613
Colonial Hispanic American History, 1492-1810 (Core IV-WC)
or Modern Latin America 1810-Present
3
 Credit Hours17
Junior
First Semester
SPAN 3423 Grammar in Written Communication 3
SPAN 3853 Introduction to Hispanic Literature and Culture 3
SPAN 4083 Literature and Culture of Spain 3
EIPT 3043 Learning with Educational Technologies 3
World Culture - Upper-Division (Core IV-WDC, Advisor-Approved) 3
 Credit Hours15
Second Semester
EDS 4003 Schools in American Cultures 3
EDWL 4023 Foundations and Theory for PreK-12 Second Language Acquisition 3
Arts & Humanities course (Core IV-Artistic Forms) 3
SPAN Upper-Division Specialized Education, advisor-approved 3
SPAN Upper-Division Specialized Education, advisor-approved 3
 Credit Hours15
Senior
First Semester
EDWL 4033 Methods for Teaching World Languages in PreK-12 Settings 3
EIPT 3483 Motivation and Classroom Management for Teachers 3
SPAN 4113 Literature and Culture of Latin America 3
SPAN 4183 Senior Capstone 3
 Credit Hours12
Second Semester
EDUC 4050 Teaching Experiences in the Elementary School 5
EDUC 4060 Teaching Experiences in the Secondary School 5
ILAC 4243 Student Teaching Seminar 3
 Credit Hours13
 Total Credit Hours124