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2017-2018 Traditional Undergraduate Academic Catalog 
    
2017-2018 Traditional Undergraduate Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Spanish for Early Childhood through Adolescence Education Certification (grades K-12), B.A.


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Major Requirements (41 semester hours)


For Early Childhood through Adolescence Education Certification (grades K-12) 

At least five (5) of the following courses, one (1) of which must be either SPA320 - Spanish Civilization or SPA330 - Spanish-American Civilization and one (1) must be a writing intensive (WI) course:


Teacher Certification


To qualify for Early Childhood through Adolescence (grades K-12) teaching certification in Spanish, a student must complete the courses listed above, the Early Childhood through Adolescence Professional Sequence, and the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction’s (DPI) statutory requirements.

*ACTFL Oral Proficiency and Writing Proficiency Exams


The American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL) Oral Proficiency Interview (OPI) is a standardized procedure for the assessment of functional speaking ability. It is a face-to-face or telephone interview between a certified ACTFL tester and an examinee. The test is used to determine how well a person speaks a language by comparing his or her performance of specific communication tasks with the criteria for each of ten proficiency levels. Also required is the ACTFL Writing Proficiency Test (WPT). Lakeland University requires candidates for State of Wisconsin foreign language teaching certification to be proficient at the Intermediate High level. Information regarding the ACTFL examinations is available in the Office of the Registrar.

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