To qualify for Kindergarten through Grade 12 teaching certification in Spanish, a student must complete the courses listed above, the Early Childhood through Adolescence Professional Sequence, Interdisciplinary Studies coursework (see below) 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. Alsorequired 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.