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2018-2019 Undergraduate Catalog (As of 12-14-18) 
2018-2019 Undergraduate Catalog (As of 12-14-18) [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Spanish, Teacher Education Program (Grades PK-12), B.A.

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Degree: Bachelor of Arts
Credit Hours: 36+

In addition to completing the requirements for this major, students must also complete the degree requirements specified in the Academic Regulations  section of this catalog.

Courses within this major may also satisfy general education requirements. Please consult the Liberal Arts and Sciences General Education Requirements  for more information.

Spanish Teacher Education Program (Grades PK-12)

Students interested in teacher licensure in foreign language must complete both the Spanish major and the Foreign Language Education, B.S.  major requirements. See the School of Education, Health and Human Performance  section of this catalog for a listing of the required foreign language education major courses.

After declaration of a major in Spanish, students interested in teacher licensure in foreign language must meet with the director of the Office of Student Services and Credentialing, School of Education, Health, and Human Performance, 843-953-5613. Students must take EDFS 201  during their sophomore year and apply for acceptance into this program preferably by the second semester of their sophomore year. In addition to meeting with an assigned advisor in Spanish, candidates in all languages must meet with Dr. Shawn Morrison, 404 J.C. Long Building, morrisonsh@cofc.edu, for additional information as soon as possible. Requirements include:

  • admission to and successful completion of the approved Teacher Education Program (see Foreign Language Education, B.S. ).  Your admission process must be completed before taking EDFS 460 .
  • passing score on PRAXIS II World Language Test in Spanish
  • a passing score on the Praxis II Principles of Learning and Teaching Test
  • a rating of Advanced Low in Spanish on the official OPI test
  • and the successful completion of the content major in Spanish, with its specific GPA requirements (see below).

In order to be admitted to the Clinical Internship (EDFS 460 ), candidates must have met the following requirements:

  • Completion of all Spanish course requirements for the Spanish major in Education.
  • 3.000 GPA in Spanish courses
  • 3.000 GPA in EDFS courses
  • 2.750 overall GPA

When declaring teacher licensure in Spanish through the Program of Study Management System (POSM), students must first select “Declare or Add a Major” and then “Foreign Language Education” from the major list. Once this selection is made, a second menu box will appear with a list of the associated majors. Select the Spanish major and follow the on-screen instructions.

Required Courses

Level 2

Complete 6 credit hours from one of the following options:

Level 4

Three courses totaling 9 credit hours at the 400-level including at least 3 credit hours in the literature and 3 credit hours in linguistics:


Majors in Spanish are required to take a proficiency exam during their last year prior to graduation. Information about the nature of the exam and the schedule of each semester is available in the department and on its website.

Coursework Meeting Major Requirements Excluded from the Major GPA Calculation

None.  All courses that may apply toward completion of course requirements within the major apply toward the major GPA calculation.

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