Coordinator: Ana Cecilia Lara
Location: Department of English, Theatre, and Foreign Languages
The B.A. in Spanish with Teacher Licensure program consists of four curricular components: freshman seminar and general education, the essential standards, the professional studies core, and content pedagogy (methods and internship). Upon successful completion of the program and related requirements, graduates are eligible for a Standard Professional I license to teach in the State of North Carolina. The NC Department of Public Instruction issues the teaching license based on University recommendation.
The Spanish licensure program is one of 12 teacher education programs offered at UNCP. Spanish licensure candidates are subject to Teacher Education Committee Program policies, admission requirements, continuation requirements, and graduation requirements. For more information about teacher education policies and requirements, turn to the previous section.
The Spanish licensure program is accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) and the NC State Board of Education.
The Teacher Education Program standards for all education majors are described fully in the UNCP Teacher Education Program Teacher Candidate Handbook.
Program Goals and Objectives
- Students who complete a major in Spanish will acquire
- A broad, balanced, and practical knowledge and understanding of Spanish language through the four skills of reading, writing, speaking, and listening and through advanced grammar, composition, and conversation;
- A comprehensive knowledge of Peninsular and Spanish-American literature, culture, and civilization.
- Students who complete a major in Spanish will acquire the ability and skills to
- Demonstrate near fluency or fluency in reading, writing, speaking, and comprehending Spanish;
- Converse in everyday situations and also use professional language;
- Write effectively in a clear, standard Spanish about a variety of topics;
- Listen to, understand, and identify varieties of Spanish spoken in the Hispanic world;
- Read and comprehend a variety of texts.
- Students who complete a major in Spanish will develop appropriate dispositions to
- Participate in entry-level positions requiring knowledge of the Spanish language;
- Enroll in and complete graduate school successfully;
- Work with the Hispanic community throughout their productive lives;
- Have an enhanced appreciation for all aspects of Spanish, including historical and contemporary issues;
- Have an enhanced appreciation for people of Hispanic backgrounds;
- Recognize the importance of formal language study for use and more effective competition in the global marketplace, whether in schools, in medical and social services, or in corporate business.