A minimum of one-half the courses in the major must be completed at Dominican.
Graduating seniors must take an oral interview patterned on the ACTFL guidelines unless they have had a similar interview to complete requirements for the School of Education, in which case those results must be filed with the discipline director. All graduating majors participate in an oral exit interview and in some years a writing sample may be requested as part of the assessment of the major.
Teacher Licensure: Spanish grades K-12
Students who wish to teach Spanish in kindergarten through 12th grades complete a major in Spanish and complete the School of Education’s Teacher Education Program for K-12 licensure.
Additional Spanish Education Requirements
Two assessments must be completed prior to clinical practice:
Cultures, Literatures, and Cross-Disciplinary Concepts assessment
Teacher candidates who want to teach a language at the secondary level and are seeking the K-12 certificate must take the Test of Academic Proficiency (TAP) as well as a specific content area test in the language.
100 hours of field experience
Oral Proficiency Interview: students must score at the minimum of advanced low level
State Required edTPA
Clinical Practice (one full semester) split between an elementary and either a middle or a secondary school classroom
For more information about K-12 licensure, see the School of Education section of this bulletin.