Buffalo State

Undergraduate Catalog 2011-2012

Spanish Education (7–12, B.S.)


Modern and Classical Languages Department

Bachelor of Science (HEGIS 1105.01)

National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) Accredited

Bishop Hall 122 (716) 878-5414

Enrollment in all teacher education programs follows the guidelines for "Admission to Teacher Education Programs" found in this catalog.  Applicants who do not yet meet all admissions criteria should consult with the department.

The Spanish secondary education program leads to eligibility for New York State initial certification to teach Spanish in grades 7-12.. Students develop Spanish language skills and study the structure and sound system of Spanish, the literature and culture of Spanish-speaking peoples, and explore the teaching and learning of foreign languages in school settings. The curriculum includes a series of field experiences. All students desiring this program may be admitted into the B.A. language and literature program, which functions as a pre-major for the B.S. program. Prospective students who apply for admission to the B.S. program must fill out a Change of Major Form and complete two brief entrance essays – one in English and the other in Spanish – in the Modern and Classical Languages Department office (Bishop 122) after they have successfully completed 6 credits beyond SPA302. No student will be admitted with less than a 3.0 overall GPA, or with less than a 3.0 GPA in Spanish courses. Students must have a minimum GPA of 3.0 (overall and in Spanish), to enroll in the teaching practicum. Also, the student must complete an ACTFL-approved Oral Proficiency Interview (OPI) in order to demonstrate Advanced-Low Proficiency in Spanish. If Advanced-Low is not achieved, an additional upper-level Spanish course, chosen in consultation with the student’s advisor, must be successfully completed.

Intellectual Foundations Requirements

33-39 cr

Total Required Credit Hours in Spanish

39* cr

A. Communication and Culture (21 cr)

SPA 301

Introduction to Hispanic Cultures

SPA 302

Introduction to Hispanic Media

SPA 306

The Civilization and Cultures of Spain

SPA 309 Culture and Civilization of Latin America

SPA 321

Issues in Contemporary Hispanic Cultures

SPA 416

Advanced Conversation

SPA 421

Structure of Modern Spanish

B. Literacey and Literature (12 cr)

SPA 303

Introduction to Spanish Literature

SPA 307

Spanish Authors Pre-1800

SPA 311

Spanish American Authors 1810s-Present

SPA 496

Capstone Seminar

C. Content and Pedagogy

3 cr**

SPA 401

Spanish for Spanish Teaching


SPF 410

Literacy for Spanish Teaching


Select one course from the following:

3 cr

Spa 299

Study Abroad*

SPA 305

Spanish Phonetics

SPA 308

Spanish Authors 1800-Present

SPA 310

Spanish American Authors: 1492-1810

SPA 317

Business Spanish

SPA 401

Spanish for Spanish Teaching**

SPA 405

Old Spanish

SPA 408

Twentieth Century Spanish Literature

SPA 410

Literacy for Spanish Teaching**

SPA 495

Special Project

*In order to attain the program's target of (ACTFL) Advanced-Mid-level proficiency, students are highly encouraged to take advantage of study abroad opportunities to fulfill this requirement. Up to 15 credits of SPA 299 (study abroad) can be substituted for courses in the major, including SPA 416, upon advisor approval. An additional 1-3 cr. course required for candidates who do not qualify at ACTFL Advanced-Low in order to complete the degree.
**Students who take SPA 401 for C. (Content & Pedagogy) can use 410 for D. (Electives) or vice-versa.


Professional Core

21 cr

EDU 416

Teaching Reading in Secondary Schools

EXE 372

Foundations of Teaching Secondary Students with Disabilities

FLE 240

Introduction to Linguistics

FLE 300

Introduction to Foreign Language Classrooms

FLE 340

Second Language Acquisition and Literacy

FLE 401

Teaching Foreign Language in Middle and High Schools

FLE 403

Foundations of Foreign and Second Language Education

Student Teaching Courses

12 cr

FLE 401

Student Teaching of Foreign Languages in the Middle/Junior High School (6)

FLE 403

Student Teaching of Foreign Languages in the High School (6)

Total Required Credit Hours

120 cr

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Undergraduate Major and Minor Programs

Undergraduate Major Programs at a Glance

Undergraduate Minor Programs at a Glance

Anthropology (B.A.)

Art (B.A.)

Art Education (PK–12, B.S.)

Art Education (PK–12, PTCP)

Art History (B.A.)

Arts and Letters (B.A.)

Biology (B.A.)

Business Administration (B.S.)

Business and Marketing Education (B.S.)

Business and Marketing Education (PTCP)

Career and Technical Education (B.S.)*

Career and Technical Education (PTCP)*

Ceramics (B.F.A.)

Ceramics (B.S.)

Chemistry (B.S.)

Childhood Education (Grades 1–6, B.S.)

Childhood Education and English Extension (Grades 1–6 and 7-9 English Extension, B.S.)

Childhood Education and French Extension (Grades 1–6 and 7-9 French Extension, B.S.)

Childhood Education and Italian Extension (Grades 1–6 and 7-9 Italian Extension, B.S.)

Childhood Education and Mathematics Extension (Grades 1–6 and 7-9 Mathematics Extension, B.S.)

Childhood Education and Social Studies Extension (Grades 1–6 and 7-9 Social Studies Extension, B.S.)

Childhood Education and Spanish Extension (Grades 1–6 and 7-9 Spanish Extension, B.S.)

Communication Programs

Communication Design (B.F.A.)

Communication Studies (B.A.)

Computer Information Systems (B.S.)*

Criminal Justice (B.S.)


Dietitian Education Program (B.S.)

Didactic Program in Nutrition and Dietetics (B.S.)

Early Childhood and Childhood Education (Birth - Grade 6, Combined Program)

Early Childhood Education (Birth - Grade 2, B.S.)

Earth Sciences (B.S.)

Economics (B.A.)

Economics (B.S.)

Electrical Engineering Technology (Electronics) (B.S.)*

Electrical Engineering Technology (Smart Grid) (B.S.)*

English Programs

English (B.A.)

English Education (7–12, B.S.)

English Education (7–12, PTCP)

Exceptional Education and Childhood Education (B.S.Ed.)

Family and Consumer Sciences Education (B.S.)

Fashion and Textile Technology (B.S.)

Fibers (B.F.A.)

Fibers (B.S.)

Fine Arts

Forensic Chemistry (B.S.)

French Education (7–12, B.S.)

French Education (7–12, PTCP)

French (B.A.)

Geography (B.A.)

Geology (B.A.)

Health and Wellness (B.S.)

History (B.A.)

Hospitality Administration (B.S.)

Individualized Studies (B.S.)*

Industrial Technology (B.S.)*

Interior Design (B.F.A.)

International Relations (B.A.)

Journalism (B.A.)

Mathematics (B.A.)

Mathematics—Applied (B.S.)

Mathematics Education (7–12, B.S.)

Mathematics Education (7–12, 5–6 Extension, B.S.)

Mathematics Education (7–12, PTCP)

Mathematics Education (7–12, 5 – 6 Extension; PTCP)

Mechanical Engineering Technology (B.S.)*

Media Production (B.A.)

Metals/Jewelry (B.F.A.)

Metals/Jewelry (B.S.)

Music (B.A.)

Music Education (Pre-K–12, B.Mus.)

Painting (B.F.A.)

Philosophy (B.A.)

Photography (B.F.A.)

Physics (B.A.)

Physics (B.S.)

Physics Education (7–12, B.S.)

Physics Education (7–12, 5–6 Extension, B.S.)

Political Science (B.A.)

Printmaking (B.F.A.)

Psychology (B.A.)

Psychology (B.S.)

Public Communication (B.A.)

Sculpture (B.F.A.)

Social Studies Education (7–12, B.S.)

Social Studies Education (7–12, 5–6 Extension, B.S.)

Social Studies Education (7–12, PTCP)

Social Studies Education (7–12, 5–6 Extension, PTCP)

Social Work (B.S.)*

Sociology (B.A.)

Spanish Education (7–12, B.S.)

Spanish Education (7–12, PTCP)

Spanish (B.A.)

Speech-Language Pathology (B.S.)

Technology Education (B.S.)

Technology Education (PTCP)

Television and Film Arts (B.A.)

Theater (B.A.)

Urban and Regional Analysis and Planning (B.S.)*

Wood/Furniture (B.F.A.)

Wood/Furniture (B.S.)

Writing (B.A.)

Undergraduate Major and Minor Programs

Course Listings

AAS - African and African American Studies

AED - Art Education

ALT - Arts and Letters

AMT - Applied Mathematics

ANT - Anthropology

ARA - Arabic

ATS - Art Therapy Studies

BIO - Biology

BME - Business and Marketing Education

BSC - University College

BUS - Business

CHE - Chemistry

CHE - Chemistry

CHI - Chinese

CIS - Computer Information System

COM - Communication

CRJ - Criminal Justice

CRS - International Center for Studies in Creativity

CTE - Career and Technical Education

CWP - College Writing Program

DAN - Dance

DES - Design

DMP - Digital Music Production

ECO - Economics

EDU - Education

ELS - English Language Secondary

ENG - English

ENS - Environmental Science

ENT - Engineering Technology

ESL - English Second Language

EWS - Education Workshops

EXE - Exceptional Education

FAR - Fine Arts

FCS - Family and Consumer Sciences Education

FIN - Finance

FLE - Foreign Language Education

FOR - Forensic Science

FRE - French

FTT - Fashion and Textile Technology

GEG - Geography

GER - German

GES - Geosciences

GRK - Greek

GST - Global Studies

HEW - Health and Wellness

HIS - History

HON - All College Honors Program

HPR - Coaching and Physical Education

HTR - Hospitality and Tourism

HUM - Humanities

IDE - Interior Design

INS - Individualized Studies

ITA - Italian

LAT - Latin

LIB - Library

MAT - Mathematics

MCL - Modern and Classical Languages

MED - Mathematics Education

MST - Museum Studies

MUS - Music

NFS - Dietetics and Nutrition

PAD - Public Administration

PHI - Philosophy

PHY - Physics

PLN - Planning

PSC - Political Science

PSY - Psychology

REL - Religious Studies

SAF - Safety Studies

SCI - Science

SED - Science Education

SLP - Speech Language Pathology

SOC - Sociology

SPA - Spanish

SPC - Speech Communication

SPF - Social Psychological Foundations

SSE - Social Studies Education

SWK - Social Work

TEC - Technology

TED - Technology Education

TFA - Television and Film Arts

THA - Theater Arts

UNC - University College

WGS - Women and Gender Studies