Spanish Teacher 7-12 (Heritage Speakers), B.A. Four-Year Degree Map for Bulletin Year 2021-2022

First Year

Fall Classes - 15 credits Credits Spring Classes - 15 credits Credits
ENGL 1010: English Composition I
Pathways Required Core
3 ENGL 1012: English Composition II
Pathways Required Core
3
Math & Quantitative Reasoning
Pathways Required Core
3 Life & Physical Sciences
Pathways Required Core
3
Creative Expression
Pathways Flexible Core
3 World Cultures & Global Issues
Pathways Flexible Core
3
SPAN 1038: Basic Writing and Reading Skills for Heritage Speakers
Pathways College Option
3 SPAN 2018: Intermediate Writing and Reading Skills for Heritage Speakers
General Elective
3
General Elective
General Elective
3 General Elective
General Elective
3

Second Year

Fall Classes - 15 credits Credits Spring Classes - 15 credits Credits
U.S. Experience in Its Diversity
Pathways Flexible Core
3 Scientific World
Pathways Flexible Core
3
Creative Expression
Pathways Flexible Core
3 SEED 2002/CBSE 2002: Children and Youth in Urban Education: Developmental, Psychological and Sociological Perspectives
Major
3
SEED 2001/CBSE 2001: Historical, Philosophical, and Cultural Foundations of Education
Major (Also fulfills Pathways Individual & Society)
3 SPAN 3510: History of Spanish Civilization or SPAN 3515: Contemporary Spain or SPAN 3520: History of Latin American Cultures or SPAN 3525: Contemporary Latin America Cultures
Major
3
SPAN 2030W: Advanced Language Skills II
General Elective
3 SPAN 3610: Landmarks of Spanish and Latin American Literatures
Major
3
General Elective
General Elective
3 General Elective
General Elective
3

Third Year

Fall Classes - 15 credits Credits Spring Classes - 16 credits Credits
College Option
Pathways College Option
3 College Option
Pathways College Option
3
College Option
Pathways College Option
3 SPAN 3000-level or higher
Major
3
SPAN 3510: History of Spanish Civilization or SPAN 3515: Contemporary Spain or SPAN 3520: History of Latin American Cultures or SPAN 3525: Contemporary Latin America Cultures
Major
3 SPAN 3000-level or higher
Major
3
SPAN 3000-level or higher
Major
3 SPAN 3000-level or higher
Major
3
SEED 3401: Language and Literacy in Urban School Contexts
Major
3 SEED 3402: Teaching Adolescents in the Content Areas
Major
4

Fourth Year

Fall Classes - 16 credits Credits Spring Classes - 13 credits Credits
SPAN 3000-level or higher or an approved substitute course in a related area**
Major
3 SPAN 3000-level or higher or an approved substitute course in a related area**
Major
3
SEED 3456: Inclusive Education and Teaching Students with Special Needs
Major
3 SEED 4411: Advanced Seminar on Methods of Teaching a Modern Language, Student Teaching II
Major
5
SEED 4405: Seminar on Methods of Teaching Modern Languages, Student Teaching I
Major
5 General Elective
General Elective
3
General Elective
General Elective
3 General Elective
General Elective
2
General Elective
General Elective
2    

Degree Details

39 Pathways Credits*

56 Major Credits

25 General Elective Credits

Students may apply a minor towards their general elective credits.

120 Total Credits

Contact Information

Department of Modern Languages and Literatures
4239 Boylan Hall
Alejandro Alonso/Chairperson
MLL@brooklyn.cuny.edu
Lyn-donna George, Secondary Education Advisor
lyn-donna.george62@brooklyn.cuny.edu

*The Pathways curriculum is typically 42 credits. However, the Spanish Teacher B.A. major includes one course (SEED 2001) that also satisfies a Pathways requirement. Therefore, students majoring in Spanish Teacher B.A. need to complete 39 additional Pathways credits.

The four-year degree map is designed to help you take the right courses in the right order so you can graduate in four years. It also helps you distinguish what courses qualify as Pathways courses, or Major courses, or General Elective courses. Ideally, you should follow the four-year degree map as closely as possible, but you are free to make some adjustments so long as the prerequisite requirements are satisfied.

Heritage speakers may register for SPAN 1038 in lieu of SPAN 1010, 1020, and 1030. After completing SPAN 1038, heritage speakers should register for SPAN 2018 before beginning more advanced courses in the major. Please consult with the chairperson of the Modern Languages Department to determine or confirm the proper course sequence for you. If the student is a native speaker, or has taken advanced courses in high school, the first SPAN course at Brooklyn College should be SPAN 2120 or an equivalent composition course. The student can then take SPAN 2030W the following term.

**In lieu of two SPAN 3000-level or higher courses, students may complete two courses from the following options: 1) Up to two additional courses from Modern Languages 2310 or higher 2) Two courses in a second language, level 2021 or higher 3) Up to two courses in related areas, subject to department approval

Thirty credits in the content area are required for New York state certification to teach a Language Other Than English at the secondary level. Twenty-four of those credits must be taken in the Department of Modern Languages and Literatures. An average of B or higher in the major is required for student teaching. An average of B- or higher in the major is required for all SEED courses.

In conjunction with the four-year degree map, you should review Degree Works, and the Brooklyn College website, for an approved list of courses in your major. Overall, it is best to review your academic plan with your advisor on a regular basis.

Contact Information

Department of Modern Languages and Literatures
4239 Boylan Hall
Alejandro Alonso/Chairperson
MLL@brooklyn.cuny.edu
Lyn-donna George, Secondary Education Advisor
lyn-donna.george62@brooklyn.cuny.edu

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