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2022-2023 Academic Bulletin 
2022-2023 Academic Bulletin [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Spanish for K-12 Education BA

This degree is for students seeking secondary Spanish teaching certification.

Total Credits - 124

Major - 36

All majors are required to attend a full academic year, excluding summer sessions, in the Adventist Colleges Abroad program at Colegio Adventista de Sagunto, Spain, or Universidad Adventista del Plata, Argentina.

ACA Courses - 21+

Choose one course from each of the following sets:

  • Advanced Grammar: SPAN 351, 352, 353, 451, 452, 453
  • Advanced Composition: SPAN 361, 362, 363, 461, 462, 463
  • Advanced Conversation: SPAN 371, 372, 373, 471, 472, 473

AU Courses - 12+


Spanish major electives selected in consultation with an advisor from SPAN/ILGS courses to fulfill the minimum of 36 credits.

Additional Requirement

A language proficiency exit exam required.

Student Learning Outcomes

  • Students will demonstrate an advanced level of proficiency in the target language in speaking, writing, listening and reading consistent with the Advanced levels as defined by the American Council of the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL).
  • Students will demonstrate full understanding of linguistic concepts related to the target language such as phonetics, semantics, morphology, and syntax.
  • Students will demonstrate knowledge of major literary, artistic, and cultural works associated with the target language and its societies. They will analyze and critique the products of the target culture (film, literature, art, popular culture, media, etc.) within their context, including conducting basic research tasks.
  • Students will demonstrate knowledge of the diverse components of the cultures associated to the target language. They will recognize and describe the historical, social, economic, and political forces that shape society in the target culture.
  • Students will integrate target language proficiencies, intercultural competencies, and critical analysis to perform tasks associated with a globalized work environment, including communications, translation, interpretation, and project completion.
  • Students will demonstrate intercultural competence by obtaining knowledge and understanding of other cultures and their products. They will examine the validity of one’s own cultural beliefs, behaviors and norms by contrasting and comparing them with those of the target culture.
  • Students will value cultural diversity and reinterpret the place of the self as an identity culturally situated in the global context.
  • Students will apply foreign language teaching techniques and methodologies in classroom settings.