Dec 03, 2023  
2023-2024 Undergraduate Catalog 
2023-2024 Undergraduate Catalog

Spanish BA/Spanish Adolescence Education EdM

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Undergraduate Course Requirements

Graduate Course Requirements

Spanish Education Core (27 credits)

  • LAI 552 - Middle Childhood/Adolescent Literacy Methods
  • LAI 593 - Teaching World Languages at the Elementary level
  • LAI 595 - Supervised Teaching II
  • LAI 589 - Second Language Research OR LAI 515 Action Research to Improve Teaching and Learning
  • LAI 616 - Methods for Teaching World Language (Grades 7-12)
  • LAI 667 - Field Experience
  • LAI 668 - Supervised Teaching I
  • LAI 674 - Seminar in Teaching
  • LAI 698 - Instructional Strategies in Inclusive Classrooms

Four Spanish Electives (12 credits)

In consultation with an advisor, student selects four 500 level SPA courses and/or: LAI 581, LAI 582. 

Culminating Experience (1 credit)

  • LAI 700 - Capstone


*Students are required to complete Introductory Language Core courses unless some or all are waived by the Department based on demonstrated proficiency. Appropriate language placement is based on a student’s high school preparation. Below are possible sequences to satisfy this requirement:


** Dual listed with a graduate course and satisfies both undergraduate and graduate requirements.

Total Credits Required for Undergraduate Major: 36-52

Additional Degree Requirements Include:

  • Additional coursework to fulfill UB Curriculum requirements
  • 16 credits of Education Core**
  • Elective courses as needed to complete the 98 credit hour total

Total Undergraduate Credits Required: 98-99

Total Graduate Credits Required for Degree: 40

Total Credits Required for Graduation: 130-139

Total Credit Hours Required represents the minimum credits needed to complete this program, and may vary based on a number of circumstances. This should not be used for financial aid purposes.

Academic Requirements

Students must have a minimum major GPA of 2.000.

To progress to the graduate portion of the program, students must maintain a 3.000 GPA, earn a “C” grade or higher in content courses (courses in the undergraduate major); earn a “B-” or better in all education coursework (courses that begin with CEP, ELP, and LAI), and complete an interview in the Office of Educator Preparation. Students must complete these progression points by March of year three of the bachelor’s program to be eligible to register for graduate level coursework. No formal application is required for graduate school.

Transfer Credit Policy

The department’s residency requirement stipulates that at least 50% of required credits for a major or minor be completed via Spanish courses taken on campus. 

Curricular Plan

A Curricular Plan provides a roadmap for completing this academic program and the UB Curriculum on time. Your actual plan may vary depending on point of entry to the university, course placement and/or waivers based on standardized test scores, earned alternative credit and/or college transfer credit.

First Year Fall

Total Credits: 13

First Year Spring

Total Credits: 17

Second Year Fall

Total Credits: 13

Second Year Spring

Total Credits: 15

Third Year Fall

Total Credits: 15

Third Year Spring

Total Credits: 13

Fourth Year Fall

Total Credits: 12

Fourth Year Spring

Total Credits: 12

Fifth Year Fall

  • LAI 616LEC - Methods for Teaching World Language (Grades 7-12) Credits: 3
  • LAI 667TUT - Field Experience Credits: 3
  • LAI 668TUT - Supervised Teaching I Credits: 3
  • LAI 698LEC - Instructional Strategies in Inclusive Classrooms Credits: 3

Total Credits: 12

Fifth Year Spring

  • LAI 674TUT - Seminar in Teaching Credits: 3
  • LAI 595TUT - Supervised Teaching II Credits: 3
  • LAI 593LEC - Teaching World Languages at the Elementary level 1-6 Credits: 3
  • LAI 700TUT - Capstone Credits: 1

Total Credits: 12

Total Credits Required: 134

Note: Some classes may count toward both a major and UB Curriculum requirement.

Learning Outcomes

Students in the combined program will complete the same learning outcomes as for the Spanish BA degree. In addition, graduates of the Spanish Education EdM program will:

  • Demonstrate subject specific content expertise that supports effective teaching in the field. 
  • Create inclusive learning environments to meet individual differences in a caring, culturally responsive, and professional manner. 
  • Construct relevant and rigorous curricula that include critical assessment of student learning outcomes.
  • Design, develop, and evaluate learning experiences that maximize the use of digital and interactive technologies. 
  • Promote the application of research and evidence-based practices in diverse settings throughout their teaching careers.
  • Remain intellectually curious, continually updating their knowledge and skills to ensure ongoing excellence in teaching.


(HEGIS: 11.05 SPANISH, CIP16.0905 Spanish Language and Literature)


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