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Secondary Teaching Licensure Track

Majors in the Secondary Teaching Licensure track study diverse aspects of the language and cultures throughout the Spanish-speaking world, various pedagogies, as well as linguistics, phonetics, phonology, foreign language teaching methodologies, in addition to the literatures and histories of Spain and Latin America. They also gain experience through teaching in a variety of classroom environments throughout the Grand Junction area.

For specific requirements regarding the Secondary Teaching Licensure Concentration, please see the Program Sheet

Expected Student Learning Outcomes for this Major

All CMU baccalaureate graduates are expected to demonstrate proficiency in critical thinking, communication fluency, quantitative fluency, and specialized knowledge/applied learning. In addition to these campus-wide student learning outcomes, graduates of this major will be able to:

  1. Express themselves coherently in written and oral Spanish. (Communication)
  2. Apply knowledge of the structure of the Spanish language, including syntax, phonetics/phonology, and morphology in speech and writing. (Specialized Knowledge)
  3. Demonstrate an awareness and appreciation of important literary and artistic movements/works, and cultural aspects in relation to the Spanish-speaking world. (Specialized Knowledge)
  4. Develop a research project focused on second language acquisition or teaching methodologies. (Critical Thinking)
  5. Instruct K-12 students based on self-written learning plans to address individual learning and developmental patterns for Spanish language acquisition. (Specialized knowledge)
  6. Design a safe and supportive learning environment for elementary and secondary education students. (Applied Learning)
  7. Apply Spanish content knowledge while working with learners to access information, apply knowledge in real world settings, assuring learner mastery of the content. (Specialized Knowledge)
  8. Integrate assessment, planning, and instructional strategies in coordinated and engaging ways through multiple means of communication. (Critical Thinking/Communication Fluency)
  9. Engage in meaningful and intensive professional learning and self-renewal by regularly examining practice through ongoing study, self-reflection, and collaboration. (Applied Learning)

Declare a Major

If you would like to declare a major in Spanish, please contact:

Angela Kimmel

Office: Escalante Hall 237

Phone: 970.248.1687