Longwood University 

Master of Science in Education

Degrees in Modern Languages

 Initial Licensure / Spanish or English as a Second Language

Curriculum and Instruction Specialist / Spanish


Curriculum and Instruction Specialist / Spanish

The Spanish Curriculum and Instruction Specialist concentration is designed for the classroom teacher who wants to improve instructional skills as well as expand knowledge and skills in Spanish. Completion of this program may lead to the Post-graduate Professional License.

Students admitted to this program are expected to present an undergraduate major in Spanish and a valid Collegiate Professional License or equivalent from another state.  Note that courses in Spanish are usually offered during summer institutes for teachers, which include study abroad.  In addition, courses may be offered occasionally during the fall or spring semester. Students should work closely with their adviser to determine their course of study.

Program Requirements
Master of Science in Education/Curriculum and Instruction Specialist / Spanish:

Select a minimum of 4 courses from among the following:

 

____EDUC 506 Contemporary Social Issues in American Education (3)

____EDUC 520 Literacy Development and Cultural Awareness (3)

____EDUC 530 Teaching Reading in the Content Area (3)

____EDUC 547 Instructional Media and Computer Technology in the Classroom (3)

____EDUC 550 Classroom and Behavior Management for PreK-12 Teachers (3)

____EDUC 565 Teaching Students Through Their Individual Learning Styles (3)

____EDUC 571 Foundations of Instruction and Learning Theory (3)

____EDUC 671 Supervision and Evaluation of Instruction and Instructional Programs (3)

 

Select a minimum of six courses from the following:

____SPAN 500 Approaches to Teaching Spanish (3)

____SPAN 501 Advanced Grammar Through Composition and Conversation (3)

____SPAN 502 Advanced Conversation and Phonetics (3)

____SPAN 520 Topics in Literature (3)

____SPAN 521 The Teaching of Literature (3)

____SPAN 530 Topics in Culture and Civilization (3)

____SPAN 531 The Teaching of Culture and Civilization (3)

____SPAN 595 Special Topics (1-3)

TOTAL HOURS REQUIRED 30

____Submit Application for Degree no later than completion of 21 credit hours.

____Register for Comprehensive Exam during pre-registration period for semester in which you plan to take the exam

____Comprehensive Exam third Saturday in October or first Saturday in March, from 8-12.

Printable Graduation Checklist:  Spanish Curriculum and Instruction Specialist


Program Requirements

MODERN LANGUAGES INITIAL LICENSURE PREK-12
Spanish or English as a Second Language

The Modern Languages Initial Licensure PreK-12 concentration is designed for the individual who holds a baccalaureate degree and wishes to become a licensed teacher of Spanish, or English as a Second Language.  Upon completion of the program, students will receive the Virginia Postgraduate Professional Teaching License, with an endorsement to teach PreK-12 Spanish or English as a Second Language, as well as the Master of Science degree from Longwood University.

For acceptance into the program candidates must submit passing scores on Praxis I, or an equivalent SAT score, and prior to enrollment in the Graduate Directed Teaching/Professional Semester passing scores on Praxis II (except for ESL candidates) are required. An application for the Graduate Directed Teaching/Professional Semester must be completed and filed with the Office of Professional Services, Hull – Room 256, by 12 noon on the last day of classes one (1) year in advance of the professional semester.  Please refer to information on the “Graduate Professional Semester” outlined on page 43. 

Students admitted to this program are expected to present an undergraduate major or minor in the language of the concentration or be a native speaker of the language with a bachelor’s degree.  English as a Second Language students must present the equivalent of at least three upper-level undergraduate courses in a foreign language for admission, or may take these undergraduate courses during the course of their study in this program.  Students may select Spanish or English as a Second Language as an area of concentration.  Note that courses with a SPAN prefix are usually offered during summer institutes for teachers.  Students should work closely with their advisor to determine their course of study.  

Graduate Professional Semester:

Students in the Spanish or ESL PreK-12 Initial program must complete a professional semester to meet state licensing requirements. For those students who are already teaching under a Provisional or Special Education Conditional License, enrollment in the professional semester is still a requirement, but will be a mentorship of their current teaching position.

   To be eligible, a student must have a 3.00 GPA, passing scores on Praxis I and II, and all other program requirements completed. An application must be completed and filed with the Office of Teacher Education, Hull – Room 256, by 12 noon on the last day of classes one (1) year in advance of the professional semester. Praxis I & II score reports must be submitted with the application if you did not list Longwood University as a score recipient when you took the tests. Applications to the professional semester may be obtained from the Office of Graduate Studies or the Office of Teacher Education. 

Program requirements:

EDUC 506                Foundations of the Teaching Profession (3)

EDUC 521                Human Growth and Development (3)

EDUC 530                Teaching Reading in the Content Area (3)

EDUC 550                Classroom and Behavior Management for PreK-12 Teachers (3)

PSYC 553                Psycholinguistics (3)

EDUC 699                Comprehensive Examination (0)

FREN/GERM/SPAN/TESL 500                Approaches to Teaching French/German/Spanish/English as a Second Language (3)

FREN/GERM/SPANTESL 601   Graduate Directed Teaching French/German/Spanish/English as a Second Language (6)

REQUIRED COURSES BY LANGUAGE / Select Spanish OR English as a Second Language (12-15):
Spanish:  Select a minimum of four courses in the language of concentration

SPAN 501        Advanced Grammar Through Composition and Conversation (3)

SPAN 502        Advanced Conversation and Phonetics (3)

SPAN 520        Topics in Literature (3)

SPAN 521        The Teaching of Literature (3)

SPAN 530        Topics in Culture and Civilization (3)

SPAN 531        The Teaching of Culture and Civilization (3)

SPAN 595         Special Topics (1-3)

English as a Second Language concentration:
Select a minimum of five courses to include Education 520 and 524, English 579, one graduate level foreign language course and one English elective (ENGL 541-544).

EDUC 520              Literacy Development and Cultural Awareness (3)

EDUC 524              Emergent and Early Language Acquisition and Literacy Instruction (3)

ENGL 579              Writing:  Theory and Practice in the Middle, Secondary and College Classroom (3)

FREN/GERM 595   or   SPAN 501-595    Select one course (3)

 

Select one:

ENGL 541        Ethnic Literature (3)

ENGL 542        Regional Literature (3)

ENGL 543        Postcolonial Literature (3)

ENGL 544        Literature and Culture (3)

TOTAL HOURS REQUIRED                33-36

Graduation checklists:    Spanish Initial Licensure         ESL Initial Licensure


Summer Institutes for Teachers:

Graduate courses in Spanish are offered during the Summer Institutes for Spanish in Valencia, Spain, and change each year.  The Institutes usually take place in July; the application deadline is May 1. Students may take two graduate Spanish courses and receive six credits while living with host families and sharing three meals per day with them. The program is very intensive; besides attending classes each day, students participate in visits to sites of cultural or historic significance and in social activities with the families and instructors.

 
Comprehensive Examination:

The comprehensive examination will normally be taken in the last semester of the program. Students must have completed or be enrolled to allow for completion of 30-36 semester hours of course work, depending on specific program requirements. Students must have a B average (3.0 GPA) in all courses completed before taking this examination.  

Students must register for the comprehensive examination (SPAN 699) no later than the last day to add a course in the semester in which they wish to take the examination. The course does not carry any credit hours but does carry a course fee. This fee may be refunded through the last day to drop a course in the given semester.

The comprehensive examination will usually be of the essay type, consisting of several broad question areas. It is designed to evaluate the students’ competency in written expression and the ability to reason. In addition, the students’ knowledge of and ability to apply specific theory and research relating to their area of concentration will be evaluated.

The grading system for the evaluation of the examination will be pass/fail. Students who fail the examination shall be allowed one re-examination.  Please see individual department listings for specifics about the comprehensive examination in each program.



Note:
Prospective applicants are allowed to enroll in up to nine credit hours (3 courses) prior to being admitted to a degree or licensure only program and have those hours apply to the admitted program.  No more than nine (9) Longwood non-degree graduate hours may be counted towards a degree, certificate or licensure program.  Students are expected to apply to a Longwood graduate program prior to enrolling in classes; at the latest, all application materials should be received before the completion of six hours.  Application materials are available by contacting the Office of Graduate Studies (434-395-2707 or graduate@longwood.edu) or on our web site at www.longwood.edu/graduatestudies/apply.htm.


For more information:   

Longwood University College of Graduate and Professional Studies

You will find the following information at the above site:

Graduate Catalog

Admissions Requirements

Admissions Procedures

Application forms:  online or paper

Tuition, Fees, Financial Aid  

 

For more information, contact

Dr. Lily Anne Goetz
Graduate Program Coordinator, Modern Languages
(434) 395-2158      goetzla@longwood.edu

Department of English and Modern Languages
Longwood University
201 High Street
Farmville, VA  23909

 

Modern Language Graduate Programs