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2018-2019 Undergraduate Catalog 
2018-2019 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Spanish (Teaching) (SPNT) - BT Major

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72-76 S.H (no minor required)

2.75 GPA required.

B grade or better required in all Spanish courses and WLED 405.

Letter grade required in all major courses unless otherwise noted.

Additionally, the Minnesota Board of Teaching requires that all Spanish Teaching candidates achieve an oral proficiency level of Intermediate High on the ACTFL proficiency scale. In order to achieve this level, most students need to study in a Spanish-speaking country for a minimum of one semester. Any Spanish Teaching student who has not achieved the Intermediate High level will not be allowed to student teach and will not be certified to teach by the state of Minnesota.

Declaring the Major

Students interested in the Spanish Teaching major must select the PSPN code for declaration purposes. This will be converted into SPNT (Spanish Teaching) major after they have been admitted into the program.


Survey Literature (3-4 S.H.)

 Choose one:


* If not applied as a core course

GS 350 - Cross-Cultural Field Experience  may count as elective credit if taken in a Spanish-speaking region and pending advisor’s approval. Up to 9 S.H. may be awarded for completion of course requirements in Spanish. Course work completed in English will not count towards the Spanish Teaching major. Please see department to complete a course substitution form.

Teacher Education Licensure Program Information

Students must be admitted to the Teacher Education Unit before taking Professional Education courses. This process is competitive; the number of students admitted each semester is limited. Admission is based on grades (2.75 GPA), passing Basic Skills Exams and other measures. For more information on this Admission process, visit the Teacher Education Program Admissions page.

All Winona State University Teacher Education Licensure Programs  are continuously updated to reflect new licensure requirements from the Minnesota Board of Teaching. Please contact your program advisor for the latest information about program requirements whether you are (1) applying to a teacher education program, or (2) currently enrolled in a teacher education program.

Professional Education Sequence (36 S.H.)

Note: Teacher education majors must complete all Professional Education Sequence courses in addition to content area courses. Refer to Teacher Education Licensure Programs  for more information.


  • EDFD 401 and 461 must be taken concurrently
  • EDFD 421 and 441 must be taken concurrently
  • EDFD 459 and 462 must be taken concurrently

Language Proficiency Interview

All Spanish Teaching students must complete an official Oral Proficiency Interview through Language Testing International prior to student teaching. Students who do not obtain Intermediate High or higher will not be allowed to student teach. See program advisor for details.


◎ = Oral Intensive

◆ = Math/Critical Analysis Intensive

△ = Writing Intensive

✽ = Physical Development and Wellness Graduation Requirement

= Civic Engagement and Service Learning

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