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Spanish BA/Spanish Adolescence Education EdM - Program Requirements

(HEGIS: 11.05 SPANISH, CIP: 16.0905 Spanish Language and Literature)

Romance Languages & Literature

910 Clemens Hall
North Campus
Buffalo, NY 14260-4620

Dr. Amy C. Graves Monroe

Dr. Colleen Culleton
Director of Undergraduate Studies

Learning And Instruction

Office of Educator Preparation
375 Baldy Hall
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Buffalo, NY 14260-4610

Travis Eisele
Academic Advisor

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Completing the Spanish BA/Spanish Adolescence Education EdM Program

Academic Requirements

In order to be accepted into the Spanish major, joint major, or minor, students must have a minimum GPA of 2.000 overall, and must complete prerequisite courses, typically SPA 151-SPA 152 (unless these are waived on the basis of placement results or if additional prerequisite language courses are required to achieve the level of 151 proficiency), earning a minimum GPA of 2.500 in all Spanish coursework.

Graduation requirements for the Spanish major (and the double major) consist of completion of two 200-level courses and ten 300- or 400-level courses with a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.000. Students who wish to complete most of the requirements of a major in two distinct but related fields may choose to do a joint major. The Spanish half of a joint major requires completion of two 200-level courses and seven 300- or 400-level courses with a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.000. In addition, the student must complete the joint major requirements for the other selected department. For the university's policy on the joint major, see Major Requirement under University Degree Requirements. All undergraduate majors include at least 24-credit hours at the upper division (at least 300-level).

Academic Advice

To ensure that both University at Buffalo graduation requirements and New York State Education Department (NYSED) teacher certification requirements are completed in a timely manner, students are required to meet with both their primary advisor and Office of Educator Preparation advisor each semester.

To progress to the graduate portion of the program, students must maintain a 3.000 GPA, complete and submit their GRE or MAT scores, and complete an interview in the Office of Educator Preparation. Students must complete these progression points by March of junior year to be eligible to register for graduate level coursework. No formal application is required for graduate school.

Transfer Credit Policy

SUNY Seamless Transfer is a SUNY-wide program intended to facilitate transfer from one SUNY campus to another (including UB). SUNY has identified courses which SUNY students can take before transferring which will apply to the major at UB and promote timely graduation. Information about the Transfer Path for this major can be found on the SUNY website. Students are encouraged to contact their academic advisor or department to learn how their coursework will apply to their degree.

Residency Requirement

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. Thus a maximum of 50% of credits earned by exams (AP, IB, etc.) or transfer courses or study abroad may count toward Spanish requirements, although this restriction does not prevent counting them as general electives towards UB’s 120 credit hour graduation requirement. The following chart explains the credit breakdown:

Total Credits RequiredTotal credits taken on campus to fulfill residency requirement
Regular major 36 18
Joint Major 2715
Minor 18 9

Prerequisite Courses

There are no prerequisite courses required for admission into the Spanish BA/Spanish Adolescence Education EdM program.

Required Courses

Undergraduate Courses:

SPA 151-SPA 152 (unless these are waived by the Department on the basis of placement results or if additional prerequisite language courses are required to achieve the level of 151 proficiency).

SPA 207 Spanish Conversation and Language Workshop
SPA 208 Spanish Composition and Language Workshop
SPA 304 Early Spanish American Literature
SPA 311 Survey of Spanish American Literature
SPA 325 Phonetics
SPA 328 Spanish American Culture and Civilization
Six (18 credits) SPA courses at the 300/400 level

CEP 400 Educational Psychology
ELP 405 Sociology of Education
LAI 350 Introduction to Education
LAI 414 Adolescent Writing Across the Curriculum
LAI 474 Teaching the Exceptional Learner in the Regular Education Classroom

Graduate Courses:
12 credits of FR at the 500-level
3 credits of LAI electives at the 500/600 level
LAI 552 Middle Childhood/Adolescent Literacy Methods
LAI 581 Linguistics for L2 Education
LAI 582 Principles of Language Acquisition 1st and 2nd
LAI 593 Teaching Foreign Languages Grades 1-6
LAI 595 Supervised Teaching II
LAI 616 Teaching Foreign 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
LAI 700 Capstone or Comprehensive Exam

Total Credit Hours Required

Total credit hours required for the Spanish BA/Spanish Adolescence Education EdM degrees
Undergraduate Credits Required  98
Graduate Credits Required 48 
Total Credits Required for Degree146

* Students in accelerated programs are exempt from 120 credit minimum for a Bachelor’s degree.

Students should consult with an academic advisor to determine how any transfer or exam credit might be utilized in meeting general education, prerequisite, or major requirements.

See Baccalaureate Degree Requirements for general education and remaining university requirements.

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

Published: Jan 30, 2023 10:58:06