This course of study is designed to meet the state of Michigan requirements for an endorsement to teach Spanish at grades 6-8. To obtain this endorsement, students must complete all of the requirements for the Elementary Education Program (B.A.) and the requirements for this program, pass the certification test for Elementary Education and the certification test for Spanish at the initial level of certification earned: Elementary (K-8); this is not a K-12 endorsement.
Candidates must also meet the oral proficiency requirement.
Courses in Beginning and Intermediate Spanish may not be used toward this minor.
Candidates for the elementary endorsement in Spanish must take an interim test of oral language proficiency within one semester of completing SPAN 302 , Spanish Conversation. Candidates must also pass the Oral Proficiency Interview (OPI) with a minimum rating of Advanced Low.
MTTC Subject-Area Test
Elementary Education Majors who choose to add the endorsement in Spanish and wish to become authorized to teach Spanish in grades 6-8, should plan to take the MTTC “Spanish” subject-area test prior to or during student teaching. (Note: scores must be submitted to SVSU electronically. Please select institution code #24 when registering for testing. See MTTC website for details www.nesinc.com.)