Feb 20, 2024
Revised Program [Fall 2020]
Currently, the K-12 track does not result in teacher certification. Approval from the State of Michigan is pending.
The Spanish minor is designed for students who want to enrich their lives with the in-depth knowledge of Spanish-speaking culture, literature, and language. It is meant to encourage the dissemination of knowledge of the Spanish-speaking world both on and off-campus, and reciprocal communication between peoples the world over.
If you love working with children and adolescents, love the Hispanic cultures, and are excited about developing your proficiency in the Spanish language, the K-12 track will help you acquire the required skills to become a Spanish teacher.
Mónica Millán, Ph.D., 316 Alexander, 734.487.6732, firstname.lastname@example.org
Marisol Garrido, Ph.D., 340 Alexander, 734.487.5862, email@example.com
Alfonso Illingworth, Ph.D., 348 Alexander, 734.487.3345, firstname.lastname@example.org
Minor Requirements: 21-33 hours
Required Courses: 9 hours
Tracks: 12-24 hours
Choose one of the following tracks.
Spanish Language Track: 12 hours
This track focuses on the language, culture, and literature of the Spanish-speaking countries.
Choose FOUR (4) courses from the list of Spanish restricted electives. Students are strongly encouraged to meet with their Spanish advisor before selecting courses. Please note, some of the courses listed have prerequisite requirements.
Translation & Interpretation Track: 15 hours
This track introduces students to the field of translation and interpretation and provides them with hands-on experience both in and outside of the classroom.
Required Courses: 9 hours
- SPNH 420 - Introduction to Translation 3 hrs
- SPNH 423 - Hispanic Linguistics 3 hrs
- SPNH 467 - Introduction to Spanish Interpretation 3 hrs
Restricted Electives: 6 hours
Choose TWO (2) courses not used above from the list of Spanish restricted electives. Students are strongly encouraged to meet with their Spanish advisor before selecting courses. Please note, some of the courses listed have prerequisite requirements.
K-12 Spanish Teaching Track: 24 hours
Completion of this minor qualifies the student for a recommendation for endorsement to teach Spanish.
- FLAN 411 - K-12 Theory and Methods of World Languages Teaching 3 hrs
- FLAN 481 - Capstone in World Language Instruction 1 hr
- SPNH 322L5 - Introduction to Hispanic Literature [GELB] 3 hrs
- SPNH 425 - Advanced Readings in Hispanic Literature 3 hrs
- SPNH 426 - Hispanic Cultures 3 hrs
- SPNH 480 - K-12 Practicum in World Language Instruction 2 hrs
- SPNH 490L5 - Intensive Spanish [GELB] 6 hrs
Choose one course from the following:
- SPNH 423 - Hispanic Linguistics 3 hrs
- SPNH 430 - Spanish Phonetics and Phonology 3 hrs
- SPNH 444L5 - Advanced Spanish Conversation and Composition [GELB] 3 hrs
As a condition of graduation, students pursuing the K-12 Spanish Teaching track must also meet the following criteria:
- Pass language-specific MTTC Exam (Exams: #23/French, #24/German, #28/Spanish, #100/Japanese)
- Achieve state and nationally-accepted ratings on the ACTFL OPI or OPIc (Minimum Ratings: Intermediate High for Japanese, Advanced Low for French, German, and Spanish)
- Complete ACTFL CAEP Assessments
- Assessment 2: Civilization, Cultures, Literature, and Language
- Assessment 7: Linguistics and Language
In order to meet CAEP standards, candidates who minor in a language shall complete a portion of their student teaching in the language for which they are seeking certification.
List of Spanish Restricted Elective Courses
Critical Graduation Information
Each undergraduate student will be responsible for the fulfillment of the requirements or their equivalents of the Eastern Michigan University catalog in force at the time of their initial registration at a college or university or a subsequent catalog including the one in effect at the time of their graduation.
In the event an undergraduate student does not complete the degree requirements within seven years of the date of their original registration at a college or university, the student may be required to have their credits re-evaluated by the academic department(s) of their major/minor in keeping with catalog requirements in force during the year of their graduation.
The following are minimum requirements for all bachelor’s degrees awarded by Eastern Michigan University. Some majors and minors require more than the minimum in one or more of the areas below; students are urged to consult the online catalog for the requirements of their particular programs.
- Earn a minimum total of 124 credits at the 100-level and above. Courses with numbers below 100 will not be counted toward this degree requirement. At most 8 credit hours of physical education (PEGN) activity courses will be counted toward this requirement.
- Meet the requirements of the General Education program (see information below).
- Complete a Writing Intensive (GEWI) Course in your major.
- Earn a minimum of 60 credits from a four-year college or university; courses taken at community colleges cannot be used to meet this requirement. (Some formal program-to-program articulation agreements modify this requirement. See specific agreements for details.)
- Earn a minimum of 30 credits from courses taken at EMU.
- Complete 10 of the last 30 hours for the degree from courses taken at EMU.
- Have a minimum of 30 unique credit hours in their major and 20 unique credit hours in their minor for a total of at least 50 unique credit hours between them. Some majors that require 50 or more hours themselves do not require a minor; students should check requirements of the selected major in the undergraduate catalog to see if a minor is required.
- Earn no more than 60 credit hours in one subject area (prefix). Credits in excess of the 60 maximum will not be counted toward the minimum of 124 credits required for a bachelor’s degree.
- Earn the minimum number of credits in 300-level and above courses in each major and minor as specified below - these credits must be earned in distinct courses; that is, no course can be used to fulfill this requirement in more than one major or minor.
- Earn a minimum of 6 credits in 300-level or higher courses at EMU in each minor
- Earn a minimum of 9 credits in 300-level or higher courses at EMU in each major that requires a minor.
- Earn a minimum of 15 credits in 300-level or higher courses at EMU in each major that does not require a minor
- Transfer credit will be awarded for courses taken at colleges and universities that are accredited by one of the recognized regional accrediting bodies only if the courses are college-level (equated to 100-level or above at EMU) and the student earned a “C” (or 2.0 on a 4 point scale) or better. Transfer credit may be awarded on a case-by-case basis for college-level courses in which a “C” (2.0) or better was earned at institutions outside the U.S. or at non-accredited U.S. institutions; individual departments/schools conduct the internal review of such courses within EMU, and additional documentation may be required. Please note: EMU awards only credit for transferred courses; grades are not used in the calculation of an EMU GPA.
- Earn a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0 in courses taken at EMU in order to graduate. In addition, a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0 must be reached in each major and minor. Only courses taken at EMU and those applied to a student’s major or minor will be used in the calculation of their major and minor cumulative GPAs. (Note: some programs may require a higher GPA - check with your program advisor.)
General Education Requirements EMU’s General Education Program requires students to choose from a menu of approved courses in several different areas; do not assume that other courses in the same department or with similar names will fulfill these requirements. A detailed description of General Education requirements is available in the General Education section of the catalog.
Students who transferred to EMU may have modified general education requirements based on Michigan Transfer Agreement (MTA) or articulation agreements; consult your academic advisor for additional information.