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World Languages and Cultures

Bachelor of Science in Education (BSE)
Offered By: College of Humanities and Social Sciences

Description

The Bachelor of Science in Education (BSE) degree in World Languages and Cultures with emphasis in French or Spanish prepares you specifically for a teaching profession in secondary school with an emphasis in French or Spanish. 

Upon meeting the degree and state licensure requirements you will be able to teach French or Spanish in public and private schools at the high school level.

In addition, the B.S.E. degree enables you to continue your studies in graduate school to prepare for a career in higher education.  


  • Prerequisites

    Prerequisite Course(s) for the French or Spanish Emphasis:

    • Completion of French or Spanish Intermediate II (FR 2023 or SPAN 2023) or equivalent

    Students with previous language experience in French or Spanish are encouraged to take a placement test or consult with an advisor to determine which of the courses leading up to and including Intermediate II they need to complete or may bypass based on their language skills.  Students are only required to take those courses whose skills they do not yet master.

    Students without previous language experience in French or Spanish will need to obtain the skills associated with the first four language courses prior to entering the bachelor degree program in World Languages and Cultures.  The prerequisite language sequence consists in the following courses in consecutive order:

        • FR / SPAN 1013: French or Spanish Elementary I
        • FR / SPAN 1023: French or Spanish Elementary II
        • FR / SPAN 2013: French or Spanish Intermediate I
        • FR / SPAN 2023: French or Spanish Intermediate II
    Prerequisite for the Teacher Education Program
    • PPST/CBT Scores:
        • Reading (170/314)
        • Writing (171/316)
        • Math (169/316)
  • Admission Process

    Students pursuing the BSE in World Languages and Cultures are strongly encouraged to see the Department’s BSE advisor as soon as the decision to pursue the degree is made.  Most students begin specific program requirements and plan the process of seeking admission to the Teacher Education Program by the second semester of their sophomore year.  For complete information regarding admission to the Teacher Education Program, see http://www.astate.edu/a/prof-ed-programs-office/admission/check-point-1.dot 

  • Additional Information

    Degree Requirements for the French or Spanish Emphasis:

    • Study Abroad 
        • The BSE in World Languages and Cultures requires a minimum of six credit hours of study abroad.
        • Arkansas State University and the Department of World Languages and Cultures offer a variety of short term (3+ credit hours, faculty-led group study abroad programs) as well as long term (semester or year, independent study abroad programs) to destinations across the world.  Current study abroad destinations related to French and Spanish languages include but are not limited to France, Spain, Costa Rica, Mexico, and several other Latin American destinations.
    • Professional Internship (Spanish)
        • The BSE in World Languages and Cultures with emphasis in Spanish requires completion of a professional internship (3 credit hours).  The professional internship can be completed locally or abroad.
    • Minimum of 12 credit hours at the 4000 (senior) level
    • Minimum of “C-grade” in any course to apply to the degree emphasis
    • Outcome Assessment Exam (Written and Oral)

     

    Degree Requirements for Professional Education:

    • Professional Education Courses:
        • SCED 2513, Intro to Teaching w/lab
        • ELSE 3643, Exceptional Student in the Regular Classroom
        • PSY 3703, Education Psychology
        • SCED 3515, Performance Based Instructional Design w/lab
        • SCED 4713, Education Measurements w/Computer Apps.
        • EDLA 4633, Methods and Materials for Teaching Foreign Language in Secondary School
        • TILA 4826, Teaching Internship in Secondary School (12 hrs.)
    • Additional Requirement for Teacher Education:
        • SCOM 1203, Oral Communication

     

    Co-Curricular Support Program

    The Department of World Languages and Cultures provides a solid support structure for students pursuing a BA in World Languages and Cultures with emphasis in French or Spanish.

    The Department offers tutoring support services free of charge in French and Spanish, and invites students to participate in weekly conversation gatherings and in the many intercultural activities offered on campus and in the community throughout the year. 

  • Careers

    Graduates of the BSE in World Languages and Cultures program have successfully found employment as French or Spanish teachers in public and private schools at the high school level.

    Additionally, graduates of the BSE in World Languages and Cultures program have successfully continued their academic education at the post-graduate level in fields such as 

    • Spanish or Latin American Languages and Literatures
    • Francophone Languages and Literatures
    • Translation / Interpretation
    • Teacher Education and Administrative Leadership
  • Accreditations

    The Bachelor of Science in Education in World Languages and Cultures with emphasis in French or Spanish is accredited by the National Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE).

    Arkansas State University has been accredited by the National Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) since 1954.

  • Advising

    Advisor for BSE in World Languages and Cultures

    Dr. Ruth Owens

    Wilson Hall, Room 124 C

    E-mail: rsupko@astate.edu

    Phone: 870-972-3887

    Fax: 870-972-3927

  • Checksheets & Degree Plans