Spanish with Teacher Licensure

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The vision of the University of Arkansas-Fort Smith is to “prepare students to succeed in an ever-changing global world while advancing economic development and quality of place.” The University’s mission is that “UAFS will be a national model for preparing students for workforce mobility through education and professional development while serving as the thought leader in the region for workforce training.”

Bachelor of Science in Spanish with Teacher Licensure K-12

Graduates with the Bachelor of Science in Spanish with Teacher Licensure K-12 have a direct impact on the youth of our region. Holding positions in area junior highs and high schools, and private and public institutions, our graduates contribute to the world-embracing vision of present and future generations.

“El lenguaje no sólo describe la realidad, sino que además es capaz de crearla. Nuestra forma de hablarnos a nosotros mismos afecta tremendamente a nuestra manera de relacionarnos con el mundo.”  ~Mario Alonso Puig


Spanish BS with Teacher Licensure K-12 Program Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of the B.S. in Spanish with Teacher Licensure, students will be able to:

1. Speak in Spanish at an Advanced-Low level or above (ACTFL). Students will narrate and describe in major time frames (past, present, and future) and will be able to produce connected discourse of paragraph length.

2. Research and write at an Advanced-Low level (ACTFL). Students will read and demonstrate literacy skills using texts in Spanish (e.g., short stories, poetry, essays, academic articles, journalistic texts).

3. Demonstrate a metacognitive knowledge of the main features of the Spanish language. Students will demonstrate understanding of the linguistic differences and similarities between English and Spanish and their cultural context.

4. Apply instructional skills in teaching the Spanish language. Use pedagogical skills to teach their own students listening, speaking, reading and writing proficiency in Spanish, as well as help their students understand cultures through literatures, and the use of cross disciplinary concepts.

5. Use Spanish language in bilingual settings locally and abroad. Students will use Spanish language acquired in practical immersion to build their intercultural and career skills.