College of Humanities and Social Sciences GeauxTeach Secondary Education Concentration: Spanish

Required Courses (36 hrs):

  • SPAN 3001, 3002, 4003, 4004, 4602, and 4603
  • EDCI 2001, 3001, 3002, 4003, 4004, and 4005


Ideal Semester Plan

 

Semester Education Course Paired Content Course
2nd Semester Sophomore EDCI 2001 None
1st Semester Junior EDCI 3001 Spanish 3001
2nd Semester Junior EDCI 3136 Spanish 3002
1st Semester Senior EDCI 4003 Spanish 4003
2nd Semester Senior EDCI 4005 Student Teaching and EDCI 4004 Spanish 4004


***There is no application process for the GeauxTeach program at LSU. Entry into a secondary education concentration requires students to have a 22 ACT score or to have passed the Praxis I exam and to have an overall 2.5 GPA.


Course Descriptions


SPANISH COURSES

SPAN 3001 Tutoring Learners of Spanish as a Second Language (1) Prereq: SPAN 2155 or equivalent, EDCI 2001 and concurrent enrollment in EDCI 3001. 3 hrs. lab/field experiences in multicultural settings. A carefully monitored and evaluated Spanish tutoring experience in a local middle or high school under the guidance of the course instructor and a mentoring teacher.

SPAN 3002 Developing Lanugage Lessons for Spanish as a Second Language (1) Prereq: EDCI 3001, SPAN 3001, and concurrent enrollment in EDCI 3002. 3 hrs. lab/field experiences in multicultural settings. Under the supervision of a Spanish faculty member and a teacher mentor, teacher candidates in this course will prepare and deliver second language Spanish language lessons that incorporate audio-visual materials and technology- enhanced language learning activities.

SPAN 4003 Instructional Strategies for the Second Language Spanish Classroom (1) Prereq: EDCI 3002, SPAN 3002, and concurrent enrollment in EDCI 4003. 3 hrs. lab/field experiences in multicultural settings. Teacher candidates will study and participate in activities that incorporate different classroom interactional structures, including teacher-to-whole class, task- based group activities, and student-to-student (pair work); candidates will design and conduct Spanish language lessons using learner- centered activities.

SPAN 4004 Critical Issues in Teaching Spanish as a Second Language: Capstone Course (3) Prereq: EDCI 4003, SPAN 4003, and concurrent enrollment in EDCI 4004. Teacher candidates should be in the last two semesters in completion of the requirement for a major in Spanish. Taught in Spanish. Focus on the consolidation of knowledge about the Spanish language, literature, and culture with respect to the teaching of subject content to middle or high school learners.

SPAN 4602 Spanish Phonetics (3) Spanish phonetic systems; corrective and fluency drills in the language laboratory; problems of teaching Spanish pronunciation to English-speaking students.

SPAN 4603 Applied Spanish Linguistics (3) Prereq: SPAN 3010. Structures and communicative functions of Spanish; classroom applications.


EDCI COURSES

EDCI 2001 Education, Schooling, and Society (3) Introduction to contemporary educational issues, especially as these are situated historically, culturally, socially, and politically; topics include history, theory, and politics of education, especially as related to gender, race, class, and technology.

EDCI 3001 Student Development and Diversity (3) Prereq: credit or registration in EDCI 2001 and concurrent enrollment in one of the following: BIOL 3001, CHEM 3001, ENGL 3201, FREN 3401, HIST 3001, MATH 3001, PHYS 3001, SPAN 3001. 2 hrs. lecture; 3 hrs. lab/field experience in multicultural settings. Differences among secondary students (grades 6-12) associated with their development levels, cultural, and ethnic backgrounds, genders, learning abilities, and special needs.

EDCI 3002 Classroom Culture (3) Prereq: EDCI 3001 and concurrent enrollment in one of the following: BIOL 3002, CHEM 3002, ENGL 3202, FREN 3402, MATH 3002, PHYS 3002, SPAN 3002. 2 hrs. lecture; 3 hrs. lab/field experience in multicultural settings. Learning processes of middle school and high school students in the social learning environment of the classroom with attention to individual and group motivation, social interactions, integration of technology, and classroom management.

EDCI 4003 Curriculum and Pedagogy in Secondary Disciplines (3) Prereq: EDCI 3002 and concurrent enrollment in one of the following: BIOL 4003, CHEM 4003, ENGL 4203, FREN 4403, HIST 4403, MATH 4003, PHYS 4003, or SPAN 4003, or permission of instructor. May be repeated for credit in a second subject area. 2 hrs. lecture; 3 hrs. lab/field experience in multicultural settings. Credit will not be given for both this course and EDCI 4465. Applying instructional approaches in particular subject areas for middle and high school students.

EDCI 4004 Critical Issues in Secondary School Content Area Teaching (3) Prereq: EDCI 4003 or permission of instructor. May be repeated for credit in a second subject area. 2 hrs. lecture; 3 hrs. lab/field experience in multicultural settings. Credit will not be given for both this course and EDCI 4466. Critical issues in the nature of knowledge and inquiry in specific school subjects.

EDCI 4004 Critical Issues in Secondary School Content Area Teaching (3) Prereq: EDCI 4003 or permission of instructor. May be repeated for credit in a second subject area. 2 hrs. lecture; 3 hrs. lab/field experience in multicultural settings. Credit will not be given for both this course and EDCI 4466. Critical issues in the nature of knowledge and inquiry in specific school subjects.

EDCI 4005 Student Teaching in Grades 6-12 (9) Prereq: EDCI 4003 and concurrent enrollment in EDCI 4004 and in one of the following: BIOL 4004, CHEM 4004, ENGL 4204, FREN 4404, HIST 4404, MATH 4004, PHYS 4004, SPAN 4004. 1 hr. lecture; 24 hrs. lab/field experience in diverse multicultural settings. All day, all semester student teaching experiences, including observation, participation, and a minimum of 180 actual clock hours of teaching (with a substantial portion of the 180 hrs. in a full day teaching) under the supervision of an assigned public school mentor teacher.

Required Courses (36 hrs):

  • SPAN 3001, 3002, 4003, 4004, 4602, and 4603
  • EDCI 2001, 3001, 3002, 4003, 4004, and 4005


Ideal Semester Plan

 

Semester Education Course Paired Content Course
2nd Semester Sophomore EDCI 2001 None
1st Semester Junior EDCI 3001 Spanish 3001
2nd Semester Junior EDCI 3136 Spanish 3002
1st Semester Senior EDCI 4003 Spanish 4003
2nd Semester Senior EDCI 4005 Student Teaching and EDCI 4004 Spanish 4004


***There is no application process for the GeauxTeach program at LSU. Entry into a secondary education concentration requires students to have a 22 ACT score or to have passed the Praxis I exam and to have an overall 2.5 GPA.


Course Descriptions


SPANISH COURSES

SPAN 3001 Tutoring Learners of Spanish as a Second Language (1) Prereq: SPAN 2155 or equivalent, EDCI 2001 and concurrent enrollment in EDCI 3001. 3 hrs. lab/field experiences in multicultural settings. A carefully monitored and evaluated Spanish tutoring experience in a local middle or high school under the guidance of the course instructor and a mentoring teacher.

SPAN 3002 Developing Lanugage Lessons for Spanish as a Second Language (1) Prereq: EDCI 3001, SPAN 3001, and concurrent enrollment in EDCI 3002. 3 hrs. lab/field experiences in multicultural settings. Under the supervision of a Spanish faculty member and a teacher mentor, teacher candidates in this course will prepare and deliver second language Spanish language lessons that incorporate audio-visual materials and technology- enhanced language learning activities.

SPAN 4003 Instructional Strategies for the Second Language Spanish Classroom (1) Prereq: EDCI 3002, SPAN 3002, and concurrent enrollment in EDCI 4003. 3 hrs. lab/field experiences in multicultural settings. Teacher candidates will study and participate in activities that incorporate different classroom interactional structures, including teacher-to-whole class, task- based group activities, and student-to-student (pair work); candidates will design and conduct Spanish language lessons using learner- centered activities.

SPAN 4004 Critical Issues in Teaching Spanish as a Second Language: Capstone Course (3) Prereq: EDCI 4003, SPAN 4003, and concurrent enrollment in EDCI 4004. Teacher candidates should be in the last two semesters in completion of the requirement for a major in Spanish. Taught in Spanish. Focus on the consolidation of knowledge about the Spanish language, literature, and culture with respect to the teaching of subject content to middle or high school learners.

SPAN 4602 Spanish Phonetics (3) Spanish phonetic systems; corrective and fluency drills in the language laboratory; problems of teaching Spanish pronunciation to English-speaking students.

SPAN 4603 Applied Spanish Linguistics (3) Prereq: SPAN 3010. Structures and communicative functions of Spanish; classroom applications.


EDCI COURSES

EDCI 2001 Education, Schooling, and Society (3) Introduction to contemporary educational issues, especially as these are situated historically, culturally, socially, and politically; topics include history, theory, and politics of education, especially as related to gender, race, class, and technology.

EDCI 3001 Student Development and Diversity (3) Prereq: credit or registration in EDCI 2001 and concurrent enrollment in one of the following: BIOL 3001, CHEM 3001, ENGL 3201, FREN 3401, HIST 3001, MATH 3001, PHYS 3001, SPAN 3001. 2 hrs. lecture; 3 hrs. lab/field experience in multicultural settings. Differences among secondary students (grades 6-12) associated with their development levels, cultural, and ethnic backgrounds, genders, learning abilities, and special needs.

EDCI 3002 Classroom Culture (3) Prereq: EDCI 3001 and concurrent enrollment in one of the following: BIOL 3002, CHEM 3002, ENGL 3202, FREN 3402, MATH 3002, PHYS 3002, SPAN 3002. 2 hrs. lecture; 3 hrs. lab/field experience in multicultural settings. Learning processes of middle school and high school students in the social learning environment of the classroom with attention to individual and group motivation, social interactions, integration of technology, and classroom management.

EDCI 4003 Curriculum and Pedagogy in Secondary Disciplines (3) Prereq: EDCI 3002 and concurrent enrollment in one of the following: BIOL 4003, CHEM 4003, ENGL 4203, FREN 4403, HIST 4403, MATH 4003, PHYS 4003, or SPAN 4003, or permission of instructor. May be repeated for credit in a second subject area. 2 hrs. lecture; 3 hrs. lab/field experience in multicultural settings. Credit will not be given for both this course and EDCI 4465. Applying instructional approaches in particular subject areas for middle and high school students.

EDCI 4004 Critical Issues in Secondary School Content Area Teaching (3) Prereq: EDCI 4003 or permission of instructor. May be repeated for credit in a second subject area. 2 hrs. lecture; 3 hrs. lab/field experience in multicultural settings. Credit will not be given for both this course and EDCI 4466. Critical issues in the nature of knowledge and inquiry in specific school subjects.

EDCI 4004 Critical Issues in Secondary School Content Area Teaching (3) Prereq: EDCI 4003 or permission of instructor. May be repeated for credit in a second subject area. 2 hrs. lecture; 3 hrs. lab/field experience in multicultural settings. Credit will not be given for both this course and EDCI 4466. Critical issues in the nature of knowledge and inquiry in specific school subjects.

EDCI 4005 Student Teaching in Grades 6-12 (9) Prereq: EDCI 4003 and concurrent enrollment in EDCI 4004 and in one of the following: BIOL 4004, CHEM 4004, ENGL 4204, FREN 4404, HIST 4404, MATH 4004, PHYS 4004, SPAN 4004. 1 hr. lecture; 24 hrs. lab/field experience in diverse multicultural settings. All day, all semester student teaching experiences, including observation, participation, and a minimum of 180 actual clock hours of teaching (with a substantial portion of the 180 hrs. in a full day teaching) under the supervision of an assigned public school mentor teacher.