To obtain an endorsement in Spanish K-12, licensed teachers must complete the following courses or their equivalencies with grades of C or above:
- SPAN 314 - Latin American Culture
- SPAN 315 - Spanish Culture
- SPAN 321 - Latin American Literature I
- SPAN 323 - Latin American Literature II
- SPAN 326 - Spanish Literature I
- SPAN 328 - Spanish Literature II
- SPAN 319 - Applied Spanish Linguistics
- One capstone seminar (SPAN courses numbered 350-399)
- EDFN 305 - Philosophical & Historical Foundations of Public Education
- EDFN 306 - Education & Individual Differences
- EDFN 307 - Psychology of Instruction & Learning
- LTCY 301 - Teaching Literacy in Middle & Secondary Schools
- SCED 311 - School Curriculum
- SCED 303F - Teaching Modern Foreign Language in the Secondary School
- SCED 304J - Clinical Experience in the Secondary School: Spanish
In addition, they must pass these two exams:
- ILTS (Illinois Licensure Testing System) Content Area Exam in Spanish with an average score of 240.
- OPI (Oral Proficiency Interview) with a rating of Advanced Low level or above.
The Oral Proficiency Interview is administered by the American Council of Teachers of Foreign Languages (ACTFL), and are nationally recognized for assessing oral and written proficiency according to the ACTFL Proficiency Guidelines. Register online for an appointment to take the tests at the Language Learning Lab.
For more information, please contact Anastasia Brelias at firstname.lastname@example.org or (773) 442-4556.