Lake Superior State University

Application for Approval: Spanish

September 2007 revisions include modifications to narratives, verified links to course syllabi, and revised syllabi for most courses.  

 

Standards for the Preparation of Teachers

 

 

Spanish (FF)

 

 

Adopted by the Michigan State Board of Education

July 13, 2004


Standards for the Preparation of Teachers of World Language, Bilingual Education, and English as a Second Language

 

Preface

 

Development of the Proposal

 

The World Language Standards Committee has been meeting for the past two years.Members have worked collaboratively to address concerns regarding the preparation of teachers in all of the World Languages (currently referred to as Foreign Languages), Bilingual Education, and English as a Second Language endorsement areas.These endorsement areas were combined in an effort to develop a coherent consistent approach to the preparation of teachers utilizing other languages in addition to English.

 

The world language referent group reflects the interests of public and independent teacher preparation institutions and K-12 teachers.The standards are designed to align with the K-12 content standards in the Michigan Curriculum Framework, as well as national standards from the American Council for the Teachers of Foreign Languages, National Association for Bilingual Education, and Teachers of Second Language Learners.

 

These standards were developed through a shared vision for the preparation of teachers involved in multiple languages.There is a common core across all of the standards' documents.The standards attend to distinctive elements within various languages and cultures as well.The World Language committee proposes language proficiency assessment within these standards to ensure an appropriate depth of language proficiency.

 

A draft was forwarded to selected groups/organizations, all Michigan teacher preparation institutions, intermediate school districts, and a random sample of local school districts for review and comment in April and May of 2004.

 

The proposals include the following changes:

      For World Language endorsements

    1. Elementary or secondary major of at least 30 semester hours
    2. Elementary or secondary minor of at least 20 semester hours
    3. Additional endorsement of at least 20 semester hours
    4. K-12 major (additional standards must be met for K-12 programs)
    5. Prerequisite:To meet the standards, all required content coursework must be beyond the first four semesters of language instruction in commonly taught languages (inclusive of Categories I and II of the Foreign Service Institute (FSI) scale).

 

 


Approval of Programs

 

Teacher preparation institutions that wish to continue to offer programs to prepare world language education teachers are required to submit an application for program approval that demonstrates how the new standards are met throughout the proposed curriculum.Students in current World Language, Bilingual Education, and English as a Second Language programs will have up to two years to complete the old program.The programs must be re-approved to show compliance with the new standards.Following initial approval, the teacher preparation program will be reviewed every seven years through the Periodic Review/Program Evaluation process.

 

 

 

 


Content/Guidelines Standards Matrix

 

College/University

 

Code

FF

 

Source of Guidelines/Standards

Michigan State Board of Education, July 13, 2004

Program/Subject Area

Spanish

 

 

Requirements for the Spanish (FF) endorsement options:

      Elementary or secondary major of at least 30 semester hours

      Elementary or secondary minor of at least 20 semester hours

      K-12 major (additional standards are required for K-12 programs)

      Additional endorsement of at least 20 semester hours or 30 hours for K-12 endorsement

Prerequisite:To meet the standards, all required content coursework must be beyond the first four semesters of language instruction in commonly taught languages (inclusive of Categories I and II of the Foreign Service Institute (FSI) scale).

 

The Levels of Proficiency are:

 

A

=

Awareness:  Possesses general knowledge of

B

=

Basic:  Ability to understand and apply

C

=

Comprehensive:  High level of understanding, applying, and reflecting

*

=

These standards do not have levels of proficiency.Programs either meet, or do not meet, these standards.

 

 

Directions:List required courses on matrix and provide additional narrative to explain how standards are met.If electives are included, they should be clearly indicated.Adjust size of cells as needed.

 


 


No.

Guideline/Standard

*Level of

Proficiency

Narrative Explaining how Required Courses and/or Experiences
Fulfill the Standards

1.0

Language, Linguistics, Comparisons

Teacher preparation institutions provide candidates opportunities to develop and demonstrate:

 

1.1

At least an advanced low level of speaking, listening, reading, and writing proficiency in the target language using a variety of testing protocols, including assessment of interpersonal, interpretive, and presentational communication.

*

Language candidates at LSSU will be required to provide evidence of meeting the ACTFL Intermediate Low level of oral proficiency.We will follow the standards of ACTFL (www.actfl.org) and facilitate student testing through Language Testing International (www.languagetesting.org) or through other Michigan teacher preparation institutions which have qualified testing services.

 

Elementary

 

 

Major:

 

SP361 Advanced Spanish Grammar

SP362 Advanced Spanish Composition

 

And prerequisite courses

 

Minor:

 

SP361 Advanced Spanish Grammar

SP362 Advanced Spanish Composition

 

And prerequisite courses

 

 

 

 

Secondary

 

 

 

Major:

 

SP361 Advanced Spanish Grammar

SP362 Advanced Spanish Composition

 

Andprerequisite courses

 

Minor:

 

SP361 Advanced Spanish Grammar

SP362 Advanced Spanish Composition

 

Andprerequisite courses

 

 

 

 

K-12

 

 

 

Major:

 

 

 

 

1.2

Knowledge of the linguistic elements of English and its varieties.

C

The requirements in these classes serve the purpose of providing students with a solid foundation of Spanish language proficiency, including the competent interpretation and application of complex linguistic structures, texts and cultural concepts. Grammar will be taught in context and through an integrative and interactive approach. Students will start writing short reflective pieces on what they have learned to further develop their awareness of the dynamic nature of linguistic systems and the differences between Spanish and English.  The comparison of similar grammatical structures in English with the target language provides students with a better understanding of the underlying grammatical structures in play for both languages

Elementary

 

 

Major:

 

SP361 Advanced Spanish Grammar

 

 

Minor:

 

SP361 Advanced Spanish Grammar

 

 

 

 

Secondary

 

 

Major:

 

SP361 Advanced Spanish Grammar

 

Minor:

 

SP361 Advanced Spanish Grammar

 

 

 

 

K-12

 

 

Major:

 

Not applicable to the Lake Superior State University application

 

 

1.3

An understanding of the dynamic nature of language systems and demonstrate competency in helping students acquire and use English and the target language in listening, speaking, reading, and writing for social and academic purposes.

B

These two required courses will help students integrate their linguistic knowledge into a broader context of cultural and social background through expanding their Spanish reading skills and appreciation for literature. In addition, students will transfer their writing skills developed in English into Spanish and gain more practice in writing for academic purposes in a foreign language. The elective courses listed in this window, which the student will have to choose from, will continue to develop these concepts and skills.

Elementary

 

 

Major:

 

SP361 Advanced Spanish Grammar

SP362 Advanced Spanish Composition

 

Reinforced through electives:

SP368 Selected Topics inConversation

SP380 Survey of Spanish-American Lit I

SP381 Survey of Spanish-American Lit II

SP401 The Spanish Novel

SP402 The Spanish-American Novel

SP410 Spanish-American Civilization

SP411 Spanish Civilization

SP412 Hispanic Literature ofthe

††††† Southwest

SP490 Topics in Hispanic Literature

 

 

Minor:

 

SP361 Advanced Spanish Grammar

SP362 Advanced Spanish Composition

 

Reinforced through electives:

SP368 Selected Topics inConversation

SP380 Survey of Spanish-American Lit I

SP381 Survey of Spanish-American Lit II

SP401 The Spanish Novel

SP402 The Spanish-American Novel

SP410 Spanish-American Civilization

SP411 Spanish Civilization

SP412 Hispanic Literature ofthe

††††† Southwest

SP490 Topics in Hispanic Literature

 

 

 

 

 

Secondary

 

 

 

Major:

 

SP361 Advanced Spanish Grammar

SP362 Advanced Spanish Composition

 

Reinforced through electives:

SP368 Selected Topics inConversation

SP380 Survey of Spanish-American Lit I

SP381 Survey of Spanish-American Lit II

SP401 The Spanish Novel

SP402 The Spanish-American Novel

SP410 Spanish-American Civilization

SP411 Spanish Civilization

SP412 Hispanic Literature ofthe

††††† Southwest

SP490 Topics in Hispanic Literature

 

Minor:

 

SP361 Advanced Spanish Grammar

SP362 Advanced Spanish Composition

 

Reinforced through electives:

SP368 Selected Topics inConversation

SP380 Survey of Spanish-American Lit I

SP381 Survey of Spanish-American Lit II

SP401 The Spanish Novel

SP402 The Spanish-American Novel

SP410 Spanish-American Civilization

SP411 Spanish Civilization

SP412 Hispanic Literature ofthe

††††† Southwest

SP490 Topics in Hispanic Literature

 

 

 

 

K-12

 

 

 

Major:

 

Not applicable to the Lake Superior State University application

 

1.4

Knowledge of the similarities and differences between English and the target languages.

B

In these two required courses students will study and discuss the similarities and differences between English and Spanish, and start writing short reflective pieces on what they have learned to further develop their awareness of the dynamic nature of linguistic systems and the differences between Spanish and English.

 

Elementary

 

 

Major:

 

SP361 Advanced Spanish Grammar

SP362 Advanced Spanish Composition

 

Minor:

 

SP361 Advanced Spanish Grammar

SP362 Advanced Spanish Composition

 

 

 

 

Secondary

 

 

 

Major:

 

SP361 Advanced Spanish Grammar

SP362 Advanced Spanish Composition

 

Minor:

 

SP361 Advanced Spanish Grammar

SP362 Advanced Spanish Composition

 

 

 

 

K-12

 

 

Major:

 

Not applicable to the Lake Superior State University application

 

2.0

Cultures, Literatures, Cross-Disciplinary Concepts

Teacher preparation institutions provide candidates opportunities to develop and demonstrate:

 

2.1

Knowledge, understanding, and use of the major concepts, principles, theories, and research related to the nature and role of culture in language development and academic achievement that support student learning.

A

SP362 will help students integrate their linguistic knowledge into a broader context of cultural and social background through expanding their Spanish readings skills and appreciation for literature. Students in SP410, SP411, and SP412 will focus on the study of the history and culture of Spanish-America. The textbook will be supplemented with additional collateral readings that students will use.†† These courses will help students integrate their linguistic knowledge into a generalized overview of Latin American history and culture as well as anunderstanding of the connections between language and culture.

 

Elementary

 

 

Major:

 

SP361 Advanced Spanish Grammar

SP362 Advanced Spanish Composition

 

Reinforced through electives:

SP410 Spanish-American Civilization

SP411 Spanish Civilization

SP412 Hispanic Literature ofthe

††††† Southwest

 

Minor:

 

SP361 Advanced Spanish Grammar

SP362 Advanced Spanish Composition

 

Reinforced through electives:

SP410 Spanish-American Civilization

SP411 Spanish Civilization

SP412 Hispanic Literature ofthe

††††† Southwest

 

 

 

 

Secondary

 

 

 

Major:

 

SP361 Advanced Spanish Grammar

SP362 Advanced Spanish Composition

 

Reinforced through electives:

SP410 Spanish-American Civilization

SP411 Spanish Civilization

SP412 Hispanic Literature ofthe

††††† Southwest

 

 

Minor:

 

SP361 Advanced Spanish Grammar

SP362 Advanced Spanish Composition

 

Reinforced through electives:

SP410 Spanish-American Civilization

SP411 Spanish Civilization

SP412 Hispanic Literature ofthe

††††† Southwest

 

 

 

 

 

K-12

 

 

Major:

 

Not applicable to the Lake Superior State University application

 

 

2.2

Application of knowledge and understanding of how cultural groups and studentsí cultural identities affect language learning and school achievement.

A

 

These courses will help students integrate their linguistic knowledge into a broader context of cultural and social background. The requirements in these classes serve the purpose of providing students with a solid foundation of Spanish language proficiency, including the competent interpretation and application of complex linguistic structures, texts and cultural concepts.

 

Elementary

 

 

Major:

 

SP361 Advanced Spanish Grammar

SP362 Advanced Spanish Composition

EDUC447 Theories and Methods of Teaching Foreign Languages in the K-1 2 Classroom

 

 

Minor:

 

SP361 Advanced Spanish Grammar

SP362 Advanced Spanish Composition

EDUC447 Theories and Methods of Teaching Foreign Languages in the K-1 2 Classroom

 

 

 

 

 

Secondary

 

 

 

Major:

 

SP361 Advanced Spanish Grammar

SP362 Advanced Spanish Composition

EDUC447 Theories and Methods of Teaching Foreign Languages in the K-1 2 Classroom

 

 

Minor:

 

SP361 Advanced Spanish Grammar

SP362 Advanced Spanish Composition

EDUC447 Theories and Methods of Teaching Foreign Languages in the K-1 2 Classroom

 

 

 

 

 

K-12

 

 

Major:

 

Not applicable to the Lake Superior State University application

 

2.3

An understanding of the value and role of literary and cultural texts and use them to interpret and reflect upon the perspectives of cultures over time.

B

 

Students in SP362 and in the elective courses listed below will focus on the study of literary and cultural texts and on the history and culture of Spain and Spanish-American civilization. The textbook will be supplemented with additional collateral readings.†† They will help students integrate their linguistic knowledge into a generalized overview of history and culture through expanding their Spanish reading skills and understanding the connections between language and culture. In addition, students will transfer their writing skills developed in English and in Spanish composition classes and gain more practice in critical thinking and analytical writing for academic purposes.

 

Elementary

 

 

Major:

 

SP362 Advanced Spanish Composition

 

Reinforced through electives:

SP380 Survey of Spanish-American Lit I

SP381 Survey of Spanish-American Lit II

SP401 The Spanish Novel

SP402 The Spanish-American Novel

SP410 Spanish-American Civilization

SP411 Spanish Civilization

SP412 Hispanic Literature ofthe

††††† Southwest

SP490 Topics in Hispanic Literature

 

 

Minor:

 

SP362 Advanced Spanish Composition

 

Reinforced through electives:

SP380 Survey of Spanish-American Lit I

SP381 Survey of Spanish-American Lit II

SP401 The Spanish Novel

SP402 The Spanish-American Novel

SP410 Spanish-American Civilization

SP411 Spanish Civilization

SP412 Hispanic Literature ofthe

††††† Southwest

SP490 Topics in Hispanic Literature

 

 

 

 

 

Secondary

 

 

 

Major:

 

SP362 Advanced Spanish Composition

 

Reinforced through electives:

SP380 Survey of Spanish-American Lit I

SP381 Survey of Spanish-American Lit II

SP401 The Spanish Novel

SP402 The Spanish-American Novel

SP410 Spanish-American Civilization

SP411 Spanish Civilization

SP412 Hispanic Literature ofthe

††††† Southwest

SP490 Topics in Hispanic Literature

 

Minor:

 

SP362 Advanced Spanish Composition

 

Reinforced through electives:

SP380 Survey of Spanish-American Lit I

SP381 Survey of Spanish-American Lit II

SP401 The Spanish Novel

SP402 The Spanish-American Novel

SP410 Spanish-American Civilization

SP411 Spanish Civilization

SP412 Hispanic Literature ofthe

††††† Southwest

SP490 Topics in Hispanic Literature

 

 

 

 

 

K-12

 

 

Major:

 

Not applicable to the Lake Superior State University application

 

 

2.4

An understanding of the connections among perspectives of cultures, their practices and products, and be able to make comparisons.

B

In SP361 and 362, as well as in the Elective courses, SP410, 411, and 412, students will focus on the study of the history and culture of Spain, Spanish-America, and the Southwest. The textbook will be supplemented with additional collateral readings that students will use in their preparation for both oral and written reports in Spanish.†† These courses will help students integrate their linguistic knowledge into a generalized overview of Latin American and Spanish history and culture through expanding their Spanish reading skills and understanding the connections between language and culture. Students will integrate their linguistic knowledge into a generalized overview of Spainís, Spanish-Americaís, and the Southwestís history and culture through expanding their Spanish reading skills and understanding the connections between language and culture. Students will also focus on the study of the post-WWII development of Chicano culture in the southwestern United States as it is reflected through literature and the fine arts. They will also be able to integrate their linguistic knowledge into a generalized overview of Mexican-American history and culture of the Southwest.

Elementary

 

 

Major:

 

SP361 Advanced Spanish Grammar

 

Reinforced through electives:

SP410 Spanish-American Civilization

SP411 Spanish Civilization

SP412 Hispanic Literature ofthe

††††† Southwest

 

 

Minor:

 

SP361 Advanced Spanish Grammar

 

Reinforced through electives:

SP410 Spanish-American Civilization

SP411 Spanish Civilization

SP412 Hispanic Literature ofthe

††††† Southwest

 

 

 

 

 

Secondary

 

 

 

Major:

 

SP361 Advanced Spanish Grammar

 

Reinforced through electives:

SP410 Spanish-American Civilization

SP411 Spanish Civilization

SP412 Hispanic Literature ofthe

††††† Southwest

 

 

Minor:

 

SP361 Advanced Spanish Grammar

 

Reinforced through electives:

SP410 Spanish-American Civilization

SP411 Spanish Civilization

SP412 Hispanic Literature ofthe

††††† Southwest

 

 

 

 

 

K-12

 

 

Major:

 

Not applicable to the Lake Superior State University application

 

2.5

Ability to recognize distinctive cultural viewpoints of multiple content areas available only through the target language.

A

††††††† Students will focus on the study of the history and culture of Spain, Spanish-America, and the Southwest. They will use the textbook and collateral Spanish readings to prepare both oral and written reports in Spanish. They will integrate their linguistic knowledge into a generalized overview of Spanish and Latin American history and culture. They will also expand their understanding of the connections between language and culture. Students will also study the Chicano culture in the southwestern United States as it is reflected through literature and the fine arts. They will learn to integrate their linguistic knowledge into a generalized overview of Mexican-American history and culture of the Southwest. And finally students will also understand the connections between language and culture.

Elementary

 

 

Major:

 

Addressed by all electives:

SP301 Study Abroad

SP368 Selected Topics inConversation

SP380 Survey of Spanish-American Lit I

SP381 Survey of Spanish-American Lit II

SP401 The Spanish Novel

SP402 The Spanish-American Novel

SP410 Spanish-American Civilization

SP411 Spanish Civilization

SP412 Hispanic Literature ofthe

††††† Southwest

SP490 Topics in Hispanic Literature

 

Minor:

 

Addressed by all electives:

SP301 Study Abroad

SP368 Selected Topics inConversation

SP380 Survey of Spanish-American Lit I

SP381 Survey of Spanish-American Lit II

SP401 The Spanish Novel

SP402 The Spanish-American Novel

SP410 Spanish-American Civilization

SP411 Spanish Civilization

SP412 Hispanic Literature ofthe

††††† Southwest

SP490 Topics in Hispanic Literature

 

 

 

 

Secondary

 

 

Major:

 

Addressed by all electives:

SP301 Study Abroad

SP368 Selected Topics inConversation

SP380 Survey of Spanish-American Lit I

SP381 Survey of Spanish-American Lit II

SP401 The Spanish Novel

SP402 The Spanish-American Novel

SP410 Spanish-American Civilization

SP411 Spanish Civilization

SP412 Hispanic Literature ofthe

††††† Southwest

SP490 Topics in Hispanic Literature

 

 

Minor:

 

Addressed by all electives:

SP301 Study Abroad

SP368 Selected Topics inConversation

SP380 Survey of Spanish-American Lit I

SP381 Survey of Spanish-American Lit II

SP401 The Spanish Novel

SP402 The Spanish-American Novel

SP410 Spanish-American Civilization

SP411 Spanish Civilization

SP412 Hispanic Literature ofthe

††††† Southwest

SP490 Topics in Hispanic Literature

 

 

 

 

 

K-12

 

 

Major:

 

Not applicable to the Lake Superior State University application

 

3.0

Language Acquisition Theories and Instructional Practices

Teacher preparation institutions provide candidates opportunities to develop and demonstrate:

EDUC447 addresses the acquisition of language from the perspective of the language educator, and the developmental and cognitive development of the K-12 learner.This course addresses the establishment of an effective language classroom including methods for sound instructional practices and management procedures.

3.1

An understanding of language acquisition theories and research.

B

Elementary

 

 

Major:

 

EDUC447 Theories and Methods of Teaching Foreign Languages in the K-1 2 Classroom

 

 

 

Minor:

 

EDUC447 Theories and Methods of Teaching Foreign Languages in the K-1 2 Classroom

 

 

 

 

Secondary

 

 

Major:

 

EDUC447 Theories and Methods of Teaching Foreign Languages in the K-1 2 Classroom

 

 

 

Minor:

 

EDUC447 Theories and Methods of Teaching Foreign Languages in the K-1 2 Classroom

 

 

 

K-12

 

 

Major:

 

Not applicable to the Lake Superior State University application

 

3.2

Ability to use language acquisition knowledge to create a supportive classroom learning environment that includes target language input and opportunities for negotiation of meaning and meaningful interaction.

B

 

Students who enroll in this class have previously demonstrated a high level of competence in understanding and applying the Spanish language. The requirements in this class serve the purpose of providing students with a solid foundation of Spanish language proficiency, including the competent interpretation and application of complex linguistic structures, texts and cultural concepts. Grammar will be taught in context and through an integrative and interactive approach. Students will start writing short reflective pieces

These writing assignments and the class discussions will provide learners the opportunity to ask questions, review and practice the grammatical structures covered in the class to consolidate and improve their high level of understanding, and applying the Spanish language in various communicative situations.

 

Elementary

 

 

Major:

 

SP361 Advanced Spanish Grammar

EDUC447 Theories and Methods of Teaching Foreign Languages in the K-1 2 Classroom

 

 

Minor:

 

SP361 Advanced Spanish Grammar

EDUC447 Theories and Methods of Teaching Foreign Languages in the K-1 2 Classroom

 

 

 

 

Secondary

 

 

 

Major:

 

SP361 Advanced Spanish Grammar

EDUC447 Theories and Methods of Teaching Foreign Languages in the K-1 2 Classroom

 

 

Minor:

 

SP361 Advanced Spanish Grammar

EDUC447 Theories and Methods of Teaching Foreign Languages in the K-1 2 Classroom

 

 

 

 

K-12

 

 

Major:

 

Not applicable to the Lake Superior State University application

 

3.3

A variety of instructional practices that produce language outcomes through an articulated program that addresses the needs of diverse language learners.

B

 

The requirements in this class serve the purpose of providing students with a solid foundation of Spanish language proficiency, including the competent interpretation and application of complex linguistic structures, texts and cultural concepts. Grammar will be taught in context and through an integrative and interactive approach. Students will start writing short reflective pieces on what they have learned to further develop their awareness of the dynamic nature of linguistic systems and the differences between Spanish and English.

These writing assignments and the class discussions will provide learners the opportunity to ask questions, review and practice the grammatical structures covered in the class to consolidate and improve their high level of understanding and applying the Spanish language in various communicative situations

 

Elementary

 

 

Major:

 

SP361 Advanced Spanish Grammar

EDUC447 Theories and Methods of Teaching Foreign Languages in the K-1 2 Classroom

 

 

Minor:

 

SP361 Advanced Spanish Grammar

EDUC447 Theories and Methods of Teaching Foreign Languages in the K-1 2 Classroom

 

 

 

 

Secondary

 

 

 

Major:

 

SP361 Advanced Spanish Grammar

EDUC447 Theories and Methods of Teaching Foreign Languages in the K-1 2 Classroom

Minor:

 

SP361 Advanced Spanish Grammar

EDUC447 Theories and Methods of Teaching Foreign Languages in the K-1 2 Classroom

 

 

 

 

 

K-12

 

 

Major:

 

 

Not applicable to the Lake Superior State University application

 

3.4

Knowledge and use of a variety of strategies for instructional management that facilitates language acquisition and student achievement for second language learners.

B

Advanced Spanish grammar is designed for students whose interest in Spanish goes beyond merely fulfilling a language requirement. The requirements in this class serve the purpose of providing students with a solid foundation of Spanish language proficiency, including the competent interpretation and application of complex linguistic structures, texts and cultural concepts. Grammar will be taught in context and through an integrative and interactive approach. Students will start writing short reflective pieces on what they have learned to further develop their awareness of the dynamic nature of linguistic systems.

These writing assignments and the class discussions will provide learners the opportunity to ask questions, review and practice the grammatical structures covered in the class, to consolidate and improve their understanding, and to apply the Spanish language in various communicative situations.

Elementary

 

 

Major:

 

SP361 Advanced Spanish Grammar

EDUC447 Theories and Methods of Teaching Foreign Languages in the K-1 2 Classroom

 

 

Minor:

 

SP361 Advanced Spanish Grammar

EDUC447 Theories and Methods of Teaching Foreign Languages in the K-1 2 Classroom

 

 

 

Secondary

 

 

 

Major:

 

SP361 Advanced Spanish Grammar

EDUC447 Theories and Methods of Teaching Foreign Languages in the K-1 2 Classroom

 

Minor:

 

SP361 Advanced Spanish Grammar

EDUC447 Theories and Methods of Teaching Foreign Languages in the K-1 2 Classroom

 

 

 

 

K-12

 

 

Major:

 

Not applicable to the Lake Superior State University application

 

4.0

Integration of Standards Into Curriculum and Instruction

Teacher preparation institutions provide candidates opportunities to develop and demonstrate:

At this point in their Spanish education, students will hear, read, write, and speak Spanish only in the pursuit of their program. The breadth of language practice and demonstrated cultural references acquired through being exposed to a calculated variety of contents, techniques, and methods, contribute to give them rich, refined language and expository resources that they will be well qualified to exploit in their own professional career.

 

EDUC focuses the candidateís lesson and unit planning within the context of state standards.

 

4.1

An understanding of the standards and benchmarks of the Michigan Curriculum Framework and Standards for Foreign Language Learning in curricular planning

B

Elementary

 

 

Major:

 

EDUC447 Theories and Methods of Teaching Foreign Languages in the K-1 2 Classroom

 

 

 

Minor:

 

EDUC447 Theories and Methods of Teaching Foreign Languages in the K-1 2 Classroom

 

 

 

 

Secondary

 

 

 

Major:

 

EDUC447 Theories and Methods of Teaching Foreign Languages in the K-1 2 Classroom

 

 

 

Minor:

 

EDUC447 Theories and Methods of Teaching Foreign Languages in the K-1 2 Classroom

 

 

 

 

K-12

 

 

Major:

 

Not applicable to the Lake Superior State University application

 

4.2

Ability to integrate the Standards for Foreign Language Learning and the Michigan Curriculum Framework into language instruction.

B

Elementary

 

 

Major:

 

EDUC447 Theories and Methods of Teaching Foreign Languages in the K-1 2 Classroom

 

 

Minor:

 

EDUC447 Theories and Methods of Teaching Foreign Languages in the K-1 2 Classroom

 

 

 

 

Secondary

 

 

 

Major:

 

EDUC447 Theories and Methods of Teaching Foreign Languages in the K-1 2 Classroom

 

 

Minor:

 

EDUC447 Theories and Methods of Teaching Foreign Languages in the K-1 2 Classroom

 

 

 

 

K-12

 

 

Major:

 

Not applicable to the Lake Superior State University application

 

4.3

Ability to use standards and benchmarks to evaluate, select, design, and adapt instructional resources by connecting curriculum to studentsí experiences and skills of home and community.

A

Elementary

 

 

Major:

 

EDUC447 Theories and Methods of Teaching Foreign Languages in the K-1 2 Classroom

 

 

Minor:

 

EDUC447 Theories and Methods of Teaching Foreign Languages in the K-1 2 Classroom

 

 

 

 

Secondary

 

 

 

Major:

 

EDUC447 Theories and Methods of Teaching Foreign Languages in the K-1 2 Classroom

 

 

Minor:

 

EDUC447 Theories and Methods of Teaching Foreign Languages in the K-1 2 Classroom

 

 

 

 

K-12

 

 

Major:

 

Not applicable to the Lake Superior State University application

 

 

4.4

Ability to serve as an effective model of English and the target language for developing listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills.

C

 

Students who enroll in SP361 have previously demonstrated a high level of competence in understanding and applying the Spanish language. A continued emphasis in this course is placed on speaking, reading and writing skills. Thisfocushelps students concentrate on the importance of these skills in developing a solid foundation for the acquisition of Spanish language proficiency, including the competent interpretation and application of complex linguistic structures, texts and cultural concepts.

 

Elementary

 

 

Major:

 

SP361 Advanced Spanish Grammar

EDUC447 Theories and Methods of Teaching Foreign Languages in the K-1 2 Classroom

 

 

Minor:

 

SP361 Advanced Spanish Grammar

EDUC447 Theories and Methods of Teaching Foreign Languages in the K-1 2 Classroom

 

 

 

 

Secondary

 

 

 

Major:

 

SP361 Advanced Spanish Grammar

EDUC447 Theories and Methods of Teaching Foreign Languages in the K-1 2 Classroom

 

 

 

Minor:

 

SP361 Advanced Spanish Grammar

EDUC447 Theories and Methods of Teaching Foreign Languages in the K-1 2 Classroom

 

 

 

 

 

K-12

 

 

Major:

 

Not applicable to the Lake Superior State University application

 

4.5

Understanding and utilization of strategies that promote student competence in using critical thinking skills in conjunction with learning the target language.

A

Critical thinking skills are emphasized not only in the Spanish language curriculum but also in the General Education program and in the Teacher Education program.

Elementary

 

 

Major:

 

SP361 Advanced Spanish Grammar

 

 

Minor:

 

SP361 Advanced Spanish Grammar

 

 

 

 

Secondary

 

 

 

Major:

 

SP361 Advanced Spanish Grammar

 

 

Minor:

 

SP361 Advanced Spanish Grammar

 

 

 

 

K-12

 

 

Major:

 

Not applicable to the Lake Superior State University application

 

 

4.6

Familiarity with and adaptive use of a wide range of standards-based materials, resources, and technologies in effective world language and content teaching.

B

The university provides all the latest classroom technology including computers, various types of projectors, clickers, and audio-visual devices such as DVDs, CD, films, video tapes, etc.

 

Elementary

 

 

Major:

 

SP362 Advanced Spanish Composition

EDUC447 Theories and Methods of Teaching Foreign Languages in the K-1 2 Classroom

 

 

Minor:

 

SP362 Advanced Spanish Composition

EDUC447 Theories and Methods of Teaching Foreign Languages in the K-1 2 Classroom

 

 

 

 

Secondary

 

 

 

Major:

 

SP362 Advanced Spanish Composition

EDUC447 Theories and Methods of Teaching Foreign Languages in the K-1 2 Classroom

 

 

 

Minor:

 

SP362 Advanced Spanish Composition

EDUC447 Theories and Methods of Teaching Foreign Languages in the K-1 2 Classroom

 

 

 

 

 

K-12

 

 

Major:

 

Not applicable to the Lake Superior State University application

 

4.7

Skills in supporting world language students as they access the core curriculum and learn language and academic content together.

B

 

The skills necessary to support world language students as they access the core curriculum and learn language and academic conduct are presented in several of the Spanish courses but most especially in SP362.

 

Elementary

 

 

Major:

 

SP362 Advanced Spanish Composition

EDUC447 Theories and Methods of Teaching Foreign Languages in the K-1 2 Classroom

 

 

Minor:

 

SP362 Advanced Spanish Composition

EDUC447 Theories and Methods of Teaching Foreign Languages in the K-1 2 Classroom

 

 

 

 

Secondary

 

 

 

Major:

 

 

SP362 Advanced Spanish Composition

EDUC447 Theories and Methods of Teaching Foreign Languages in the K-1 2 Classroom

 

Minor:

 

SP362 Advanced Spanish Composition

EDUC447 Theories and Methods of Teaching Foreign Languages in the K-1 2 Classroom

 

 

 

 

 

K-12

 

 

Major:

 

Not applicable to the Lake Superior State University application

 

 

 

4.8

Knowledge of past and current second language teaching methodologies and their applicability in developing instructional practices and resources to meet the needs of individual learners.

B

Elementary

 

 

Major:

 

EDUC447 Theories and Methods of Teaching Foreign Languages in the K-1 2 Classroom

 

 

 

Minor:

 

EDUC447 Theories and Methods of Teaching Foreign Languages in the K-1 2 Classroom

 

 

 

 

Secondary

 

 

 

Major:

 

EDUC447 Theories and Methods of Teaching Foreign Languages in the K-1 2 Classroom

 

 

 

 

Minor:

 

EDUC447 Theories and Methods of Teaching Foreign Languages in the K-1 2 Classroom

 

 

 

 

K-12

 

 

Major:

 

Not applicable to the Lake Superior State University application

 

 

 

5.0

Assessment of Languages and Cultures

Teacher preparation institutions provide candidates opportunities to develop and demonstrate:

Assessment is integral to the instructional methodology of EDUC447.Candidates are taught effective techniques for conducting language assessment, evaluating progress toward instructional goals, and the iterative process of formative and evaluative assessment.

5.1

Knowledge of the ongoing nature of assessment and multiple age- and level-appropriate ways to assess that provides purposeful outcome data.

B

Elementary

 

 

Major:

 

EDUC447 Theories and Methods of Teaching Foreign Languages in the K-1 2 Classroom

 

 

 

Minor:

 

EDUC447 Theories and Methods of Teaching Foreign Languages in the K-1 2 Classroom

 

 

 

 

Secondary

 

 

 

Major:

 

EDUC447 Theories and Methods of Teaching Foreign Languages in the K-1 2 Classroom

 

 

Minor:

 

EDUC447 Theories and Methods of Teaching Foreign Languages in the K-1 2 Classroom

 

 

 

 

K-12

 

 

Major:

 

Not applicable to the Lake Superior State University application

 

 

 

5.2

Reflective assessment practices including: analysis of assessment results, adjustment of instruction based on assessment results, and use of outcome data to determine the direction of instruction.

A

Elementary

 

 

Major:

 

EDUC447 Theories and Methods of Teaching Foreign Languages in the K-1 2 Classroom

 

 

 

Minor:

 

EDUC447 Theories and Methods of Teaching Foreign Languages in the K-1 2 Classroom

 

 

 

 

Secondary

 

 

 

Major:

 

EDUC447 Theories and Methods of Teaching Foreign Languages in the K-1 2 Classroom

 

 

 

Minor:

 

EDUC447 Theories and Methods of Teaching Foreign Languages in the K-1 2 Classroom

 

 

 

 

K-12

 

 

Major:

 

 

Not applicable to the Lake Superior State University application

 

 

5.3

Ability to interpret and communicate the results of student performances to all stakeholders and provide opportunity for discussion of the interpretations and decisions based on the information.

B

Elementary

 

 

Major:

 

EDUC447 Theories and Methods of Teaching Foreign Languages in the K-1 2 Classroom

 

 

 

Minor:

 

EDUC447 Theories and Methods of Teaching Foreign Languages in the K-1 2 Classroom

 

 

 

 

Secondary

 

 

 

Major:

 

EDUC447 Theories and Methods of Teaching Foreign Languages in the K-1 2 Classroom

 

 

 

Minor:

 

EDUC447Theories and Methods of Teaching Foreign Languages in the K-1 2 Classroom

 

 

 

 

K-12

 

 

Major:

 

Not applicable to the Lake Superior State University application

 

 

 

5.4

Knowledge of various assessment issues (e.g., cultural and linguistic bias, political, social, and psychological factors).

A

Elementary

 

 

Major:

 

EDUC447 Theories and Methods of Teaching Foreign Languages in the K-1 2 Classroom

 

 

Minor:

 

EDUC447 Theories and Methods of Teaching Foreign Languages in the K-1 2 Classroom

 

 

 

 

Secondary

 

 

 

Major:

 

EDUC447 Theories and Methods of Teaching Foreign Languages in the K-1 2 Classroom

 

 

Minor:

 

EDUC447 Theories and Methods of Teaching Foreign Languages in the K-1 2 Classroom

 

 

 

 

 

K-12

 

 

Major:

 

Not applicable to the Lake Superior State University application

 

 

5.5

Knowledge of the value of assessment data for identification, placement, and demonstration of language proficiency and academic achievement of world language student

B

Elementary

 

 

Major:

 

EDUC447 Theories and Methods of Teaching Foreign Languages in the K-1 2 Classroom

 

 

 

Minor:

 

EDUC447 Theories and Methods of Teaching Foreign Languages in the K-1 2 Classroom

 

 

 

 

Secondary

 

 

 

Major:

 

EDUC447 Theories and Methods of Teaching Foreign Languages in the K-1 2 Classroom

 

 

 

 

Minor:

 

EDUC447 Theories and Methods of Teaching Foreign Languages in the K-1 2 Classroom

 

 

 

 

K-12

 

 

Major:

 

 

Not applicable to the Lake Superior State University application

 

 

 

6.0

Professionalism

Teacher preparation institutions provide candidates opportunities to develop and demonstrate:

EDUC447 brings the professional aspects of the language teacher into full focus.Pre-student teaching competence is demonstrated through practice lessons, field assignments throughout the professional education sequence.The teacherís role as professional in their classroom, building and community is discussed.

6.1

Linguistic and cultural competence through reflective practices.

B

 

Linguistic and cultural competence are visited in a number of courses but are emphasized particularly in SP361 and 362.

 

Elementary

 

 

Major:

 

SP361 Advanced Spanish Grammar

SP362 Advanced Spanish Composition

EDUC447 Theories and Methods of Teaching Foreign Languages in the K-1 2 Classroom

 

 

 

Minor:

 

SP361 Advanced Spanish Grammar

SP362 Advanced Spanish Composition

EDUC447 Theories and Methods of Teaching Foreign Languages in the K-1 2 Classroom

 

 

 

 

Secondary

 

 

 

Major:

 

SP361 Advanced Spanish Grammar

SP362 Advanced Spanish Composition

EDUC447 Theories and Methods of Teaching Foreign Languages in the K-1 2 Classroom

 

 

 

Minor:

 

SP361 Advanced Spanish Grammar

SP362 Advanced Spanish Composition

EDUC447 Theories and Methods of Teaching Foreign Languages in the K-1 2 Classroom

 

 

 

 

K-12

 

 

Major:

 

 

Not applicable to the Lake Superior State University application

 

 

 

6.2

Knowledge of the value of multilingualism to the overall success of all students and understands the teacherís role as an advocate for students, colleagues, and members of the community in promoting multilingualism.

B

 

Knowledge of the importance of multilingualism, especially in this era of globalization, is repeatedly emphasized throughout the Spanish program but is given special emphasis in SP361.

 

Elementary

 

 

Major:

 

SP361 Advanced Spanish Grammar

EDUC447 Theories and Methods of Teaching Foreign Languages in the K-1 2 Classroom

 

 

Minor:

 

SP361 Advanced Spanish Grammar

EDUC447 Theories and Methods of Teaching Foreign Languages in the K-1 2 Classroom

 

 

 

 

Secondary

 

 

 

Major:

 

SP361 Advanced Spanish Grammar

EDUC447 Theories and Methods of Teaching Foreign Languages in the K-1 2 Classroom

 

 

 

Minor:

 

SP361 Advanced Spanish Grammar

EDUC447 Theories and Methods of Teaching Foreign Languages in the K-1 2 Classroom

 

 

 

 

K-12

 

 

Major:

 

Not applicable to the Lake Superior State University application

 

 

 

6.3

Ability to identify, analyze, and reflect upon professional knowledge and language proficiency, and seek resources for improvement.

C

Elementary

 

 

Major:

 

EDUC447 Theories and Methods of Teaching Foreign Languages in the K-1 2 Classroom

 

 

 

Minor:

 

EDUC447 Theories and Methods of Teaching Foreign Languages in the K-1 2 Classroom

 

 

 

 

Secondary

 

 

 

Major:

 

EDUC447 Theories and Methods of Teaching Foreign Languages in the K-1 2 Classroom

 

 

 

Minor:

 

EDUC447 Theories and Methods of Teaching Foreign Languages in the K-1 2 Classroom

 

 

 

 

K-12

 

 

Major:

 

 

Not applicable to the Lake Superior State University application

 

 

6.4

Knowledge of legislative impact on the teaching in programs for world languages, limited-English proficient students, and bilingual education.

A

Elementary

 

 

Major:

 

EDUC447 Theories and Methods of Teaching Foreign Languages in the K-1 2 Classroom

 

 

 

Minor:

 

EDUC447 Theories and Methods of Teaching Foreign Languages in the K-1 2 Classroom

 

 

 

 

Secondary

 

 

 

Major:

 

EDUC447 Theories and Methods of Teaching Foreign Languages in the K-1 2 Classroom

 

 

 

Minor:

 

EDUC447 Theories and Methods of Teaching Foreign Languages in the K-1 2 Classroom

 

 

 

 

K-12

 

 

Major:

 

Not applicable to the Lake Superior State University application

 

 

 

6.5

Knowledge of the teacherís role as a professional within a discipline.

A

Elementary

 

 

Major:

 

EDUC447 Theories and Methods of Teaching Foreign Languages in the K-1 2 Classroom

 

Minor:

 

EDUC447 Theories and Methods of Teaching Foreign Languages in the K-1 2 Classroom

 

 

 

 

Secondary

 

 

 

Major:

 

EDUC447 Theories and Methods of Teaching Foreign Languages in the K-1 2 Classroom

 

 

Minor:

 

EDUC447 Theories and Methods of Teaching Foreign Languages in the K-1 2 Classroom

 

 

 

 

K-12

 

 

Major:

 

 

Not applicable to the Lake Superior State University application

 

 

6.6

Knowledge of the history and current state of teaching world languages, limited-English proficient students, and bilingual students as it affects public policy and advocacy issues.

A

Elementary

 

 

Major:

 

EDUC447 Theories and Methods of Teaching Foreign Languages in the K-1 2 Classroom

 

 

Minor:

 

EDUC447 Theories and Methods of Teaching Foreign Languages in the K-1 2 Classroom

 

 

 

 

Secondary

 

 

 

Major:

 

EDUC447 Theories and Methods of Teaching Foreign Languages in the K-1 2 Classroom

 

Minor:

 

EDUC447 Theories and Methods of Teaching Foreign Languages in the K-1 2 Classroom

 

 

 

 

K-12

 

 

Major:

 

 

Not applicable to the Lake Superior State University application

 

 

6.7

An ability to serve as a professional resource, an advocate for students, and an ability to build partnerships with studentsí families and communities.

A

Elementary

 

 

Major:

 

EDUC447 Theories and Methods of Teaching Foreign Languages in the K-1 2 Classroom

 

 

 

 

Minor:

 

EDUC447 Theories and Methods of Teaching Foreign Languages in the K-1 2 Classroom

 

 

 

 

Secondary

 

 

 

Major:

 

EDUC447 Theories and Methods of Teaching Foreign Languages in the K-1 2 Classroom

 

 

 

Minor:

 

EDUC447 Theories and Methods of Teaching Foreign Languages in the K-1 2 Classroom

 

 

 

 

K-12

 

 

Major:

 

 

Not applicable to the Lake Superior State University application

 

 

7.0

Institutional Resources, Coordination, and Commitment

Teacher preparation institutions provide candidates program structures that demonstrate a capacity for coordination of resources, and the commitment toward a quality program.

 

7.1

The program provides an administrative and governance structure that encourages collaboration across content and teacher preparation programs.

*

The university provides for academic excellence in both faculty and material resources sufficient for the program size and breadth.While there is a single full-time French language faculty member, adjunct faculty are employed, both native French speakers, and other qualified individuals as required and as will benefit the program objectives.The French and Spanish faculty members collaborate and cooperate in development of our World Language offerings.We have expanded our credit bearing course offerings to include courses in Chinese (with a native Chinese speaker) and Japanese.These recent course offerings had strong administrative support, and exceptional student interest.

 

Elementary

 

 

Major:

 

The university provides the necessary and appropriate support for the required courses and programming in this specialty field

 

 

Minor:

 

The university provides the necessary and appropriate support for the required courses and programming in this specialty field

 

 

 

 

Secondary

 

 

 

Major:

 

The university provides the necessary and appropriate support for the required courses and programming in this specialty field

 

 

Minor:

 

The university provides the necessary and appropriate support for the required courses and programming in this specialty field

 

 

 

 

K-12

 

 

Major:

 

Not applicable to the Lake Superior State University application

 

7.2

The program provides adequate resources, both human and material, to insure the world language teacher preparation program is equivalent in stature to other teacher preparation programs.

*

The university provides sufficient and adequate support to the program.Course offerings are rotated on a regular schedule to ensure that all students meet the program requirements.Departmental budgets are adequate to ensure a quality educational experience for our teacher candidates.

 

Elementary

 

 

Major:

 

The university provides the necessary and appropriate support for the required courses and programming in this specialty field

 

 

Minor:

 

The university provides the necessary and appropriate support for the required courses and programming in this specialty field

 

 

 

 

 

Secondary

 

 

 

Major:

 

The university provides the necessary and appropriate support for the required courses and programming in this specialty field

 

Minor:

 

The university provides the necessary and appropriate support for the required courses and programming in this specialty field

 

 

 

 

 

K-12

 

 

Major:

 

Not applicable to the Lake Superior State University application

 

7.3

The program provides a methods course with specific age-appropriate strategies of instruction for world language learners and collaboratively supports structured field experiences.

*

The School of Education has worked with language experts to develop an appropriate methods course which is available to all world language learners.Structured field experiences, focused activities on world language standards, and a student centered approach to instruction and effective educational practice characterize this course.

 

Elementary

 

 

Major:

 

EDUC447 Theories and Methods of Teaching Foreign Languages in the K-1 2 Classroom

 

Minor:

 

EDUC447 Theories and Methods of Teaching Foreign Languages in the K-1 2 Classroom

 

 

 

 

Secondary

 

 

 

Major:

 

EDUC447 Theories and Methods of Teaching Foreign Languages in the K-1 2 Classroom

 

Minor:

 

EDUC447 Theories and Methods of Teaching Foreign Languages in the K-1 2 Classroom

 

 

 

 

K-12

 

 

Major:

 

Not applicable to the Lake Superior State University application

 

 

7.4

The program provides an assessment system that regularly evaluates the effectiveness of the program and its faculty and staff.

*

All education programs within the university undergo regular and periodic review under structures implemented by the State Board of Education and the Michigan Department of Education.This review encompasses both unit review and specialty program review.Faculty are regularly provided opportunity to review the MTTC results of their graduates, to take leadership roles in completion of mandated reporting requirements, and to attend state-level training such as sessions completed during 2005-2006 for World Language faculty.World Language faculty report to the Dean of Arts Letters and Social Sciences, who conducts annual and tri-annual faculty performance reviews under the terms of the universityís collective bargaining agreement.

 

Elementary

 

 

Major:

 

The university provides the necessary and appropriate support for the required courses and programming in this specialty field

 

 

 

Minor:

 

The university provides the necessary and appropriate support for the required courses and programming in this specialty field

 

 

 

 

 

Secondary

 

 

 

Major:

 

The university provides the necessary and appropriate support for the required courses and programming in this specialty field

 

 

Minor:

 

The university provides the necessary and appropriate support for the required courses and programming in this specialty field

 

 

 

 

 

K-12

 

 

Major:

 

Not applicable to the Lake Superior State University application

 

 

 

7.5

The program provides candidates with access to the appropriate testing opportunities, options, and procedures to demonstrate language proficiency.

*

The university, because of our rural location and limited enrollment in world language programs will rely on external testing opportunities to ensure that candidates demonstrate ACTFL Intermediate Low oral communication skills.ACTFL testing is available through Language Testing International (https://www.languagetesting.com ) and at other Michigan state university language departments.The French language faculty will assist students in achieving the appropriate testing opportunities, serve as test proctors, and coordinate travel to test sites.

 

Elementary

 

 

Major:

 

The university provides the necessary and appropriate support for the required courses and programming in this specialty field

 

 

Minor:

 

The university provides the necessary and appropriate support for the required courses and programming in this specialty field

 

 

 

 

 

Secondary

 

 

 

Major:

 

The university provides the necessary and appropriate support for the required courses and programming in this specialty field

 

 

 

Minor:

 

The university provides the necessary and appropriate support for the required courses and programming in this specialty field

 

 

 

 

 

K-12

 

 

Major:

 

 

Not applicable to the Lake Superior State University application

 

 

 


Guideline/Standard

*Level of

Proficiency

Narrative Explaining how Required Courses and/or Experiences
Fulfill the Standards

A K-12 endorsement program must provide candidates with the following experiences:

 

The K-12 program provides structured field experiences (inclusive of student teaching) in three areas:elementary, middle school, and high school.

*

Not applicable to the Lake Superior State University application

The K-12 program provides course work in growth and development for early childhood and adolescent learners.

*

Not applicable to the Lake Superior State University application

The K-12 program provides preparation in instructional methods with specific strategies of instruction for limited-English proficient students and collaboratively supports structured field experiences appropriate to all levels of certification.

*

Not applicable to the Lake Superior State University application

 

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