Rhode Island College

2017-2018 Catalog


World Languages Education B.A.

Admission Requirements

For acceptance into the teacher preparation program in world languages education, students must fulfill the following requirements by the end of the semester in which they apply for admission:

  1. All FSEHD admission requirements. Please refer to the FSEHD section of this catalog or go to www.ric.edu/feinsteinSchoolEducationHumanDevelopment/admission.php.
  2. Completion of 24 credit hours, including 8 in the content major

Retention Requirements

  1. A minimum cumulative GPA of 2.75 each semester.
  2. A minimum grade of B- in all teacher education courses.
  3. A GPA of 3.0 or higher in the major area.
  4. Positive recommendations from all education instructors based on academic work, fieldwork and professional behavior.

If a student’s GPA falls below the minimum of 2.50, or if the required GPA in the major falls below the minimum of 3.0, the student will be put on probation, which means the student cannot continue to take courses in the professional education sequence until the probationary status is removed. If either the overall GPA or the required GPA in the major falls below the minimum for two consecutive semesters, the student may be suspended or dismissed from the world languages education program.

Course Requirements

Courses

CourseTitleCreditsOffered
CEP 315Educational Psychology

3

Fall, Spring, Summer.
CURR 410Teaching World Languages in Elementary Education

4

Spring as needed.
FNED 346Schooling in a Democratic Society

4

Fall, Spring, Summer.
SED 406Instructional Methods, Design, and Technology

3

Fall, Spring.
SED 411Content and Pedagogy in Secondary Education

4

Fall.
SED 412Field Practicum in Secondary Education

2

Fall.
SED 421Student Teaching in the Secondary School

10

Spring.
SED 422Student Teaching Seminar in Secondary Education

2

Spring.
SPED 433Adaptation of Instruction for Inclusive Education

3

Fall, Spring, Summer.
Total Credit Hours:35

Note: SED 411 and SED 412: To be admitted into SED 411 and SED 412, students must submit passing scores for the language-specific ETS language content exam, the language-specific Oral Proficiency Interview (Advanced Low or higher) and the Praxis II: Principles of Learning and Teaching 7-12 Test #5624 (score of 157 or higher).

Note: SED 421 and SED 422: To be admitted into SED 421 and SED 422, the student must have passed the Modern Languages Department content exam and have completed all other required courses.

Note: SPED 433: Students electing a teaching concentration in special education are not required to take SPED 433.

French Concentration

Along with completing CURR 410 and required courses in secondary education, students electing a major in world languages with a concentration in French must complete the following courses with a minimum grade point average of 3.00:
CourseTitleCreditsOffered
FREN 201Advanced French: Conversation and Composition

4

Fall.
FREN 202Advanced French: Composition and Conversation

4

Spring.
FREN 313Modern France and the Francophone World

4

Alternate years.
FREN 323Survey of French Literature from the Middle Ages to 1789

4

Alternate years.
FREN 324Survey of French Literature from 1789 to the Present

4

Alternate years.
FREN 420Applied Grammar

3

Alternate years.
MLAN 360Seminar in Modern Languages

3

Spring.
MLAN 400Applied Linguistics

3

Spring.
THREE ADDITIONAL COURSES in French at the 300-level or above

9-12

TWO COURSES in another foreign language

8

Total Credit Hours:46-49

Note: SED 411 and SED 412: To enroll in SED 411 and SED 412, students must have completed FREN 201FREN 202, FREN 313, FREN 323, FREN 324 and FREN 420Exam prerequisites to enrollment are Principles of Learning and Teaching 7-12 (5624) score of 157; a score of 162 on the French World Language (5174) exam; and a score of Advanced Low or higher on the French-language Oral Proficiency Interview (OPI).

Note: SED 421 and SED 422: To enroll in SED 421 and SED 422, students must have received a passing grade on the Modern Languages Department content exam.









Portuguese Concentration

Along with completing CURR 410 and required courses in secondary education, students electing a major in world languages with a concentration in Portuguese must complete the following courses with a minimum grade point average of 3.00:
CourseTitleCreditsOffered
PORT 201Conversation and Composition

4

Fall.
PORT 202Composition and Conversation

4

Spring.
PORT 301Portuguese Literature and Culture I

4

Alternate years.
PORT 302Portuguese Literature and Culture II

4

Alternate years.
PORT 304Brazilian Literature and Culture

4

Alternate years.
PORT 305Lusophone African Literatures and Cultures

4

As needed.
PORT 420Applied Grammar

3

Alternate years.
MLAN 360Seminar in Modern Languages

3

Spring.
MLAN 400Applied Linguistics

3

Spring.
TWO ADDITIONAL COURSES in Portuguese at the 300-level or above

6-8

TWO COURSES in another foreign language

8

Total Credit Hours:47-49

Note: SED 411 and SED 412: To enroll in SED 411 and SED 412, students must have completed seven of the required courses in the major, including PORT 201, PORT 202, PORT 301, PORT 302, PORT 304, PORT 305. Exam prerequisites to enrollment are Principles of Learning and Teaching 7-12 (5624) score of 157, and a score of Advanced Low or higher on the Portuguese-language Oral Proficiency Interview (OPI).

Note: SED 421 and SED 422: To enroll in SED 421 and SED 422, students must have received a passing grade on the Modern Languages Department content exam.

Spanish Concentration

Along with completing CURR 410 and required courses in secondary education, students electing a major in world languages with a concentration in Spanish must complete the following courses with a minimum grade point average of 3.00:
CourseTitleCreditsOffered
SPAN 201Conversation and Composition

4

Fall, Spring.
SPAN 202Composition and Conversation

4

Fall, Spring.
SPAN 310Spanish Literature and Culture: Pre-Eighteenth Century

4

Fall.
SPAN 311Spanish Literature and Culture: From Eighteenth Century

4

Spring.
SPAN 312Latin American Literature and Culture: Pre-Eighteenth Century

4

Fall.
SPAN 313Latin American Literature and Culture: From Eighteenth Century

4

Spring.
SPAN 420Applied Grammar

3

Spring.
MLAN 360Seminar in Modern Languages

3

Spring.
MLAN 400Applied Linguistics

3

Spring.
TWO ADDITIONAL COURSES in Spanish at the 300-level or above

6-8

TWO COURSES in another foreign language

8

Total Credit Hours:47-49

Note: SED 411 and SED 412: To enroll in SED 411 and SED 412, students must have completed seven of the required courses in the major, including SPAN 201, SPAN 202, SPAN 310 (or SPAN 311), SPAN 312 (or SPAN 313) and SPAN 420. Exam prerequisites to enrollment are Principles of Learning and Teaching 7-12 (5624) score of 157; a score of 168 on the Spanish World Language (5195) exam; and a score of Advanced Low on the Spanish-language Oral Proficiency Interview (OPI).

Note: SED 421 and SED 422: To enroll in SED 421 and SED 422, students must have received a passing grade on the Modern Languages Department content exam.