Rhode Island College

2019-2020 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/Pages/Admission-Requirements.aspx.
  2. Completion of 24 credit hours, including 8 in the content major

Retention Requirements

  1. A minimum cumulative G.P.A. of 2.75 each semester.
  2. A minimum grade of B- in all teacher education courses.
  3. A G.P.A. 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 G.P.A. falls below the minimum of 2.50, or if the required G.P.A. 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 G.P.A. or the required G.P.A. 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 215Introduction to Educational Psychology

4

Fall, Spring, Summer.
FNED 101Introduction to Teaching and Learning

2

Fall, Spring, Summer.
FNED 246Schooling for Social Justice

4

Fall, Spring, Summer.
SED 301Discourses, Literacies and Technologies of Learning

2

Fall.
SED 302Teaching and Learning: Humanities in Communities

2

Fall.
SPED 333Introduction to Special Education: Policies/Practices

3

Fall, Spring.
TESL 401Introduction to Teaching Emergent Bilinguals

4

Fall, Spring.
 

MLAN 400Applied Linguistics

3

Spring.
-Or-

TESL 402Applications of Second Language Acquisition

3

Fall, Spring.
 

WLED 201Introduction to World Languages Education

4

Spring
WLED 317Practicum I: Community-Based Language Learning

4

Spring.
WLED 417Practicum II: PK-12 World Languages Education

4

Fall.
WLED 420/SED 420/TECH 420Introduction to Student Teaching

2

Early Spring.
WLED 421/SED 421/TECH 421Student Teaching in the Secondary School

7

Spring.
WLED 422/SED 422/TECH 422Student Teaching Seminar in Secondary Education

3

Spring.
Total Credit Hours:48
Note: CEP 215 satisfies the General Education Social and Behavioral Science (SB) requirement

French Concentration

Along with completing required courses in world languages 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.
FOUR ADDITIONAL COURSES in French at the 300-level

16

FREN 420Applied Grammar

3

Alternate years.
FREN 460Seminar in French

3

Annually.
TWO COURSES in another world language

8

Total Credit Hours:38-40

To enroll in WLED 417, students must have completed FREN 201FREN 202, three 300-level or higher courses in FREN, and FREN 420. Exam prerequisites to enrollment are Principles of Learning and Teaching Grades K-6 (5622) score of 160 OR 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 or OPIc) and Writing Proficiency Test (WPT).

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Portuguese Concentration

Along with completing required courses in world languages 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.
FOUR COURSES in Portuguese at the 300-level or above

16

PORT 420Applied Grammar

3

Alternate years.
PORT 460Seminar in Portuguese

3

As needed.
TWO COURSES in another world language

8

Total Credit Hours:38

To enroll in WLED 417, students must have completed PORT 201, PORT 202, three 300-level or higher courses in Portuguese, and PORT 420 Exam prerequisites to enrollment are Principles of Learning and Teaching Grades K-6 (5622) score of 160 OR 7-12 (5624) score of 157; and a score of Advanced Low or higher on the Portuguese-language Oral Proficiency Interview (OPI or OPIc) and Writing Proficiency Test (WPT).

Spanish Concentration

Along with completing required courses in world languages 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.
SPAN 460Seminar in Spanish

3

Annually.
TWO COURSES in another world language

8

Total Credit Hours:38

To enroll in WLED 417, students must have completed SPAN 201, SPAN 202, three 300-level courses in Spanish, and SPAN 420. Exam prerequisites to enrollment are Principles of Learning and Teaching Principles of Learning and Teaching Grades K-6 (5622) score of 160 OR 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 or OPIc) and Writing Proficiency Test (WPT).