Spanish Education (7-12; PTCP)

Admission Requirements1

  1. A bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university with a minimum cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 2.75 (4.0 scale), a major in Spanish language, literature, culture (or a closely related discipline with a minimum of 30 hours in Spanish).
  2. A minimum GPA of 2.75 in Spanish coursework.
  3. A completed application form submitted to the Graduate Office at Buffalo State College.
  4. Official transcripts from all previous college/university work.2
  5. A personal interview with the program coordinator, department chair, or other designated official.
  6. Successful completion of two written essays (one English, one Spanish), administered by the department as part of the interview process.
1

 Applicants who do not meet these minimum requirements should contact an Modern and Classical Languages advisor.

2

Students who received degrees from institutions outside the United States must have their transcripts evaluated by a recognized evaluation service.

Program Requirements

Basic History ( 9 credit hours)
HIS 106HISTORY OF AMERICAN LIFE I3
HIS 107HISTORY OF AMERICAN LIFE II3
HIS 415HISTORY AND GOVERNMENT OF NEW YORK STATE3
Basic World History (9 credit hours)
HIS 230WORLD CIVILIZATIONS I3
Select two from the following:6
FOUNDATIONS OF WESTERN CIVILIZATION
EUROPE SINCE 1500
TWENTIETH-CENTURY EUROPE
Other World History (6 credit hours)
Two Asian, Middle-Eastern, or African History courses 6
Geography (6 credit hours)
GEG 300WORLD REGIONAL GEOGRAPHY3
Select one from the following:3
HUMAN GEOGRAPHY
GEOGRAPHY OF NEW YORK STATE
URBAN GEOGRAPHY
GEOGRAPHY OF ASIA
GEOGRAPHY OF THE UNITED STATES AND CANADA
GEOGRAPHY OF EUROPE
Political Science (3 credit hours)
Select one from the following:3
INTRODUCTION TO AMERICAN GOVERNMENT AND POLITICS
U.S. CIVIL LIBERTIES
Economics (3 credit hours)
Select one from the following:3
THE ECONOMIC SYSTEM
PRINCIPLES OF MACROECONOMICS
PRINCIPLES OF MICROECONOMICS
Cultural Diversity (3 credit hours)
SSE/HIS 363AMERICAN IDENTITY IN TRANSITION: DIVERSITY AND PLURALISM IN THE UNITED STATES3
History/Social Science Electives (11 credit hours)
Professional Education Requirements (30 credit hours)
SPF 303EDUCATIONAL PSYCHOLOGY: MIDDLE AND SECONDARY EDUCATION3
EDU 416TEACHING LITERACY IN MIDDLE AND SECONDARY SCHOOLS3
ENG 309TEACHING AND EVALUATING WRITING3
or EDU 417 ADOLESCENT LITERACY
EXE 100NATURE AND NEEDS OF INDIVIDUALS WITH SPECIAL NEEDS3
or EXE 372 FOUNDATIONS OF TEACHING ADOLESCENTS WITH DISABILITIES
PSY 357ADOLESCENT AND YOUNG ADULT DEVELOPMENT3
SSE 200INTRODUCTION TO SECONDARY TEACHING3
SSE 303METHODS AND MATERIALS IN TEACHING MIDDLE SCHOOL SOCIAL STUDIES3
SSE 309METHODS AND MATERIALS IN TEACHING HIGH SCHOOL SOCIAL STUDIES3
SSE 370COMPUTER TECHNOLOGY IN THE SOCIAL STUDIES CLASSROOM3
SSE 402HISTORICAL AND PHILOSOPHICAL FOUNDATIONS OF SOCIAL EDUCATION3
or SSE/HIS 407 THE TEACHING OF HISTORY
Student Teaching Requirements (12 credit hours)
To student teach, a student must have achieved a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher and a minimum 3.0 GPA in the social studies major, as well as obtain a grade of C or higher in SSE 303 and SSE 309.
SSE 409STUDENT TEACHING OF SOCIAL STUDIES IN THE MIDDLE SCHOOL6
SSE 410STUDENT TEACHING OF SOCIAL STUDIES IN SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL6