Become a Spanish Language Educator
Research shows there are benefits of second language learning that exceed a student’s own linguistic abilities. Second language learning provides cognitive benefits that help to support academic achievement and improve beliefs about other cultures. Miami offers five K-12 licensure programs: Chinese, French, German, Latin, and Spanish.
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Curriculum and Courses
Teacher candidates complete language and culture courses in the College of Arts and Science. For the education portion of the degree, we utilize a cohort-based approach to teaching methods and pedagogy for each language taught in the department. We offer two teaching methods courses to instruct teacher candidates on effective language teaching strategies. Study abroad is also required. A few of the courses you will take in this major include:
- SPN 312 Introduction to Spanish Language/Linguistics
- SPN 490 Issues in Hispanic Literature, Linguistics, or Culture
- TCE 420F Teaching Foreign Language (FL): Elementary School Practicum
- TCE 421A Classroom Cultures, Community, and Climate
- TCE 454 TESOL in PK-12: Instructional Theory and Practice
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Besides language teaching, those who take a second teaching field in mathematics, science, social studies, or another subject may find employment teaching that subject in a bilingual school. Additionally, students who obtain additional education may choose to pursue roles in educational administration.
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Teacher Job Fair
Miami’s annual teaching-specific job fair connects our undergraduate and alumni teacher candidates with school districts from across the country.
Discover all the study abroad options available to you. One favorite Winter Term course, Culture, ELs, Research & Writing in Belize, is specially designed for students who desire to add international teaching, field, and service experiences to their resume and broaden their perspectives of teaching.Explore Education Abroad Programs
Facts and Stats
Your college experience here will be one of the most exciting times of your life. To make sure of this, we’ll provide you with a powerful support system.
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Among Public Universities in the United States for Four-Year Graduation Rate
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of 2018-2019 graduates who were employed or furthering their education by fall 2019
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Explore what it means to be a college student at Miami University in Oxford, Ohio, where students prepare to go anywhere and everywhere. We’ll be here to help every step of the way as you prepare for college admission, enrollment, and success.
Students declare a pre-major in a Teacher Education program at the time of university admission or as soon as possible. After declaring a pre-major, students must apply for acceptance to a cohort-a group of students selected to experience certain parts of the program together. Selection is limited for each cohort to ensure quality instruction; those applicants with the greatest potential for academic success are selected for each cohort. Admission to Miami University or to the College of Education, Health, and Society as a pre-major neither implies nor guarantees selection to a cohort.
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