Spanish with Professional Education Concentration

Bachelor of Arts Degree

 

Spanish major with a concentration in PROFESSIONAL EDUCATION

The Spanish degree with a professional education concentration is designed to prepare students to teach Spanish in both private and public elementary, middle, or high schools. This major meets the State of Oklahoma's requirements for a teaching license.  This degree program combines Spanish  language and education courses. Classes examine biblical principles of teaching as well as provide concepts needed for language learning, instruction and the historical background of the teaching of modern language. 

Foreign Language Courses:

Content courses in Spanish include courses in grammar, phonetics and conversation, composition, civilization and culture as well as courses in the literature from the Spanish-speaking world.  There are also several elective courses in literature, business language, and internship opportunities.

Professional Education Courses

In professional education courses, students examine the Biblical principles for education and become familiar with the concepts behind the learning, instruction, and the historical background of the teaching profession. A course on the teaching of foreign langauges specifically examines the foundations and practices of being an foreign language teacher in elementary and secondary schools.

Facilities

Language Lab and Cultural Center (LLCC)

The Language Lab and Cultural Center hosts foreign language learning resources and equipment including computers, books, magazines, movies, and other resources to aid students in their language learning. Lab assistants, proficient in the languages offered at ORU, are also available for tutoring and to practice the target language in conversation. Students can also work on a variety of activities in groups. The resources available at the LLCC are instrumental in developing language fluency.

Student Societies, Clubs and Extracurricular opportunities
  • French Club Members of the French Club bring the French culture to the ORU campus through a variety of activities. Of course, students make their own crêpes every semester. From time to time the French Club shows movies housed in the Culture Center. Unforgettable Fêtes de Noël always involves a treasure hunt for cadeaux hidden throughout a professor's home.
  • Spanish Club The purpose of the Spanish Club is to enlighten and create fuller appreciation of the Hispanic and Latin worlds. The club encourages study in a Spanish-speaking country and/or work with Hispanic population in Tulsa. The club also highlights the need for Spanish-speaking missionaries and the need for financial support in foreign churches.
  • Pi Delta Phi, the French Honor Society The French Honor Society recognizes students who demonstrate scholarship in French. The membership is composed of students and professors who are distinguished in the study of French and have demonstrated a passion for the French language and francophone cultures.
  • Sigma Delta Pi, the National Spanish Honor Society The National Spansh Honor Society recognizes students who demonstrate scholarship in Spanish. The membership is composed of students and professors who are distinguished in the study of Spanish and have demonstrated a passion for the Spanish language and cultures of the Spanish-speaking world.
 

Degree Plan

Contact:

David Farnsworth, MFLE program advisor, by phone (918.495.6765) or by email (dfarnsworth@oru.edu).