Students in the Spanish B.A.Ed. degree program must participate in and complete the assessment plan described in the Spanish Portfolio Handbook. The plan includes baseline and midterm evaluations of speaking and writing proficiency and also various assessments to meet NCATE mandates. The handbook is available from the Spanish faculty. These requirements are in addition to the assessment requirements of the College of Education.
As part of these assessment requirements, students in the Spanish B.A.Ed. degree program must complete an Official ACTFL OPI (Oral Proficiency Interview) exam before they will be allowed to begin their full internship. Students are expected to demonstrate an ACTFL proficiency rating of Advanced-Low on the OPI. Students who do not obtain a rating of at least Intermediate-High will not be placed in a school to begin their full internship until they are able to show such a rating. There is a fee associated with the OPI and the OPI is currently administered by an outside agency. Please see the Spanish faculty for more information.
English proficiency is a graduation requirement. Components I and II of English proficiency should be met with grades of “C” or better prior to the completion of 60 credit hours.
UPPER DIVISION CREDIT:
Total hours must include at least 40 hours of credit in courses number 3000 and above.
LIBERAL ARTS & SCIENCES:
At least 80 semester credit hours are required in the Liberal Arts and Sciences.
All students pursuing Initial and advanced teacher certification are required to develop a portfolio which documents their accomplishments, learning, and strengths related to the competencies, standards, and outcomes established by the Oklahoma Commission for Teacher Preparation, Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education, and the Oklahoma Sate Department of Education.