Spanish Elementary Ed.

Teachers certified to teach Spanish at the elementary level may teach in a variety of settings: an English-language classroom with a Spanish-speaking population, in a Spanish immersion classroom, or as a specialist teaching Spanish language in grades K-5 (K-6 in elementary schools that have grade 6), or Spanish only in grades 6 – 8. The programs at Grand Valley that lead to certification in elementary education with an endorsement (add-on certification) in Spanish provide

  • content knowledge across all elementary subjects
  • proficiency in Spanish speaking, listening, reading, and writing
  • extensive knowledge and understanding of Spanish-speaking cultures
  • theoretical understanding of language learning
  • knowledge of effective teaching practices
  • the ability to communicate content knowledge
  • extensive field experiences teaching in both general education and Spanish immersion classrooms