Upper Secondary School Teacher Training in Spanish Language and Literature – Field of study catalogue MU
Upper Secondary School Teacher Training in Spanish Language and Literature
“Ianua linguarum reserata.”
The aim of the study of Upper Secondary School Teacher Training in Spanish Language and Literature is to prepare a qualified and competent teacher of the Spanish language and literature who is comprehensively educated for teaching at secondary schools where Spanish is taught as a foreign language.
Input language competence is at the C1 level according to the CEFR; output language competence is at the C2 level. Major and minor studies are identical in the corpus of compulsory subjects. The difference is in the range of optional subjects. In the major, the amount of subject studies is larger, in particular for preparatory courses toward another Romance language, so that students can acquire required optional credits in other Romance fields.
After successfully completing his/her studies the graduate is able to:
- produce dignified written and oral expression in Spanish at the C2 level according to the CEFR
- use detailed knowledge of the social, political, cultural, literary, and linguistic situations in Spain and other Spanish-speaking countries
- plan, prepare, analyse, and evaluate the teaching of Spanish in high school, including the management and evaluation of pedagogical practices of students on the type of school
Graduates find positions at secondary schools of various types and orientations as well as in special language schools where Spanish as a foreign language is taught.
The standard length of studies is two years, concluding with a Master’s degree (Mgr.).
To access the final state examination, students must earn a total of 120 credits for type A/required, type B/selective, and type C/elective subjects.
Type A/required courses form the basis of the study programme. They include 20 credits in the common pedagogical-psychological courses, and 62 credits for the major study programme or 56 credits for the minor study programme in didactics, linguistics, and literature. Type B/selective and type C/elective credits can be earned in the field of School Teacher Training in Spanish Language and Literature, in other Romance disciplines, or in other fields taught at Masaryk University.
All students are obliged to attend at least one course taught in English corresponding to the degree of studies. During the course of their studies, students should follow the study catalogue valid for their year of matriculation. The study catalogues for the individual years of matriculation are available at the Faculty of Arts website.
Students receive a continuous four-week practical training including didactic practicing classroom lessons didactics with a tutor teacher. Feedback reflection is an integral part of didactics.
The final state examination consists of: 1) the defence of the thesis; 2) a test of the subject-field-component studies including didactics approbation discipline; this test consists of a final four-hour written essay (depending on the student choice of language and literature focus) testing student ability to approach a professional topic, and an oral exam focused on theoretical knowledge and knowledge of the Spanish language and literature and didactics of Spanish; and 3) a written exam of pedagogical-psychological subjects.
After completing the Master’s degree study programme, it is possible to continue further studies in a doctoral degree study programme in Romance languages, Romance literatures, or other appropriate doctoral studies.