Quest Elementary & Special Education (BA/MAT) B.A. in Spanish Language & Literature


General Education Requirements (47 credits)
College Competencies (21 credits)
ENWR1101   Academic Writing
ENWR1102   Academic Research & Writing
Oral Communication
Quantitative Analysis
MATH1101 Comprehensive Mathematics
Ethical and Moral Analysis
Scientific Analysis
Liberal Arts Distribution  (18 credits)
Language and Culture
SPAN2103     Intermediate Spanish I
SPAN2104     Intermediate Spanish II
Social and Behavioral Sciences
PSYC1101    General Psychology
PSYC2204    Child Development (or)
PSYC3305    Adolescent Growth & Dev
Art and Humanities 

University Requirements (8 credits)

UNIV1001   Transitioning to University Life
UNIV1002   Preparing for Professional Life
UNIV2001   Cross-cultural Perspectives 
UNIV2002   Global Issues

Major Requirements (36 credits)
Required Major Courses (24 credits) 

SPAN3301     Adv Conversation in Spanish      
SPAN3435     The Modern Span Amer Short Story 
SPAN3439     Latin Amer Culture & Civilization     
SPAN3454     Intro to Latin American Lit   
SPAN3455     Intro to Spanish Literature    
SPAN3456     Spanish Culture & Civilization
SPAN4437     Adv Composition in Spanish       
SPAN4440     The Hispanic Novel

Recommended Electives (12 credits)

LANG3322    Latin American Women Authors
LANG3321    Linguistics: Origin of Lang
SPAN3304    Spanish for Careers              
SPAN4235    Latin American Media & Film      
SPAN4259    Spanish Linguistics

Elementary & Special Education Courses (45 credits)

Year 1

EDUC1108    Seminar in Professional Practice I
EDUC2401    Field Experience I
EDUC2206    Foundations of Special Education

Year 2

EDUC2204    Survey of students w/Special Needs 
EDUC2205    Classroom Management
EDUC2209    Seminar in Professional Practice II
EDUC2402    Field Experience II
EDUC3309    Seminar in Professional Practice III

Year 3

EDUC3403   Field Experience III
EDUC6818*  Language Development & Literacy I
EDUC6819*  Language Development & Literacy II
EDUC7763*  Human Relations and Conflict Resolution

Year 4

EDUC3404    Field Experience IV
EDUC6792    Assistive Technology in the Inclusive Clasroom
EDUC6797    Multisensory Math Instruction
EDUC6820*  Problem-Based Strategies in Elementary Education
EDUC6893*  Evaluation and Measurement in Education


* Graduate Education Courses for dual credit.

Note: please refer to the Spanish Language & Literature major page for the specific general education and major requirements.

Initial Certification

Students in the QUEST/TSD program must maintain a CGPA ≥ 3.0. Students must satisfy all core requirements and specific departmental requirements for their liberal arts/science major in order to be eligible for a baccalaureate degree. Students in the QUEST/TSD Program must major in a liberal arts/science discipline and will complete 40 credits as a concentration in elementary or special education. Fifteen of the 40 education credits are “dual” credits that count toward the completion of both the BA/BS and the MAT degree. A minimum of 128-145 credits are required to complete a BA/BS degree. Students who are unable to complete the required courses as undergraduates will complete them in year 5, or additional time, if needed. QUEST/TSD students who complete 15 graduate credits in their undergraduate program must complete a minimum of an additional 25 graduate credits (total of 40 graduate credits) to earn their Masters degree. All students enrolled in QUEST/TSD must meet each semester with their QUEST/TSD advisor to plan for and review FDU program requirements as well as State certification requirements. Students who have not taken a biology, hygiene, physiology or substance abuse course must take the State approved Health Examination to fulfill this certification requirement. Prior to Field Experience IV, a passing score on the Praxis is required.

QUEST Fifth Year Course Outline Elementary & Special Education Certification Track

EDUC6575 Apprenticeship Teaching (6)

EDUC6747 Multisensory Reading Instruction(3)

EDUC6750 Teaching in an Inclusive Classroom (3)

EDUC6793 Education of Students with Moderate & Severe Disabilities (3)

EDUC6825 Apprenticeship Teaching Seminar (2)

EDUC7812 Final Project (2)

In order to complete the Master of Arts in Teaching program in 5 years, some students may need to take courses in summer and winter sessions in Years 2-5 depending upon their particular program requirements and approval of their QUEST/TSD and Liberal Arts/Science advisors.

QUEST students may attend the study abroad program at FDU Wroxton, England in their junior year. Study in Wroxton might necessitate taking other required courses over a summer semester.