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Senior Portfolio Requirements for English Majors

All undergraduate English majors are required to complete a portfolio for graduation. Portfolios should be submitted after finishing all requirements for the major or during a student’s last semester. The portfolio evaluation will not be part of a student’s record or affect GPA. For students graduating in December, the portfolio is due by November 15. For students graduating in May or August, the portfolio is due by April 15.

Additional Requirements for English Teacher Certification

Students earning a B.A. with secondary certification in English must complete the online ELA 8-12 TExES preparation course BEFORE graduation. This self-paced, non-credit, no cost preparation course is made available to seniors during their last two semesters of course work at ASU (either the semester right before or the semester during student teaching). Students need to contact Dr. Julie Gates at the beginning of their senior year to become enrolled in the course.  Satisfactory completion of this online preparation is a requirement for graduation. For more information on the online prep session, please see the link below.

Graduation Requirements for Spanish Majors 

Candidates for the Bachelor of Arts in Spanish (with or without teacher certification) are required to complete  all sections of the departmental field test, written and oral, in order to be eligible for graduation. Students may take this examination during the semester immediately prior to graduation, or after having completed all foreign language requirements for a major.  The oral exam will be a proficiency exam that does not test knowledge of facts, but rather the ability to communicate in the target language. The written examination will consist of a multiple choice test on language, literature and culture, and a composition in the target language. Contact Mrs. Maria de los Santos Onofre-Madrid for further information on the schedule of this field test.