2019-2020 Catalog

Publication date June 2019

German Education Major (EC-A or MC-EA Certification) - Bachelor of Science (BS)

Admission requirements to EC-A and MC-EA teacher certification programs 

(Teacher certification programs: early childhood-adolescence certification and middle childhood-early adolescence certification)

51 credits minimum for EC-A certification; 33 credits minimum for MC-EA certification.

Students majoring in German education complete the German education core requirements and one of two certification tracks (see below). All German education majors must also complete study abroad, proficiency, and student teaching requirements.

Core requirements:

Bridge course:
GER 300Advanced German3
300-level coursework
Language:
Select six credits of the following:6
German Conversation and Composition
German Grammar and Composition
German Conversation and Phonetics
Culture/civilization:
GER 320German Civilization: 1870-Reunification3
or GER 321 German Civilization: 1989-Present
Literature:
GER 301An Introduction to German Literature3
Total Credits15

Choose one of the two certification tracks below:

Early Childhood-Adolescence Certification track (36 credits)

400 level coursework
Language:
Study abroad approved credits3
Culture/civilization:
Study abroad approved credits3
Literature:
Select three credits from:3
Studies of German Literature
Study abroad approved credits
Electives:
Select nine credits of electives:9
German electives at the 300/400 level 1
Study abroad approved credits
Language education:
GCL 310Theories and Research in Second Language Acquisition3
TSL 345Intercultural Interactions3
Methods:
GCL 400Teaching World Languages: Methods and Approaches3
GCL 420Teaching World Languages: Design and Application3
Fields:
GCL 300World Language Education: Field Experience I3
GCL 320World Language Education: Field Experience II3
Total Credits36

Middle Childhood-Early Adolescence Certification track (second major only, first major must be MC-EA) (18 credits)

Civilization:
GER 320German Civilization: 1870-Reunification3
or GER 321 German Civilization: 1989-Present
GER 326Current Events1
or approved study abroad credit
Electives:
German electives at the 300/400 level 18
Language education:
GCL 310Theories and Research in Second Language Acquisition3
Methods:
GCL 400Teaching World Languages: Methods and Approaches3
Total Credits18
Study abroad requirement:
  1. All students should consult with their advisor in German regarding specific requirements for study abroad.
  2. All German education majors are required to complete an approved foreign language immersion experience of at least 14 weeks (one semester); MC-EA students should consult with a German advisor when planning this experience;
  3. German education majors are required to complete the 300 level bridge course before studying abroad;
  4. Up to 15 credits of the 400 level and the electives categories may be taken abroad with faculty approval. 
Language proficiency for student teaching requirements:

Prior to student teaching, teacher candidates are required to

  1. Demonstrate proficiency with an "Intermediate High" rating on the American Council Teaching of Foreign Languages Oral Proficiency test (ACTFL-OPIc) and
  2. Demonstrate proficiency with an "Intermediate High" rating on the American Council Teaching of Foreign Languages Written Proficiency test in German (ACTFL-WPT internet).
Student teaching and other program requirements:

Additional School of Education Program requirements are detailed on the School of Education catalog page. Additional EC-A Program course and admission requirements are detailed on the EC-A catalog page.

All teacher education students must complete the general education, School of Education, major/minor, and university degree requirements in order to qualify for a degree. The easiest way to track all of these requirements is to refer to the Advisement Report (AR) found in the Student Information System (WINGS) Student Center. All enrolled students have access to the AR.

Baccalaureate degree requirements

Candidates for the Bachelor of Arts or the Bachelor of Science degrees must accomplish the following:

  1. Fulfill the general education requirements.
  2. Complete at least one ethnic studies (diversity) course.
  3. Complete the courses prescribed by the Undergraduate Curriculum Committee for the degree desired in the respective school or college. (No substitutions for graduation may be made in course requirements for a major or minor after the fourth week of the last semester of the senior year.)
  4. Earn a minimum of 120 semester credits with at least a 2.00 cumulative GPA.1
  5. At least 40 credits must be earned in 300/400 level courses. Transfer courses earned at the 300/400 level apply to this requirement. Courses earned at the 100/200 level that transferred to UWL as 300/400 level courses do not apply to this requirement.
  6. Complete major and minor requirements with at least a 2.00 GPA1 in each major and minor (and concentration or emphasis, if selected).
  7. A minimum of 30 semester credits in residence at UWL is required for graduation. (See undergraduate resident requirement.)
  8. Submit an application for graduation via the "Apply for Graduation" link in the WINGS Student Center as soon as the student has registered for his or her final semester or summer term in residence. December and winter intersession graduates should apply by May 1. May and summer graduates should apply by December 1.

No degree will be awarded unless all requirements are fulfilled and recorded within 30 days after the official ending date of each term.

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