2019-2020 Catalog

Publication date June 2019

German Studies Education Minor (Middle Childhood-Early Adolescence Certification)

(Teacher certification programs: middle childhood-early adolescence; admission to MC-EA is required) 

30 credits

Bridge course:
GER 300Advanced German3
300-level coursework
Language and literature:
GER 301An Introduction to German Literature3
Select six credits of the following:6
German Conversation and Composition
German Grammar and Composition
German Conversation and Phonetics
Or equivalent courses from study abroad
Culture and civilization:
GER 320German Civilization: 1870-Reunification3
GER 326Current Events1
Select three credits of the following:3
German Civilization: 1989-Present
Or equivalent course from study abroad
Electives:
Select electives at the 300/400 level in German 15
Language education:
GCL 310Theories and Research in Second Language Acquisition3
GCL 400Teaching World Languages: Methods and Approaches3
Total Credits30

MC-EA teacher education candidates are encouraged to work toward or complete a German studies major. Consult with a German studies education advisor if you plan to major in German studies education.

Study abroad requirement:
  1. All students should consult with their advisor in German studies regarding specific requirements for study abroad.
  2. MC-EA program/major candidates are required to complete a minimum of 10 weeks (14 weeks or a full semester are recommended) abroad in a program approved by the Department of Global Cultures and Languages (GCL); all students must consult with their GCL advisor before committing to a specific study abroad program.
  3. German studies education MC-EA minors are required to complete the 300 level bridge course (GER 300) before studying abroad. Up to 13 credits may be taken abroad at a site approved by the Department of Global Cultures and Languages or on approved faculty-led programs.
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 in German (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).
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