The First BA with a concentration in Teacher Education is for those who are earning their first bachelor's degree and desire to be certified to teach one of the following foreign languages:
All students in this program must complete all core course requirements, the language major courses, and the teacher certification courses.
If the student has previously taken education courses or courses in the target language at the 3000/4000 level at another accredited university, it may be possible to use these toward the program. We would need to review your transcripts, course descriptions, and syllabi to see if anything can be used.
Please contact the following professors to set up an appointment to evaluate your transfer courses:
|Classics (Latin)||Dr. Gerard Pendrick|
|Education||Dr. Peter Swanson|
|French||Dr. Kay Doig|
|German||Dr. Robin Huff|
|Spanish||Dr. Oscar Moreno|
Take all core courses and those required in the Target Language, Education, & Foreign Language Education. Please consult the above Advising Check Sheet Areas for a complete list of required major courses. Note that students must make a minimum grade of “B” in all of the Target Language and Foreign Language Education courses. In order to take the Education courses and Foreign Language Education courses students must apply to the Teacher Education program. If it has been a while since your last language course, it is recommended that you take the WebCAPE prior to taking language courses. Depending on your score, will determine at what level you need to start.
Take and pass all sections of the Departmental Proficiency Exam in the Target Language studied. Exams are given every February & October. Students must have passed all sections of the Departmental Proficiency Exam in the Target Language prior to taking the Student Teaching. To register for the exam please contact Dr. Swanson firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Practicum (FORL 4030) is taken your 2nd to last semester of the program and can be taken with other courses. The Student Teaching (FORL 4061, 4062, 4063) is taken your very last semester alone. Students must submit the below online information forms prior by February 1st for the fall semester and September 1st for the spring semester.