The Department of Modern & Classical Languages offers several different programs in Foreign Language Teacher Certification in French, German, Classics (Latin), and Spanish.
We offer the First BA with a concentration in Teacher Certification to those who are earning their first degree and desire to be certified to teach in the foreign language. All students in this program must complete all core course requirements, the language major courses, and the teacher certification courses.
Our next program is the Second BA with a concentration in Teacher Certification in the target language. This particular program is for those who have already earned a degree at an accredited university that desire to be certified to teach in the foreign language. With this program the student does not have to take any of the core course requirements, only the language major courses, and the teacher certification courses. Also see Steps & 2nd BA Program Policies.
Lastly, students pursuing their Master of Arts in Spanish (Non-concentration), and French (Concentration in Applied Linguistics and Second Language Pedagogy) may also take courses to become certified to teach in the foreign language. All students must complete all the graduate coursework for their programs and the additional teacher certification courses.
For more information about the different programs click on the desired foreign language advising check sheet below.
Advising Check Sheets
Applying to the Teacher Education Program
Applying to take the Practicum, Student Teaching, and/or Internship
All students who wish to take the FORL 4030 / 6030 Practicum, the FORL 4061, 4062, & 4063 Student Teaching and/or the FORL 4060 Internship must apply by February 1st for the fall semester & September 1st for the spring semester. Please be advised that failure to meet the above deadlines will postpone your Practicum, Student Teaching, and/or Internship to the following semester.
Students must apply formally and be admitted to the Teacher Education program in French, German, Classics (Latin), or Spanish. To qualify for the Student Teaching/Internship experience, students must receive at least a grade of 80% on a departmental written & oral proficiency exam in the target language. The exam is normally given in October & February. For specific information about the date, time, and place of the exam please contact Dr. Swanson at email@example.com. In order to be recommended for P-12 certification in French, German, Classics (Latin), or Spanish, students must complete all courses taken in the Department of Modern and Classical Languages (the major and ForL courses) with a grade of "B" or better.
Proficiency Exam Dates
|10/8/13 = 8am to 12pm & 3pm to 7pm
2/11/14 = 8am to 12pm & 3pm to 7pm
10/7/14 = 8am to 12pm & 3pm to 7pm
2/10/15 = 8am to 12pm & 3pm to 7pm