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Undergraduate Degree Programs

Education

World Languages (K-12) Education

University Park, College of Education (WL ED)

PROFESSOR MATTHEW POEHNER, Undergraduate Coordinator

The World Languages Education major helps prepare students for kindergarten through high school teaching positions and for other employment in fields related to their content language areas.

The following teaching options are available for majors in World Languages Education: Bilingual Education, English as a Second Language, French, German, Latin, Russian, and Spanish. Pennsylvania does not issue a teacher certificate in Bilingual Education; many other states do. Completers of the English as a Second Language (ESL) option may qualify for the Pennsylvania Program Specialist: ESL credential if they hold a Pennsylvania teacher certificate.

BILINGUAL EDUCATION TEACHING OPTION: Although Pennsylvania does not issue a teacher certificate in Bilingual Education, other states do. Thus, completion of this option as well as any tests or requirements stipulated by the pertinent state department of education (other than Pennsylvania) should lead to a teacher certificate in Bilingual Education. In addition to the Common Requirements of the World Languages Education major, candidates select one of the language emphases, i.e., French, German, Latin, Russian, or Spanish, complete the courses associated with that emphasis and also the Common Requirements for all Emphases. Consequently, candidates also become eligible for teacher certification in the language selected as their language emphasis. Further, completers of this B.S. degree and option may also become eligible for the English as a Second Language (ESL) credential by completing six additional credits, i.e., APLNG 410 or APLNG 484, and APLNG 493.

Candidates are expected to have taken their choice of language coursework beyond the intermediate level to be eligible for enrollment in FR 201, or GER 201, or LATIN 400, or RUS 204, or SPAN 200. In general, students are encouraged to take at least one course in the chosen language each semester without interruption. Participation in an approved Education Abroad Study Program is required, typically during semester six.

ENGLISH AS A SECOND LANGUAGE (ESL) TEACHING OPTION: This option will lead to a baccalaureate degree only in conjunction with one of the other companion World Language Education Teaching options.

The ESL Teaching option is a joint offering of the Department of Curriculum and Instruction in the College of Education and the Department of Linguistics and Applied Language Studies in the College of the Liberal Arts. Dr. Youb Kim, Assistant Professor of Education and Applied Linguistics, and Joan Kelly Hall, Professor of Linguistics and Applied Linguistics, are co-directors of the program.

This option prepares candidates for advanced work in ESL and for the Pennsylvania teacher credential Program Specialist: English as a Second Language (ESL). However, the Pennsylvania Department of Education only issues the Program Specialist: ESL credential to holders of Pennsylvania Instructional I or II certificates. Thus, completers of another World Languages Education Teaching option may first seek the Pennsylvania Instructional certificate in that language and may then add the Program Specialist: ESL credential, subsequently.

FRENCH TEACHING OPTION: Completion of this option and pertinent tests required by the Pennsylvania Department of Education lead to the Pennsylvania Instructional I teacher certificate in French. Candidates are expected to have taken French coursework beyond the intermediate level to be eligible for enrollment in FR 201. In general, students are encouraged to take at least one course in French each semester without interruption. Participation in an approved Education Abroad Study Program is required, typically during semester six.

GERMAN TEACHING OPTION: Completion of this option and pertinent tests required by the Pennsylvania Department of Education lead to the Pennsylvania Instructional I teacher certificate in German. Candidates are expected to have taken German coursework beyond the intermediate level to be eligible for enrollment in GER 201. In general, students are encouraged to take at least one course in German each semester without interruption. Participation in an approved Education Abroad Study Program is required, typically during semester six.

LATIN TEACHING OPTION: Completion of this option and pertinent tests required by the Pennsylvania Department of Education lead to the Pennsylvania Instructional I teacher certificate in Latin. Candidates are expected to have taken Latin coursework beyond the intermediate level to be eligible for enrollment in LATIN 400. In general, students are encouraged to take at least one course in Latin each semester without interruption. Participation in an approved Education Abroad Study Program is highly recommended, typically during semester six.

RUSSIAN TEACHING OPTION: Completion of this option and pertinent tests required by the Pennsylvania Department of Education lead to the Pennsylvania Instructional I teacher certificate in Russian. Candidates are expected to have taken Russian coursework beyond the intermediate level to be eligible for enrollment in RUS 204. In general, students are encouraged to take at least one course in Russian each semester without interruption. Participation in an approved Education Abroad Study Program is required, typically during semester six.

SPANISH TEACHING OPTION: Completion of this option and pertinent tests required by the Pennsylvania Department of Education lead to the Pennsylvania Instructional I teacher certificate in Spanish. Candidates are expected to have taken Spanish coursework beyond the intermediate level to be eligible for enrollment in SPAN 110. In general, students are encouraged to take at least one course in Spanish each semester without interruption. Participation in an approved Education Abroad Study Program is required, typically during semester six.

Baccalaureate degree candidates must meet the following requirements 1-3 by the end of their third semester:
1. A minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.00
2. Either qualifying scores from the PECT PAPA for Reading, Writing and Mathematics; or qualifying SAT scores for the combined and individual Critical Reading, Writing, and Mathematics sections; or qualifying American College Test Plus Writing composite and individual English/Writing score and Math score as specified by the Pennsylvania Department of Education.
3. Documentation of at least 80 hours of volunteer or paid education work experience with learners of the age group the candidate plans to teach. Candidates for World Languages Education must document 40 of these hours with learners who come from backgrounds that are different from the candidate's.

Requirements 4-9 must be met by the end of the fourth semester when students typically participate in the Entrance to Major process.

4. A grade of "C" or better in all specified courses.
5.Completion of an early field experience specified by the certification program.
6. Completion of a core of Education courses specified by the certification program.
7. Completion of additional credits as specified by the certification program.
8. Completion of at least 48 semester credit hours, including ENGL 015 GWS(3)or ENGL 030 GWS(3), three credits of literature, and six credits of quantification
9. Language proficiency as described below.
10. Approval from the professional education adviser or the head of the pertinent certification program.

French Option:
Proficiency equivalent through FR 003
Literature selection options in language: FR 351 or 352
FR 201 and 202

Spanish Option:
Proficiency equivalent through SPAN 003
Literature selection options in language: SPAN 210, 220, or 253
SPAN 215

German Option:
Proficiency equivalent through GER 003
Literature selection options in language: GER 310
GER 201

Russian Option:
Proficiency equivalent through: RUS 003
Literature selection options in language: RUS 304
RUS 204

Latin Option:
Proficiency equivalent through: LATIN 003
Literature selection options in language: CAMS 045, LATIN 404 

For the B.S. degree in World Languages Education with a dual certification option in Bilingual Education Teaching, a minimum of 140 credits is required; with an option in English as a Second Language (ESL) Teaching, a minimum of 136 credits is required, i.e., a minimum of 123 credits for the companion World Languages Education Teaching option selected, plus 12 credits to meet eligibility for the Program Specialist: ESL credential; with an option in French Teaching, a minimum of 128 credits is required; with an option in German Teaching, a minimum of 126 credits is required; with an option in Latin Teaching, a minimum of 125 credits is required; with an option in Russian Teaching, a minimum of 124 credits is required; with an option in Spanish Teaching, a minimum of 128 credits is required. (See also Teacher Education Programs.)

Scheduling Recommendations by Semester Standing given like (Sem: 1-2)

GENERAL EDUCATION: 45 credits
(9-12 of these 45 credits are included in the REQUIREMENTS FOR THE MAJOR)
(See description of General Education in this bulletin.)

FIRST-YEAR SEMINAR:
(Included in ELECTIVES or GENERAL EDUCATION course selection)

UNITED STATES CULTURES AND INTERNATIONAL CULTURES:
(Included in ELECTIVES, GENERAL EDUCATION course selection, or REQUIREMENTS FOR THE MAJOR)

WRITING ACROSS THE CURRICULUM:
(Included in REQUIREMENTS FOR THE MAJOR)

ELECTIVES: 1 credit

REQUIREMENTS FOR THE MAJOR: 88-106 credits
(This includes 9-12 credits of General Education GS and GH courses.)

COMMON REQUIREMENTS FOR THE MAJOR (ALL OPTIONS): 55 credits [18]

PRESCRIBED COURSES (52 credits)
EDPSY 014(3), EDTHP 115(3), HD FS 229 GS(3), C I 295(3), WL ED 300(3) (Sem: 1-4)
C I 280 GH(3), C I 495E(15), SPLED 400(4), SPLED 403B(3), WL ED 411(3), WL ED 412W(3), WL ED 495B(3), WL ED 495C(3) (Sem: 5-8)

ADDITIONAL COURSES (3 credits)
PSYCH 412(3) or HD FS 239 GS(3) (Sem: 3-6)

REQUIREMENTS FOR THE OPTION: 33-51 credits

BILINGUAL EDUCATION TEACHING OPTION: (48-51 credits)

PRESCRIBED COURSES (9 credits)
WL ED 414(3), WL ED 422(3), WL ED 444(3) (Sem 5-7)

ADDITIONAL COURSES (39-42 credits)
Select 6 credits of 300- or 400-level option-related courses, with departmental recommendation (Sem: 5-7)
Select 33-36 credits from one of the following emphases areas (proficiency in the language of choice must be demonstrated by either examination or coursework equivalent to the completion of 12 credits in order to enroll in FR 201 or GER 201 or LATIN 400 or RUS 204 or SPAN 110):

a. French Emphasis (36 credits)
Prescribed Courses (24 credits)
FR 201 IL(3), FR 202(3), FR 331(3), FR 332(3) (Sem: 3-5)
FR 316(3), FR 401(3), FR 402Y(3), FR 440(3) (Sem: 5-8)
Additional Courses (12 credits)
Select 3 credits from FR 137 GH;IL(3), FR 138 GH(3), FR 139 GH;IL(3) (Sem: 1-4)
Select 3 credits from FR 351(3), FR 352(3), FR 460(3) (Sem: 4-7)
Select 3 credits from FR 417(3), FR 418(3) (Sem: 4-7)
Select 3 credits from FR 430(3), FR 458 IL(3), FR 470 IL(3), FR 471 IL(3), FR 489(3) (Sem: 5-7)

b. German Emphasis (34 credits)
Prescribed Courses (19 credits)
GER 201 IL(4), GER 301 IL(3), GER 310 IL(3), GER 344 IL(3), GER 401Y IL(3), GER 411(3) (Sem: 3-7)
Additional Courses (15 credits)
Select 3 credits from GER 157 GH;US(3), GER 200 GH;IL(3) (Sem: 1-4)
Select 3 credits from GER 412 IL(3), GER 430 IL(3) (Sem: 4-6)
Select 3 credits from GER 431 IL(3), GER 432 IL(3) (Sem: 4-6)
Select 3 credits from GER 480 IL(3), GER 481 IL(3), GER 482 IL(3) (Sem: 4-6)
Select 3 credits from GER 399 IL(3), GER 440 IL(3), GER 482 IL(3), GER 497(1-9), GER 499 IL(3) (Sem: 5-8)

c. Latin Emphasis (33 credits)
Prescribed Courses (24 credits)
CAMS 005 GH;IL(3), CAMS 050 GH(3), CAMS 400W(3), LATIN 404(3), LING 102 GH(3) (Sem: 3-5)
LATIN 402(3), LATIN 403(3), LATIN 450W(3) (Sem: 5-8)
Additonal Courses (9 credits)
Select 3 credits from ANTH 045 GS;US;IL(3), CAMS 033 GH;IL(3), CAMS 045 GH;IL(3) (Sem: 1-4)
Select 3 credits from CAMS 101 GH;IL(3), CAMS 150 GH;IL(3) (Sem 3-5)
Select 3 credits from CAMS 440W(3), CAMS 497(1-9), LATIN 400(3), LATIN 420(3), LATIN 497(1-9) (Sem: 5-8)

d. Russian Emphasis (35 credits)
Prescribed Courses (23 credits)
RUS 204 IL(4), RUS 214 IL(4) (Sem: 3-5)
RUS 304 IL(3), RUS 305 IL(3), RUS 400 IL(3), RUS 412 IL(3), RUS 450 IL(3) (Sem: 5-8)
Additional Courses (12 credits)
Select 3 credits from RUS 100 GH;IL(3), RUS 110 GH;IL(3), RUS 120 GH;IL(3) (Sem: 1-4)
Select 3 credits from RUS 130 IL(3), RUS 141Y(3), RUS 142Y(3), RUS 143 GH;IL(3) (Sem: 1-4)
Select 3 credits from RUS 450 IL(3), RUS 497(1-9) (Sem: 1-4)
Select 3 credits from RUS 426 IL(3), RUS 427 IL(3), RUS 494(3), RUS 497(1-9), RUS 499 IL(3) (Sem: 5-8)

e. Spanish Emphasis (33 credits)
Prescribed Courses (21 credits)
SPAN 110(3), SPAN 215(3), SPAN 253W(3), (Sem: 3-5)
SPAN 410(3), SPAN 412(3), SPAN 414(3), SPAN 440(3) (Sem: 5-8)
Additional Courses (12 credits)
Select 3 credits from SPAN 210(3), SPAN 220(3) (Sem: 1-4)
Select 3 credits from SPAN 415(3), SPAN 418(3) (Sem: 5-8)
Select 3 credits from SPAN 305(3), SPAN 353(3), SPAN 354(3), SPAN 355(3), SPAN 356(3), SPAN 399 IL(3) (Sem: 4-6)
Select 3 credits from SPAN 399 IL(3), SPAN 472(3), SPAN 476(3), SPAN 490(3), SPAN 491(3), SPAN 497(1-9) (Sem: 5-8)

ENGLISH AS A SECOND LANGUAGE (ESL) TEACHING OPTION: (45-49 credits)
Select 33-37 credits: This option must be taken in conjunction with one of the other World Languages Education Teaching Options.

PRESCRIBED COURSES (9 credits)
APLNG 493(3), WL ED 444(3), WL ED 483(3) (Sem: 4-7)

ADDITIONAL COURSES (3 credits)
APLNG 410(3) or APLNG 484(3) (Sem: 5-7)

Holders of a baccalaureate degree and a valid Pennsylvania Instructional certificate, who seek only the Program Specialist: English as a Second Language credential, must complete the 15 credits of Prescribed and Additional Courses listed below. Typically, they do so in connection with other post-baccalaureate studies.

PRESCRIBED COURSES (12 credits)
APLNG 493 IL(3), WL ED 300(3), WL ED 444(3), WL ED 483(3) (Sem: 4-7)

ADDITIONAL COURSES (3 credits)
APLNG 410(3) or APLNG 484(3) (Sem: 5-7)

FRENCH TEACHING OPTION: (36 credits)

PRESCRIBED COURSES (24 credits)
(Proficiency in French must be demonstrated by either examination or coursework equivalent to the completion of 12 credits in order to enroll in FR 201.)
FR 201 IL(3), FR 202 IL(3), FR 331 IL(3), FR 332 IL(3) (Sem: 3-5)
FR 316(3), FR 401 IL(3), FR 402Y IL(3), FR 440 IL(3) (Sem: 5-8)

ADDITIONAL COURSES (12 credits)
FR 137 GH;IL(3) or FR 138 GH(3) or FR 139 GH;IL(3) (Sem: 1-4)
FR 351 IL(3) or FR 352 IL(3) or FR 460 IL(3); FR 417 IL(3) or FR 418 IL(3) (Sem: 4-6)
Select 3 credits from FR 430 IL(3), FR 458 IL(3), FR 470 IL(3), FR 471 IL(3), FR 489 IL(3) (Sem: 6-7)

GERMAN TEACHING OPTION: (34 credits)

PRESCRIBED COURSES (19 credits)
(Proficiency in German must be demonstrated by either examination or coursework equivalent to the completion of 12 credits in order to enroll in GER 201.)
GER 201 IL(4), GER 301 IL(3), GER 310 IL(3), GER 344 IL(3) (Sem: 3-5)
GER 401Y IL(3), GER 411(3) (Sem: 4-7)

ADDITIONAL COURSES (15 credits)
GER 157 GH;US(3) or GER 200 GH;IL(3) (Sem: 1-4)
GER 412 IL(3) or GER 430 IL(3); GER 431 IL(3) or GER 432 IL(3); GER 480 IL(3) or GER 481 IL(3) or GER 482 IL(3) (Sem: 4-6)
Select 3 credits from GER 399 IL(3), GER 440 IL(3), GER 482 IL(3), GER 497(1-9), GER 499 IL(3) (Sem: 5-8)

LATIN TEACHING OPTION: (33 credits)

PRESCRIBED COURSES (24 credits)
(Proficiency in Latin must be demonstrated by either examination or coursework equivalent to the completion of 12 credits in order to enroll in LATIN 400 or other 400-level Latin courses.)
CAMS 050 GH(3), CAMS 400W(3), LATIN 404(3), LING 102 GH(3) (Sem: 3-5)
CAMS 005 GH;IL(3), LATIN 402(3), LATIN 403(3), LATIN 450W(3) (Sem: 5-8)

ADDITIONAL COURSES (9 credits)
CAMS 033 GH;IL(3) or CAMS 045 GH;IL(3) (Sem: 1-4)
CAMS 101 GH(3) or CAMS 150 GH;IL(3) (Sem 3-5)
Select 3 credits from CAMS 440W(3), CAMS 497(1-9), LATIN 400(3), LATIN 420(3), LATIN 497(1-9) (Sem: 5-8)

RUSSIAN TEACHING OPTION: (35 credits)

PRESCRIBED COURSES (23 credits)
(Proficiency in Russian must be demonstrated by either examination or coursework equivalent to the completion of 12 credits in order to enroll in RUS 204.)
RUS 204 IL(4), RUS 214 IL(4), RUS 304 IL(3), RUS 305 IL(3) (Sem: 3-5)
RUS 400 IL(3), RUS 412 IL(3), RUS 450 IL(3) (Sem: 5-8)

ADDITIONAL COURSES (12 credits)
RUS 100 GH;IL(3) or RUS 110 GH;IL(3) or RUS 120 GH;IL(3); RUS 130 IL(3) or RUS 141Y(3) or RUS 142Y(3) or RUS 143 GH;IL(3) (Sem: 1-4)
Select 3 credits from RUS 450 IL(3) or RUS 497(1-9) (Sem: 4-6)
Select 3 credits from RUS 426 IL(3), RUS 427 IL(3), RUS 494(3), RUS 497(1-9), RUS 499 IL(3) (Sem: 6-8)

SPANISH TEACHING OPTION: (33 credits)

PRESCRIBED COURSES (21 credits)
(Proficiency in Spanish must be demonstrated by either examination or coursework equivalent to enroll in SPAN 110.)
SPAN 110(3), SPAN 215(3), SPAN 253W(3) (Sem: 3-5)
SPAN 410(3), SPAN 412(3), SPAN 414(3), SPAN 440(3) (Sem: 5-8)

ADDITIONAL COURSES (12 credits)
SPAN 210(3) or SPAN 220(3) (Sem: 1-4)
SPAN 415(3) or SPAN 418(3) (Sem: 5-8)
Select 3 credits from SPAN 305(3), SPAN 353(3), SPAN 354(3), SPAN 355(3), SPAN 356(3), SPAN 399 IL(3) (Sem: 4-6)
Select 3 credits from SPAN 399 IL(3), SPAN 472(3), SPAN 476(3), SPAN 490(3), SPAN 491(3), SPAN 497(1-9) (Sem: 5-8)

[1] A student enrolled in this major must receive a grade of C or better, as specified in Senate Policy 82-44.
[18] A grade of C or better per course is required for teacher certification.

 

Last Revised by the Department: Summer Session 2009

Blue Sheet Item #: 37-06-035

Review Date: 4/14/09

R & T: 01/14/2014

UCA Revision #1: 9/1/06

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Director updated: 2/13/12