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German/Teaching Certification (Grades P-12)

Bachelor of Arts Degree

CIP 16.0501

Note: Students desiring teaching credentials in German must also have a major in or minor in a frequently taught subject, according to state guidelines. English, history, mathematics, or science are suggested choices.

University Studies Requirements...............................47-50 hrs

University Studies selections must include:
University Studies Electives:
CSC 199 Introduction to Information Technology

 

Note: Certification requires a grade of B or better in one English composition course and a C or better in a University Studies math course, public speaking, and EDU 103 or equivalent course. Additional requirements for admission to teacher education and student teaching must be met. See advisor and/or Office of Teacher Education Services for details. All majors and minors, including those who score at or above the 301 level on the Placement Exam, will be required to take GER 301 and 331. GER 301 and 331 serve as a gateway courses to the culture and literature courses. A minimum grade of C is required in 301 and 331. MLA 400 is required for the major; passing scores on the third year proficiency exams are required for entry into MLA 400.

Intermediate level foreign language courses completed as part of the major or minor also satisfy foreign language requirements for the B.A.

Required Courses..............................................................22 hrs
MLA 099 Transitions
GER 201 Intercultural Communications in German
GER 202 Practical Applications in German
   or
GER 203 German for the Working World
GER 301 Social Issues in German Texts
GER 323 German Culture and Civilization
   or
GER 324 Contemporary German Culture and Civilization
GER 331 Advanced Language Practice
MLA 400 Senior Seminar

MLA 514 Methods of Teaching Foreign Languages

Note: Credit for GER 101 and 102 may not be used for the major but will be counted for graduation.

Limited Electives.................................................................6 hrs
   Select from the following literature courses:
GER 401 Survey of German Literature I
GER 402 Survey of German Literature II
GER 419 European Cinema
GER 421 Topics in German Literature
GER 441 Topics in German Cultural Studies
GER 450 Literary Masterpieces in German
GER 460 Studies in a Genre
GER 501 Literature before 1600
GER 503 Seventeenth- and Eighteenth-Century Literature
GER 505 Nineteenth-Century German Literature
GER 507 Twentieth-Century Literature

GER 521 Topics in German Literature

Approved Electives in German..........................................6 hrs

   Select from GER courses beyond GER 203.

Required Support Course..................................................3 hrs

One related course outside of the Department of Modern Languages, selected from the approved list given in the departmental introduction.

Note: The department strongly recommends that majors study abroad for at least one summer.

Required for Teaching Certification................................38 hrs
COM 372 Communication in Educational Environments
CSC 199 Introduction to Information Technology1
EDP 260 Psychology of Human Development
EDU 103 Issues and Practices of American Education1
EDU 303 Strategies of Teaching
EDU 403 Structures and Foundations of Education
EDU 405 Evaluation and Measurement in Education
HEA 191 Personal Health
SEC 420 Practicum in Secondary Schools
SEC 421 Student Teaching in the Secondary School

SED 300 Educating Students with Disabilities

Total Curriculum Requirements.......................... 122-125 hrs2

1With a grade of C or better.
2Each student must submit a senior research project.

 

The requirements listed above are an example of what is applicable to most students entering Murray State University at the present time. Criteria as they may relate to individual students may vary. The primary source is the Undergraduate Bulletin applicable at the time of the student enrollment.

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