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AREA:German/Teaching Certification (Grades P-12)

AREA:German/Teaching Certification (P-12)

Bachelor of Arts Degree

CIP 16.0501

University Studies Requirements....................................41-44 hrs

(See Academic Degrees and Programs.)

University Studies selections must include:

University Studies Elective

CSC 199 Introduction to Information Technology *1

Note: Certification requires a grade of B or better in one English composition course and a B 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 gateway courses to the culture and literature courses. A minimum grade of C is required in GER 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 100T 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 *1

GER 323 German Culture and Civilization 

or

GER 324 Contemporary German Culture and Civilization

GER 331 Advanced Language Practice *1

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..........................................9-12 hrs

Select from GER courses beyond GER 203. 

Required Support Course....................................................3-6 hrs

One related course outside of the Department of Modern Languages, selected from the approved list obtained from the department. Note: The department strongly recommends that majors study abroad for at least one summer.

Required for Teaching Certification......................................38 hrs

EDP 260 Psychology of Human Development *2

EDU 103 Issues and Practices of American Education

EDU 303 Strategies of Teaching

EDU 403 Structures and Foundations of Education

EDU 405 Evaluation and Measurement in Education3

SEC 420 Practicum in Secondary Schools *3

SEC 421 Student Teaching in the Secondary School

SEC 422 Extended Practicum *4

SED 300 Educating Students with Disabilities

(p. 215) 

Electives.............................................................................0-1 hrs

Total Curriculum Requirements.................................120-122 hrs *5

*1 With a grade of C or better. 

*2 May be counted as a University Studies social science elective. 

*3 EDU 405 and SEC 420 must be taken together and taken two semesters before student teaching. 

*4 Must be taken one semester before student teaching. 

*5 Each 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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