Aug 09, 2020  
2020-2021 General Catalog 
  
2020-2021 General Catalog

German: Teaching Emphasis - BA


College of Humanities and Social Sciences

Department of Languages, Philosophy and Communication Studies

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  • For more information about German, Teaching Emphasis, please see the Languages, Philosophy & Communication Studies website.
  • Following is a sample four-year plan. Please note that this plan is only a general guideline and that student-specific plans may differPlease make sure to consult regularly with your departmental advisor to confirm what courses will be available and to work out your plan of study.
  • Admitted students must meet with an academic advisor. Current students should also meet with an academic advisor and log on to Degree Works  to check student-specific program progress.

 

Minimum University Requirements

Total Credits 120

 

Grade Point Average (most majors require higher GPA)

2.00 GPA
Credits of C- or better 100 Credits of upper-division courses (#3000 or above) 40
Total USU Credits 30 Upper-division USU Credits 20
USU Credits within the Major 10 Credits in Minor (if required) 12
Credits in Major see below Credits in American Institutions 3
General Education Requirements   see link University Studies Depth Requirements   see link
NOTES: The highest math requirement for this degree is Quantitative Literacy (QL)  course of the student's choice.

 

Admissions Requirements for this Program

New freshmen Admitted to USU in Good Standing

 

Transfer students from other institutions or other programs at USU 2.50 GPA

Note: For a teaching major or minor there is a minimum "C" grade requirement in all STEP, major and minor content required courses.

First Year

 Fall Semester

Credits

General Education Info and Notes:

 

Spring Semester

Credits

General Education Info and Notes:

ENGL 1010: Introduction to Writing: Academic Prose (CL1)   3     GERM 1020: German First Year II   4    
GERM 1010: German First Year I   4     Quantitative Literacy (QL)   3  
Breadth Requirement 3   Breadth Requirement 3  
Breadth Requirement 3   Breadth Requirement 3  
Breadth Requirement 3   Breadth Requirement 3  
TOTAL CREDITS: 16   TOTAL CREDITS: 16  

Comments

Comments

Second Year

 Fall Semester

Credits

General Education Info and Notes:

 

Spring Semester

Credits

General Education Info and Notes:

ENGL 2010: Intermediate Writing: Research Writing in a Persuasive Mode (CL2)   3     GERM 2020: German Second Year II   4    
GERM 2010: German Second Year I   4     Breadth Requirement 3  
Depth Life and Physical Sciences (DSC)   3   Quantitative Intensive (QI)   3  
Elective Course 3   Optional Teaching Minor Course 3  
Optional Teaching Minor Course 3   Optional Teaching Minor Course 3  
TOTAL CREDITS: 16   TOTAL CREDITS: 16  

Comments

Comments

Third Year

 Fall Semester

Credits

General Education Info and Notes:

 

Spring Semester

Credits

General Education Info and Notes:

GERM 3000: Introduction to German Studies (DHA)   3     GERM 3300: Contemporary German Speaking Cultures (DHA)  or GERM 3550: Cultural History of German Speaking Peoples (DHA)   3  or 3    
GERM 3040: Advanced German Grammar and Composition (CI)   3     GERM 4200: Applied German Linguistics and Phonetics   3    
LING 4100: The Study of Language   3     GERM Upper-Division Course 3  
GERM Upper-Division Course 3   Optional Teaching Minor Course 3  
Optional Teaching Minor Course 3   Optional Teaching Minor Course 3  
TOTAL CREDITS: 15   TOTAL CREDITS: 15  

Comments

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Comments

 

Fourth Year

 Fall Semester

Credits

General Education Info and Notes:

 

Spring Semester

Credits

General Education Info and Notes:

Depth Social Sciences (DSS)   3   GERM 4920: German Language Tutoring   1    
GERM Upper-Division Course 3   SCED 5100: Motivation and Classroom Management  or TEAL 5560: ST: Motivation and Classroom Management   3  or  
Teaching Minor Methods Course 3   SCED 3210: Educational and Multicultural Foundations (DSS/CI)   3    
Methods Clinical Experience 1   SPED 4000: Education of Students with Disabilities   2    
Optional Teaching Minor Course 3   Optional Teaching Minor Course 3  
TOTAL CREDITS: 13   TOTAL CREDITS: 12  

Comments

Application for STEP/SCED program should be done by now. Students do have the option to do the major without Secondary School Licensure.

Comments

Teaching minor average 30 credits (can vary from 18-45 credits).

Fifth Year

 Fall Semester

Credits

General Education Info and Notes:

 

Spring Semester

Credits

General Education Info and Notes:

TEAL 5500: Innovative Integration of Technology in Teaching   3     LING 5500: Student Teaching Seminar   2    
SCED 4300: Clinical Experience II   1     SCED 5630: Student Teaching in Secondary Schools   10    
LING 5400: Teaching Modern Languages   3          
SCED 5200: Language, Literacy and Learning in the Content Areas (CI)  or TEAL 5560: ST: Language, Literacy and Learning in the Content Areas   3  or 3        
SCED 4210: Assessment and Curriculum Design   3          
Optional Teaching Minor Course 3        
TOTAL CREDITS: 16   TOTAL CREDITS: 12  

Comments

Praxis Test for teaching minors only.

Comments

Student teaching requires a major commitment of time and energy, students should take only the courses listed above during this semester. Students are urged to forgo outside employment, if possible, during student teaching experience.

German Major - Teaching Emphasis with Secondary School Licensure Requirements (64 credits)


  • Total Credits: 64 (35 credits + 29 STEP credits)
  • Grade Point Average to Declare Major: 2.5 Career GPA
  • Grade Point Average to Graduate with Major: 2.5 GPA in major coursework
  • Credits in Residence: At least half (50 percent) of the credits earned for this degree must be completed in upper-division USU courses offered by the Department of Languages, Philosophy, and Communication Studies, and having prefixes of GERM or LING. All other credits (including transfer and study abroad credits) must be approved by the German faculty in order to be counted toward the degree. 
  • Minimum Grade Requirement: All courses for the major and for STEP require a minimum grade of C or better. Courses for the major may not be taken on a pass/fail basis, except SCED 4300  and SCED 5630 .
  • Note: Students with prior language credit or language experience should take the department placement test before admission to the German major or minor.  Credits obtained in lower-division German courses cannot be applied toward the German major or minor programs.

Note:


The following requirements only specify courses offered by the Department of Languages, Philosophy, and Communication Studies. To be licensed to teach in the Utah public secondary school system, students with a teaching emphasis must also complete additional courses (approximately 29 credits) required by the Secondary Education Program. Courses may be subject to change, and students should contact the Secondary Education Advising Office for a current course list of STEP requirements.

l. German and Linguistics Courses (35 credits)


Notes:


1 While this course is repeatable for up to three credits, only two credits of GERM 4920  may count toward the German major.

2 LING 4100  should be taken at the beginning of the student's coursework.

3 GERM 4200  should be taken near the end of the student's coursework. However, GERM 4200  is not offered every year. Therefore, students should check to see when the course will be offered.

SCED 4300  and LING 5400  must be taken during the same semester, and should be the last courses taken for the major. These courses should be taken the fall semester before student teaching. SCED 4300  and LING 5400  are listed in both the STEP and major requirements for those seeking the German Teaching major/non-licensure so the non-licensure majors understand the complete list of requirements. See additional non-licensure information at bottom of page.

Students desiring to apply study abroad credits toward these degrees must obtain approval from the LPCS office prior to participating.

This course is repeatable for credit.

Secondary Teacher Education Program (STEP) - Language, Philosophy, and Communication Studies (29 credits)


Most of the courses listed below count for both teaching major emphasis and the teaching minor. Courses may be subject to change, and students should contact the Secondary Education Advising Office for a current course list of STEP requirements.

B. Level II


C. Level III


Because student teaching requires a major commitment of time and energy, students should take only the courses listed below during this semester. Students are also urged to forgo outside employment, if possible, during the student teaching experience.

Notes:

1 The Clinical Experience II course is taught under course number 4300 in various departments. Course title varies among departments.

2 The Special Methods II course is taught under course number 5400.

3 SCED 4300  and LING 5400  must be taken during the same semester, and should be the last courses taken for the major or minor. These courses should be taken the fall semester before student teaching. SCED 4300  and LING 5400  are listed in both the STEP and major requirements for those seeking the French/German/Spanish Teaching major/non-licensure so the non-licensure majors understand the complete list of requirements. See additional non-licensure information below.  

German Major - Teaching Emphasis without Secondary School Licensure (Major 34 credits)


(2.5 GPA required in major classes)

It is possible to have a teaching emphasis within a major or minor in German without receiving secondary school teaching licensure. However, unless the student is an elementary education major, he or she would not be able to teach in Utah public schools (nor at many private ones). Graduating without licensure may allow employment at community colleges and universities.

In order to complete the German Major—Teaching Emphasis without Secondary School Licensure, students must fulfill all of the requirements listed under Section I (German and Linguistics Courses) of the German Major—Teaching Emphasis with Secondary School Licensure (35 credits), except for SCED 4300 , for a total of 34 credits (SCED 4300  is no longer required if doing non-licensure program).

Bachelor of Arts Degree Language Requirement


A Bachelor of Arts (BA) degree signifies proficiency in one or more foreign languages. Specifically, the BA requirement may be completed in one of the following ways:

  1. Demonstration of proficiency in one foreign language by successful completion of one course at the 2020-level or higher (or its equivalent). 
    OR
  2. Demonstration of proficiency in American Sign Language by successful completion of COMD 4920  and COMD 4780 , and by passing an exit interview.
    OR 
  3. Demonstration of proficiency in two foreign languages by successful completion of the 1020 course level in one language and the 2010 course level in the second language (or its equivalent).
    OR
  4. Completion of an upper-division (3000-level or higher) foreign language grammar or literature course requiring the 2020 course level (or its equivalent) as a prerequisite. Conversation courses cannot be considered for satisfying this requirement.

For nonnative English-speaking students only, the following options are available.

  1. Successful completion of the Intensive English Language Institute (IELI) program for international students. 
    OR
  2. TOEFL, Michigan, or IELI placement scores high enough to meet the University admission criteria.

Related Programs


  • German Major: 33 credits
  • German Minor: 12 credits
  • German Minor, Teaching Emphasis: 20 credits + 29 STEP credits
  • German Major, Teaching Emphasis without Licensure: 34 credits
  • German Minor, Teaching Emphasis without Licensure: 19 credits​