Apr 21, 2019  
2018-2019 General Catalog 
  
2018-2019 General Catalog

German: Teaching Emphasis - BA


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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 differ.   * Please make sure to consult regularly with your departmental advisor to confirm what courses will be available and to work out your plan of study.
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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: 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  

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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   Required Teaching Minor Course 3  
Required Teaching Minor Course 3   Required Teaching Minor Course 3  
TOTAL CREDITS: 16   TOTAL CREDITS: 16  

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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   Required Teaching Minor Course 3  
Required Teaching Minor Course 3   Required Teaching Minor Course 3  
TOTAL CREDITS: 15   TOTAL CREDITS: 15  

Comments

Take OPI Test

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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   
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    
Required Teaching Minor Course 3   Required Teaching Minor Course 3  
TOTAL CREDITS: 13   TOTAL CREDITS: 12  

Comments

Application for STEP/SCED program should be done by now.  Student does have 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    
LING 4300: Clinical Experience II   1     LING 5630: Student Teaching in Secondary Schools   10    
LING 4400: 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          
SCED 4210: Assessment and Curriculum Design   3          
Required Teaching Minor Course 3        
TOTAL CREDITS: 14-16   TOTAL CREDITS: 12  

Comments

Praxis Tests

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.

Minimum Departmental Requirements


Total Credits:

  German Major 33
  German Major, Teaching Emphasis 35 GERM & 29 SCED
  German Minor 12
  German Minor, Teaching Emphasis 20 GERM & 29 SCED
  German Major, Teaching Emphasis without licensure 34
  German Minor, Teaching Emphasis without licensure 19
Grade Point Average to Declare a Major or Minor 2.5 Career GPA
Grade Point Average to Graduate with Major or Minor 2.5 GPA within Major/Minor Classes
A minimum of 50 percent of minor credits must be earned at USU  

At least half (50 percent) of the credits earned for these degrees 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 these degrees.

Note:


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

German Major - Teaching Emphasis with Secondary School Licensure (35 GERM credits & 29 SCED credits) (2.5 GPA)


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. For more information, please contact the Secondary Education Program, Education Building 330, or review the supplementary section, entitled Secondary Teacher Education Program (STEP) Level Outline.  

l. German and Linguistics Courses (35 credits)


Note:

1 Only 2 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.

4 LING 3300  and LING 4400  must be taken during the same semester, and should be the last courses taken for the minor. These courses should be taken the Fall semester before student teaching. LING 3300  and LING 4400  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.

Teaching Emphasis for German Major


German Major —Teaching Emphasis with Secondary School Licensure

To receive secondary school licensure, students must complete the Secondary Teacher Education Program (STEP). For further information, review the Secondary Teacher Education Program (STEP) Level Outline.

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.

B. Level 2


C. Level 3


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

Note:


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 4400.

3 LING 4300  and LING 4400  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. LING 4300  and LING 4400  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 (31 credits), plus LING 4400 , for a total of 34 credits.  LING 4300   is no longer required if doing non-licensure program.

French, German, and Spanish Major Programs


The goal of the French, German, and Spanish BA degree programs is to prepare students to be able to take advanced studies in these languages, literatures, and cultures; to be quality teachers of these languages, literatures, and cultures in the public schools; and to provide those who may enter other professions a solid grounding in these languages, literatures, and cultures, in order that they may function as members of the international community. The curricula supporting these goals includes courses in language, literature, civilization, culture, and linguistics. See the course requirements which follow.

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