Foreign Language Education

Preparation to teach French, German, or Spanish foreign languages is accomplished through a double major program requiring completion of the requirements of the major, general studies, and professional education major requirements. Teacher Candidates seeking New Jersey Certification in World Languages must take the Oral Proficiency Test (OPI) prior to graduation.

The Department of Languages, Literatures and Cultures strongly recommends that Foreign Language Education majors study abroad to get better prepared for the New Jersey's OPI (Oral Proficiency Interview) test for teacher certification.


Foreign Language Education (French)

General Studies and Academic Major (96-99 semester hours)

PSY-100Introduction to Psychology
3
COM-104Speech Communication3
SOC-110Anthropology: The Cross-Cultural Perspectives3
 Developmental Psychology elective
3
 English Writing
6-9
 English elective
3
 History (related to major)
3
 Mathematics elective3
 Philosophy elective3
 Techology elective3
 Science elective3
 

General Studies electives

0-15
 

Basic Foreign Language courses*

0-12

NCT-010

Freshman Seminar (1 Supplemental Education Unit)


Requirements for French Major

(24 semester hours beyond French IV and 12 semester hours in collateral liberal arts courses.)

Professional Education Requirements (30 Semester Hours)

Foundation professional courses with associated field experiences:
EDU-106
Contexts of Schooling3
EDU-206
Developmental Education Psychology3
Methodology curriculum and instruction courses with associated field experiences:
EDU-320Introduction to Linguistics and Psycholinguistics3
SED-370
Teaching in the High School3

EDU-420

Teaching a Second Language3

SED-431

Content Area Reading & Writing3

Capstone professional semester including full-time student teaching:

EDU-465

Student Teaching & Seminar12

*Students with advanced standing in French take liberal arts electives.


Foreign Language Education (German)

General Studies and Academic Major (96-99 semester hours)

PSY-100Introduction to Psychology
3
COM-104Speech Communication3
SOC-110Anthropology: The Cross-Cultural Perspectives3
 Developmental Psychology elective
3
 English Writing
6-9
 English elective
3
 History (related to major)
3
 Mathematics elective3
 Philosophy elective3
 Techology elective3
 Science elective3
 

General Studies electives

0-12
 

Basic Foreign Language courses*

0-12

NCT-010

Freshman Seminar (1 Supplemental Education Unit)


Requirements for German Major

(24 semester hours beyond German IV and 12 semester hours in collateral liberal arts courses.)

Professional Education Requirements (30 Semester Hours)

Foundation professional courses with associated field experiences:
EDU-106
Contexts of Schooling3
EDU-206
Developmental Education Psychology3
Methodology curriculum and instruction courses with associated field experiences:
EDU-320Introduction to Linguistics and Psycholinguistics3
SED-370
Teaching in the High School3

EDU-420

Teaching a Second Language3

SED-431

Content Area Reading & Writing3

Capstone professional semester including full-time student teaching:

EDU-465

Student Teaching & Seminar12

*Students with advanced standing in German take liberal arts electives.


Foreign Language Education (Spanish)

General Studies and Academic Major (96-99 semester hours)†

PSY-100Introduction to Psychology
3
COM-104Speech Communication3
 Developmental Psychology elective
3
 English Writing
6-9
 History elective3
 Mathematics elective3
 Philosophy elective3
 Techology elective3
 Science elective3
 

General Studies electives

0-12
 

Basic Foreign Language courses*

0-12

NCT-010

Freshman Seminar (1 Supplemental Education Unit)


Requirements for Spanish Major

(30 semester hours beyond the Spanish 200 level courses and 12 semester hours in collateral liberal arts courses.)

Professional Education Requirements (30 Semester Hours)

Foundation professional courses with associated field experiences:
EDU-106
Contexts of Schooling3
EDU-206
Developmental Education Psychology3
Methodology curriculum and instruction courses with associated field experiences:
EDU-320Introduction to Linguistics and Psycholinguistics
3
SED-370
Teaching in the High School3

EDU-420

Teaching a Second Language3

SED-431

Content Area Reading & Writing3

Capstone professional semester including full-time student teaching:

EDU-465

Student Teaching & Seminar12

*Students with advanced standing in French take liberal arts electives.

†Study abroad may substitute for some of these courses.