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The mission of the German with Teaching Licensure program is to prepare students with the knowledge and skills needed to teach German within the Pre-K through Grade 12 environment. This program is designed for prospective teachers and offers a great variety of curricular and extracurricular means to meet your professional goals. With this degree, you will achieve practical and culture-based proficiency in German through studying German literature, philosophy, film, art, and news as well as related fields such as history, politics, economics, and the arts.
Course content is both literary and more broadly cultural, drawing on fields such as history, philosophy, politics, economics, and the arts
Small discussion-based classes which meet 2-3 times a week
Courses taught in an interactive seminar format with a focus on listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills as well as intercultural competence, which sets students apart on the job market
Instructors are experienced native or near-native German speakers, who are either from Germany or have lived, worked and studied in Germany
Students have access to the Language Learning Center as a resource
This is a writing intensive course designed with writing assignments that examine various cultural contexts that enable students to understand cultural content, style, audience and organization. The main objective of the course is increased awareness of and sensitivity to appropriate word choice, and syntax in the language. Students will engage in writing for different cultural audiences and in varied contexts such as literary, artistic and media expressions around the world. Special emphasis is placed on the methodology of close reading as students hone the analytics skills and vocabulary necessary to interpret idioms, regionalism, cultural expressions and overall intercultural skills observed in various genres and cultures. Students will analyze compelling global issues and the diverse cultural perspectives that inform them. Prerequisites: A grade of C or better in ENGL 211C, ENGL 221C or ENGL 231C and a grade of C or better in GER 202, advanced placement or permission of the instructor.
Offered in the fall semester preceding student teaching. A systematic approach to theoretical and practical methods of world language instruction. Prerequisites: Acceptance to a licensure program only with a letter from from the Virginia Department of Education or admission to the Teacher Preparation program, a cumulative and major GPA of 2.75 with grades of C or higher, professional education GPA of 2.75 or higher with grades of C- or higher; PRAXIS I math, SAT or ACT scores. Pre- or corequisite: WLC 456, passing scores for VCLA and PRAXIS II content for world language; ACTFL certification or oral proficiency assessments |OPI) at the Advanced low level or higher; and certificates for dyslexia, first aid, and child abuse and neglect.
Students observe teachers in PreK-12 and may practice teaching methods under supervision. Available for pass/fail grading only. Prerequisites: Admission to the Teacher Preparation program, a cumulative and major GPA of 2.75 with grades of C or higher, professional education GPA of 2.75 or higher with grades of C- or higher; PRAXIS I math, SAT or ACT scores. Pre- or corequisite: WLC 452, passing scores for VCLA and PRAXIS II content for world language; ACTFL certification or oral proficiency assessments |OPI) at the Advanced low level or higher; and certificates for dyslexia, first aid, and child abuse and neglect.
Students entering the Bachelor of Arts program in German with Teaching Licensure should meet the minimum university admission requirements (Undergraduate Admission)
All students must apply for and be admitted into the approved foreign language teacher preparation program for German.
Students must meet the required criteria for admission by passing the Virginia Board of Education prescribed assessments and earn the minimum required grade point averages (GPA).
Estimated rates for the 2021-22 academic year. Rates are subject to change. Anyone that is not a current Virginia resident will be charged non-resident rates. That includes international students.
Our enrollment coordinators are ready to help you through the admissions process.
Kerstin Steitz Ph.D.
4001 BATTEN ARTS & LETTERS, NORFOLK, VA, 23529
1004 Rollins Hall, Norfolk, VA 23529
2101 Dragas Hall, Norfolk, VA 23529
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