The World Languages minor is designed for individuals who wish to earn a Wisconsin teaching certification to teach a foreign language. Students wishing to pursue this certification must be in the process of obtaining or already have an initial certification.
Students wishing to pursue this certification must be in the process of obtaining or already have an initial certification.
Language Content Area
Complete total credits in chosen language, plus any prerequisites.
|American Sign Language|
|EXCEDUC 301||American Sign Language I||3|
|EXCEDUC 302||American Sign Language II||3|
|EXCEDUC 303||American Sign Language III||3|
|EXCEDUC 304||American Sign Language IV||3|
|EXCEDUC 305||American Sign Language V||3|
|EXCEDUC 306||American Sign Language VI||3|
|EXCEDUC 330||Deaf History||3|
|EXCEDUC 346||Skill Development: Semantics||3|
|EXCEDUC 352||American Deaf Culture||3|
|CHINESE 101||First Semester Chinese||5|
|CHINESE 102||Second Semester Chinese||5|
|CHINESE 201||Third Semester Chinese||5|
|CHINESE 202||Fourth Semester Chinese||5|
|CHINESE 301||Fifth Semester Chinese||4|
|CHINESE 302||Sixth Semester Chinese||4|
|Select one of the following:||3|
|Contemporary Chinese Societies through Film|
|Seventh Semester Chinese|
|Eighth Semester Chinese|
|FRENCH 103||First-Semester French||4|
|FRENCH 104||Second-Semester French||4|
|FRENCH 203||Third-Semester French||3|
|FRENCH 204||Fourth-Semester French||3|
|FRENCH 303||Conversation and Composition: Intermediate Level||3|
|FRENCH 332||Reading French Texts||3|
|Complete 9 credits of 300-level or higher French electives.||9|
|GERMAN 101||First-Semester German||4|
|GERMAN 102||Second-Semester German||4|
|GERMAN 203||Third-Semester German||3|
|GERMAN 204||German in Your Field and Beyond||3|
|GERMAN 331||German Grammar in Practice||3|
|GERMAN 332||Presentation and Composition||3|
|GERMAN 333||Texts and Contexts||3|
|GERMAN 334||Introduction to German Studies||3|
|Complete 9 credits of 300-level or higher German electives.||9|
|Consult with a faculty or academic advisor regarding courses.||18|
|ITALIAN 103||First-Semester Italian||4|
|ITALIAN 104||Second-Semester Italian||4|
|ITALIAN 203||Third-Semester Italian||3|
|ITALIAN 204||Fourth-Semester Italian||3|
|ITALIAN 311||Advanced Conversation and Composition: Contemporary Italian Usage||3|
|ITALIAN 312||Contemporary Italian Language and Culture||3|
|Complete 12 credits of 300-level or higher Italian electives.||12|
|LATIN 103||First Semester Latin||4|
|LATIN 104||Second Semester Latin||4|
|LATIN 205||Third Semester Latin||4|
|Complete 9 credits of 300-level or higher Latin electives.||9|
|Complete 3 credits of 300-level or higher Latin or Classic electives.||3|
|Consult with a faculty or academic advisor regarding courses.||18|
|SPANISH 103||First-Semester Spanish||4|
|SPANISH 104||Second-Semester Spanish||4|
|SPANISH 203||Third-Semester Spanish||3|
|SPANISH 204||Fourth-Semester Spanish||3|
|SPANISH 308||Advanced Writing and Reading||3|
|SPANISH 318||Advanced Speaking and Listening||3|
|or SPANISH 319||Advanced Speaking and Listening for Heritage Speakers|
|SPANISH 341||Introduction to Hispanic Linguistics||3|
|Select two of the following:||6|
|Survey of Hispanic Literature and Civilization|
|Survey of Spanish-American Literature and Civilization|
|Survey of Spanish Literature and Civilization|
|Seminar in Spanish Literature:|
|Seminar in Spanish-American Literature:|
|Seminar in Hispanic Literature:|
|Seminar on Cervantes:|
|Seminar in Modern Spanish Literature and Civilization:|
|Complete 3 credits of 300-level or higher Spanish electives.||3|
Professional Education Requirements1
|CURRINS 542||History and Politics of Second Language Education||3|
& CURRINS 437
|World Language Methods and Materials|
and Student Teaching in World Language- Minor: 2
|CURRINS 445||Seminar in Language Education 3||3|
A grade of C or better is required for all professional education requirements, including student teaching. Prerequisites may be required.
Concurrent enrollment in these courses is required.
Students must complete paperwork in order to be assigned a student teaching placement. To be approved for placement, additional criteria must be met. See Benchmarks for details.
Not required for students who are currently completing a portfolio in their major certification
Additional Requirements for Certification
- Minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.75 in all professional education courses. This includes any transfer coursework that is counted towards certification at UWM, as well as grades earned in student teaching or field experiences.
- Undergraduate students must meet the graduation requirements for their primary certification.
- Program Portfolio - based on the 10 WI Teacher Standards.
Prior to requesting/being assigned a student teaching placement, students must:
- Demonstrate Foreign Language Proficiency - A minimum score of Intermediate-High on the ACTFL OPI or equivalent is required prior to student teaching placement. Submit scores from your language proficiency test to your academic advisor.
- Complete an Immersion Experience - Required for all prospective language teachers, this requirement must be met by spending a semester or a year in a country where the chosen major language is spoken. Submit documentation of immersion experience to your academic advisor prior to student teaching placement.
- Complete and submit an application. Deadlines for submission are posted by the Office of Clinical Experiences.
To be approved, students must ALSO meet the following criteria:
- Be admitted to the School of Education
- Complete all required coursework. An exception to allow a student to take a course concurrently with student teaching requires approval by the student's faculty advisor.
- Have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5 on all undergraduate coursework, including transfer courses.
- Have a minimum 2.75 GPA in all content area and professional education courses.
- Passing scores reflected on your transcript for the Praxis II exam: English to Speakers of Other Languages: Content Knowledge #5361.
- Removal of all F and/or I (incomplete) grades.
- TB test results submitted to the Office of Clinical Experiences (may take up to 6 weeks).
- Criminal Background Check submitted to the Office of Clinical Experience
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