Nov 11, 2019  
2012-2013 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2012-2013 Undergraduate Catalog [NOTE!!!! THIS IS AN ARCHIVED CATALOG. FOR THE CURRENT CATALOG, GO TO CATALOG.NIU.EDU]

Teacher Certification - Foreign Languages


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Students majoring in French, German, or Spanish who seek certification to teach at the middle-school or secondary level should consult with the coordinator of foreign language teacher development at the earliest possible date to plan their course work so as to meet all program requirements, in addition to university general education requirements.

Procedures


Declare a major in French, German, or Spanish with an emphasis in language and literature.

Consult with the departmental coordinator of teacher development at the time the major is declared and at the beginning of each semester thereafter.

Obtain approval of the departmental coordinator of teacher development for admission to teacher certification. Applicants to the French teacher certification program must earn at least a grade of B in FLFR 302 to qualify for admission. Applicants in German and Spanish must earn at least a grade of B in FLGE 301 or FLSP 301, repsectively, to qualify.

Consult each semester with the division coordinator for courses in the specific language major.

Retention


Maintain a minimum GPA of 2.75 in all work at NIU.

Maintain a minimum GPA of 3.00 in the foreign language major.

Students are responsible not only for meeting the requirements of the degree program, but also the certification program and the requirements for a teaching certificate as set by the Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE).

Requirements in Department


These courses are in addition to those required of non-teacher certification majors with an emphasis in language and literature.

Requirements outside Department


For all majors:


For French majors:


For German majors:


For Spanish majors:


Student Teaching


Students are ordinarily admitted to student teaching (FLPT 485) only upon application and after satisfactory completion of all other work required for graduation, including all other work in the major, the receipt of passing scores on required state tests, and attainment of a 2.75 cumulative GPA and a 3.00 in the major.

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