Minor in Foreign Language Education

The minor in education is intended to allow students pursuing a traditional liberal arts degree to prepare for public school teaching. It is available only to students in those areas where the state of Ohio issues teaching licenses. The minor provides the professional coursework necessary for licensure.

Eligibility and Admission
The foreign language education minor is open to students pursuing a B.A. degree in American Sign Language, French, German, Latin, Russian, or Spanish. It should be noted that in many instances the combination of requirements for the education minor and for the field of concentration in the B.A. degree program may total more than the 121 semester hours required for graduation. In such cases, students should expect to complete more than 121 hours. 

Course requirements for education minor (42 credits):
CI
47330
Reading and Writing in Adolescence
3
EDPF
29525
Educational Psychology
3
29535
Education in a Democratic Society
3
ITEC
19525
Educational Technology
3
SPED
23000
Introduction to Exceptionalities
3
MCLS
40657
Student Teaching
9
MCLS
40525
Inquiry into Professional Practice
3
Methods courses in the students' major area 1
6
Area-specific course (cohort seminars) 2
9
Total     
42
  1. Students in TESL take ENG 31007 TESL Pedagogy I (3) and ENG 41008 TESL Pedagogy II (3). Students in foreign languages meet this requirement through coursework: MCLS 30660 Orientation to Second Language Pedagogy (3) and MCLS 40660 Methods in Teaching Foreign Language (3).
  2. Students in foreign languages take the following courses:
    MCLS 40420 Foreign Languages and Culture Studies (3)
    MCLS 40654 Computers in Second Language Teaching (3)
    PSYC 40461 Psychology of Language (3)
Note: PSYC 11762 is a prerequisite for professional requirements and may be used to meet Liberal Education Requirements in the social sciences.

Those pursuing an education minor must satisfy the professional requirements and be admitted to advanced study prior to student teaching.

A cumulative 2.50 GPA (2.75 for art education majors)  and a 2.75 major GPA with no grade lower than a C are required for student teaching, graduation and licensure. All courses in the minor must be completed with a minimum C (2.00) grade.

The preceding sequence may be slightly different depending upon the actual major. Contact an academic advisor in 304 White Hall for additional information and declaration of the minor.

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