2018-2019 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
    Nov 16, 2018  
2018-2019 Undergraduate Catalog

Language Studies–Teaching Major


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(70 credits)

Required Study Abroad


An applied experience component is required within the 37 credits and must consist of at least six credits of 300/400-level course work taken as a Department of Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics study abroad course approved by advisor.

Other Requirements


Completion of the ACTFL Oral Proficiency Interview (OPI), when one exists, is required, as well as completion of the Praxis II.

A minimum overall grade point average of 2.75 in departmental course work is required.

At least 18 credit hours of the major, not counting any placement credit received, must be taken from the Department of Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics at Indiana State University.


Choose one of the following concentrations:


Concentration in Spanish Teaching (30 credits)*:


Elective:

One SPAN course at the 300/400 level.

*Six credits of the 300/400 level Spanish teaching courses may be fulfilled by six credits of study abroad.

Concentration in World Languages (30 credits)


Required Courses (9 credits):


Electives (21 credits):


Twenty one credits of 300/400-level course work in languages, literatures, and linguistics, or one specific language, to include 6 credits of course work in culture, 3 credits of literature, 3 credits of advanced grammar, and 3 credits of oral communication. Credits toward these electives may be earned through study abroad courses.

Note:

Students should be aware that in the case of less commonly taught languages some courses may not be routinely available on campus. Credit can be earned via appropriate study abroad or transfer work.

Concentration in Teaching English as a Second Language (30 credits)


Teacher Education Program


Students pursuing the language studies teaching major must also fulfill the requirements of the Teacher Education Program listed below:

Professional education courses taught in the College of Arts and Sciences (3 credits):


Requirement for Spanish Teaching and World Language Teaching:


Three credits of content methods course work are required in the senior high-junior high/middle school professional education sequence described in the Department of Curriculum, Instruction, and Media Technology.

Requirement for Teaching English as a Second Language:


Three credits of content methods course work are required in the all-grade professional education sequence described in the Department of Curriculum, Instruction, and Media Technology.

Note:

Students who enter with a strong language background are eligible to receive credit by examination through various sources such as the University’s placement test or CLEP tests for beginning and intermediate level credit, and the American Council for the Teaching of Foreign Languages test for advanced level credit.

Teaching licensure recommendation is based on achieving adequate language proficiency in accordance with ACTFL standards, depending upon the language. In some cases, a student may require more coursework to achieve the proficiency required for licensure.

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