There are five major categories of requirements:
The specific requirements for each category are as follows:
UW-W Students who are declared Education majors (BSE degree candidates) will meet these requirements as they appear on the Academic Advisement Report (AAR). Transfer students and students who have a BA or BS from another institution should meet with an advisor to determine whether or not they have completed these requirements.
Major Spanish, French, and German majors all have the following requirements:
Minor Spanish, French, and German minors all have the following requirements:
Consult your Academic Advisement Report (AAR) and the Undergraduate Bulletin for the specific degree requirements. The information on this page is for orientation purposes only and may not represent the most recent requirements of the College of Letters and Sciences or the College of Education & Professional Studies.
|Course number||Course title||Credits||Prerequisites|
|EDFOUND 243||Introduction to Education in a Pluralistic Society||3|
|EDFOUND 212||Educational Psychology||3|
|EDFOUND 210||Introduction to Education and Teaching||3|
|SPECED 205||Psychology of the Exceptional Child||3||None|
|EDFOUND 425||Measurement and Evaluation||3||Adm. to Prof. Ed|
|SECNDED 466||Literacy Strategies for Content-Area||3||Adm. to Prof. Ed|
|SECNDED 427||Methods of Teaching World Lang.||3||Adm. to Prof. Ed|
|CIFLD 492||Field Study - World Languages||3||SECNDED 427|
|CIFLD 402 or 404||Alternate Directed Teaching||2||SECNDED 427|
|CIFLD 414 or 412||Directed Teaching||12||Prof. Block|
Candidates for a Wisconsin teaching license in any world language must pass both the OPI and the WPT at the "high intermediate" level on the ACTFL (American Council for Teachers of Foreign Languages) scale for language proficiency. To complete this requirement the candidate should: 1) Contact the UW-W Testing Center to schedule a date for each test and an alternate date. The tests may be taken on the same day or on separate days. 2) Register for the tests on the LTI website at http://www.languagetesting.com 3) Confirm the date of the test with the UW-W Testing Center. Passing scores on both the OPI and WPT must be reported to the college no later than the beginning of the semester in which the candidate enrolls in SECNDED 427/627 (Methods of Teaching World Languages).
To qualify for a license to teach a world language, the Department of Public Instruction (DPI) requires the applicant to have lived in a setting in which the target language is the normal medium of communication for a period of no less than four consecutive weeks, and to have used the target language exclusively while there. Since the intent of the requirement is cultural as well as linguistic, the residency experience should take place in a foreign country, but under special circumstances it may be satisfied in an approved program in the United States. (Wisconsin Administrative Code, Register, November, 1997, No. 503) Most students satisfy the requirement by going on a study-abroad program for a semester or over the summer.
The Residency Abroad Requirement applies to all applicants seeking a license to teach a world language. Typically that means: 1) BSE Secondary majors in world language education; 2) BSE Elementary/Middle majors with a minor in world language education; 3) licensed teachers seeking an additional license in a world language.
Before beginning the experience the applicant must submit a proposal containing the following information:
The proposal must be approved by the World Languages Coordinator before the experience takes place.
After the Residency Abroad Experience the applicant must submit documentation showing that the experience occurred (copies of tickets, program diploma, etc.), and a report describing how the objectives of the original proposal were met or modified. Two copies must be submitted to the World Languages Coordinator for final approval.