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Admission/Graduation Requirements

To be eligible for graduation, students must meet all requirements for the degree being sought in addition to earning a minimum grade point average of 2.00 in all courses required for the Foreign Languages and Literatures major or minor. Refer to the Japanese and Spanish majors for special requirements. Refer to the following Sections for complete major/minor course requirements.

Requirements for Licensure/Wisconsin Teacher Certification

  • Those students seeking Wisconsin teacher certification must earn a minimum grade point average of 3.00 in all courses required for their majors and minors in order to meet the requirements of the College of Education and Human Services.

Additional Requirements for Majors and Minors with Education Emphasis

  • FRENCH/GERMAN/SPANISH MAJOR (Secondary Education emphasis)

    • Students seeking K-12 licensure must complete:

      • Elementary Education 330 Foreign Languages in the Elementary School and

      • Secondary Education 347 Methods of Teaching Foreign Languages

      • Elementary Education 311 Teaching Language Arts or Reading Education 305 Reading Methods and Strategies

    • Students seeking 6-12 or 9-12 licensure must complete:

      • Secondary Education 347 Methods of Teaching Foreign Languages

Comment: 
Students majoring in a foreign language with an education emphasis might consider the possibility of minoring in ESL, Bilingual Education, or a second foreign language.
  • French/German/Spanish Minor (Education emphasis)

    • Students seeking K-12 licensure must have a K-12 major and must complete:

      • Elementary Education 330 Foreign Languages in the Elementary School

      • Secondary Education 347 Methods of Teaching Foreign Languages

      • Elementary Education 311 Teaching Language Arts or Reading Education 305 Reading Methods and Strategies

    • Students seeking 6-12 licensure must complete:

      • Secondary Education 347 Methods of Teaching Foreign Languages

  • Elementary Education Majors

    • Students seeking licensure in French, German, or Spanish must complete:

      • Elementary Education 330 Foreign Languages in the Elementary School

      • Secondary Education 347 Methods of Teaching Foreign Languages

    • Elementary Education Majors seeking P-K-3 or 1-6 licensure in a foreign language must complete:

      • Elementary Education 330 Foreign Languages in the Elementary School

      • Secondary Education 347 Methods of Teaching Foreign Languages

Department of Public Instruction Foreign Languages Immersion Requirement

  • Students majoring or minoring in Spanish, French or German (Secondary and Elementary Education) and seeking Department of Public Instruction certification (DPI) should be aware of the following: “The program shall require a period of language immersion in residence in a country in which the language is spoken. Exceptions to the requirement, such as participation in a language immersion study program or a cultural immersion experience or program, must be mutually approved by the certifying institution and the DPI”.

  • Study Abroad Programs Sponsored by, or recommended by the DFLL:

    • French

      • Students are encouraged to study through the UW Stevens Point semester-long program in Caen, France and a shorter study abroad program in Canada at the Universite du Quebec a Chicoutimi.

    • German

      • Students are encouraged to study through the Wisconsin-Hessen Student Exchange.  

    • Spanish

      • The DFLL sponsors two study abroad programs: The Oshkosh in Salamanca (Spain) program held at the Universidad de Salamanca; and the Centro Tinku in Cusco, Peru. 

Prerequisites: Before applying to any of the programs, students wishing to participate should consult with the Office of International Education and/or the tour leader(s) for current information about any prerequisites.
  • Please consult chairperson and/or program coordinators for information regarding additional programs in French, German and Spanish or programs in other languages or visit the DFLL web page.

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