languages

POEs (Majors)

The designated POE in French, German, Russian, or Spanish consists of:

  • 33 credit hours in the target language beyond the 210 level
  • At least 18 credit hours at the 300 or 400 level
  • A minimum of one semester of study in a country or region where the target language is the primary language of instruction. A full academic year of study abroad is preferable, and highly recommended. Courses taken abroad may be included in the POE with department approval.
  • Demonstrate intermediate high oral proficiency in the target language
  • At least one 300-level course must be taken after returning from study abroad

The Department of World Languages offers K-12 Certification in cooperation with the Education Department in French, German, and Spanish

Students planning to pursue a teaching career with certification must complete the designated POE and meet the following requirements:

  • Complete one academic year of study abroad in a country or region where the target language is spoken. Courses taken abroad may be included in the POE with departmental approval.
  • Demonstrate advanced oral proficiency in the target language
  • Achieve a grade of C or higher in all courses required for teaching certification
  • Receive a satisfactory grade in all practica
  • Receive passing scores on all required PRAXIS exams

Secondary Program of Emphasis in French, German, Russian, or Spanish:

  • 15 credit hours beyond the 210 level in consultation with an advisor who teaches the target language
  • Study abroad in a country or region where the target language is the primary language of instruction is recommended