German and Secondary Education

Department: Education and World Languages and Cultures


This POE applies to students starting in fall 2010
Course Number Title Credits Prerequisites Dist. Skills
ED 110 Foundations of Education
3
corequisite ED 111
S
 
ED 111* Foundations of Education Field Experience
1
corequisite ED 110
S
 
ED 130 Adolescent Development
3
 
S
 
ED 201 Educational Technology
3
ED 110 & ED 111 and ED 120 & ED 121 or ED 130

S
 
ED 240 Introduction to Students with Exceptionalities
3
ED 110 & ED 111 and ED 120 & ED 121 or ED 130
S
 
ED 341* Adaptations for Students with Exceptionalities
4
ED 110, ED 111 & ED 240
S
CW
ED 398 Methods for Foreign Language Education
4
ED 110, ED 111, ED 130, ED 240 & ED 341
S
CS
ED 314** English Language Learners
1
ED 120 or ED 130
S
 
ED 315* English Language Learners Practicum
1
ED 120 or ED 130 & ED 314
S
 

Foreign Language Education students take ED 398, Methods for Foreign Language Education instead of ED 420, Secondary Methods

Course Number Title Credits Prerequisites Dist. Skills
ED 450** Student Teaching
14
ED 420, senior standing & permission, corequisite ED 451
S
 
ED 451** Student Teaching Seminar
1
corequisite ED 450
S
 

Total credit hours = 38 (25 upper level)

*There are field experiences in these courses. Students should take only one of these courses per semester. Allow a two-hour block of time for scheduled field experience twice a week.

**ED 450 & 451 (Student Teaching and Seminar) may be taken only in the FALL semester of the senior year. Secondary Foreign Language Education majors take ED 450 & 451 in the SPRING semester. ED 450 requires students’ full-time participation and no other courses may be taken during this semester without the education advisors' approval. Students must have reliable transportation.

NOTE: It is imperative that students work closely with their advisors to meet all current certification requirements. All students are required to take six credits of English composition (or equivalent) and literature (or the equivalent) and two college level mathematics courses (or the equivalent) prior to being admitted to a certification program. See Section I of the Education Department Student Handbook for explanation of all certification requirements.


German Requirements


Students must complete a minimum of 33 credit hours of German beyond GR 210

  • 18 of those credit hours must be at the 300 level or above
  • At least 2 of the upper division German courses must be in literature
  • At least 2 of the German courses must be in Culture and Civilization
  • At least 1 of the Culture and Civilization courses must be at the 300 level or above
  • Courses taken at a Juniata study-abroad site may be included in the total
  • After returning from study abroad, students will take at least one 300 level course at Juniata offered in German

Total certification credit hours: 79
Upper level credit hours: 42
2 upper level CW within the POE: GR 310, GR 320, GR 3XX
effective fall 2011, 1 CW course within the POE

Other POE Requirements: e.g internships, study abroad, certifications, etc.

  • One academic year of study abroad in a German speaking country
  • Prior to the second semester of the senior year, the student will demonstrate advanced low oral proficiency in German as measured by an ACTFL Oral Proficiency Interview (American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languates)
  • GPA of 3.0 for certification program and student teaching
  • Grade of C or higher in all couses required for certification
  • Satisfactory ratilng in all practica
  • Passing scores on all required PRAXIS exams

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updated 6.15