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2023-2024 University of Wyoming Catalog 
2023-2024 University of Wyoming Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Secondary Modern Languages Education with Concurrent Major in German, B.A.

This degree program leads to initial teaching licensure (leading to teaching certification).

University Studies Program

This degree requires that The University Studies Program 2015  requirements are met before graduation. Some of the courses required for this major fulfill USP requirements, but not all. Students should check their degree evaluations and consult with their assigned academic advisor to discuss their specific course plan.

Professional Education Requirements

Graduates of this program earn a Bachelor’s Degree in Modern Language Education and a concurrent major in German (Formerly titled: Foreign Language). It prepares students to teach German in grades 6-12. 

A minimum of 120 credit hours  is required for this degree program. All major courses must be passed with a grade of C or better. A minimum UW cumulative GPA of 2.75 is required for most junior and senior level professional education courses, including EDSE 4500 Residency in Teaching. A minimum GPA of  2.50 in major content courses is required. A minimum of 42 credits must be upper-division.

An initial background check must be completed prior to starting any field or practicum experience. Student fees cover the cost of this initial background check so work with your College of Education advisor for details.

All Professional Education requirements must be completed with a grade of C or higher.

Concurrent Major Courses

At least 24 hours must be upper-division (3000-level or higher)

Foundations of Language

12 credits of GERM or courses related to the history, art or political science of the German-speaking world (consult your advisor). For those completing the ESL endorsement, six of these hours can be earned with EDCI 5430 and EDCI 5440 or with a study abroad in a German-speaking country. Study abroad is strongly recommended.


21 Credits of GERM Elective above 2030

Language Proficiency Requirement

Completion of the OPI and WPT via the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL) with a score of Advanced Low or better prior to enrollment in EDSE 4276.