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 concurrent major ensures that graduates are highly qualified teachers and will expand career possibilities.
A minimum of 120 hours are required to obtain a UW baccalaureate degree, though, each program’s hours will vary depending on major and additional options. All major courses must be passed with a grade of C or better. A minimum GPA of 2.75 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.
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.