World Language Teachers:
All students must satisfactorily complete a minimum of 80 hours of pre-student teaching clinical experience. This requirement is met through the following pre-student teaching coursework:
C I/WLC 417G (16 credits) – all course work must be completed before student teaching
Take the ACTFL OPI (Oral Proficiency Interview), ideally the semester before enrolling for WLC 487
* PRAXIS II is required for initial licensure. Students must take a pedagogy test and a content test(the language you plan to teach) and earn a qualifying score before being recommended for licensure.
Students may apply for admission to the Teacher Education Program any time after they have met the six requirements for admission. The admission form can be found on the Teacher Education website.
Typically, students apply for student teaching during the semester they are enrolled in WLC 487. Students who do not plan to student teach the semester immediately after completing WLC 487, must meet with Dr. Allen sometime in the first week of the semester prior to the semester you plan to student teach.
Post degree students are required to take the OPI and must be admitted to the Teacher Education Program. PRAXIS II is required for initial licensure.
Additional Course Requirements for K-12 World Language Certification:
Complete WLC 487 (If you do not already have an endorsement in a world language)