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We offer different levels of certification programs, according to students' prior preparation/background:
Undergraduate students may do certification in conjunction with a major concentration in French, German, Russian or Spanish. The required courses and testing are listed below. This includes any students who are transferring to WCU who have done part of a language major and/or certification elsewhere.
Remember that all Certification Students will have to complete an Assessment 7 Assignment before Student Teaching.
Increase your employment options! Seek a Dual Language Certification. More information regarding our traditional and non-traditional routes to dual certification.
See also the information below on the Graduate Certification page under Graduate Programs.
Post Bac Undergraduate Level Certification
See the Undergraduate Post-Bac Advising sheet (Nov 2017)
Non native-speaker students who are college graduates but have not finished the undergraduate major in the language and wish to become certified:
*Students who are college graduates may do their student teaching as an internship in a contract job (usually called emergency certification) at full salary, but they still have to enroll in student teaching, EDS 411-412, and complete the program with practicum sessions and a certified language coop teacher in their school.
Professional Education (37 S.H.)
Formal admission [EDF 030] to the teaching program (Formal Admission to Teacher Education-FATE) must be completed in order to take the following courses:
PREREQ: Completion of language courses through the advanced level, LIN 230 or LAN 327 [min. grade of "C"], and professional education courses including EDS 306 (excluding EDS 411/412).
For more information on applying for certification, please consult the College of Education web site.