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German (with a Teaching Endorsement), B.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
University rank #601 (WUR) , WA,
In keeping with the aim of providing the skills needed to learn about a culture in depth, the German (with a Teaching Endorsement) major at Western Washington University trains in two areas: language structure and literary analysis.

About

Language structure is taught both holistically and analytically. Holistic language learning is facilitated by modern methods and multimedia technology, as well as study abroad opportunities.

The German (with a Teaching Endorsement) major at Western Washington University supports the analytical instruction of language structure through a full range of language skills courses, as well as a significant number of courses in linguistics. Literary analysis is essential to a student's understanding of the highest achievements in aesthetic expression of a culture's values.

The department provides instruction in history and culture, as well as literary theory, with an end to enabling the student to gain access to the intellectual life in the culture. The department imparts skills to future foreign language teachers so that they may similarly enable high school students to begin the acquisition of foreign languages.

Why Consider a Teaching Endorsement in German Major?

The BA in German leads to a BA degree without teacher certification. In order to receive a recommendation for state of Washington certification students must complete the "teacher certification" program which is offered by the Department of Secondary Education.

See the Secondary Education section of this catalog for program admission, completion, and teacher certification requirements.

Regulations for teaching endorsement are subject to change. For teaching endorsement program, contact the foreign language endorsement advisor.

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Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    121 credits alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • German
  • Teaching Adolescents: Development and Identity
  • Education, Culture, and Equity
  • Dynamics of Teaching
  • Philosophical Foundations of Education
  • Developmental Reading, Writing and Learning in Secondary Schools
  • Secondary School Methods - Instructional Strategies, Daily Planning, and Standards
  • Secondary School Methods - Assessment and Long Term Planning
  • Secondary School Methods - Management, Motivation and Discipline
  • Teaching Laboratory

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

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  • Minimum required score:

    80

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  • Minimum required score:

    550

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General Requirements

National students

  • The Freshman Application for Admission and Scholarships, including essay and activities list
  • $60 non-refundable application fee (fee waiver may be available)
  • Unofficial high school transcript or GED submitted electronically or by mail
  • Official ACT or SAT scores sent from the testing agency or your high school

International students

  • The International Student Application for Admission submitted by the application deadline
  • $60 non-refundable application fee
  • Official academic credentials
  • Evidence of English language proficiency
  • Statement of Financial Responsibility

Tuition Fee

  • International

    21801 USD/module
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 21801 USD per module and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    6387 USD/module
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 6387 USD per module and a duration of 48 months.
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  • 10-18 credits per quarter

Living costs for Bellingham

  • 1109 - 1690 USD/month
    Living Costs

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