Teacher Education

We are proud to be a part of UNK's long tradition of educating future teachers. Currently, we offer a B.A.Ed. Subject Endorsement (7-12) in Modern Languages (French, German, or Spanish). We also offer a Supplemental Endorsement in English as a Second Language (ESL). For qualified working teachers, we offer a Master of Arts in Spanish Education.

Modern Languages 7-12 Subject Endorsement

For full B.A.Ed. requirements, see the undergraduate catalog.

Modern Languages Teaching Subject Endorsement Requirements (6 hours required)

Take all of the following:

FORL 472, Foreign Language Pedagogy - 3 hours (Prereq: Admission to Teacher Education or permission of the department)

FORL 480, Modern Languages Seminar - 3 hours (Prereq: Senior standing or consent of department)

Modern Languages Teaching Subject Supporting Courses (30 hours required)

Choose ONE of the following emphasis areas:

1. French Emphasis (30 hours required)

Take all of the following:

FREN 200GS, Intermediate French I - 3 hours (Prereq: FREN 101 or equivalent)

FREN 201GS, Intermediate French II - 3 hours (Prereq: FREN 101 or equivalent)

FREN 205, Culture, Conversation, and Composition - 3 hours (Prereq: FREN 200 and FREN 201 or equivalent)

FREN 308, Advanced French Grammar - 3 hours (Prereq: FREN 201 or equivalent)

FREN 309, Foundations of Literacy - 3 hours (Prereq: FREN 201 or equivalent)

FREN 310, Cultural History I - 3 hours (Prereq: FREN 201 or equivalent)

FREN 311, Cultural History II - 3 hours (Prereq: FREN 201 or equivalent)

Take 9 hours from:

FREN 275, French Study Abroad II - 3-6 hours (Prereq: FREN 101 or equivalent)

FREN 276, French Study Abroad II - 3-6 hours (Prereq: FREN 101 or equivalent)

FREN 300-499

2. German Emphasis (30 hours required)

Take all of the following:

GERM 200GS, Intermediate German I - 3 hours (Prereq: GERM 101 or equivalent)

GERM 201GS, Intermediate German II - 3 hours (Prereq: GERM 101 or equivalent)

GERM 205GS, Culture, Conversation, and Composition - 3 hours (Prereq: GERM 200 or equivalent)

GERM 308, Advanced German Grammar - 3 hours (Prereq: GERM 201 or equivalent)

GERM 309, Foundations of Literacy - 3 hours (Prereq: GERM 201 or equivalent)

GERM 310, Cultural History I - 3 hours (Prereq: GERM 201 or equivalent)

GERM 311, Cultural History II - 3 hours (Prereq: GERM 201 or equivalent)

Take 9 hours from:

GERM 275, German Study Abroad II - 3-6 hours (Prereq: GERM 101 or equivalent)

GERM 276, German Study Abroad II - 3-6 hours (Prereq: GERM 101 or equivalent)

GERM 300-499

3. Spanish Emphasis (30 hours required)

Take all of the following:

SPAN 200GS, Intermediate Spanish I - 3 hours (Prereq: SPAN 101 or equivalent)

SPAN 201GS, Intermediate Spanish II - 3 hours (Prereq: SPAN 200GS or equivalent)

SPAN 205GS, Culture, Conversation, and Composition - 3 hours (Prereq: SPAN 201GS or equivalent or department permission)

SPAN 308, Advanced Spanish Grammar - 3 hours (Prereq: SPAN 205GS or equivalent)

SPAN 309, Foundations of Literacy - 3 hours (Prereq: SPAN 205GS or equivalent)

SPAN 310, Cultural History of Spain and Latin America I - 3 hours (Prereq or Coreq: SPAN 308 or SPAN 309)

SPAN 311, Cultural History of Spain and Latin America II - 3 hours (Prereq or Coreq: SPAN 308 or SPAN 309)

Take 9 hours from:

SPAN 275, Spanish Study Abroad II - 3-6 hours (Prereq: SPAN 101 or equivalent)

SPAN 276, Spanish Study Abroad II - 3-6 hours (Prereq: SPAN 101 or equivalent)

SPAN 300-499

Supplemental Endorsement in English as a Second Language

Students must complete one Teaching Subject Endorsement or one Field Endorsement in addition to this Supplemental Endorsement.

Minimum hours required for endorsement = 25

TESOL Requirements (25 hours required)

Take all of the following:

ENG 303, Introduction to Linguistics - 3 hours

FORL 470, TESOL - 3 hours

FORL 472, Foreign Language Pedagogy - 3 hours

SPCH 154GS, Cross-Cultural Communication - 3 hours

TE 327, Introduction to Language Minority Students - 2 hours

TE 328, Content Methods in English as a Second Language - 3 hours

TE 329, Educational Assessment of ESL Students - 3 hours

TE 336, Methods for Preschool and Kindergarten Classrooms - 3 hours

TE 342, Literacy Methods for the Preschool Teacher - 2 hours

Other Requirement (0-10 hours required)

Modern Languages - 0-10 hours

One year of another language or equivalence in a language other than a native language at University level (10 credit hours). Fall 1997 admission requirements will normally meet this expectation.