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Why Pursue a German Specialization with a Professional Education Minor at APSU?

If you wish to teach, major in a foreign language and minor in professional education. Pair your study of foreign language with a major or minor in business to prepare to work abroad or for an international company.

You can expand your career opportunities by taking two years of foreign language and/or participating in a study abroad program. Foreign language requirements are included in our Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) programs, and international studies programs are available to all student.


Foreign Language, BA
German Specialization
with Professional Education Minor
*Sample Four Year Plan

First Year Fall Semester
SCH
First Year Spring Semester
SCH
APSU 1000-Transition to the University 1 ENGL 1020-English Composition II 3
ENGL 1010-English Composition I 3 MATH 1010-Mathematical Thought & Practice 3
GERM 2010-Intermediate German 4 Social and Behavioral Sciences Core 3
COMM 1010-Fundamentals of Public Speaking 3 Humanities and/or Fine Arts Corse 3
Humanities and/or Fine Arts Core 3 GERM 2020-Intermediate German 3
TOTAL SCH 13 TOTAL SCH 15
Second Year Fall Semester
SCH
Second Year Spring Semester
SCH
ENGL 2030-Traditions in World Literature 3 GERM 3220-Phonetics and Conversation in German 3
Natural Sciences w/ lab Core 4 Natural Sciences w/ lab Core 4
GERM 3210-Advanced Composition in German 3 History Core 3
**EDUC 2100-Foundation of Education 3 EDUC 3040-Instructional Technology 3
History Core 3    
TOTAL SCH 16 TOTAL SCH 13
Third Year Fall Semester
SCH
Third Year Spring Semester
SCH
German Elective-Group 2 Selection 3 German Elective-Group 2 Selection 3
German Elective-Group 3 Selection 3 German Elective-Group 3 Selection 3
**EDUC 3070-Instructional Strategies 3 Foreign Language Selection (Group I) - other than German 4
Foreign Language Selection (Group I) - other than German 4 Social and Behavioral Sciences Core 3
~GERM 3040-Study Abroad Program
(if you complete on a 6 hr Study Abroad, you must complete an 1 hr elective)
6-8 EDUC 4270-Evaluation and Assessment 3
TOTAL SCH 19-21 TOTAL SCH 16
Fourth Year Fall Semester
Residency I
SCH
Fourth Year Spring Semester
Residency II
SCH
**EDUC 4080-Classroom Management 3 **EDUC 4610-Student Teaching: 7-8 5
EDUC 4160-Teaching Diversity 3 **EDUC 4710-Student Teaching: 9-12 5
LING 4400-Teaching Foreign Languages in a Secondary School 3 EDUC 4950-Seminar 2
EDUC 4440-Theories of Learning 3    
SPED 3000-Intro to Special Education 3    
       
TOTAL SCH 15 TOTAL SCH 12
    Total Student Credit Hours for Degree 120

 

*For this degree a student must complete a total of 39 upper division (3000-4999) credit hours.

Note: Students seeking licensure for teaching grades 7-12 in Tennessee must also take one study abroad
course – GERM 3040 (6-8) for German licensure: or present evidence of acceptable intensive experience
abroad in the target language.


Professional Education Minor is required for the is major
** Course requires field experience; Residency I requires 5 weeks in schools, Residency II requires 15 weeks in schools. Praxis II Required Testing: Test Code 5624 (7-12) Principles of Learning and Teaching (minimum score 155) and Test Code 5183 German: World Languages (minimum score 157).