In this program, efforts are made to accommodate needs of students who simultaneously pursue a major in Business, Engineering, or a certificate in Travel and Tourism.
One year of intermediate German or equivalent. Students who have completed sufficient high-school German may take upper-division courses as soon as lower-division requirements have been met. Native speakers of German may not enroll for credit in 101A/B or 201A/B.
Upper Division (minimum 33 units, 36 for Single Subject):
Completion of the German major (plus 3 additional units) meets the subject matter competence requirement for the Single Subject Preliminary Credential in German. Prospective students should consult the undergraduate German Advisor and the Languages Other Than English (LOTE) Program Advisor early to plan their program.
In addition to meeting the subject matter competence requirement for the Preliminary Credential, prospective teachers of German are also required to complete 44 units of professional preparation in the Single Subject Credential Program, including student teaching. Students may begin the professional preparation courses as early as the junior year. With careful planning, it is possible to complete all of the credential program courses, except for student teaching, as an undergraduate. Courses may also be completed as post-baccalaureate student. Refer to the Single Subject Teacher Education section of this Catalog or the Single Subject Credential Program website (www.ced.csulb.edu/single-subject) for a description of the professional preparation requirements, courses, and application procedures.
The German Subject Matter Program is being revised to meet new state standards. When the revised program has been approved by the Commission on Teacher Credentialing, the new course requirements will be in effect and supersede current requirements.
The same as for the B.A.
A minimum of 20 upper division units. The Minor in German is available to any non-German major.
Students are encouraged to study at German-speaking universities and assist with overseas study plans. For graduate students interested in multimedia teaching technology, the program provides special projects and practical opportunities. Teaching Assistantships are available.
Advancement to Candidacy
Advancement to Candidacy should take place upon completion of at least six units, preferably no more than nine units applicable to the program, with at least a 3.0 GPA.
The candidate may file for advancement to candidacy only after she/he has filed a transcript of credits or a change-of-objective form, completed the prerequisites, and fulfillment of the Graduation Writing Assessment Requirement (GWAR).
The student graduate program must be approved by the graduate advisor, departmental committee, and the College of Liberal Arts Associate Dean of Graduate Studies.