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Undergraduate Programs

Single Subject Teaching Credential, German (code 153)

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 ( 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.

Plus take the following courses:

  • GERM 303 German Phonetics (or equivalent) (3)
  • GERM 410 History and Stories: German Civilization (or equivalent) (3)