French, German and Spanish majors may opt to work toward teacher
certification in their field. For teacher certification, the
following steps must be completed:
- Student must complete the General Degree Requirements for the B.A.
or the B.S. degree.
- After completion of 40 credits, including the
French, German or Spanish 313-314 sequence, apply for
admission into the Professional
Education Program in your
language. Applications are accepted twice a year,
September 22 and February
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details on eligibility
requirements. The School of Education has additional
requirements, which you will receive when you declare your intent to
Well in advance of the application deadline you should
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- arrange through the Undergraduate Advising Office in the
School of Education to take required tests such as Speech and Hearing
Screening, Technology Requirement, the Watson-Barker Listening Test, and
the PPST, any other additional requirements and
- arrange to have a preliminary oral proficiency interview with
a faculty member in your language in the department if you were not
given one in the 313-314 sequence.
- Complete the teaching major in French, German, Spanish
or the teaching minor in French, German,
Spanish, including FLED 333 (offered spring semester
only) and an approved study abroad program.
- Take the required sequence of courses in the School of
Education to complete your certification program.
- To be eligible to student teach, you must
- maintain a GPA of 3.0 in all college-level courses in your
language including transfer courses and regardless of academic
- maintain an overall GPA of 2.75, as well as a 2.75 in Teacher
Certification courses and any other subject areas you are certifying;
- complete your residency abroad (or an alternative experience approved by the department), and
- pass the Oral Proficiency Interview with an Intermediate High rating and the state required content test in
Undergraduate Handbook available through the School of Education for more information).
- 6. Complete student teaching (FLED 398) and the foreign language
education seminar (FLED 400) satisfactorily, and submit an
acceptable electronic portfolio exemplifying your proficiency
related to the ten Wisconsin
Note: If you
completed a language major or minor at another college or university
and are seeking teacher certification through UW-Stevens Point, you will need to
pass oral and written proficiency tests in the language in order to be admitted to the Teacher Education Program.
If you are not rated intermediate high in both areas, you
will need to complete additional course work and possibly an
additional study abroad period in order to attain the intermediate
high rating and be eligible to student teach.
Admission to the Foreign Language
To be eligible for admission you must have
- completed 40 credits with a minimum overall GPA of 2.75 (including transfer credits)
- completed a minimum of 313 and 314 in your language, or the
- attained a 3.0 GPA in all college level courses in the
- 4. attained an "intermediate mid" rating in the oral
proficiency interview in the 313-314 course sequence or through
an interview arranged with a faculty member in your language.
Note: Transfer Students and those holding an
undergraduate degree from UW-Stevens Point or another accredited institution must
also apply for admission to the Foreign Language Education Program and
meet the minimum standards listed above
Procedure for Application
- You must apply to the School of Education for admission to the
Professional Education Program by either September 22 OR February 22.
The School of Education has additional requirements, which you will
receive when you declare your intent to teach:
Simultaneously, you must apply directly to the Department of Foreign Languages for admission in a separate procedure.
- Your application to the Department of Foreign Languages will take
the form of a portfolio, to be submitted to the department office (CCC
490) by one one of the following dates: September 22 or February 22.