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Teaching German B.A.A.

World Languages & Cultures
Education
College of Education and Human Service Professions
  • Program Type: Baccalaureate
  • Requirements for this program are current for Spring 2020
  • Required credits to graduate with this degree: 120
  • Required credits within the major: 72 to 88
  • Degree: Bachelor of Applied Arts
The bachelors of applied arts (B.A.A.) degree in teaching German prepares students to teach German (Grades K-12). The major aligns to the Minnesota Professional Educator Licensing and Standards Board (PELSB) standards for German in grades K-12 in Minnesota. The B.A.A. in teaching German is offered through the Department of Education, in conjunction with the Department of World Languages and Cultures. This major prepares students to teach German from kindergarten through grade 12. Note: Students pursuing both the BA and BAA degrees in German must satisfactorily complete 12 non-overlapping upper division credits of German electives beyond the requirements for both degrees.
Program Delivery
This program is available:
  • via classroom (the majority of instruction is face-to-face)
Admission Requirements
Students must complete 45 credits before admission to the program.
Freshman and transfer students are usually admitted to pre-major status before admission to this major.
A GPA above 2.0 is preferred for the following:
  • 2.50 already admitted to the degree-granting college
  • 2.50 transferring from another University of Minnesota college
  • 2.50 transferring from outside the University
Students entering the STEP (5-12 & K-12) licensure programs are bound by the policies in effect at the time of application; admission is based on criteria established by the UMD Dept. of Educ, consistent with MN policies as established by the MN Professional Educator Licensing and Standards Board (PELSB). Students must meet the admission requirements to the blocks. They can be found online at: https://z.umn.edu/stepapplication. Application for admission can be completed SPRING SEMESTER ONLY for FALL SEMESTER ENTRY INTO BLOCK 1.
For information about University of Minnesota admission requirements, visit the Office of Admissions website.
General Requirements
The Board of Regents, on recommendation of the faculty, grants degrees from the University of Minnesota. Requirements for an undergraduate degree from University of Minnesota Duluth include the following:
  1. Students must meet all course and credit requirements of the departments and colleges or schools in which they are enrolled including an advanced writing course. Students seeking two degrees must fulfill the requirements of both degrees. However, two degrees cannot be awarded for the same major.
  2. Students must complete all requirements of the Liberal Education Program.
  3. Students must complete a minimum of 120 semester credits.
  4. At least 30 semester credits must be earned through UMD, and 15 of the last 30 degree credits earned immediately before graduation must be awarded by UMD.
  5. Students must complete at least half of their courses at the 3xxx-level and higher at UMD. Study-abroad credits earned through courses taught by UM faculty and at institutions with which UMD has international exchange programs may be used to fulfill this requirement.
  6. If a minor is required, students must take at least three upper division credits in their minor field from UMD.
  7. For certificate programs, at least 3 upper-division credits that satisfy requirements for the certificate must be taken through UMD. If the program does not require upper division credits students must take at least one course from the certificate program from UMD.
  8. The minimum cumulative UM GPA required for graduation will be 2.00 and will include only University of Minnesota coursework. A minimum UM GPA of 2.00 is required in each UMD undergraduate major and minor. No academic unit may impose higher grade point standards to graduate.
  9. Diploma, transcripts, and certification will be withheld until all financial obligations to the University have been met.
Program Requirements
1. Students are expected to make satisfactory progress each semester, including grades of C- or better in all courses required in the major and successfully achieve all standards aligned with assignments in each course. 2. Maintain a minimum 2.5 cumulative and major GPA. 3. Demonstrate acceptable professional performance, including dispositions and teaching skills, in field placement; candidate proficiency is assessed throughout the teacher preparation courses by University faculty, University supervisors, and the cooperating teachers in all field experiences. The field experience assessment forms include knowledge, skills, and dispositions that are aligned to institutional and standards for all field experience. 4. Abide by the MN PELSB and UMD Dept. of Education Code of Ethics; and 5. Obtain an approved background check before being placed practicum, volunteering, or student teaching in schools and agencies. Students are required to obtain an approved background check every two years prior to placement in practicum, volunteering, or student teaching in schools and agencies. Proof of complete background check is required prior to any experience in public school and agency settings. Students are required to keep a printed copy of the background check to provide to the school or agency, if necessary. 6. Obtain personal liability insurance before being placed practicum, volunteering, or student teaching in schools and agencies. Students are required to have professional liability insurance purchased through the Education Minnesota Student Membership annually while they are completing field placement. Students can purchase the liability insurance online at: https://z.umn.edu/edmnstudentmembership. A paper copy of the liability insurance MUST be provided to the UMD Department of Education when signing the placement contract each term. 7. Seek out advising each term with assigned advisor throughout college career to ensure you are on track for program completion; and 8. Adhere to university policies regarding attendance. 9. Successfully complete an oral proficiency exam administered by the Department of World Languages and Cultures before student teaching. 10. In addition to the above expectations, students must abide by all university policies (http://d.umn.edu/academic-affairs/academic-policies). 11. Students are required to complete a program clearance process as part of the student teaching application to review their degree status with their advisor and the Accreditation office. Student teaching applications are due the 4th Friday of the semester. Learn more online at: https://z.umn.edu/studentteach. Students must have grades of C- or better in all required courses, and meet the required GPA in the major to be eligible for student teaching. 12. Recommendation for licensure are based on successful completion of all program-related courses; demonstration of satisfactory outcomes required by the program; acceptable performance in field experiences, including student teaching (including final student teaching assessments); submission of the edTPA, completion of UMD Dept. of Education graduate exit survey, and successful completion of all tests required by PELSB. 13. Study abroad is essential for success in learning German. 14. Students are required to have professional liability insurance purchased through the Education Minnesota Student Membership annually while they are completing field placement. Students can purchase the liability insurance online at: https://z.umn.edu/edmnstudentmembership. A paper copy of the liability insurance MUST be provided to the UMD Department of Education when signing the placement contract each term. 15. Students pursuing both the BA and BAA degrees in German must satisfactorily complete 12 non-overlapping upper division credits of German electives beyond the requirements for both degrees.
Introductory Course (1 cr)
This course will be waived for transfer students with 24 credits taken post high school or students who change to CEHSP from a collegiate unit where it is not required. Register course for one credit.
UST 1000 - UMD Seminar (1.0-2.0 cr)
Lower Division Requirements (3-19 cr)
Students may be exempted from part of the lower division requirements if they have previously completed German language coursework. Dept of World Languages and Cultures determines exemptions based on acceptance of transfer credits and work done in secondary school. Exemption does not necessarily carry credits towards the 120 credits needed for graduation. It is recommended students take LING 1811 for Liberal Education Logic and Quantitative Reasoning.
EDUC 1101 - Education in Modern Society [LE CAT7, HUMANITIES] (3.0 cr)
GER 1101 - Beginning German I [LE CAT3, COMM & LAN] (4.0 cr)
GER 1102 - Beginning German II [LE CAT3, COMM & LAN] (4.0 cr)
GER 1201 - Intermediate German I [LE CAT3, COMM & LAN] (4.0 cr)
GER 1202 - Intermediate German II [LE CAT3, LEIP CAT03, COMM & LAN] (4.0 cr)
Upper Division Requirements (29 cr)
Some of the upper division German courses may be transferred from another college or earned abroad, but at least two courses must be taken at University of Minnesota, Duluth. By the second semester, sophomore year students start upper division major courses and plan for application to the secondary teacher education program (STEP).
EDUC 3412 - The Computer in Education (4.0 cr)
HLTH 3202 - Drug Education (2.0 cr)
WRIT 3140 - Advanced Writing: Human Services (3.0 cr)
Take 20 or more credit(s) from the following:
· GER 3302 - Advanced Composition and Conversation [COMM & LAN] (4.0 cr)
· GER 3401 - Texts and Contexts in German Speaking World [HUMANITIES] (4.0 cr)
· GER 3403 - Page and Stage: German Theater and Performance [FINE ARTS] (4.0 cr)
· GER 3407 - Sustainability in German-speaking Cultures [SUSTAIN] (4.0 cr)
· GER 3601 - German Studies I: Knights to Nationalisms [HUMANITIES] (4.0 cr)
· GER 3602 - German Studies II: From the Rise of the Reich to the Fall of the Wall [HUMANITIES] (4.0 cr)
· GER 4302 - German Women Writers and Filmmakers [HUMANITIES] (4.0 cr)
· GER 4305 - German Cinema [HUMANITIES] (4.0 cr)
· GER 4404 - Contemporary Germany [HUMANITIES, GLOBAL PER] (4.0 cr)
· GER 4502 - German Modernisms: From Vienna to Berlin [HUMANITIES] (4.0 cr)
· Any upper division GER courses may be taken with advisor approval prior to enrollment.
Block Requirements (39 cr)
Application for admission to the blocks is preferred to be completed spring semester for fall semester admission. Application for admission to the blocks must be submitted by the 6th Friday of the semester. Applications are available from the Department of Education website.
Block 1 (12 cr)
Typically, all courses must be taken concurrently (alternate schedules by program consent). Students must have personal liability insurance and approved background check while in field placement settings. Consult advisor for additional upper division German course.
EDSE 4204 - Designing Learning Environments and Lessons (3.0 cr)
EDSE 4100 - Teaching in a Diverse Society (3.0 cr)
EDSE 4501 - Adolescent/Adult Development and Learning Theory (3.0 cr)
SPED 3415 - Special Education in the Secondary School (3.0 cr)
Block 2 (14 cr)
All courses must be taken concurrently. Liability insurance & approved background check must be complete. Application for student teaching due 4th Friday of this semester. Address Program Clearance with advisor. Block 2, take MTLE Content exams. At the end of Block 2, prior to starting Block 3, take MTLE Pedagogy exams. Consult advisor for additional upper division German courses. Oral Proficiency Exam must be completed prior to student teaching. EDUC 4040 offered spring semester only.
EDSE 3206 - Apprenticeship: Secondary School (2.0 cr)
EDSE 4214 - Teaching Content-Area Reading (2.0 cr)
EDSE 4525 - Assessment for Secondary Education (3.0 cr)
EDUC 4040 - World Language Teaching Methods (4.0 cr)
EDUC 4381 - Teaching Indigenous Students (3.0 cr)
Block 3 (13 cr)
Take all courses concurrently. Oral Proficiency Exam must be completed prior to student teaching. Liability insurance & approved background check must be complete. Students must have grades of C- or better in all required courses, meet the required GPA in the major, and complete at least 85% of teaching major courses to student teach. Students must register for EDSE 4600 for 12 credits. Students must complete and submit the edTPA for scoring as outlined in the course requirements of EDSE 4600.
EDSE 4600 - Student Teaching (3.0-24.0 cr)
EDUC 4500 - Professional Issues and Ethics (1.0 cr)
Oral Proficiency Exam
Students must successfully complete an oral proficiency exam administered by the Department of World Languages and Cultures before student teaching.
 
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UST 1000 - UMD Seminar
Credits: 1.0 -2.0 [max 2.0]
Course Equivalencies: 02403 - EHS 1000/UST 1000
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Facilitates the successful transition into college learning and student life at UMD. Credit will not be granted if already received for EHS 1000.
EDUC 1101 - Education in Modern Society (LE CAT7, HUMANITIES)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Survey of educational institutions and practices used in different sectors of society. Historical and philosophical foundations of American education.
GER 1101 - Beginning German I (LE CAT3, COMM & LAN)
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
Communicative course for students with little or no previous study of German. Cultivation of the four modalities of language acquisition (speaking, listening, reading, writing). Development of intercultural competency. Taught primarily in German. prereq: Little or no prior formal study of this language, or instructor consent
GER 1102 - Beginning German II (LE CAT3, COMM & LAN)
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Spring
Communicative course for students with limited previous study of German. Cultivation of the four modalities of language acquisition (speaking, listening, reading, writing). Development of intercultural competency. Taught primarily in German. prereq: 1-2 years high school German or 1101 or instructor consent
GER 1201 - Intermediate German I (LE CAT3, COMM & LAN)
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
Consolidation and enrichment of previously acquired abilities in four modalities (speaking, listening, reading, writing), set within contemporary culture of German-speaking societies. Further development of intercultural competency. Taught in German. prereq: 3-4 years high school German or 1102 or instructor consent
GER 1202 - Intermediate German II (LE CAT3, LEIP CAT03, COMM & LAN)
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Spring
Consolidation and enrichment of previously acquired abilities in four modalities (speaking, listening, reading, writing), set within contemporary culture of German-speaking societies. Further development of intercultural competency. Taught in German. prereq: 4 years high school German or 1201 or instructor consent
EDUC 3412 - The Computer in Education
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Introduction to computer use in instructional settings. PC and Mac platforms. Develops basic skills using software commonly used by educators. Teaching strategies using computer-based instruction.
HLTH 3202 - Drug Education
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Physiological and psychological effects of alcohol, tobacco, and other drugs. Survey of societal causes and effects of drug use and abuse. Reasons and pressures for drug use by students. Appraisal and assessment of teacher's role in education, intervention, and treatment of drug abuse. Minimum 30 credits, for students seeking and admitted to the STEP (Secondary Teaching Education program), Public Health or Pre-Public Health or Physical Education or Exercise Science or Communication Sciences and Disorders major, or Public Health minor, or instructor consent.
WRIT 3140 - Advanced Writing: Human Services
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Study and practice of writing tasks in education as well as other fields related to the human service professions. Designed to prepare students to master their use of Edited Standard Written English while producing professional documents, including a major research project with an oral presentation. Assignments focus on audience, purpose, and the process of writing as they relate to the workplace. pre-req: 1) WRIT 1120 or MNTC completed 2) minimum 60 credits earned
GER 3302 - Advanced Composition and Conversation (COMM & LAN)
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Spring
Refines students' skills in oral and written expression within cultural context. Further emphasis on formal oral and aural communication skills: vocabulary building; enhancement of reading skills; advanced grammar. prereq: 1202 or 2301 with grade of C or higher or instructor consent
GER 3401 - Texts and Contexts in German Speaking World (HUMANITIES)
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
Techniques and tools for understanding and writing about German poetry, fiction, and drama both as literary texts and as cultural testimony. Emphasis on class discussion and writing. Taught in German. prereq: 1202 or 2301 with grade of C or higher or instructor consent
GER 3403 - Page and Stage: German Theater and Performance (FINE ARTS)
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Introduction to basic theories of drama and performance, survey of major German dramatists and current stage practices in Germany. Emphasis on class discussion and interpretive reading in German, with critical essays in German. Taught in German. prereq: 1202 or 2301 with a grade of C or higher or instructor consent
GER 3407 - Sustainability in German-speaking Cultures (SUSTAIN)
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Fall
This course offers the opportunity to learn about the discourses and cultures of sustainability in German-speaking countries. In this course you will be able to study several examples of successful sustainable development. Successful development in German-speaking countries has been possible due to several factors, including the coordination of economic strategies, grass roots community-based support, and dexterity in governmental organization. While the conditions of these successes are still being studied, this course engages students by exploring lessons learned from German-speaking countries and their approaches to sustainability. The answers to the questions we ask in this course will contribute to the discourse on sustainable development for years to come. You will also have the opportunity to familiarize yourself with relevant vocabulary and communication strategies, learn how policymaking in German-speaking countries balances the interests of several stakeholders, and reflect on the larger cultural background of valuable sustainable practices. (Taught in German.) pre-req: 1202 or 2301 with a grade of C or higher or instructor consent
GER 3601 - German Studies I: Knights to Nationalisms (HUMANITIES)
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Fall Odd Year
Introduces students to Germanic history, culture and literature from third century until 1848. Taught in German. prereq: 1202 or 2301 with a grade of C or instructor consent
GER 3602 - German Studies II: From the Rise of the Reich to the Fall of the Wall (HUMANITIES)
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Spring Odd Year
Introduces students to the methods of German Studies, as well as to Germanic history, culture, and literature from the mid-19th to the 21st century. Topics may include: Germany as a nation state; National Socialist rise to power; the Weimar Republic; body culture; exile(s) and exile literature; the city as metropolis; womens movements and womens rights; mass culture; the industrial revolution; education and education reforms; (N)Ostalgia, Wendeliteratur; terrorism; the establishment and influence of green party politics. Taught in German. pre-req: 1202 or 2301 with a grade of C or higher or instructor consent.
GER 4302 - German Women Writers and Filmmakers (HUMANITIES)
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
Analysis of German written and visual texts and exploration of women's oppression within repressive political systems as well as Western democracies; women's exploration of their selves; and the question of whether there is a "female writing". Conducted in German. prereq: 1202 or 2301 or instructor consent; no grad credit
GER 4305 - German Cinema (HUMANITIES)
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
An introduction to the history of German cinema and to film analysis with a focus on the relationship among German film, history, literature, culture, and politics. The course will examine representative works from various cinematic periods. Taught in German. prereq: 1202 or 2301 with a grade of C or higher or instructor consent; no grad credit
GER 4404 - Contemporary Germany (HUMANITIES, GLOBAL PER)
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Civilization, culture, and politics of Germany and German-speaking countries since 1945. Research term paper in German. prereq: 1202 or 2301 with a grade of C or higher or equivalent or instructor consent; no grad credit
GER 4502 - German Modernisms: From Vienna to Berlin (HUMANITIES)
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Fall Even Year
Focuses on the literature and culture of the two major centers in German modernisms: fin de sicle Vienna and Weimar Berlin. Both cities were the site of intellectual and aesthetic upheavals that challenged traditional notions of the subject, representation, class, gender, and technology. Examines major thinkers, writers, artists, and movements in German speaking areas between 1890 and 1933. Taught in German. prereq: 1202 or 2301 with a grade of C or higher or instructor consent; no grad credit
EDSE 4204 - Designing Learning Environments and Lessons
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
The characteristics of effective teachers, various developmentally appropriate teaching strategies, design of lessons using Universal Backward Design framework, designing effective learning environments, goals and action plans, site data, collaboratively review of student work, collaborative planning, integrated and exploratory curriculum, content standards, teaching with technology, observation skills and teacher readiness will be presented with integration and analysis of materials. prereq: Admission to EdSe program; no grad credit
EDSE 4100 - Teaching in a Diverse Society
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Examination of cultural differences; planning instruction to accommodate individual differences in race, gender, ethnic background, cultural background, and physical and mental development; Including the diverse needs of learners in middle school and secondary school settings; integrated and exploratory curriculum, utilization of technology, community resources, structured service learning and humanizing classroom environments and classroom management procedures. prereq: Admission to EdSe program
EDSE 4501 - Adolescent/Adult Development and Learning Theory
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Principles of psychology applied to teaching; examination of adolescent growth and development; classroom management. prereq: Admission to EdSe program; no grad credit
SPED 3415 - Special Education in the Secondary School
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Exploration of topics in exceptionality for pre-service secondary education majors. Topics include universal design, instructional strategies, characteristics of students, special education law, and differentiated instruction.
EDSE 3206 - Apprenticeship: Secondary School
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Fifty hours of experience in a high school, including observing, teaching, tutoring, working with individual students and small groups. Focuses on classroom management, multicultural education, and students with special needs. Weekly seminar. prereq: Admission to EdSe program, must be taken either after or concurrently with EDSE 3204
EDSE 4214 - Teaching Content-Area Reading
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Course Equivalencies: 00331 - EdSe 5215/4214/4212/4215
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Teaching reading within 5-12 content-area courses as pedagogy for improving literacy. Developing an understanding of the brain, cognition, and reading. Exploration of stages of literacy, methods for promoting reading, and strategies for improving comprehension. Lesson planning for content-area reading. Diverse learners and critical literacy in the content-area classroom.
EDSE 4525 - Assessment for Secondary Education
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
An exploration of topics in responsive and responsible assessment of student learning. Topics include types and appropriate uses of classroom assessment strategies, large-scale and high stakes testing, backwards design, rubrics, checklists, and other evaluative tools and techniques. prereq: instructor consent; no grad credit
EDUC 4040 - World Language Teaching Methods
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01899
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Spring
This course prepares teacher candidates with the necessary information, resources, and skill to become teachers of world languages in K-12. Content focus will include various teaching methods and approaches, fundamentals of language learning, and program components such as assessment, proficiency, and language standards. Students will develop their skills in planning and implementing language programs through lesson and unit planning, and micro-teaching experience. prereq: FR 2301 or GER 2301 or SPAN 2301 or equivalent, admission to EdSe program or instructor consent; grad credit; credit will not be granted if already received for LANG 4044
EDUC 4381 - Teaching Indigenous Students
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Survey of contemporary and historical Indian education; evaluation of attitudes toward Indian students: direct interaction with Indian parents and students; development of culturally sensitive teaching plans; specific cultural characteristics of indigenous groups; examination of American Indian outcomes. prereq: EDSE 4100 or Admission to IESE program and successful completion of Blocks One and Two courses and associated field experiences, no grad credit; credit will not be granted if already received credit for EDUC 5381.
EDSE 4600 - Student Teaching
Credits: 3.0 -24.0 [max 24.0]
Grading Basis: S-N or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Supervised practicum in secondary or middle school under direction of licensed teacher. Demonstration of subject matter, teaching competence, and potential for future improvement. Maximum number of 12 credits per semester. prereq: 4100, 4501, appropriate methods course; no grad credit
EDUC 4500 - Professional Issues and Ethics
Credits: 1.0 [max 1.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Provides an overview of several topics affecting practicing teachers including: employment preparation (resume, cover letter, interviewing skills), licensure application, professional organizations, professional codes of ethics, and district procedures. Offered concurrent with student teaching in order to provide options for discussion during practica. prereq: Admission to the elementary education program, successful completion of courses in block one and block two, no grad credit