May 31, 2020  
2016-2017 Undergraduate Catalog (as of 03-10-17) 
2016-2017 Undergraduate Catalog (as of 03-10-17) [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

German, Teacher Education Program (Grades PK-12), B.A.

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Degree: Bachelor of Arts
Credit Hours: 27+

Courses within this major may also satisfy general education requirements. Please consult the Liberal Arts and Sciences General Education Requirements  for more information.

German Teacher Education Program (Grades PK-12)

Students interested in teacher licensure in foreign language must complete both the German major and the foreign language education major requirements. See the School of Education, Health and Human Performance section of this catalog for a listing of the required foreign language education major courses.

After declaration of a major in German, students interested in teacher licensure in foreign language must meet with the director of the Office of Student Services and Credentialing, School of Education, Health, and Human Performance, 843-953-5613. Students must take EDFS 201  during their sophomore year and apply for acceptance into this program preferably by the second semester of their sophomore year. In addition to meeting with an assigned advisor in German, candidates in all languages must meet with Dr. Shawn Morrison, 404 J.C. Long Building,, for additional information as soon as possible. Requirements include:

  • admission to and successful completion of the approved Teacher Education Program
  • passing score on PRAXIS II World Language Test in German
  • passing score on the Praxis II Principles of Learning and Teaching Test
  • a rating of Advanced Low in German on the official OPI test
  • and the successful completion of the content major in German, with its specific GPA requirements (see below).

In order to be admitted to the Clinical Internship (EDFS 460 ), candidates must have met the following requirements:

  • Completion of all German course requirements for the German major in Education*.
  • 2.500 GPA in German courses
  • 3.000 GPA in EDFS courses
  • 2.750 overall GPA
  • *The State of South Carolina requires 30 credit hours above the 202 level in a major for licensure.

When declaring teacher licensure in German through the Program of Study Management System (POSM), students must first select “Declare or Add a Major” and then “Foreign Language Education” from the major list. Once this selection is made, a second menu box will appear with a list of the associated majors. Select the German major and follow the on-screen instructions.


Majors in German are required to take a proficiency exam during their last year prior to graduation. Information about the nature of the exam and the schedule for each semester is available in the department and on its website.

Foreign Language Education Major

Required Courses


*EDFS 201  is a prerequisite for all other education courses with a grade of C or higher.

**Students must enroll in the Secondary sections for each of the courses marked with a double asterisk. This requires meeting with your education advisor and completing the registration form. Each course requires a school-based field experience. Students will need a 3-hour block of time per week between the hours of 7 a.m. and 2 p.m. Monday through Friday to complete each school-based experience.

Minimum education GPA of 3.000 is required.

Clinical Practice Internship Requirement

Students seeking recommendation for South Carolina licensure in Foreign Language Education must complete the program of study above and meet the admission, retention, and exit requirements of the program and the School of Education, Health, and Human Performance. Recommendation to the South Carolina Department of Education for licensure in South Carolina is contingent upon successful completion of Clinical Practice and achievement of passing scores on the necessary Praxis II test(s) and the Oral Proficiency Interview (OPI) for recommendation (please note that the OPI is not required for students majoring in Classics seeking Latin licensure).


*Candidates must complete all education requirements and all requirements for their language education cognate major prior to beginning the internship. See the requirements for each language education cognate major.

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