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German Education Grades K-12, P.B.C.

In addition to the Certification-Only Program requirements, you must pass all required courses, pass the Praxis World Languages Pedagogy (5841) and successfully complete the academic internship or the teacher residency to receive certification from the Louisiana Department of Education.

Professional Education Course Requirements (27 cr. hrs.)

A minimum of 9 credit hours is required prior to the academic internship or the teacher residency. No final grade below “C” accepted for any professional education or specialized academic education course required for this certification. Any course substitutions must be approved by the Office of Student Services.

Summer Semester (9 cr. hrs.)

  • EDCI 427: Teaching in a Diverse Society
  • EDFL 456: Classroom Assessment
  • IRED 320: Technology in Education

Fall Semester (9 cr. hrs.)

  • EDCI 450: Classroom Management and Instructional Design for Secondary Teachers
  • EDCI 463: Secondary School Foreign Language Methods
  • EDCI 485: Internship for Alternate Certification Candidates I - 60% (18 hrs. per week)
    NOTE: All candidates seeking initial teacher certification in German Education are required to complete assignments in EDCI 485 in both an elementary school setting and a secondary (middle or high) school setting.

Spring Semester (9 cr. hrs.)

  • READ 410: Teaching Content Literacy in Middle/Secondary School
  • SPED 391: Foundations of Inclusive Education
  • EDCI 487: Internship for Alternate Certification Candidates II - 80% (24 hrs. per week)
    NOTE: All candidates seeking initial teacher certification in German Education are required to complete assignments in EDCI 487 in both an elementary school setting and a secondary (middle or high) school setting.

Academic Internship or Teacher Residency

You must complete 6 credit hours of either the academic internship or the teacher residency as part of the Certification-Only Program requirements. The academic internship or the teacher residency must be completed in two consecutive semesters as required by the Louisiana Department of Education. The Praxis World Language Pedagogy (5841) and 9 credit hours of course work must be passed prior to registering for the academic internship or the teacher residency. Visit ETS-Registration, Test Centers, and Dates to register for the Praxis World Language Pedagogy.

You do not have to complete the academic internship or the teacher residency if you have accumulated three years of successful experience in an approved Louisiana school in the area(s) of certification. Your three years of teaching experience can be used by the Louisiana Department of Education in lieu of the academic internship or the teacher residency portion of the program. Experience accumulated by elementary education certification candidates must be in core content areas at appropriate grade levels. The Office of Teacher Clinical Experiences (OTCE) will verify that you have been teaching for at least 3 years in the area you are seeking certification.

Academic Internship

If the Louisiana Department of Education issued you a Practitioner’s License 2 (PL2) and you have 0-2 years of teaching experience in your certification area, you may be eligible for the academic internship. The academic internship begins only in the fall semester and is one full school year, or two consecutive semesters. The academic internship must be completed in two consecutive semesters as required by the Louisiana Department of Education. Candidates are required to register for EDCI 485 (3 cr. hrs.) in the fall semester and EDCI 487 (3 cr. hrs.) in the spring semester.

The approval to enroll in the academic internship will be given by the Director of the Office of Teacher Clinical Experiences. Upon approval, it is your responsibility to register for the appropriate course and pay the fees for the required course.

NOTE: All candidates seeking initial teacher certification in German Education are required to complete assignments in EDCI 485 and EDCI 487 in both an elementary school setting and a secondary (middle or high) school setting.

To enroll in the academic internship, you must meet the following requirements in addition to the requirements for admission into the Certification-Only Program:

  • You must submit a copy of the contract from the school system in which you are teaching, or you must submit a letter (on school letterhead) from the principal verifying at least one year of full-time employment relevant to your certification area during enrollment in the program. NOTE: The letter from the principal must specifically state the subject area and grade level you are currently teaching. Once the documentation provided has been verified, the Office of Teacher Clinical Experiences will send an assigned university supervisor at least 4-5 times to the school where you are teaching to evaluate your teaching during the academic internship.
  • You must submit a copy of your current teaching schedule.
  • You must submit copies of your passing scores for the Praxis Series Test-the Principles of Learning and Teaching (PLT).
  • You must pass all courses required by the prescription with a "C" or better.
  • You must have at least a 2.5 overall cumulative grade point average.
  • You must have the VIA coursework requirements completed and passed.
  • You must submit a fully completed the academic internship application packet to the Office of Teacher Clinical Experiences.

Teacher Residency

You must complete the teacher residency if you currently do not have a teaching job. The teacher residency is a year-long residency which consist of  EDCI 485 (3 cr. hrs.) in the fall semester and EDCI 487 (3 cr. hrs.) in the spring semester. The teacher residency must be completed in two consecutive semesters as required by the Louisiana Department of Education.

The approval to enroll for the teacher residency will be given by the Director of the Office of Teacher Clinical Experiences. Upon approval, it is your responsibility to register for the appropriate course and pay the fees for the required courses. The Director of the Office of Teacher Clinical Experiences will assign you to a school based on your certification area. Candidates will complete Residency I and Residency II under the supervision of the cooperating teacher at the assigned school. In addition, the Director of the Office of Teacher Clinical Experiences will send an assigned university supervisor to the school to evaluate your teaching.

NOTE: All candidates seeking teacher certification in German Education are required to complete assignments in EDCI 485 and EDCI 487 in both an elementary school setting and a secondary (middle or high) school setting.

To enroll in the teacher residency, you must meet the following requirements in addition to the requirements for admission into the Certification-Only Program:

  • You must submit copies of your passing scores for the Praxis Series Test-the Principles of Learning and Teaching (PLT).
  • You must pass all courses required by the prescription with a "C" or better.
  • You must have at least a 2.5 overall cumulative grade point average.
  • You must have the VIA coursework requirements completed and passed.
  • You must submit proof of affiliation with a professional educational organization offering education liability insurance, such as A+PEL, LAE, LAHPERD, Kappa Delta Pi, etc. Visit Organizations and Associations for more information.
  • You must submit a fully completed teacher residency application online.