Along with specific requirements for any major, all students in the Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Science degree programs must meet all general education and graduation requirements under a single catalog.

 Coordinator, Clinton S. Shaffer

German Studies Secondary Education required courses include:

Major Requirements
GERM 341Contemporary German Culture and Mores4
GERM 342Contemporary German Culture: Politics, Economics, and Current Events4
Study Abroad
Option 1:
GERM 343German Cultural Identity from Charlemagne to the Berlin Republic (summer Wheaton on Germany program)4
GERM 496Internship2,4
Option 2: (equivalent semester abroad program)
GERM 338Advanced German in Germany4
GERM 489Special Topics (offered only in Germany)2-4
Additional Requirements
GERM 351Topics in German Literature4
or GERM 361 Topics in German Language and Cultural Studies
GERM 371Methods of Teaching Foreign Languages4
Senior Capstone Experience4
Senior Seminar (Section 1 or 2)
Select 4 credit hours of upper-division GERM courses or4
4 credit hours from the German Studies electives courses listed on the German Studies major page:

While a full semester in a German-speaking country is highly recommended, the study abroad requirement for German Studies majors with a secondary education focus will be considered met via the summer Wheaton in Germany program (GERM 343) followed by a four-week internship in Berlin (GERM 496) as noted above. Students must also achieve at least an 'Intermediate-High' rating on an ACTFL Oral Proficiency Interview (OPI), taken upon returning from their study abroad experience or as recommended by advisor. Please consult the Education Department for a list of Education courses and general education courses required for teaching licensure.