Licensure for Teaching

Licensure for Teaching

Licensure for Teaching English

Students who wish to pursue the Virginia College Professional Certificate with endorsement to teach English in secondary grades 6-12 must complete Liberal Arts Core courses and courses for the English major, professional studies courses, the teaching internship, and meet requirements for admission and retention in the UVa-Wise Teacher Education Program (TEP). Students must have a GPA of at least 3.0 in 3000-level or above courses in the major to receive a departmental recommendation to the TEP. Changing state requirements may alter this course list. The student should check with the Director of Teacher Education on a regular basis.

Licensure for Teaching a Foreign Language in Pre-K-12

Students who wish to pursue certification to teach a foreign language at the Pre-K-12 level must meet the requirements for admission and retention in the Teacher Education Program. In addition to the required courses in foreign language, the student must take the professional studies requirements for secondary grades 6-12. Students must have a GPA of at least 3.0 in 3000-level or above courses in the major to receive departmental recommendation to the Teacher Education Program.

The applicant seeking an endorsement in a modern foreign language for Pre-K-12 shall complete a major or its equivalent in a modern foreign language, including a minimum of 24 credit hours of language course work above the intermediate level. Endorsement in a second foreign language may be obtained with 24 credit hours of course work above the intermediate level.

A. Option One — First endorsement: 24 credit hours. Experiences shall include course work in advanced grammar and composition, conversation, culture and civilization, and literature.

B. Option Two — Added endorsement in a second modern foreign language: 24 credit hours. Experiences shall include course work in advanced grammar and composition, conversation, culture and civilization, and literature.

FRENCH — Specific content courses required for teacher certification in French include FRE 1010 or 1110, FRE 1020 or 1120, or FRE 1030, FRE 2010, and FRE 2020. Twenty-four hours of upper- division courses must include FRE 3010, FRE 3210, LAN 3820, plus 15 credit hours of upper- division courses in French literature, language or civilization.

SPANISH — Specific content courses required for teacher certification in Spanish include SPA 1010, SPA 1020, or SPA 1030, SPA 2010, and SPA 2020. Twenty-four hours of upper-division courses must include SPA 3010 or 3000, SPA 3210, SPA 3270, and LAN 3820, plus any 12 credit hours of upper-division course work in Spanish literature and civilization.

GERMAN — Specific content courses required for teacher certification in German include GER 1010 or 1110, GER 1020 or 1120, GER 2010 and GER 2020. Twenty-four hours of upper-division courses must include GER 3010, GER 3210, LAN 3820, plus any 15 credit hours of upper-division course work in German literature or language.