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University of Tennessee, Knoxville    
 
    
 
  Sep 24, 2017
 
2017-2018 Undergraduate Catalog

World Language Education Minor


Students interested in becoming PreK-12 World Language teachers typically earn a Bachelor of Arts degree in the College of Arts and Sciences with a major in a world language (e.g., French, German, Latin, Spanish). As part of their degree, they should take literature, advanced grammar and composition classes in the language licensure area, and conversation and phonetics classes (for modern languages). While completing requirements for the baccalaureate degree, modern language students must matriculate a study abroad semester (minimum requirement) to be eligible for the Board of Admissions interview and admission to the Teacher Education Program.

Maintaining Good Academic Standing in Teacher Education

To maintain good standing in the Teacher Education Program and to qualify for a degree and/or licensure as a teacher, students must perform adequately both in the university classroom and in the school(s). Students must maintain a minimum 2.7 cumulative GPA, establish and maintain a minimum 2.5 GPA in their major, and maintain a minimum 2.8 GPA (course grade C or higher required) in professional education courses.

Complete information on the teacher licensure program is available through the College of Education, Health, and Human Sciences' website (http://cehhs.utk.edu/), the college's Office of Student Services – Bailey Education Complex, A332, or from teaching area faculty.

Post-Baccalaureate Professional Year (24 graduate hours)


The following courses are taken during the post-baccalaureate professional year. Students must apply to and be admitted by the Graduate School prior to registration. Teacher licensure is granted at the successful completion of the professional year; 12 additional hours may be taken to complete the master's degree. For details, see the Graduate Catalog.