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World Languages Certification, Grades K-12

Chinese

In addition to the education coursework and student teaching requirements for secondary certification described in the College Catalog, students seeking to get certified to teach Chinese must complete the East Asian Studies major, including East Asian Studies 282 (Structure of Chinese) in their coursework. Experience as a teaching assistant and/or undergraduate tutor is also required. Study abroad or participation in a summer immersion program is strongly recommended. Teaching certification candidates must pass the ACTFL language proficiency exam in Chinese at the advanced level in speaking, listening, reading, and writing.

French

In addition to the education coursework and student teaching requirements for secondary certification described in the College Catalog, students seeking to get certified to teach French must major in French or Romance Languages. Students must attend the 3-day training workshops for teaching assistants that are held prior to the opening of classes in the fall. Study abroad, participation in a summer immersion program (if study abroad impossible), or participation in a summer immersion program, and/or experience as a teaching assistant are strongly recommended.

German

In addition to the education coursework and student teaching requirements for secondary certification described in the College Catalog, students seeking to get certified to teach German must major in German. They must also become a teaching assistant/drill instructor for at least one semester (which involves attending the 3-day training workshop prior to the opening of classes in the fall). Further, they are advised to attend a summer immersion program or participate in a study abroad program for a semester or summer.

Latin

In addition to the education coursework and student teaching requirements for secondary certification described in the College Catalog, students seeking to get certified to teach Latin must major in Latin or Classical Languages, or Classics. Haverford Classics majors must plan their programs so that a Roman civilization course is included in their coursework. Study abroad in Rome is strongly recommended, as is experience as a tutor to undergraduates, if opportunities are available.

Russian

In addition to the education coursework and student teaching requirements for secondary certification described in the College Catalog, students seeking to get certified to teach Russian must major in Russian at Bryn Mawr College. Certification candidates are encouraged to pursue advanced language study in Russia on summer, semester, or year-long academic programs. If they do not study abroad, they are required to take Russian 350/570, “The Acquisition of Russian as a Second Language.”

Spanish

In addition to the education coursework and student teaching requirements for secondary certification described in the College Catalog, students seeking to get certified to teach Spanish must major in Spanish or Romance Languages. We also strongly recommend that certification candidates study abroad and tutor in Spanish (note that student drill instructors participate in a 3-day workshop before the fall semester begins).