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13A.12.02.28

.28 World Languages (Prekindergarten—Grade 12).

A. To receive certification in world languages, a list of which is maintained by the Department, the applicant shall meet one of the following options:

(1) Option 1:

(a) Earn a bachelor's or higher degree from an institution of higher education (IHE) with a major in one world language; or

(b) Complete a minimum of 30 semester hours of content coursework in one world language taken at an IHE, and

(c) Complete 21 semester hours of professional education course work taken at an IHE to include at least one 3 semester hour course in each of the following areas:

(i) Human growth and development;

(ii) Human learning;

(iii) Methods of teaching world languages;

(iv) Inclusion of special needs student populations;

(v) Assessment of students; and

(d) 6 semester hours covering the following which may also be taken through Department-approved CPDs:

(i) Types of reading;

(ii) Use of reading assessment data to improve instruction;

(iii) Skills in reading including cognitive strategies in reading;

(iv) Reading instruction including reading aloud strategies and methods for diagnosing reading difficulties and making instructional modifications and accommodations for the student;

(v) Strategies for intrinsic and extrinsic motivation for reading;

(vi) Teaching students to learn from text by applying theories, strategies, and practices in daily classroom use including additional content in types of reading using authentic texts;

(vii) Skills in reading including processing of multimedia information and strategies to connect reading with study skills; and

(viii) Reading instruction that integrates content area goals with reading goals including strategies for students to communicate effectively orally and in writing about what they have read in content area texts; and

(e) Complete a teaching experience in one of the following ways:

(i) A supervised experience in a public or approved nonpublic school setting at the appropriate age or grade level and in the subject area for which the applicant is seeking certification; or

(ii) 1 year of satisfactory full-time teaching experience in a public or approved nonpublic school setting at the appropriate age or grade level and in the subject area for which the applicant is seeking certification.

(2) Option II:

(a) Earn a bachelor's or higher degree from an institution of higher education (IHE);

(b) Submit qualifying scores beyond those required for initial certification on Department-approved content assessment(s);

(c) Complete 21 semester hours of professional education course work taken at an IHE to include at least one 3 semester hour course in each of the areas specified in §A(1)(c)—(d) of this regulation; and

(d) Complete a teaching experience as specified in §A(1)(e) of this regulation.

B. For the content course work required in §A(1)(b) of this regulation:

(1) A minimum of 50 percent of the required content course work shall be taken at the same institution; and

(2) A minimum of 12 semester hours of the required content course work shall be upper division course work.

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