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2020-2021 Catalog 
2020-2021 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Designated World Languages, Additional Endorsement (In Moratorium)

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Note: This program option is not currently accepting new students. For further information contact the Modern and Classical Languages Department, Miller Hall 223, Western Washington University, 516 High Street, Bellingham, WA 98225-9086, 360-650-3918.

39-51 Credits


This additional endorsement program prepares students to teach designated world language (Chinese, French, German, Japanese, or Spanish) at all levels and must be accompanied by a professional education program and a qualifying endorsement in another content area. See the Elementary Education , Secondary Education , and Special Education and Education Leadership  sections of this catalog for program admission, completion, and teacher certificate requirements. A passing score on the World Languages WEST-E test, and proficiency in the designated world language assessed by ACTFL oral and written tests at the Advanced-Low level, are required by the state.

Why Consider an Additional Endorsement in Designated World Languages?


 Contact Information

Please see the department for the most up-to-date information.
Miller Hall 223

 Sample Careers

Interpreter | Foreign Correspondent | Foreign Service Officer | FBI Agent | Educator | Linguist | Travel Writer | All careers involving communication

 Major/Career Resources


Grade Requirements

Courses required for a state teaching endorsement must be completed with a grade of C (2.0) or better. The Department of Modern and Classical Languages requires a GPA of 3.0 in the language coursework.


Japanese P-12 (40 credits)

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