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.
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 Education Leadership and Inclusive Teaching 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?
Please see the department for the most up-to-date information.
Miller Hall 223
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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.