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Concentration Preparatory for the Teaching of East Asian Languages

This concentration prepares its graduates for teaching an East Asian Language (currently Mandarin Chinese or Japanese) in the public schools in Illinois.

In order to remain in good standing in this program and be recommended for certification, candidates are required to maintain UIUC, cumulative, content area, and professional education, grade-point averages of 2.5 (A = 4.0). Candidates should consult their adviser or the Council on Teacher Education for the list of courses used to compute these grade-point averages.

Degree Title: Bachelor of Arts in East Asian Languages and Cultures

Minimum required course work normally equates to 89 hours.

General education: Consult the Curriculum Preparatory to the Teaching of Foreign Languages.

Minimum hours required for graduation: A minimum of 120 hours of credit is required for graduation.

Departmental distinction: To be eligible for departmental distinction, a student must have a minimum grade point average of 3.25 overall, a 3.5 average in the major and complete an approved project or series of projects. Consult the Japanese or Chinese teacher education adviser for details.

Foreign study: Future teachers of Mandarin or Japanese are strongly encouraged to engage in one or more semesters of study abroad in China or Japan. Some of the curricular requirements may be met through the Year-in-Japan Program at Konan University or other approved programs or at an exchange program in China.

Hours Professional Education Requirement
  Students must complete the Professional education course sequence and one teaching area of specialization sequence
29 Professional education courses. See the Curricula Preparatory to Teaching Foreign Languages.

Professional Education Requirements

Hours Requirements
4 HUM 471-Intro Second Lang Learn Tchg
4 CHIN/JAPN 475-Intro to Comm Lang Tchg (cross-listed with French, German, Latin, Spanish and Russian)
3 EPS 201-Foundations of Education
4 CHIN/JAPN 478-Topics Secondary Lang Tchg (cross-listed with French, German, Latin, Spanish and Russian)
3 EPSY 201- Educational Psychology
1 SPED 205-Introduction to Special Needs
2 SPED 405-Gen Educator's Role in SPED
8 EDPR 442-Ed Prac in Secondary Ed
29 Total

Teaching Area of Specialization: Japanese

Hours Requirements
10 JAPN 201 and 202-Elementary Japanese I and II
10 JAPN 203 and 204-Intermediate Japanese I and II
10 JAPN 305 and 306-Advanced Japanese I and II
6 JAPN 440 and 441-Fourth Year Japanese I and II
3 Select one:

EALC 120-East Asian Civilizations, or 

EALC 135-Understanding EA Culture & Soc

3 EALC 250-Intro to Japanese Culture
6 Two courses in Japanese history
6 Two courses in Japanese literature
3 JAPN 460-Japanese as a 2nd Language I
3 One Japanese elective: must be at the 300- or 400-level

Teaching Area of Specialization: Mandarin Chinese

Hours Requirements
10 CHIN 201 and 202-Elementary Chinese I and II
10 CHIN 203 and 204-Intermediate Chinese I and II
10 CHIN 305 and 306-Advanced Chinese I and II
6 CHIN 440 and 441-Fourth-Year Chinese I and II
3 Select one:

EALC 120-East Asian Civilizations, or 

EALC 135-Understanding EA Culture & Soc

3 EALC 240 Chinese Civilization
6 Two courses in Chinese history
6 Two courses in Chinese literature
3 CHIN 477 Chin Orth & Gram for Lng Tchg
3 One Chinese Studies elective: must be at the 300- or 400-level

The total of hours for Teaching Area of Specialization may be reduced by as much as 20 hours through prerequisite credit for work equivalent to Japan or Chinese 201 through 204 taken in secondary school or by demonstrated proficiency by examination.