College of Arts and Letters

2012-2013 Undergraduate Catalog Progression Plans are for planning purposes
only; see the catalog for official details.

Secondary Education - German, Bachelor of Science in Education

Four Year Progression Plan

Campus Availability

  • Flagstaff

Year 1

Course # Course Description Units Notes
1. GER101 First Year German 4
Description: Introduces the basic skills: comprehension, speaking, reading, and writing. Fundamentals of grammar, basic vocabulary, conversation, and culture through a variety of approaches. Letter grade only. Course fee required.
Requirement Designation: Cultural Understanding
Grade Required: Grade of "C" or better
Currently Scheduled: Fall 2014
2. Choose one of the options below:
-Option A-
ENG105 Critical Read/Writng In Univ 4
Description: Writing skills for completing university coursework. Fulfills the liberal studies requirement for English composition. Letter grade only. Course fee required.
Prerequisite: ((English Placement Test Results (ACT 17+; Accuplacer WR 4-7; IELTS 6+; PLACE 30+; SATI 340+, TOEFL PB 525+/CB 193+/IB 70+)) or (Test Results (ACT < 7; AccuplacerWR < 4; PLACE 10; SATI < 340) and Corequisite: ENG 107))
Requirement Designation: Foundation Requirement
Grade Required: Grade of "B" or better
Currently Scheduled: Fall 2014
-Option B-
MAT114 Quantitative Reasoning 3
Description: Contemporary quantitative methods, especially descriptive statistics, elementary probability, examples of statistical inference, linear and exponential models of growth and decay, and applicable discrete models. Fulfills liberal studies foundation requirement. Letter grade only. Course fee required.
Prerequisite: (MAT 100 with a grade of P taken Fall 2013 or later) or (MAT 102X with a grade of C or better) or Math Placement Test Results (ALEKS/MATHA 35+; MATHC 30+; PLACE 43+) or International Exchange Student Group
Requirement Designation: Foundation Requirement
Grade Required: Grade of "C" or better
Currently Scheduled: Fall 2014
3. EDF200 Introduction To Education 3
Description: Function of education in our society; duties and qualifications of those who teach in K-12 schools. (Not designed for post-degree state certification students.) Letter grade only. Course fee required.
Grade Required: Grade of "C" or better
Currently Scheduled: Fall 2014
4. LIBSTCOURSE Liberal Studies Course 3
5. NAU100 Transition To College 1
Description: Interactive course designed to facilitate student success through exploration of academic, navigation, and life skills, familiarize students with campus resources and services, and assist students in forming a support network. Letter grade only.
Currently Scheduled: Fall 2014
Course # Course Description Units Notes
1. GER102 First Year German 4
Description: Continuation of GER 101. Letter grade only. Course fee required.
Prerequisite: GER 101
Requirement Designation: Cultural Understanding
Grade Required: Grade of "C" or better
2. Choose one of the options below:
-Option A-
ENG105 Critical Read/Writng In Univ 4
Description: Writing skills for completing university coursework. Fulfills the liberal studies requirement for English composition. Letter grade only. Course fee required.
Prerequisite: ((English Placement Test Results (ACT 17+; Accuplacer WR 4-7; IELTS 6+; PLACE 30+; SATI 340+, TOEFL PB 525+/CB 193+/IB 70+)) or (Test Results (ACT < 7; AccuplacerWR < 4; PLACE 10; SATI < 340) and Corequisite: ENG 107))
Requirement Designation: Foundation Requirement
Grade Required: Grade of "B" or better
Currently Scheduled: Fall 2014
-Option B-
MAT114 Quantitative Reasoning 3
Description: Contemporary quantitative methods, especially descriptive statistics, elementary probability, examples of statistical inference, linear and exponential models of growth and decay, and applicable discrete models. Fulfills liberal studies foundation requirement. Letter grade only. Course fee required.
Prerequisite: (MAT 100 with a grade of P taken Fall 2013 or later) or (MAT 102X with a grade of C or better) or Math Placement Test Results (ALEKS/MATHA 35+; MATHC 30+; PLACE 43+) or International Exchange Student Group
Requirement Designation: Foundation Requirement
Grade Required: Grade of "C" or better
Currently Scheduled: Fall 2014
3. GECOURSE General Elective Course 3
4. LIBSTCOURSE Liberal Studies Course 3
5. LIBSTCOURSE Liberal Studies Course 3

Year 2

Course # Course Description Units Notes
1. GER201 Second Year German 4
Description: Continuation of GER 101 and 102. Letter grade only. Course fee required.
Prerequisite: GER 102 or International Exchange Student Group
Requirement Designation: Cultural Understanding
Grade Required: Grade of "C" or better
Currently Scheduled: Fall 2014
2. LAN250 Introduction To Language Study 3
Description: Principles of language organization for language learners in terms of phonology, morphosyntax, semantics, as well as pragmatics and discourse analysis, and how these shape perceptions of self and others. Letter grade only.
Prerequisite: ARB 102, CHI 102, FRE 102, GER 102, ITA 102, JPN 102, or SPA 102
Grade Required: Grade of "C" or better
3. POS220 Federal & Arizona Constitution 3 POS220 Notes
Description: Basic course in the national and Arizona government designed to meet the requirements for state teacher certification. Not available for credit to political science majors or minors or for liberal studies credit. Letter grade only.
Currently Scheduled: Fall 2014
Notes: POS 220 is required for Arizona certification, not graduation. May be waived by examination. If POS 220 is not taken, take a general elective.
4. LIBSTLAB Liberal Studies (LAB) Course 4
5. LIBSTCOURSE Liberal Studies Course 3
Course # Course Description Units Notes
1. GER202 Second Year German 4
Description: Designed to consolidate and increase basic skills: comprehension, speaking, reading, and writing. Expansion of vocabulary and cultural awareness with particular emphasis on reading. Course conducted entirely in German. Letter grade only. Course fee required.
Prerequisite: GER 201 or 201H or International Exchange Student Group
Requirement Designation: Cultural Understanding
Grade Required: Grade of "C" or better
2. BME200 Intro Struct English Immersion 3
Description: This course provides an introduction to teaching content in English to limited English proficient students in grades P-12 using appropriate approaches, methods, and techniques. Students will become familiar with the study of the philosophy and theory of Structured English Immersion and techniques, approaches, and strategies of Structured English Immersion in P-12 settings. Letter grade only.
Grade Required: Grade of "C" or better
Currently Scheduled: Fall 2014
3. GECOURSE General Elective Course 3
4. LIBSTCOURSE Liberal Studies Course 3
5. LIBSTCOURSE Liberal Studies Course 3

Year 3

Course # Course Description Units Notes
1. Choose one of the options below:
-Option A-
GER3XX German 300 level 3
Grade Required: Grade of "C" or better
-Option B-
GER4XX Primary Language 400 level 3
Grade Required: Grade of "C" or better
2. Choose one of the options below:
-Option A-
GER304W Intermed Grammar & Composition 3
Description: Intensive practice in writing German. This course fulfills NAU's junior-level writing requirement. Letter grade only. Course fee required.
Prerequisite: GER 202 and (ENG 105 or HON 190 or English Placement Test Results (PLACE 60+)) or International Exchange Student Group
Requirement Designation: Junior Writing Requirement
Grade Required: Grade of "C" or better
-Option B-
GER350W Environ Sustain In Germany 3
Description: BA in Modern Languages junior-level writing course. Focuses on developing an in-depth knowledge of the language and concepts associated with environmental sustainability in Germany, a leader in developing green technologies. Letter grade only.
Prerequisite: GER 202 and (ENG 105 or HON 190 or English Placement Test Results (PLACE 60+))
Requirement Designation: Junior Writing Requirement
Grade Required: Grade of "C" or better
Currently Scheduled: Fall 2014
3. EPS325 Ed Psy In Mid-sch & Secndy Edu 3
Description: Principles of psychology applied to middle-school and secondary education. This course contains an assessment that must be successfully completed in order to register for student teaching. Letter grade only.
Prerequisite: Sophomore Status or higher
Grade Required: Grade of "C" or better
Currently Scheduled: Fall 2014
4. LAN430 Language Teaching Methods 3
Description: Exploration and practice of various methods, techniques, and approaches in effective foreign language teaching. Includes peer teaching. Taught in English. For secondary education (German, French, Spanish) majors and minors only. Letter grade only. Course fee required.
Prerequisite: Admission to French (BSED) or German (BSED) or Spanish (BSED) Secondary Ed
Grade Required: Grade of "C" or better
Currently Scheduled: Fall 2014
5. LIBSTCOURSE Liberal Studies Course 3
Course # Course Description Units Notes
1. LAN308 For Lan Education Practicum 3
Description: Field experience in a middle or high school foreign language class, with exposure to and practical experience in the tasks of a foreign language teacher. Pass-fail only.
Prerequisite: One of FRE 404C, GER 404, or SPA 404 Corequisite: LAN 430
2. BME437 Sei Methods Secondary School 3
Description: This course is designed to prepare pre-service and in-service teachers to: assess the needs of secondary English Language Learners (ELL) and develop materials and effective teaching methods. This course contains an assessment that must be successfully completed in order to register for student teaching. Co-convenes with BME 537. Letter grade only.
Prerequisite: Secondary Education Milestone or ISTEP Student Group or SITE Student Group
Grade Required: Grade of "C" or better
Currently Scheduled: Fall 2014
3. LAN435 Issues In Sec Lang Aqstn & Edu 3
Description: Introductory survey of language acquisition, testing, and bilingualism. Taught in English. For teaching majors and minors only. Letter grade only.
Prerequisite: LAN 430
Grade Required: Grade of "C" or better
4. LIBSTCOURSE Liberal Studies Course 3
5. GECOURSE General Elective Course 3
Students must see an academic advisor before enrollment for the next term.

Year 4

Course # Course Description Units Notes
1. Choose one of the options below:
-Option A-
GER323 Intermediate Study Abroad 3
Description: Intermediate academic study in German language, literature, or culture. Available only at study abroad sites; contact the Department of Modern Languages and The Center for International Education for more information. Department consent required. Letter grade only. May be repeated for up to 18 units of credit with different content. Prerequisite: as appropriate; placement determined by exam at Study Abroad site.
Grade Required: Grade of "C" or better
-Option B-
GER423 Advanced Study Abroad 3
Description: Advanced academic study in German language, literature, or culture. Available only at study abroad sites; contact the Department of Modern Languages and NAU's Office of International Studies for more information. Department consent required. Letter grade only. May be repeated for up to 18 units of credit with different content. Prerequisite: as appropriate; placement determined by exam at Study Abroad site.
Grade Required: Grade of "C" or better
2. GER423 Advanced Study Abroad 6
Description: Advanced academic study in German language, literature, or culture. Available only at study abroad sites; contact the Department of Modern Languages and NAU's Office of International Studies for more information. Department consent required. Letter grade only. May be repeated for up to 18 units of credit with different content. Prerequisite: as appropriate; placement determined by exam at Study Abroad site.
Grade Required: Grade of "C" or better
3. GER423 Advanced Study Abroad 3
Description: Advanced academic study in German language, literature, or culture. Available only at study abroad sites; contact the Department of Modern Languages and NAU's Office of International Studies for more information. Department consent required. Letter grade only. May be repeated for up to 18 units of credit with different content. Prerequisite: as appropriate; placement determined by exam at Study Abroad site.
Grade Required: Grade of "C" or better
4. GECOURSE General Elective Course 3
Students need to submit a graduation application during this term.
Course # Course Description Units Notes
1. GER495C Supervised Teaching: Secondary 12
Description: Directed teaching in secondary schools and secondary school content areas; directed and cooperative preparation, teaching, and evaluation; conferences on the theories, issues, and practices in cooperation with the classroom teacher and university supervisor. Candidates must satisfactorily complete the key assessment in this course to be eligible to complete the program. Pass-fail only. May be repeated for up to 24 units of credit. Course fee required.
Prerequisite: Student Teaching Milestone and (Secondary Education Milestone or ISTEP Student Group or SITE Student Group)
Requirement Designation: Senior Capstone

University Requirements Specified by Major

University requirements includes 35 units of liberal studies and 6 units of diversity coursework. The courses listed below are required for the major, but may also be used to satisfy liberal studies and/or diversity. Know that if a course is used to satisfy more than one requirement it is only counted once in the cumulative totals. The sections that are blank can be satisfied with any course from the approved list of liberal studies or diversity.
Foundation Requirements:English (FNRQ:ENG) (4 units) ENG 105 (4)
Foundation Requirements:Math (FNRQ:MAT) (3 units) MAT 114 (3)
Aesthetic and Humanistic Inquiry (AHI) (6 units) Student Choice (6)
Social and Political Worlds (SPW) (6 units) Student Choice (6)
Cultural Understanding (CU) (6 units) Student Choice (6)
Science/Applied Science (SAS/LAB) (7 units) Student Choice (7)
Liberal Studies Elective (3 units) Student Choice (3)
Diversity:U.S. Ethnic (DIV:ETHN) (3 units) Student Choice (3)
Diversity:Global (DIV:GLBL) (3 units) Student Choice (3)

Program Information

PROGRAM INFORMATION

You may not use courses with an GER prefix to satisfy liberal studies requirements.

For the B.S.Ed. degree, you must have the following:

  • a grade of "B" or better for the English foundation requirement (ENG 105 or equivalent) (If you do not receive a "B," you may complete an additional writing course, at the 200 level or above, with a "B" or better, to meet this requirement.)  
  • a grade of at least C for the mathematics foundation requirement (generally MAT 110, 114, 125, or 155)
 Students may only take lower-level GER courses if you have not already taken advanced GER coursework. For instance, after you have completed 200-level GER courses, you cannot take GER courses at the 100 level; after completing 300-level courses, you cannot take 100 or 200 level courses.
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  • Students must earn a grade of C or better in any course they wish to apply towards their major in German.
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  • Students are expected to pass the Zertifikat Deutsch als Fremdsprache exam with a score of gut or better before completing their undergraduate degree.
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  • CONTACT INFORMATION

    Global Languages & Culture Office
    Babbitt Academic Annex (Bldg. 23), Room 108
    PHONE: 928-523-2361
    http://www.cal.nau.edu/languages/

    Student Services Center
    College of Arts and Letters
    Riles (Bldg. 15), 2nd Floor
    PHONE: 928-523-8632
    http://nau.edu/CAL/Student-Resources/Advising/

    General Information

    Progression Plans are intended to provide a general road map related to the sequencing of courses. 

    For a full description of degree requirements, review the Academic Catalog.  To determine what requirements you may have already met through transfer credits, AP/IB courses, or test credits review your Academic Requirements, advisement report.

    Some courses may have prerequisites and/or require appropriate placement scores in Mathematics and English.  If you do not have the appropriate placement or prerequisite courses, you may have to take more courses than are presented on the Progression Plan. 

    Not all classes are offered every term so use caution when changing the sequencing of courses.

    For further clarification, refer to the catalog (link provided at the top of this page) or speak with an academic advisor.