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Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures
Telephone: (302) 831-2592
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School of Education Programs
Telephone: (302) 831-8695
The four-year curriculum for the Bachelor of Science in Education contains required graduate courses that prepare students in the Elementary Teacher Education (ETE) major for the Master of Arts in Childhood Foreign Language Education. This interdisciplinary degree trains candidates to teach in the dual-language immersion classroom. With this 4+1 plan and the proper scheduling of graduate EDUC courses, students may enter immediately into the MA program in the College of Arts and Sciences, Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures, full-time with the possibility of completion within one year.
Qualification for the 4+1 Program:
Undergraduates in the University of Delaware ETE major may apply for admission to the 4+1 program after completing 60 or more credits. Admission decisions will be based on GPA, work experiences, letters of recommendation, extracurricular activities, maturity, and a personal interview. There is also a proficiency requirement in the target foreign language (Minimum: Intermediate-Mid on the ACTFL Oral Proficiency Interview, or 43 points on the Versant Language Assessment).
It is generally expected that students will have an undergraduate GPA of at least 3.25 and a major GPA of 3.5 or better, and they will have an academic advisor who will strongly support their application to the program. Admission is competitive, so meeting the minimum requirements for admission does not guarantee admission, nor does the failure to meet a requirement result in an automatic rejection. Provisional admittance will be granted by the Office of Graduate and Professional Education. Upon completion of the undergraduate degree, the provisional status would be removed.
Students in the 4+1 program will complete all requirements for the undergraduate major in Elementary Teacher Education. However, the four-year curriculum for the Bachelor of Science in Elementary Teacher Education, when taken as part of the 4+1 program, contains required graduate courses that prepare the student for completion of the Master of Arts curriculum. With this 4+1 plan and the proper scheduling of courses as an undergraduate, students may enter immediately into the MA program full-time with the possibility of completion within one year. UD Elementary Teacher Education undergraduate majors who are provisionally granted admission to the 4+1 BS/MA program in Childhood Foreign Language Education and subsequently admitted to the 4+1 program would take:
- EDUC 601, Language Development in the Classroom OR EDUC 740, Literacy Instruction for English Language Learners
- EDUC 622, The Role of Literacy in Content Areas, as an elective (for students in concentrations that include electives) or in addition to ETE major requirements (for students in concentrations that do not include electives).
Students who take EDUC 740 in place of EDUC 400 would need to earn a C- or higher in order for the course to count toward the ETE major.