Master in Teaching

Designated World Language (DWL)

Designated World Language (DWL)

Minimum coursework expectations for this endorsement are 24 credits (45 preferred) in one of these languages: French, Japanese or Spanish, including specific credit and evidence as described below. For MiT admission purposes another endorsement is required recommended with a DWL endorsement.

  • Academic credit in the world language — 12 credits minimum, including 8 credits in reading and writing the language and 4 credits in advanced conversation
  • Language acquisition theories — 4 credits
  • Foreign language teaching methodology — 4 credits by individual learning contract with appropriate faculty sponsor at Evergreen or through completion of a foreign language teaching methods course at another institution such as FR 4500 Foreign Language Online Methods Course through Weber State University.
  • Interdisciplinary integration related to the world language (incorporating the language into other content areas such as history, geography, art, music and economics) — 4 credits
  • Evidence of knowledge of a culture where the language is spoken (can be demonstrated by coursework in which the similarities and differences between the cultures of the United States and a region where the other language is spoken are studied and/or through significant participation in a community where the language is spoken)
  • In addition to passing the WEST-E for Designated World Languages, applicants must verify speaking, listening, reading and writing in a second language through passing the ACTFL oral proficiency interview (OPI or OPIc) and writing test (WPT) at the advanced low level. See www.languagetesting.com for OPI and WPT test information.

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