Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) Major in German (Teacher Certification in German, Early Childhood Through Grade 12)

General Requirements

  1. The general education core curriculum courses are listed in the degree plan below along with the statewide component code number. See the General Education Core Curriculum section of this catalog for the Texas State requirements and options in the core curriculum, including Honors courses.
  2. In addition to the general education core curriculum requirements, the Bachelor of Arts degree (B.A.) requires three additional hours of English literature, three hours of math/science/logic/computer science courses, six hours of 2000-level modern language courses and a minor.
  3. Nine hours of writing intensive (WI) courses are required for graduation.
  4. Majors must select a minor from the approved list of Undergraduate Minors.
  5. Majors must complete a minimum of 36 advanced hours (3000 or 4000 level courses).
  6. Students in the Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) degree with a major in German must complete 24 advanced hours in German and maintain a GPA of at least a 2.50 in all advanced German course work to meet graduation requirements.
  7. To satisfy graduation requirements for teacher certification, students must have at least a 2.75 Overall GPA. A GPA of at least 2.50 in all assigned courses in the professional sequence with no grade below a “C”.
  8. In addition to the major and minor requirements, students must also complete 21 hours of professional sequence courses under the College of Education. Students must maintain a 2.5 GPA in the teaching field. All coursework must be completed prior to EDST 4380 and EDST 4381.
  9. The Texas Education Agency (TEA) requires multiple background checks for progression through the Educator Preparation Program. Based on information recorded in your criminal history, you may be ineligible for issuance of a teaching certificate upon completion of the Educator Preparation Program. If you have a criminal history, you may obtain a Preliminary Criminal History Evaluation from TEA. For more information, go to:

Course Requirements 

First SemesterHoursSecond SemesterHours
COMM 1310 (Component Area Option Code 090/091)3HIST 1310 (American History Component Code 060)3
ENG 1310 (Communication Component Code 010)3ENG 1320 (Communication Component Code 010)3
US 11001Minor3
POSI 2310 (Government/Political Science Component Code 070)3Mathematics Component Code 0203
GER 14104GER 14204
 14 16
First SemesterHoursSecond SemesterHours
PHIL 1305 or 1320 (Language, Philosophy & Culture Component Code 040)3POSI 2320 (Government/Political Science Component Code 070)3
ENG Literature (Component Area Option Code 090/094)3GER 23203
Minor3Life & Physical Sciences Component Code 0303
GER 23103BA ENG Literature3
Life & Physical Sciences Component Code 0303Social & Behavioral Sciences Component Code 0803
HIST 1320 (American History Component Code 060)3 
 18 15
First SemesterHoursSecond SemesterHours
ART 2313, DAN 2313, MU 2313, or TH 2313 (Creative Arts Component Code 050)3CI 43323
BA Computer Science, Logic, Mathematics or science3CI 33253
GER Advanced Electives9GER Advanced Electives9
 18 18
First SemesterHoursSecond SemesterHours
LING 43073EDST 43803
CI 43703EDST 43813
CI 43433 
RDG 33233 
GER Advanced Electives6 
 18 6
Total Hours: 123