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Grand Valley State University    
  Mar 17, 2018
2012-2013 Undergraduate & Graduate Catalog [Archived Catalog]

German Minor

Requirements for a Minor in German

Minors must take at least 21 credits of German beyond the 200-level including:


In addition to the above, minors must complete two elective courses at the 300 or 400 level, which may include additional courses in culture, linguistics and literature, or other elective courses.

Teacher Certification with a Minor

Students seeking teaching certification with a major or minor in German must attain a level of at least Advanced-Low in an official Oral Proficiency Interview (OPI) before applying to the College of Education. In order to achieve this level, all teacher candidates in German are strongly urged to complete an approved study abroad program of a minimum of one semester in length. We will provide information sessions on preparing for the Oral Proficiency Interview each year. Also see the College Education website for further information on application requirements.