Chinese Teacher Preparation Program

Earn 30 credits

  • Qualify for a Certificate of Eligibility for Teaching Chinese in K-12 Schools
  • Earn a second B.A. in Asian Studies-Chinese Language Track

Note: If you just want to earn 30 credits to satisfy the NJ state requirements for the teacher certificate, you need to take only 6 courses after sucessfully passing a Chinese language challenge test (e.g. NYU test).

Link to the Online Registration Website
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Requirements for Teacher of Chinese Certificate of Eligibility

To meet the growing demand in New Jersey school districts for certified teachers of Chinese, William Paterson University offers an Accelerated Chinese Language Teacher Preparation Program beginning in summer 2008. Within one year, students who successfully complete this program will be qualified for a Certificate of Eligibility and earn a second B.A. in Asian Studies-Chinese Language Track.

The 30-credit curriculum provides state-approved courses in Chinese language, pedagogy, methodology, and literature, offered in evening, weekend, and on-line format, convenient for the working professional. Partial scholarships may be available.

The Accelerated Chinese Language Teacher Preparation Program is ideal for heritage or native speakers of Mandarin Chinese who currently hold a BA degree and who seek a career in teaching World Language in New Jersey schools.
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and courses for the Chinese Language Track »