Japanese Teacher Preparation Program

Earn 30 credits in as little as one year

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

William Paterson University began the Japanese Language Teacher Preparation Program in Fall 2009. Students successfully competing this program will be qualified for a Certificate of Eligibility and earn a second B.A. in the Asian Studies Program Japanese Language Track. The 30 - credit curriculum provides state- approved courses in Japanese language, pedagogy, methodology, culture, and literature, offered in evening, weekend, and on-line formats, convenient for both full- time students and working professionals.

The Japanese Language Teacher Preparation Program is ideal for heritage or native speakers of Japanese who currently hold a BA degree and who seek a career in teaching World Language in New Jersey schools. It also offers a directed track for all students of Japanese looking ahead to careers in education who wish to broaden their skills and abilities.

Eligibility

Prerequisites:
  1. B.A. degree 
  2. Permanent U.S. residency or F1 student visa
  3. Fluency in Japanese & English

Eligibility to Teach Japanese
  • B.A. degree in Japanese Language with minimum GPA of 2.75
  • 3-credit-course, Methods of Teaching a Second Language
  • Minimum rating of "Intermediate- High" on the ACTFL Oral Proficiency Interview in Japanese.

Evaluation of International Degrees


Please note: if your degree is from a country other than the U.S., you must have your transcripts evaluated prior to admission to the Accelerated Program. For information, visit the following sites: http://www.naces.org/ or http://www.wes.org/

Contact

Prof. Haruko Taya Cook

JLTP Program Coordinator

cookh@wpunj.edu

(973)-720-3735

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