Graduate Certification in foreign language teaching Grades 7-12

The following information is a summary of requirements for graduate certification in foreign language teaching, State of Connecticut, grades 7-12. Please download, read, and refer to the full official requirements in the Graduate FL-Cert Student Handbook (pdf). To inquire further about the program or to set up the initial department interview (see below), please contact Dr. Christine Rapp Dombrowski.


summary of Requirements

The foreign language certification program at Southern is based on the C.A.L.L. developed by the School of Education, and uses a four-gate system. In addition, program progress, coursework, and student teaching are assessed using ACTFL (American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Language), InTASC (Interstate New Teacher Assessment and Support Consortium), and CCCL (Connecticut Common Core of Learning) professional development standards.

C.A.L.L. is an acronym which stands for Collaborating, Applying, Leading and Learning. Each certification candidate must pass through a set of four gates to complete his/her certification program; these gates consist of:

  1. Entry into the certification program
  2. Midpoint evaluation in the program
  3. Pre-student teaching in the program
  4. Completion of the program

Gate 1: Entry into the certification program

 

Gate 2: Midpoint evaluation in the program

 

Gate 3: Pre-student teaching in the program

 

Gate 4: Program completion