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Honors, Independent Study, Secondary School Teaching


Departmental Honors, Independent Study  
German majors have designed and completed independent studies on a wide range of linguistic and literary topics. We offer independent studies for 1, 2, or 3 credits. Students who meet departmental requirements can turn their independent study into a departmental honors project. If you would like to learn more, please email the department chair for more information and/or to set up a meeting.

Qualifying students can also be elected to the Hunter College chapter of the National German Honor Society, Delta Phi Alpha.


Preparation for Secondary School Teaching
Students interested in teaching German in New York public schools must obtain a 30-credit major. In addition to the regular 24-credit major program, a prospective German teacher may take any 6 credits in the German Department between GERM 301 and 444, or GERM 240, 241, or 300-level courses related to German studies offered in the other departments (with prior approval by the chairperson of the German Department).

Students interested in teaching German in New York Public schools may count 12 credits of courses from the secondary education sequence as a minor. This minor may count towards the course requirements for New York State Certification or New York City licensing, but will not by itself be sufficient for either of these. Students interested in a teaching career should consult with the Divisions of Programs in Education (Office of Educational Services, room 1000 West). All students who want to pursue a teaching certificate in German must take an oral examination with the German Department.

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