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Major in Asian and Asian American Studies: Adolescent Education in Korean, Grades 7-12

VISION

In today’s global society, training students in foreign languages is increasingly essential for fostering cross-cultural understanding, professional development, intellectual advancement, and personal growth. The demand for Korean language instruction, in particular, has increased dramatically in recent years, driven in no small part by Korea’s rising economic power and the growing popularity of Korean pop culture. Learning Korean is beneficial for both heritage and non-heritage students: the socio-cultural and linguistic properties of the Korean language are very different from those of English, and exposure to these types of differences can broaden students’ international horizons, help them recognize and respect different values, and grant them a deeper understanding of the nature of languages through comparison of the Korean language with their own. Despite these clear benefits, however, no American institution currently offers a teacher preparation program that leads to state certification in the teaching of Korean. Partly owing to this, many public schools have difficulty maintaining or adding Korean programs. The Korean Teacher Education program at Stony Brook University, which prepares students for certification in Korean language instruction at the secondary level, is the first of its kind. 

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

The Korean Teacher Education program in Asian and Asian American Studies (AAAS) is an undergraduate degree program designed to satisfy New York State’s requirements for initial certification as a teacher of Korean at the secondary level (grades 7-12). Through this program, students will acquire a firm comprehension of the Korean language and literacy, an understanding of foundational linguistic principles, and sensitivity to the fundamentals of various approaches to foreign language teaching. These skills are developed through intensive content coursework, field experience, and student teaching. Students will also receive professional development in the skills and knowledge necessary to adjust their teaching to various proficiency levels and to accommodate the needs of students with different learning styles and diverse educational and ethnic backgrounds. Upon successful completion of all AAAS and Professional Educational Program (PEP) degree requirements and NY State licensure tests, students will obtain Initial Certification for Teaching Languages Other Than English (LOTE), Korean, grades 7-12.

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

To be admitted to the Korean teacher preparation program, applicants must meet the Professional Education Program (PEP) Admission Requirements:

http://www.stonybrook.edu/pep/guide/requirement.shtml

GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS CHECKLIST

 1. Completion of a B.A. in Asian and Asian American Studies 39 credits

http://sb.cc.stonybrook.edu/bulletin/current/academicprograms/aas/index.pdf

 2. Completion of content core (Korean) courses (36 credits) from the following courses

  • *KOR 211 Intermediate Korean I
  • *KOR 212 Intermediate Korean II
  • *KOR 311 Advanced Korean I
  • *KOR 312 Advanced Korean II
  • *KOR 411 Advanced Korean III
  • *KOR 412 Advanced Korean IV
  • *KOR 426 Structure of Korean
  • *KOR 331 Social Sciences Topics in Korean Studies
  • *KOR 332 Humanities Topics in Korean Studies
  • AAS 475 Undergraduate Teaching Practicum I
  • AAS 476 Undergraduate Teaching Practicum II
  • *KOR 476 Undergraduate Teaching Practicum II
  • *AAS 487 Supervised Research in Korean Studies
  • *AAS 447 Readings in Korean Studies
  • AAS 217 Introduction to Korean Culture
  • AAS 321 Korean Literature
  • AAS 337 History of Korea

Notes:

a. Students can earn up to 9 credits countable for this program per semester through their participation in TaLK (Teach and Learn in Korea) program sponsored by the National Institute of International Education in Korea.

b. Students must complete 30 credit hours of Korean language courses or courses taught in Korean to be eligible for certification. Courses taught in English will not satisfy the language requirement for certification purposes. The courses marked with * are taught in Korean.

3.  Completion of professional educational requirements (35 credits):

  • PSY 327 Human Growth and Development in the Educational Context
  • SSE 350 Foundations of American Education
  • CEF 347 Introduction to Special Education
  • LIN 344 Language Acquisition and Literacy Development or FLA 440 Foreign Language Acquisition Research
  • FLA 339 Methods and Materials in the Teaching of Foreign Languages and Field Experience I
  • FLA 340 Curriculum Development and Micro-Teaching and Field Experience II
  • FLA 449 Field Experience I
  • FLA 450 Field Experience II
  • FLA 451 Supervised Teaching--Foreign Language, Grades 7-9
  • FLA 452 Supervised Teaching--Foreign Language, Grades 10-12
  • FLA 454 Student Teaching Seminar

Notes:

a. Students are encouraged to take as many advanced language courses as possible and participate in a study abroad program such as TaLK for SUNY prior to student teaching.

b. Prior to student teaching, students must participate in an official ACTFL OPI (Oral Proficiency Interview) and receive a minimum spoken proficiency rating of Intermediate High as defined in the ACTFL Proficiency Guidelines – Speaking (1999). Students must contact Language Testing International (LTI) and arrange for their interview: http://www.languagetesting.com/

c. Students are required to take two 300-level language courses before beginning the sequence of Methods courses.

d. Methods I must be taken prior to Methods II (Methods I & II may not be taken concurrently), and both must be successfully completed prior to enrolling in student teaching.

e. Students wishing to prepare for dual certification (i.e., certification in two foreign languages) should consult the advisor for Foreign Language Teacher Education.

Requirements for NYS Teacher Certification 

Pathway to Certification

1. NYSTCE Teacher Certification Exams

  • The Academic Literacy Skills Test (ALST)
  • Educating All Students (EAS)
  • Content Specialty Test (CST) – Korean
  • edTPA

(For registration and information go to the NYSTCE website.)

 2. Certification and Licensing Workshops 
  • NCE 600 Training in Identifying and Reporting Suspected Cases of Child Abuse and Maltreatment
  • NCE 601 Identification and Referral of Substance Abuse
  • NCE 602 Prevention & Identification of School Violence
  • NCE 604 Training in Harassment, Bullying and Discrimination Prevention and Intervention
  • Fingerprinting

For more information, visit:http://www.stonybrook.edu/spd/career/tworkshops.html

SAMPLE COURSE SEQUENCE

Freshmen

FALL

SPRING

 Course

Course #

Credit

Course

Course #

Credit

 First-Year Seminar 101
 --
 1
 First-Year Seminar 102
 --
 1
 Intermediate Korean I
 (Major-Asian language 1)
 KOR 211
 3
 Intermediate Korean II
 (Major-Asian language 2)
 KOR 212
 3
 D.E.C. A
 --
 3
 D.E.C. A
 --
 3
 D.E.C. B
 --
 3
 D.E.C. B
 --
 3
 D.E.C. C
 --
 3
 D.E.C. C
 --
 3
 Human Language              
 D.E.C. F
 LIN 101
 3
 Languages and Cultures of  Asian Americans (D.E.C. K)                (Major- Course in Asian American  Studies)
 AAS 250
 3
 
 Total Credit
 16
 
 Total Credit 
 16

Sophomore

FALL

SPRING

Course

Course #

Credit

Course

Course #

Credit

 Advanced Korean I
 (Major- Concentration in Region
 and Language 1)
 KOR 311
 3
 Advanced Korean II
 (Major-Concentration in Region and  Language 2)
 KOR 312
 3
 Introduction to Korean Culture  (D.E.C. J)            
 (Major-Core Course 2)
 AAS 217
 3
 Korean Literature (D.E.C. G)          (Major-Concentration in Region and  Language 3)
 AAS 321
 3
 D.E.C. E
 --
 3
 Humanities Topics in Korean Studies  (D.E.C. G)
 KOR 332
 3
 Social Sciences Topics in Korean  Studies (D.E.C. F)
 KOR 331
 3
 D.E.C. I
 --
 3
 D.E.C. G
 --
 3
 Major -Core course 3
 AAS #
 3
 
 Total Credit
 15
 
 Total Credit 
 15

 Junior

FALL

SPRING

Course

Course #

Credit

Course

Course #

Credit

 Advanced Korean III        
 (Major-Concentration in Region
 and Language 4)
 KOR 411
 3
 Advanced Korean IV              
 (Major-Concentration in Region and  Language 5)
 KOR 412
 3
 Foundation of Education
 SSE 350
 3
 400-level Korean (Major-Electives 2)
 KOR 400+
 3
 Literacy Development
 LIN 344
 3
 Human Growth and Development
 PSY 327
 3
 Methods I
 FLA 339
 3
 Methods II
 FLA 340
 3
 Field Experience I
 FLA 449
 1
 Field Experience II
 FLA 450
 1
 History of Korea (D.E.C. J)    
 (Major Electives 1)
 AAS 337
 3
 Introduction to Special Education
 CEF 347
 3
 
 Total Credit
 16
 
 Total Credit
 
 16

Senior

FALL

SPRING

Course

Course #

Credit

Course

Course #

Credit

 400-level Korean
 KOR 400+
 3
 Supervised Student Teaching (7-9)
 FLA 451
 6
 Supervised Research in Korean  Studies
 KOR 487
 6
 Supervised Student Teaching      
 (10-12)
 FLA 452
 6
 Readings in Korean Studies
 KOR 447
 6
 Student Teaching Seminar        
 (also satisfies Senior Seminar AAS  401)
 FLA 454
 3
 
 Total Credit
 15
 
 Total Credit 
 15

RESOURCES

Guide to Professional Education Program: http://www.stonybrook.edu/pep/guide/

Course Descriptions (FLA): http://sb.cc.stonybrook.edu/bulletin/current/courses/fla/

Course Descriptions (KOR): http://sb.cc.stonybrook.edu/bulletin/current/courses/kor/

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