Become a Chinese Language Educator
Research shows there are benefits of second language learning that exceed a student’s own linguistic abilities. Second language learning provides cognitive benefits that help to support academic achievement and improve beliefs about other cultures. Miami offers five K-12 licensure programs: Chinese, French, German, Latin, and Spanish.
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Curriculum and Courses
The Chinese Education major requires courses in the language, methods of teaching, and student teaching in the language field. Teacher candidates complete language and culture courses in the College of Arts and Science. For the education portion of the degree, we utilize a cohort-based approach to teaching methods and pedagogy for each language taught in the department. We offer two teaching methods courses to instruct teacher candidates on effective language teaching strategies. Study abroad is also required.
A few of the courses you will take in the in Chinese Education major include:
- CHI 101/102, 201/202, 301/302, 401/402
- EDT 190 Introduction to Education
- EDP 301 Assessment and Evaluation in Educational Settings
- EDT 421A Classroom Cultures, Community, and Climate
- EDT 454 TESOL in PK-12: Instructional Theories and Practices
Depending on a placement exam, you will take Elementary Chinese through Fourth Year Chinese II for proficiency in the Chinese language. Native or heritage speakers will choose from a different set of courses. See advisor for details.
Besides language teaching, those who take a second teaching field in mathematics, science, social studies, or another subject may find employment teaching that subject in a bilingual school. Additionally, students who obtain additional education may choose to pursue roles in educational administration.
Miami’s Department of Teacher Education is fully accredited by the Ohio Department of Education and the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation.View our Accreditations
Teacher Job Fair
Miami’s annual teaching-specific job fair connects our undergraduate and alumni teacher candidates with school districts from across the country.
Discover all the study abroad options available to you. One favorite Winter Term course, Culture, ELs, Research and Writing in Belize, is specially designed for students who desire to add international teaching, field, and service experiences to their resume and broaden their perspectives of teaching.Study Abroad Opportunities
Miami’s Department of Teacher Education is a great place for future teachers. As an international student, I found my professors to be supportive. They really care about their students’ passion and about what I needed to succeed.
Jing Xiao ‘13
MAT AYA English Language Arts and Chinese Education Licensure
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Students declare a pre-major in a Teacher Education program at the time of university admission or as soon as possible. After declaring a pre-major, students must apply for acceptance to a cohort—a group of students selected to experience certain parts of the program together. Selection is limited for each cohort to ensure quality instruction; those applicants with the greatest potential for academic success are selected for each cohort. Admission to Miami University or to the College of Education, Health, and Society as a pre-major neither implies nor guarantees selection to a cohort.
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