Accelerated Chinese Language Teacher Certification Program

chineseIf you are a proficient speaker of Mandarin Chinese seeking a career in teaching, our professional development program is designed for you.

In response to a critical need for the teaching of Chinese at the K-12 level, the Rutgers Department of Asian Languages and Cultures and the World Languages Institute have created a specially tailored, flexible curriculum that provides:

  • State-approved courses in pedagogy, methodology, Chinese linguistics and literature
  • Intensive day and evening courses taught by highly qualified faculty & experts in the field
  • Fulfillment of K-12 Certificate of Eligibility requirements in as little as two summers depending on prior academic background

In order to become certified to teach Chinese in New Jersey, candidates must first obtain a Certificate of Eligibility (CE) from the New Jersey Department of Education (NJDOE). After obtaining a CE, students can then seek teaching employment, and once employed, they enter the Provisional Teachers Program, which leads to standard certification.

New Jersey Department of Education Requirements to Obtain a K-12 Certificate of Eligibility (CE) to Teach Chinese

  • A Bachelor's or advanced degree with a GPA of 2.75 or higher.
  • 30-credits in Chinese language, literature, civilization and culture courses, of which at least 12 are at the 300 level or higher. These 30 credits can be acquired through one or more of the following methods.

    • Undergraduate or graduate degree: If your degree is from a country other than the United States, your transcripts must be evaluated by a foreign transcript evaluation service to determine how many credits these courses are equivalent to in the US. Click here for a listing of some evaluation services.

    • NYU Mandarin 16-Point Proficiency Exam: Points achieved on the proficiency exam can be worth up to 16 credits, but must be placed on a transcript, which can be done by Thomas Edison State College. Rutgers University does not offer this transcript service.

    • Undergraduate 300- and 400-level courses or graduate courses in Chinese offered at Rutgers during the Academic Year and Summer Session.

  • 3-credits in a state-approved course on second language acquisition and related methodologies.
  • A rating of Intermediate-High or above on the ACTFL Oral Proficiency Interview in Mandarin Chinese. It is highly recommended that native speakers of Mandarin Chinese also take an ACTFL Oral Proficiency Interview in English, for which a rating of Advanced-Low must be achieved.

SUMMER 2014

Additional Course Offerings: See Core Curriculum

INDEX NUMBERS (for http://webreg.rutgers.edu registration purposes) ARE LISTED IN ORANGE

 

GRADUATE Courses


ADVANCED TOPICS IN CHINESE LANGUAGE AND LINGUISTICS  (CR. 3.)
16:165:504:B1:04398
5/27 - 7/3
Richard V. Simmons
HYBRID course: Meets on-campus M, 5:00-9:15 PM, in SC-103; Online meetings as assigned by the instructor.

Select topics in Chinese linguistics relevant to the teaching of Chinese, including pronunciation and Romanization, development of the writing system, grammar, historical phonology, dialectology, and prosody. Readings in English and Chinese. 


CHINESE ACROSS THE CURRICULUM (CR. 3) 
16:165:506:G1:04400
7/10 - 7/23; M-F, 1:30-6:00PM; SC-205
Instructor TBA

Methods, materials, and standards for teaching Chinese in a variety of disciplines in K-12 schools. Introduction of learner-centered approaches. Emphasis on intercultural awareness, task-based teaching, and application of technology. Conducted in Chinese.


TEACHING CHINESE THROUGH MODERN FICTION (CR. 3)
16:165:510:J1:04399
7/28 - 8/8; M-F, 1:30-6:00PM; SC-201
Weijie Song

Reading of works by modern Chinese writers to raise language competency and understanding of Chinese culture and history. Essay writing and translation exercises to enhance comprehension of the Chinese language. Conducted in Chinese.



 

UNDERGRADUATE Courses


20TH CENTURY CHINESE LITERATURE  (CR. 3.)
01:165:310:B6:04382
5/27 - 7/3; MW, 6:00-10:00PM; SC-116
Lina Qu

Chinese interests from the 1920s to the present, with emphasis on themes of identity and national crisis. Reading selections from four historical moments: enlightenment, revolution, socialism and post-Mao according to the standards that each piece can offer a wealth of information about their periods. Conducted in Chinese. 


READINGS IN CLASSICAL CHINESE LITERATURE (CR. 3) 
01:165:419:H6:04397
7/7 - 8/11; MW, 6:00-9:40PM; SC-219
Qingfeng Nie

Reading and discussion of such major literary works as Shijing, Mencius, Shiji, Tang poetry, Sung ci, Yuan drama, and Ming-Qing fiction. Conducted in Chinese.


ADVANCED CHINESE GRAMMAR (CR. 3)
01:165:430:B6:04383
5/27 - 7/3; TTH, 6:00-9:40 PM; SC-219
Richard V. Simmons

Analysis and discussion of Chinese grammar relevant to learners and teachers of the language. Explanation of linguistic concepts through problem-solving exercises on Chinese word formation, sentence grammar, and paragraph structure. Conducted in Chinese.



 

GRADUATE SCHOOL OF EDUCATION Courses


PRACTICUM IN LANGUAGE EDUCATION I (CR. 3)
15:253:623:E1:03209
7/7 - 7/18; MTWTHF, 8:00 AM-4:00 PM; HIGHLAND PARK
Mary Curran

For teachers who are working towards their certification to teach Chinese, or are interested in advancing professional development. Program highlights: Classroom management, materials development, teaching in the target language, thematic lesson planning, and more. See more information here: http://startalk.umd.edu/programs/ or contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

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