Eastern Michigan University offers K-12 teacher certification in Japanese. This program of study includes coursework designed to help students to develop their language proficiency as well as their knowledge of history, culture, and literature. In order to enhance their language skills and experience daily life in the target culture, majors and minors must participate in an approved study abroad experience. The Michigan Standards for Teacher Certification also require that majors complete an elementary and a secondary World language methods course.
Eastern Michigan University offers only K-12 teacher certification in Japanese. All Students seeking teacher certification in Japanese must complete the following requirements, resulting in a teaching MAJOR in Japanese language and culture
Group I Required Language Development Courses
Students seeking a major in Japanese as part of a K-12 teaching certificate must complete the following six required courses (18 credits).
JPNE 344 Japanese Conversation
JPNE 345 Japanese Composition
JPNE 361 Japanese for International Trade
JPNE 444 Advanced Japanese Conversation
JPNE 446 Business Japanese I
JPNE 447 Business Japanese II
Group II Required Literature Course
Students seeking a major in Japanese as part of a K-12 teaching certificate must complete the following required literary survey course (3 credits).
JPNE 445 Survey of Japanese Literature
Group III: Restricted Civilization and Culture Courses
Students seeking a major in Japanese as part of a K-12 teaching certificate must complete one of the following culture and civilization courses (3 credits).
ANTH 385 Culture of Japan
JPNE 448 Readings on Japanese Culture
Group IV: Required Immersion Experience
Students seeking a major in Japanese as part of a K-12 teaching certificate must complete an approved 6-credit cultural and linguistic immersion experience of at least one semester in duration.
JPNE 490 Intensive Japanese Abroad
Group V: Required Capstone Seminar
Students seeking K-12 certification in Japanese must complete the following required capstone course (3 credits).
JPNE 494 Seminar in Japanese Studies
MAJOR = 33 credits