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The Secondary Teacher Education Program (STEP) at Oakland University is an extended program of study leading to certification. Students in this program must complete the requirements for a B.A. degree in the College of Arts and Sciences. The department offers the following liberal arts majors as part of the secondary teacher education program: French, German, Japanese and Spanish. Generally, eligibility for admission to the STEP requires a GPA of 3.00 in both the major and minor, and an overall GPA of 2.80. No single major or minor course grade may be below 2.0.
An Oral Proficiency Interview (OPI) score of advanced-low (intermediate-high for Japanese) is also required. After September 1, 2017, an official ACTFL OPI rating will be required. Second undergraduate degree candidates completing major and/or minors may be required to complete additional course work at Oakland University beyond the stated minimums.
Secondary Teacher Education Program (STEP): Modern Languages and Literatures, K-12
A program in STEP must also include a sequence of undergraduate course work in education to include
Further details on program and admission requirements and procedures can be found in the School of Education and Human Services portion of the catalog and by consulting advisers in the Department of Modern Languages and Literatures and the School of Education and Human Services advising office, 363 Pawley Hall, (248) 370-4182.