Languages Other Than English- Japanese (Grades EC-12)

Obtaining an alternative certification for languages other than English as a specialist in Japanese for early childhood education through twelfth grade students will require general education courses and foundational skills in the Japanese language including reading, writing and conversational skills. The Japanese language has had a continually growing level of interest both for teachers and learners but is considered one of the more difficult languages because of its complex alphabet.

What is Needed for Earning an Alternative Teaching Certification in Japanese

There are several eligibility requirements for an alternative certification as an educator in Japanese for early childhood education through high school students. The teaching candidate should demonstrate the successful completion of coursework in general education topics such as English literature, science, history, social studies, mathematics and electives including educational psychology, speech communication and linguistics.

The majority of alternative certification programs will also require an internship or student teaching opportunity in order to provide hands on experience as well as valuable exposure to the classroom setting for future educators. The ability to work side by side with an experienced teacher will help to develop skills that simply cannot be obtained from traditional coursework. While it is not necessary for certification, it can prove to be valuable if a foreign language teaching candidate has had the opportunity to be immersed in the native language and culture they have selected to teach. The ability to authentically reference conversational and cultural language experience improves the educator’s skills as well as possibly expands the students understanding during the learning process.

Teaching as a Japanese Language Specialist

A foreign language teacher specializing in Japanese will need to complete necessary coursework in educational teaching strategies and teaching methods as well as Japanese language and cultural skills. As a foreign language teacher across a broad range of grades and ages, successful teachers will need to adequately develop lesson plans which address the right level of cognitive development for students.

How to Become A Teacher in Texas

Five Easy Steps that begin with a phone call!

Step 1: Appointment to determine your eligibility

Step 2: TExES Content Exam for your certification area

Step 3: Preparation Program Institute & Field-based Experience

Step 4: Choose your route to teach! Internship OR Clinical Teaching Practicum


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