FULL PROPOSAL DEVELOPMENT AND REVIEW 1. Title. Chinese Teacher Licensure: An Integrated Approach 2. Team Members. Provide names and home units. Michelle Low, Modern Languages Melitta Wagner-Heaston, Modern Languages Adam Fong, History Jingzi “Ginny” Huang, School of Teacher Education Christy Moroye, School of Teacher Education 3. Project Type. Select primary type; we know projects have some overlapping elements. _X__ New Programs ___ New Learners ___ New Pedagogies ___ Student Success 4. Abstract. Provide a brief (150-200 words) description of the project purpose, objectives, outcomes and evaluation. This program establishes a new initial teacher licensure program for K-12 Mandarin Chinese which integrates content knowledge in Mandarin Chinese language, linguistics, history, literature, and culture into a single program to meet the needs of the region and nation for individuals who are globally competent with advanced skills and knowledge in Mandarin Chinese language and culture. Students in this program benefit from advanced language training and also gain competence by taking courses in the rich history, literature and civilization of the target culture. Further, students gain valuable cultural experience living and studying abroad through intensive immersive summer classes in Chinese language and linguistics and Chinese language teaching methodology at UNC exchange partner school, Shaanxi Normal University (SNNU), in Xi’an, China. The program is further enhanced domestically through teacher-exchange, by bringing talented faculty form SNNU to UNC for short workshops and classes. Additionally, by collaborating with A/PASS on campus with internships, students learn to connect with the Asian-American community in Colorado, gain valuable experience in cultural and community programming, and also learn to combine the academic with the social. We are the first Colorado institution to offer a Chinese licensure program at the post-bac level (beginning summer 2015). This proposal creates the state’s first undergraduate initial licensure program in K-12 Mandarin Teaching.