Teacher Certification

K–12 Teaching Majors

The Teacher Certification Programs in French, German, Japanese and Spanish are designed to prepare you for careers as world language teachers in elementary and secondary (K–12) school settings. Graduates of this program will be able to:

  • Demonstrate a high level of language competency and cross-cultural awareness.
  • Know how to prepare and present lessons offering students a range of opportunities to learn as defined by the national Standards for World Language Learning (1998).
  • Be committed to all students and their learning, celebrate diversity and work effectively with diverse students, parents and community members.
  • Become reflective professionals who use technology effectively and who demonstrate professional dispositions and communication skills.

Our K–12 certification programs in each of the four languages address the same core components (language, literature and civilization) and include required study abroad and capstone experiences.

Read more about these programs by choosing one below: