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World Languages

In a Penn State undergraduate teacher education program, students gain the experiences necessary to become certified teachers of secondary education. Each program requires:

  • 45 credits of directed general education study to begin the lifelong inquiry into subject area knowledge,
  • professional course work, and
  • various field experiences including student teaching.

male Student listening in classStudents gain additional practical experience with children and adolescents through volunteer activities or part-time employment in related areas as well as the required courses.

Upon successful completion of all requirements for graduation, students receive a bachelor's of science degree. To be certified to teach, students must also meet any test and clearance requirements as specified by The Pennsylvania Department of Education.

Emphasis Areas

The World Languages Education major offers four teaching certification options:

  • French
  • German
  • Latin
  • Spanish


French  [semester plan]
German [semester plan]
Latin  [semester plan]
Spanish [semester plan]