Do you love languages, and want to share that passion with future students?  Candidates can pursue a K-12 License in teaching Spanish, French or German by majoring in Hispanic Studies, French or German, and completing a minor in Secondary Education.  We also offer an endorsement in K-8 World Languages for Elementary Education Majors. Becoming a World Language teacher means bringing the world into your classroom!

What You’ll Gain


Are you interested in learning more about this program? Candidates can choose between two options:

K-12 World Language license – students major in the language they will teach, and minor in secondary education. Candidates who are successful in obtaining this license often teach high school world languages, but are licensed to teach K-12.

K-8 World Language endorsement – this endorsement can be added to an Elementary Education major and allows you to teach grades K-8. Elementary Education majors complete coursework in the target language that is roughly equivalent to a minor in that language.

Admission to World Languages Education

Learn about the application process to the department and how to prepare.