Foreign Language Education Major

Learn to share a language and culture with others.

In this program, you will immerse yourself in a foreign language. You'll study education theories and practices. You'll understand language acquisition theory. After graduation, you may start a career in teaching. You may also look to earn a graduate degree in education or another area.

Why study foreign language education at the College of Charleston?

You will complete an education major and a language and culture major. You can choose to major in either Classics, French, German or Spanish. You'll understand how to teach K-12 students foreign language. Our program is accreddited by the National Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) and the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL). 

What will I learn?

You will learn a foreign language while studying education theories and practices. You learn language acquisition theory. Learn how to develop a lesson plan and a well-rounded curriculum. You'll study how to integrate standards into your curriculum and instruction. Fully immerse yourself in a language and its culture.

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Program Highlights

In our program, you don't just major in education. You also complete a full major in Classics, French, German or Spanish. You'll learn how to teach a foreign language to students from kindergarten through the twelfth grade.
  • Hands-On Learning

    You will learn in a hands-on environment. Take part in multiple classroom field experiences. Observe and interact with instructors and students. You'll advance your practical knowledge of foreign language education.

  • Internships & Clinical Experience

    Our program offers you a variety of internship opportunities. You will participate in a student-teaching clinical experience in your second semester of senior year.

Careers & Outcomes

Our graduates are exceptional teachers who prepare the future. They take roles as lead instructors in Pre-K through twelfth grades both locally and nationally. You'll have every opportunity to make a difference and have a real impact on your community. You'll be ready to be a skilled classroom teacher or to pursue a career outside of the classroom. Be a teacher, a Peace Corps volunteer, an education administrator, a social worker or a nonprofit leader.