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Foreign Language Education

Bachelor of Science (B.S.)

To be awarded, the foreign language education cognate major will require successful completion of an approved content major in Classics, French, German, or Spanish. The major will incorporate second-language acquisition theories and methods to prepare students to teach languages at the pre-kindergarten through 12th grade level. The state of South Carolina grants certification for teaching languages at the pre-kindergarten through 12th grade levels for students completing the appropriate coursework and degrees.  These programs are accredited by the National Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) as well as the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL).

Program-Level Student Learning Outcomes:

  • Teacher candidates prove their understanding of Language Acquisition Theories and Instructional Practices for students at the pre-kindergarten through 12th grade levels.
  • Integration of Standards Into Curriculum and Instruction for pre-kindergarten through 12th grade.
  • Assessment of Languages and Cultures at the pre-kindergarten through 12th grade levels.
  • Evidence theoretical and practical understanding of the ways pre-kindergarten through 12th grade learners develop.

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