Bachelor of Science in Education in Secondary Education: World Languages

Help high school students develop the ability to communicate competently in a foreign language. Earn the BSEd in Secondary Education: World Languages. Develop your own foreign-language proficiency; master effective instructional strategies; and teach students to read, write and speak with clarity and nuance in a foreign language.

Although your degree is awarded by the College of Education, this degree program requires you to complete major requirements for a language program in the College of Liberal Arts. To develop foreign-language proficiency, you will complete introductory, intermediate and advanced coursework for your chosen foreign language. You will learn

  • to write formally and informally,
  • to read complex literary texts and narratives,
  • to speak conversationally and
  • the cultural context of the language, including its society, history and/or mythology.

To develop instructional competency, you will complete the requirements for the secondary education majors within the College of Education. You will learn

  • how to create and use student- and teacher-produced materials;
  • how to evaluate the effectiveness of whole language, cooperative learning, and pair and small group instructional strategies;
  • how to complete multiple field assignments in classroom, after-school, nonprofit or other educational settings; and 
  • how different ages create different language learning challenges.

Your degree program culminates in a semester long high school teaching assignment supervised by Temple faculty and assisted by a cooperating teacher.


In addition to your education coursework, you must choose to specialize in one of the following languages and complete its major requirements within the College of Liberal Arts.

  • Chinese
  • French
  • German
  • Italian
  • Latin
  • Spanish

Teacher Certification

This program prepares you to successfully complete state certification exams, allowing you to apply for a Pennsylvania Instructional I Teaching Certificate. Learn more about certification.

+1 Accelerated Programs

For particularly focused students, the College of Education offers accelerated programs. Qualified students earn bachelor’s and master’s degrees in one five-year course of study instead of the usual six years. Learn more about the College of Education’s +1 accelerated programs.

Tuition & Fees

In keeping with Temple’s commitment to access and affordability, the Bachelor of Science in Education offers a competitive level of tuition with multiple opportunities for financial support.

Tuition rates are set annually by the university and are affected by multiple factors, including program degree level (undergraduate or graduate), course load (full- or part-time), in-state or out-of-state residency, and more. Learn more about our tuition and fees.

These tuition costs apply to the 2019–2020 academic year.

Pennsylvania resident:  $16,080.00 per year
Out-of-state: $28,992.00 per year

Student Clubs & Organizations

Participating in student groups provides peer support and future professional contacts. It also presents opportunities to give back to the community, either locally or globally. Explore the opportunities available through organizations such as

  • Be The Change, an organization that provides education and healthcare services to communities in North Philadelphia and overseas;
  • Black Diamonds Union, which works to celebrate and disseminate education about black culture at Temple University and in Philadelphia’s wider urban community;
  • College of Education Student Council, a group that provides students with leadership opportunities and a chance to effect change;   
  • Grandma’s Kids, a K through grade 5 afterschool program that focuses on homework, as well as academic, emotional and social support;
  • Jumpstart, a national early education organization that trains students to work with preschool children in low-income neighborhoods;
  • Kappa Delta Pi Honor Society, which promotes academic excellence and a network for those who are committed to teaching;
  • The Petey Greene Program at Temple University, an organization that supports prisoner education by training volunteers to provide weekly tutoring sessions to inmates in four correctional facilities in Philadelphia;
  • Temple University - Students Teaching Underrepresented Developing Youth (TU-STUDY), a group that assists children and adults in the greater Philadelphia area with advising, tutoring and other kinds of support in overcoming learning challenges;
  • Temple Student Pennsylvania State Education Association, which increases esteem for educational professions among teacher candidates, constructively affects the process of teacher education and represents students regarding these issues; and
  • Treehouse Books, a literacy center near Temple’s Main Campus where students can engage in literacy service work.

Search for additional College of Education and education-related student organizations.


For more information about this program, the College of Education, how to apply for admission, and your application status, contact Enrollment Management.

Enrollment Management
Phone: 215-204-8011


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