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 Bachelor of Science in Education in Secondary Education: World Languages. Develop your own foreign-language proficiency. Master effective instructional strategies. Harness both in teaching 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,
- learn to read complex literary texts and narratives,
- learn to speak conversationally, and
- study 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 different ages create different language learning challenges;
- how to evaluate the effectiveness of whole language, cooperative learning, pair and small group instructional strategies; and
- how to complete multiple field assignments in classroom, after-school, nonprofit or other youth and educational settings.
Your degree program culminates in a year-long high school teaching assignment supervised by Temple faculty and assisted by a cooperating teacher.
This degree program is designed to prepare you to successfully complete the teacher certification exams administered by the Pennsylvania Department of Education. Passing scores are required before you can be licensed to teach in the state of Pennsylvania. Visit the Certification Office to learn more about the teacher certification process.
Tracks & Concentrations
You must choose a concentration in one of the following languages and complete its major requirements as determined by its academic department.
- French - (10 courses, 30 credits) Learn to understand complex French texts; develop the ability to write comfortably in formal and informal French; and survey France’s literary canon.
- German - (10 courses, 30 credits) Master grammar and syntax; develop high proficiency in reading, writing, and speaking; and explore the language’s evolution by studying German history and culture.
- Italian - (approximately 10 courses, 30 credits) Master reading, writing, and speaking to the point of developing facility with creative writing in Italian.
- Latin - (approximately 11 courses, 35 credits) Study the ancient Roman language, literature, and related mythology along with a study of the Greek language.
- Spanish - (approximately 10 courses, 30 credits) Study the literature, culture, and linguistics in order to master speaking, reading, and writing in Spanish.
Coursework for each language is completed within the corresponding French, German, Italian or Spanish departments within the College of Liberal Arts. Latin courses are offered through the college’s Classics Department.
Related Graduate Degrees
A graduate degree in Education gives you maximum flexibility and advancement prospects within the education profession. Temple offers a number of related graduate degree programs, including
- Education/Applied Linguistics, PhD
- Secondary Education and Special Education/World-Foreign Languages Education, MEd
- Secondary Education/World-Foreign Languages Education, MEd
- Accomplished Teaching, MSEd
- Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL), MSEd
Temple also offers a number of graduate-level certificate programs, including
- Diversity Leadership,
- English as a Second Language,
- Instructional Learning Technology,
- Urban Education, and more.
Review the full list of graduate degree and graduate certificate programs in Education.