Careers & Opportunities


The BSEd in Secondary Education: World Languages is a highly focused course of study aimed at placing students in the classroom. However, the foreign-language proficiency gained while earning this degree may enable you to work as a translator/interpreter. It also gives you an edge in working in other fields, such as

  • government,
  • grant writing,
  • human resources,
  • marketing,
  • non-profit organizations,
  • paralegal,
  • training and development,
  • youth or after-school programs and many other areas.

You could also work as a technical writer who translates documents into another language.


Education majors studying to teach a foreign language are encouraged to study overseas. For information on whether you can combine your fieldwork requirements with overseas study, contact your academic advisor and/or the Office of Field Placement. You can also get an overview of the fieldwork process by reviewing the Teacher Education Field Handbook.

Field Experience & Student Teaching 

As part of your academic program, you will gain firsthand knowledge in classrooms through immersive field placements and student teaching experiences.

    Voluntary Internships

    Internships give you opportunities to get hands-on experience, refine your understanding of your coursework and make professional contacts who can assist your future career development. Internships are voluntary experiences that take place outside of the program curriculum: students do not receive credit for internships. 

      Learn more about internship and community engagement opportunities for education majors.

      School and Community Partnerships 

      As part of its mission to give back to the surrounding community and provide substantive fieldwork experiences for its students, the College of Education has formed partnerships with more than 25 institutions and organizations.

      Career Services

      The College of Education offers a range of career development services to its students. You can also visit the university Career Center for support during your job or internship search. Drop in for a short visit or schedule a 30-minute coaching session to discuss components of your professional profile, including your résumé and LinkedIn presence.

      You’ll also have access to


      Career opportunities and mid-career salaries for the Secondary Education-World Languages Education Major may include the following examples.


      Median Salary*

      Adult Basic & Secondary Education & Literacy Teachers & Instructors


      Career/Technical Education Teachers, Secondary School


      Education Administrators, Elementary & Secondary School


      English Language & Literature Teachers, Postsecondary


      Foreign Language & Literature Teachers, Postsecondary


      Middle School Teachers


      Secondary School Teachers


      Special Education Teachers, Kindergarten & Elementary School


      Special Education Teachers, Secondary School


      Teacher Assistants


      * Data obtained from the Occupational Information Network (O*NET) under sponsorship of the U.S. Department of Labor/Employment and Training Administration (USDOL/ETA).