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
- grant writing,
- human resources,
- non-profit organizations,
- 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.