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Foreign Language Teacher Education, Undergraduate Certificate

College of Arts and Sciences

World language teachers are in high demand. Round out your major in French, German, Spanish or classics with foreign language education courses and two semester-long internships teaching in public schools.

Pursuing a degree in foreign language education helps you develop the cultural literacy to navigate today's world. Becoming a certified teacher allows you to pursue a fulfilling education career, and our experienced coaching teachers will guide you through completing your training in the classroom.

Program Highlights

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    Get Career Ready

    Take advantage of our 100 percent job placement rate among graduates since the program began.

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    Study Abroad

    Enjoy many exciting study abroad opportunities in Europe, Central America and South America.

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    Authentic Experiences

    Complete hands-on learning over two semester-long internships in local schools, with guidance from coaching teachers.

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    An Expert Faculty

    Learn from faculty members who specialize in linguistics, pedagogy, culture and literature.

What You’ll Study

Learn how to apply effective teaching techniques and organize instructional settings in foreign languages for Pre-K through 12th grade. Implement methods of curriculum and assessment, professionalism and effective teaching skills in a foreign language classroom in the local community. Study abroad to improve language skills and cultural knowledge.

Building Skills

Gain the professional and personal intelligence it takes to have a successful career.

  • Foreign Language Skills

    Communicating effectively to understand different cultures and foster global connections


    Understanding and sharing the feelings of others, and demonstrating compassion and support

    Intercultural Competence

    Developing the skills to communicate effectively and work collaboratively across cultures

  • Listening Skills

    Understanding what others are saying to facilitate effective communication

    Problem Solving

    Identifying, analyzing and resolving problems or challenges using creative and effective strategies


    Foster learning by conveying knowledge, skills and concepts to students

Using your degree

Make your college experience the foundation for a successful future.

Potential Careers

  • Foreign Language Teacher
  • School Administrator
  • Immersion Teacher
  • Community Coordinator

Workplace Settings

  • Elementary School
  • Secondary School
  • Nonprofits and NGOs

Is USC Right For You?

There are many reasons we could be your ideal university. There's the award-winning academics, the globally modeled student life, and abundance of study abroad and experiential learning options. Take a closer look at what USC could mean for you.

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