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Foreign Language Education

Beginning Your Career As A Teacher

Students who graduate with a Bachelor's degree in Foreign Language Education from the University of Kansas will have fulfilled the requirements for the degree as well as Kansas initial teaching license for pre-kindergarten through 12th grade. The School of Education provides information about the Kansas licensure exams, application process, how to apply from out-of-state, and more. View the licensure page here.

Students interested in careers as a Foreign Language teacher should visit the University Career Center web page for information on career paths, job titles, salary and income levels, and more!

Potential Careers in Elementary Education

The Bachelor's degree in Foreign Language Education prepares individuals to work as teachers in the classroom, as well as with other education-related organizations. Post-graduation position titles could include:

  • Spanish Language Teacher
  • French Language Teacher
  • German Language Teacher
  • Chinese Language Teacher
  • Teacher Leader

In addition to these position options, those who choose to pursue and advanced degree after graduation are competitive for many highly-selective master's and doctoral degree programs across the country.

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