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Foreign Language (PK-12) Education

  • Foreign Language (PK-12) Education
  • Curriculum and Instruction
  • English as a Second Other Language
  • Gifted and Talented Education
  • Middle Level (5th-8th Grade) Mathematics Education
  • Middle Level (5th-8th Grade) Science Education
  • Reading Education
  • Secondary (6-12th) Biology Education
  • Secondary (6-12th) Chemistry Education
  • Secondary (6-12th) Earth and Space Science Education
  • Secondary (6th-12th Grade) English Education
  • Secondary (6-12th) Mathematics Education
  • Secondary (6-12th) Physics Education
  • Secondary (6th-12th Grade) History & Government Education
  • Elementary Education
  • Unified Early Childhood Education (Birth-3rd grade)
  • Secondary Education
  • Teacher Education
  • Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL)

Foreign Language Teacher Education Program at KU

The teacher education program in foreign language education prepares individuals to be teachers in pre-kindergarten through twelfth-grade settings. Language programs offered are for Chinese, French, German, Japanese, Latin, Russian and Spanish. The program combines general education courses, professional education coursework, language specific courses with multiple field experiences in secondary schools.

Benefits of the program include:

  • Program Reputation - KU’s Bachelor's Degree in Foreign Language Education is offered through the KU School of Education, which recently ranked 9th in the nation was according to U.S. News & World Report’s Best Public Education Schools. 
  • Nationally-accredited Program - The KU School of Education is accredited under the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) Standards through the CAEP Accreditation System.

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Associate professor Diane Nielsen involved in $120 million project to overhaul how reading is taught to children by 2015
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3.35: average GPA of students admitted to teacher education program
All teacher education programs accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education
All teacher education programs accredited by the Kansas State Department of Education
Alumni have been named Kansas Teacher of the Year
Alumni have received the Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching and the Horizon Award