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Foreign Language Education Program Curriculum

The Foreign Language teacher education program curriculum is built on the belief that it is critical for KU students to not only gain a broad-based teacher education preparation, but to supplement that education with hands-on practical experience in the field. This powerful combination allows our students to excel in any classroom environment. Freshmen and transfer students will complete the KU Core Curriculum for general education requirements. 

Foreign Language Options

Review the Academic Catalog or consult the new Program Detail Sheet (pdf) for more comprehensive information.

Sample Plan of Study

Freshman Year

Fall Semester Spring Semester (+ summer)

C&T 100: Introduction to the Education Profession

COMS 130: Speaker-Audience Communication

ENGL 101: Composition

MATH 101: College Algebra

SPAN 212: Intermediate Spanish I

ANTH 160: Varieties of the Human Experience

BIOL 100/102: Principles of Biology Lecture & Lab

MATH 105: Introduction to Topics in Mathematics

ENGL 102: Critical Reading & Writing

SPAN 216: Intermediate Spanish II

Sophomore Year

Fall Semester Spring Semester (+ summer)

SPAN 324: Grammar & Composition

SPAN 328: Intermediate Spanish Conversation I

C&T 235: Diversity, Equity & Inclusion in K-12

ELPS 250: Education & Society

Physical Science Lecture & Lab Requirement

C&T 324: Curriculum & Learner in Middle/Secondary School

SPAN 340: Textual Analysis & Critical Reading 

ELPS 302: Educational Technology

SPED 326: Teaching Exceptional youth in General Education 

HSES 260: Personal & Community Health

Junior Year

Fall Semester Spring Semester (+ summer)

EPSY 456: Managing & Motivating Learners in Middle/Secondary Classrooms

SPAN 424: Advanced Grammar & Composition

SPAN 428: Advanced Spanish Conversation

EPSY 306: Development & Learning of the Adolescent

SPAN 453: 20th Century Spanish Studies

C&T 331: Instructional Approaches for ESOL Learners

C&T 530: Curriculum & Instruction in Foreign Language Classrooms

SPAN 429: Spanish Phonetics

SPAN 463: National Traditions in Spanish America

Spanish/Latin American Cultures Elective

Senior Year

Fall Semester Spring Semester

C&T 544: Advanced Practices: Situating Foreign Language in Classroom

C&T 448: Reading & Writing Across the Curriculum

C&T 489: Advanced Teaching Practicum

ELPS 537: Governance & Organization

SPED 507: Advanced Practices for Children with Disabilities

C&T 490: Student Teaching

C&t 495: Seminar: Developing the Teaching Portfolio

EPSY 520: Classroom Assessment

Please note: This is only a sample plan of study. Please consult with your academic advisor before enrolling.

Review the Academic Catalog or consult the new Program Detail Sheet (pdf) for more comprehensive information.

Sample Plan of Study

Freshman Year

Fall Semester Spring Semester

C&T 100: Introduction to the Education Profession

COMS 130: Speaker-Audience Communication

ENGL 101: Composition

MATH 101: College Algebra

FREN 230: Intermediate French I

ANTH 160: Varieties of the Human Experience

BIOL 100/102: Principles of Biology Lecture & Lab

MATH 105: Introduction to Topics in Mathematics

ENGL 102: Critical Reading & Writing

FREN 240: Intermediate French II

Sophomore Year

Fall Semester Spring Semester (+ summer)

HSES 260: Personal & Community Health

FREN 300: French Phonetics

C&T 235: Diversity, Equity & Inclusion in K-12

ELPS 250: Education & Society

Physical Science Lecture & Lab Requirement

C&T 324: Curriculum & Learner in Middle/Secondary School

ELPS 302: Educational Technology

SPED 326: Teaching Exceptional Youth in General Education 

FREN 326: Introduction to French Literature

FREN 375: Intermediate French Conversation

Junior Year

Fall Semester Spring Semester (+ summer)

EPSY 456: Managing & Motivating Learners in Middle/Secondary Classrooms

EPSY 306: Development & Learning of the Adolescent

FREN 350: Applied French Grammar & Composition I

FREN 376: Advanced French Conversation

French Culture Elective #1

C&T 331: Instructional Approaches for ESOL Learners

C&T 530: Curriculum & Instruction in Foreign Language Classrooms

HIST 128: History of the U.S. through Civil War

French Literature Elective

French Culture Elective #2

Senior Year

Fall Semester Spring Semester

C&T 544: Advanced Practices: Situating Foreign Language in Classroom

C&T 448: Reading & Writing Across the Curriculum

C&T 489: Advanced Teaching Practicum

ELPS 537: Governance & Organization

SPED 507: Advanced Practices for Children with Disabilities

C&T 490: Student Teaching

C&t 495: Seminar: Developing the Teaching Portfolio

EPSY 520: Classroom Assessment

Please note: This is only a sample plan of study. Please consult with your academic advisor before enrolling.

Review the Academic Catalog or consult the new Program Detail Sheet (pdf) for more comprehensive information.

Sample Plan of Study

Freshman Year

Fall Semester Spring Semester

C&T 100: Introduction to the Education Profession

COMS 130: Speaker-Audience Communication

ENGL 101: Composition

MATH 101: College Algebra

GERM 201: Intermediate German I

ANTH 160: Varieties of the Human Experience

BIOL 100/102: Principles of Biology Lecture & Lab

MATH 105: Introduction to Topics in Mathematics

ENGL 102: Critical Reading & Writing

GERM 202: Intermediate German II

Sophomore Year

Fall Semester Spring Semester 

GERM 301: High Intermediate German I

GERM 315: German Literature & the Modern Era

HIST 128: History of the U.S. through Civil War

Physical Science Lecture & Lab Requirement

C&T 324: Curriculum & Learner in Middle/Secondary School

ELPS 250: Education & Society 

GERM 302: High Intermediate German II

SPED 326: Teaching Exceptional youth in General Education 

HSES 260: Personal & Community Health

Junior Year

Fall Semester Spring Semester (+ summer)

EPSY 456: Managing & Motivating Learners in Middle/Secondary Classrooms

GERM 444: German Conversation

EPSY 306: Development & Learning of the Adolescent

SPED 326: Teaching Exceptional Youth in General Education Classrooms

C&T 331: Instructional Approaches for ESOL Learners

C&T 530: Curriculum & Instruction in Foreign Language Classrooms

ELPS 302: Educational Technology

HSES 260: Personal & Community Health

German Language Elective

Senior Year

Fall Semester Spring Semester

C&T 544: Advanced Practices: Situating Foreign Language in Classroom

C&T 448: Reading & Writing Across the Curriculum

C&T 489: Advanced Teaching Practicum

ELPS 537: Governance & Organization

SPED 507: Advanced Practices for Children with Disabilities

C&T 490: Student Teaching

C&t 495: Seminar: Developing the Teaching Portfolio

EPSY 520: Classroom Assessment

Please note: This is only a sample plan of study. Please consult with your academic advisor before enrolling.

Review the Academic Catalog or consult the new Program Detail Sheet (pdf) for more comprehensive information.

Sample Plan of Study

Freshman Year

Fall Semester Spring Semester

C&T 100: Introduction to the Education Profession

COMS 130: Speaker-Audience Communication

ENGL 101: Composition

MATH 101: College Algebra

CHIN 204: Intermediate Chinese I

ANTH 160: Varieties of the Human Experience

BIOL 100/102: Principles of Biology Lecture & Lab

MATH 105: Introduction to Topics in Mathematics

ENGL 102: Critical Reading & Writing

CHIN 208: Intermediate Chinese II

Sophomore Year

Fall Semester Spring Semester (+ summer)

HSES 260: Personal & Community Health

ELPS 250: Education & Society

HIST 128: History of the U.S. through Civil War

C&T 235: Diversity, Equity & Inclusion in K-12

CHIN 504: Advanced Modern Chinese

C&T 324: Curriculum & Learner in Middle/Secondary School

ELPS 302: Educational Technology

SPED 326: Teaching Exceptional youth in General Education

CHIN 508: Advanced Modern Chinese II

LING 106: Introduction to Linguistics

Junior Year

Fall Semester Spring Semester (+ summer)

EPSY 456: Managing & Motivating Learners in Middle/Secondary Classrooms

EPSY 306: Development & Learning of the Adolescent

Chinese Literature Requirement

Chinese Culture Requirement

Physical Science Lecture & Lab

C&T 331: Instructional Approaches for ESOL Learners

C&T 530: Curriculum & Instruction in Foreign Language Classrooms

PSYC 104: Introduction to Psychology

Chinese Literature Requirement

Chinese Culture Requirement

Senior Year

Fall Semester Spring Semester

C&T 544: Advanced Practices: Situating Foreign Language in Classroom

C&T 448: Reading & Writing Across the Curriculum

C&T 489: Advanced Teaching Practicum

ELPS 537: Governance & Organization

SPED 507: Advanced Practices for Children with Disabilities

C&T 490: Student Teaching

C&t 495: Seminar: Developing the Teaching Portfolio

EPSY 520: Classroom Assessment

Please note: This is only a sample plan of study. Please consult with your academic advisor before enrolling.

Review the Academic Catalog or consult the new Program Detail Sheet (pdf) for more comprehensive information.

Sample Plan of Study

Freshman Year

Fall Semester Spring Semester (+ summer)

C&T 100: Introduction to the Education Profession

COMS 130: Speaker-Audience Communication

ENGL 101: Composition

MATH 101: College Algebra

JPN 204: Intermediate Japanese I

ANTH 160: Varieties of the Human Experience

BIOL 100/102: Principles of Biology Lecture & Lab

MATH 105: Introduction to Topics in Mathematics

ENGL 102: Critical Reading & Writing

JPN 208: Intermediate Japanese II

Sophomore Year

Fall Semester Spring Semester 

HSES 260: Personal & Community Health

ELPS 250: Education & Society

C&T 235: Diversity, Equity & Inclusion in K-12

JPN 306: Advanced Japanese Conversation

Physical Science Lecture & Lab

C&T 324: Curriculum & Learner in Middle/Secondary School

ELPS 302: Educational Technology

SPED 326: Teaching Exceptional Youth in General Education

JPN 310: Advanced Japanese Conversation II

LING 106: Introduction to Linguistics

Junior Year

Fall Semester Spring Semester (+ summer)

EPSY 456: Managing & Motivating Learners in Middle/Secondary Classrooms

EPSY 306: Development & Learning of the Adolescent

JPN 504: Advanced Modern Japanese I

Japanese Literature Requirement

Japanese Culture Requirement

C&T 331: Instructional Approaches for ESOL Learners

C&T 530: Curriculum & Instruction in Foreign Language Classrooms

JPN 508: Advanced Modern Japanese II

Japanese Literature Requirement

Japanese Culture Requirement

Senior Year

Fall Semester Spring Semester

C&T 544: Advanced Practices: Situating Foreign Language in Classroom

C&T 448: Reading & Writing Across the Curriculum

C&T 489: Advanced Teaching Practicum

ELPS 537: Governance & Organization

SPED 507: Advanced Practices for Children with Disabilities

C&T 490: Student Teaching

C&t 495: Seminar: Developing the Teaching Portfolio

EPSY 520: Classroom Assessment

Please note: This is only a sample plan of study. Please consult with your academic advisor before enrolling.

Review the Academic Catalog or consult the new Program Detail Sheet (pdf) for more information.

Sample Plan of Study

Freshman Year

Fall Semester Spring Semester

C&T 100: Introduction to the Education Profession

COMS 130: Speaker-Audience Communication

ENGL 101: Composition

MATH 101: College Algebra

RUSS 204: Intermediate Russian I

ANTH 160: Varieties of the Human Experience

BIOL 100/102: Principles of Biology Lecture & Lab

MATH 105: Introduction to Topics in Mathematics

ENGL 102: Critical Reading & Writing

RUSS 208: Intermediate Russian II

Sophomore Year

Fall Semester Spring Semester

RUSS 504: Advanced Russian I

SLAV 140: Introduction to Russian Culture

HIST 128: History of the U.S. through Civil War

HSES 260: Personal & Community Health

Physical Science Lecture & Lab

C&T 324: Curriculum & Learner in Middle/Secondary School

RUSS 508: Advanced Russian II

EPSY 306: Development & Learning of the Adolescent

C&T 235: Diversity, Equity & Inclusion in K-12

ELPS 250: Education & Society

Junior Year

Fall Semester Spring Semester

EPSY 456: Managing & Motivating Learners in Middle/Secondary Classrooms

SPED 326: Teaching Exceptional Youth in General Education

RUSS 616: Stylistics

RUSS 600: Classics of Russian Culture

RUSS 612: Introduction to Russian Literature

C&T 331: Instructional Approaches for ESOL Learners

C&T 530: Curriculum & Instruction in Foreign Language Classrooms

ELPS 302: Educational Technology

RUSS 520: Russian Phonetics, Phonology & Inflection

Senior Year

Fall Semester Spring Semester

C&T 544: Advanced Practices: Situating Foreign Language in Classroom

C&T 448: Reading & Writing Across the Curriculum

C&T 489: Advanced Teaching Practicum

ELPS 537: Governance & Organization

SPED 507: Advanced Practices for Children with Disabilities

C&T 490: Student Teaching

C&t 495: Seminar: Developing the Teaching Portfolio

EPSY 520: Classroom Assessment

Please note: This is only a sample plan of study. Please consult with your academic advisor before enrolling.

Review the Academic Catalog or consult the Program Detail Sheet (pdf) for more comprehensive information.

Sample Plan of Study

Freshman Year

Fall Semester Spring Semester (+ summer)

C&T 100: Introduction to the Education Profession

COMS 130: Speaker-Audience Communication

ENGL 101: Composition

MATH 101: College Algebra

LAT 104: Elementary Latin I

ANTH 160: Varieties of the Human Experience

BIOL 100/102: Principles of Biology Lecture & Lab

MATH 105: Introduction to Topics in Mathematics

ENGL 102: Critical Reading & Writing

LAT 108: Elementary Latin II

Sophomore Year

Fall Semester Spring Semester 

LAT 112: Readings in Latin Literature

CLSX 148: Greek & Roman Mythology

ELPS 250: Education & Society

C&T 235: Diversity, Equity & Inclusion in K-12

Physical Science Lecture & Lab

C&T 324: Curriculum & Learner in Middle/Secondary School

LAT 200: Virgil's Aeneid

HSES 260: Personal & Community Health

SPED 326: Teaching Exceptional Youth in General Education

ELPS 302: Educational Technology

Junior Year

Fall Semester Spring Semester (+ summer)

EPSY 456: Managing & Motivating Learners in Middle/Secondary Classrooms

EPSY 306: Development & Learning of the Adolescent

HIST 506: Roman Republic

Latin Literature Elective #1

Latin Literature Elective #2

C&T 331: Instructional Approaches for ESOL Learners

C&T 530: Curriculum & Instruction in Foreign Language Classrooms

CLSX 527: Roman Archeology & Art

Latin Literature Elective #3

Latin Literature Elective #4

Senior Year

Fall Semester Spring Semester

C&T 544: Advanced Practices: Situating Foreign Language in Classroom

C&T 448: Reading & Writing Across the Curriculum

C&T 489: Advanced Teaching Practicum

ELPS 537: Governance & Organization

SPED 507: Advanced Practices for Children with Disabilities

C&T 490: Student Teaching

C&t 495: Seminar: Developing the Teaching Portfolio

EPSY 520: Classroom Assessment

Please note: This is only a sample plan of study. Please consult with your academic advisor before enrolling.

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