Foreign Language Education Program Details


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.


Degree Requirements

C&T 100Introduction to the Education Profession
COMS 130Speaker-Audience Communication
ENGL 101Composition
ENGL 102Critical Reading and Writing
HIST 128 or HIST 129History of U.S. through Civil War or History of U.S. after Civil War
MATH 101Algebra or Pre-Calculus Mathematics
GEOG 104Introduction to Physical Geography

General Education requirements that may also fulfill KU Core requirements

ANTH 160 or SOC 130Varieties of Human Experience or Comparative Societies *or approved study abroad experience
BIOL 100 & BIOL 102Principles of Biology Lecture & Lab
HSES 260Personal & Community Health

Teacher Education (All courses EXCEPT C&T 235 and ELPS 250) are only available after being admitted to the School of Education & Human Sciences.)

C&T 235Multicultural Education
ELPS 250Education & Society
C&T 302Educational Technology in Middle/Secondary Education
EPSY 305 or EPSY 306Development and Learning of the Child or Youth
SPED 326Teaching Exceptional Children & Youth in General Education
C&T 324Curriculum Learner in the Middle School High School
C&T 331Instructional Approaches for ESOL Learners in the Middle/Secondary Classroom
C&T 530Curriculum & Instruction in Foreign Language Classrooms
C&T 544Advanced Practices: Situating Foreign Language Contact, Disposition, Skills, & Tools in Classroom
C&T 448Reading & Writing Across the Curriculum
EPSY 320Basics of Classroom Assessment
C&T 402Professional Learning Seminar II
C&T 403Professional Learning Seminar III
EPSY 480Promoting Student Social-Emotional Well-Being
C&T 489Advanced Teaching Practicum
ELPS 537Governance & Organization
SPED 507Advanced Practices for Children with Disabilities in the Middle/Secondary General Education Classroom
C&T 490Student Teaching
C&T 495Seminar: Developing the Teaching Portfolio
EPSY 520Assessment

Content Requirements

FREN 110Elementary French I
FREN 120Elementary French II
FREN 230 or 231Intermediate French I
FREN 240 or 241Intermediate French II
FREN 301French Written and Oral Communication 1
FREN 302French Written and Oral Communication 2
FREN 310French Phonetics
FREN 326Introduction to French Literature
FREN 350Applied French Grammar & Composition I
FREN 375Intermediate French Conversation
French CourseSatisfied by one of the following: FREN 410, FREN 450, FREN 460, FREN 465, FREN 470, FREN 480
French CourseSatisfied by one of the following: FREN 420, FREN 430, FREN 431, or FREN 440
GERM 104Elementary German I
GERM 108Elementary German II
GERM 201Intermediate German I
GERM 202Intermediate German II
GERM 301High Intermediate German I
GERM 302High Intermediate Gerrman II
GERM 315German Literature and the Modern Era
GERM 353German Conversation (Formerly GERM 444).
German Culture and LanguageSatisfied by two of the following: GERM 411, GERM 412, GERM 480, GERM 481, GERM 482, GERM 483, GERM 501, GERM 560, or GERM 575
LAT 104 or 105Elementary Latin I
LAT 108 or 109Elementary Latin II
LAT 112 or 113Readings in Latin Literature I
LAT 200 or 201Virgil's Aeneid
CLSX 148 or 149Greek & Roman Mythology
HIST 506Roman Republic
CLSX 527Roman Archeology & Art
CHOOSE 3Satisfied by three courses from the following: LAT 300, LAT 301, LAT 302,LAT 303, LAT 304, or LAT 305
RUSS 104Elementary Russian I
RUSS 108Elementary Russian II
RUSS 204Intermediate Russian I
RUSS 208Intermediate Russian II
RUSS 504Advanced Russian I
RUSS 508Advanced Russian II
RUSS 600Classics of Russian Culture
RUSS 604Contemporary Russian Culture
RUSS 612Introduction to Russian Literature
RUSS 616Stylistics
SLAV 140Introduction to Russian Culture
SLAV 520 OR 340Russian Phonetics, Phonology & Inflection Morphology or Intro to the Languages & Peoples of Russian & East- Central Europe
SPAN 104Elementary Spanish I
SPAN 108Elementary Spanish II
SPAN 212 or 213Intermediate Spanish I
SPAN 216 or 217Intermediate Spanish II
SPAN 324Grammar & Composition
SPAN 328Intermediate Spanish Conversation I
SPAN 340Textual Analysis & Critical Reading
SPAN 424Advanced Grammar & Composition
SPAN 428Advanced Spanish Conversation
SPAN 429Spanish Phonetics
SPAN 446 or 447Spanish Cultures or LAA Cultures
Choose 2: Spanish CoursesSatisfied by two courses from the following: SPAN 474, SPAN 475, SPAN 451, SPAN 453, SPAN 462, SPAN 463

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


Program Curriculum Resources

Freshmen and transfer students will complete the KU Core Curriculum for general education requirements. Review the KU Academic Catalog or consult the program detail sheet for more comprehensive information on the required courses for the bachelor’s degree in foreign language education at KU.



Program Faculty

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Nicole Babalola
Associate Teaching Professor
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Laurie A Cleavinger
Teaching Professor
Jaclyn Dudek
Jaclyn Dudek
Assistant Professor, Curriculum & Teaching, Assistant Research Professor, Achievement & Assessment Institute
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Dr. Manuela Gonzalez-Bueno
Associate Professor, Foreign Language Education Program Coordinator
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Heidi L Hallman
Chair, Department of Curriculum and Teaching, Professor, Secondary English Education Program Coordinator
Daniel Thomas
Daniel Thomas
Assistant Professor in Secondary Education
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M'Balia Thomas
Associate Professor
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Steven Hugh White
Associate Professor, Elementary Education - Social Studies