Foreign Language Teacher Education Program at KU
The bachelor's degree in foreign language education at the University of Kansas School of Education prepares individuals to be teachers in PK-12 settings. Language programs offered are for Chinese, French, German, Japanese, Latin, Russian and Spanish. The program serves both native language speakers, as well as second language speakers.
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 consistently ranks in the top 10 in the nation according to U.S. News & World Report’s Best Public Education Schools.
- Early & Often Field Experiences - The foreign language program combines general education courses, professional education coursework, and language-specific courses with multiple field experiences in rural, urban, and suburban communities.
- Nationally-accredited Program - The KU School of Education is accredited under the NCATE standards through the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP) Accreditation System.
The foreign language education program meets the educational requirements for licensure in the state of Kansas. If you plan to obtain a license or certification in a state other than Kansas or a US territory after completion of your program, it is highly recommended you first seek guidance from the appropriate licensing agency BEFORE beginning the academic program to ensure you can obtain a license of certification in your home state or territory. Resources for licensure and certification boards outside of Kansas can be found here.