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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 program detail sheet (pdf) for more information.

Admission Requirements (Prerequisite Courses)

MATH 101: College Algebra

ENGL 101: Composition

ENGL 102: Critical Reading & Writing

COMS 130: Speaker-Audience Communication

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

C&T 100: Introduction to the Education Profession

BIOL 100 & 102: Principles of Biology Lecture & Lab

General Education (Required Courses)

SPAN 104: Elementary Spanish I

SPAN 108: Elementary Spanish II

SPAN 212: Intermediate Spanish I

SPAN 216: Intermediate Spanish II

SPAN 324: Grammar & Composition

SPAN 328: Intermediate Spanish Conversation I

SPAN 340: Textual Analysis & Critical Reading 

SPAN 424: Advanced Grammar & Composition

SPAN 428: Advanced Spanish Conversation

SPAN 446: Spanish American Cultures (or SPAN 447: Latin American Cultures)

SPAN 429: Spanish Phonetics

SPAN 453: 20th Century Spanish Studies

Physical Science Lecture Requirement

HSES 260: Personal & Community Health

ANTH 160: Varieties of the Human Experience (or SOC 130: Comparative Societies or an approved study abroad program

Program Requirements (Teacher Education Courses)

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

C&T 331: Instructional Approaches for ESOL Learners

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

C&T 401: Professional Learning Seminar I

C&T 402: Professional Learning Seminar II

C&T 403: Professional Learning Seminar III

C&T 448: Reading & Writing Across the Curriculum

C&T 489: Advanced Teaching Practicum

C&T 490: Student Teaching

C&T 495: Seminar: Developing the Teaching Portfolio

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

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

ELPS 537: Governance & Organization

ELPS 250: Education & Society

ELPS 302: Educational Technology

EPSY 306: Development & Learning of the Adolescent

EPSY 320: Basics of Classroom Assessment I

EPSY 480: Social, Emotional, & Well-being of Students in Schools

EPSY 520: Classroom Assessment II

SPED 326: Teaching Exceptional youth in General Education

SPED 507: Advanced Practices for Children with Disabilities

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

Review the academic catalog or consult the program detail sheet (pdf) for more information.

Admission Requirements (Prerequisite Courses)

MATH 101: College Algebra

ENGL 101: Composition

ENGL 102: Critical Reading & Writing

COMS 130: Speaker-Audience Communication

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

C&T 100: Introduction to the Education Profession

BIOL 100 & 102: Principles of Biology Lecture & Lab

General Education (Required Courses)

FREN 110: Elementary French I

FREN 120: Elementary French II

FREN 230: Intermediate French I

FREN 240: Intermediate French II

FREN 301: French Written & Oral Communications In

FREN 302:French Written & Oral Communications II

FREN 310: French Phonetics

FREN 326: Introduction to French Literature

FREN 350: Applied French Grammar & Composition I

French Literature Elective

French Culture Elective

FREN 375: Intermediate French Conversation

Physical Science Lecture Requirement

HSES 260: Personal & Community Health

ANTH 160: Varieties of the Human Experience (or SOC 130: Comparative Societies or an approved study abroad program

Program Requirements (Teacher Education Courses)

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

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

C&T 331: Instructional Approaches for ESOL Learners

C&T 401: Professional Learning Seminar I

C&T 402: Professional Learning Seminar II

C&T 403: Professional Learning Seminar III

C&T 448: Reading & Writing Across the Curriculum

C&T 489: Advanced Teaching Practicum

C&T 490: Student Teaching

C&T 495: Seminar: Developing the Teaching Portfolio

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

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

ELPS 250: Education & Society

ELPS 302: Educational Technology

ELPS 537: Governance & Organization

EPSY 320: Basics of Classroom Assessment I

EPSY 480: Social, Emotional, & Well-being of Students in Schools

EPSY 306: Development & Learning of the Adolescent

EPSY 520: Classroom Assessment II

SPED 326: Teaching Exceptional youth in General Education

SPED 507: Advanced Practices for Children with Disabilities

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

Review the academic catalog or consult the program detail sheet (pdf) for more information.

Admission Requirements (Prerequisite Courses)

MATH 101: College Algebra

ENGL 101: Composition

ENGL 102: Critical Reading & Writing

COMS 130: Speaker-Audience Communication

C&T 100: Introduction to the Education Profession

BIOL 100 & 102: Principles of Biology Lecture & Lab

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

General Education (Required Courses)

GERM 104: Elementary German I I

GERM 108: Elementary German II

GERM 201: Intermediate German I

GERM 202: Intermediate German II

GERM 301: High Intermediate German I

GERM 302: High Intermediate German II

GERM 315: German Literature & the Modern Era

German Culture Elective

Physical Science Lecture Requirement

German Language Elective

HSES 260: Personal & Community Health

ANTH 160: Varieties of the Human Experience (or SOC 130: Comparative Societies or an approved study abroad program

Program Requirements (Teacher Education Courses)

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

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

C&T 331: Instructional Approaches for ESOL Learners

C&T 401: Professional Learning Seminar I

C&T 402: Professional Learning Seminar II

C&T 403: Professional Learning Seminar III

C&T 448: Reading & Writing Across the Curriculum

C&T 489: Advanced Teaching Practicum

C&T 490: Student Teaching

C&T 495: Seminar: Developing the Teaching Portfolio

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

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

ELPS 250: Education & Society

ELPS 302: Educational Technology

ELPS 537: Governance & Organization

EPSY 480: Social, Emotional, & Well-being of Students in Schools

EPSY 520: Classroom Assessment II

EPSY 306: Development & Learning of the Adolescent

EPSY 320: Basics of Classroom Assessment I

SPED 326: Teaching Exceptional youth in General Education

SPED 507: Advanced Practices for Children with Disabilities

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

Review the academic catalog or consult the program detail sheet (pdf) for more information.

Admission Requirements (Prerequisite Courses)

MATH 101: College Algebra

ENGL 101: Composition

ENGL 102: Critical Reading & Writing

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

C&T 100: Introduction to the Education Profession

BIOL 100 & 102: Principles of Biology Lecture & Lab

COMS 130: Speaker-Audience Communication

General Education (Required Courses)

CHIN 104: Elementary Chinese I

CHIN 108: Elementary Chinese II

CHIN 204: Intermediate Chinese I

CHIN 208: Intermediate Chinese II

LING 106: Introductory Linguistics

CHIN 504: Advanced Modern Chinese II

CHIN 508: Advanced Modern Chinese II

Chinese Literature Requirement (2)

Chinese Culture Requirement (2)

Physical Science Lecture Requirement

HSES 260: Personal & Community Health

ANTH 160: Varieties of the Human Experience (or SOC 130: Comparative Societies or an approved study abroad program

Program Requirements (Teacher Education Courses)

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

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

C&T 331: Instructional Approaches for ESOL Learners

C&T 401: Professional Learning Seminar I

C&T 402: Professional Learning Seminar II

C&T 403: Professional Learning Seminar III

C&T 448: Reading & Writing Across the Curriculum

C&T 489: Advanced Teaching Practicum

C&T 490: Student Teaching

C&T 495: Seminar: Developing the Teaching Portfolio

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

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

ELPS 250: Education & Society

ELPS 302: Educational Technology

EPSY 520: Classroom Assessment II

ELPS 537: Governance & Organization

EPSY 306: Development & Learning of the Adolescent

EPSY 320: Basics of Classroom Assessment I

EPSY 480: Social, Emotional, & Well-being of Students in Schools

SPED 326: Teaching Exceptional youth in General Education

SPED 507: Advanced Practices for Children with Disabilities

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

Review the academic catalog or consult the program detail sheet (pdf) for more information.

Admission Requirements (Prerequisite Courses)

MATH 101: College Algebra

ENGL 101: Composition

ENGL 102: Critical Reading & Writing

COMS 130: Speaker-Audience Communication

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

C&T 100: Introduction to the Education Profession

BIOL 100 & 102: Principles of Biology Lecture & Lab

General Education (Required Courses)

JPN 104: Elementary Japanese I

JPN 108: Elementary Japanese II

JPN 204: Intermediate Japanese I

JPN 208: Intermediate Japanese II

JPN 306: Advanced Japanese Conversation I

JPN 310: Advanced Japanese Conversation II

JPN 504: Advanced Modern Japanese I

JPN 508: Advanced Modern Japanese II

Japanese Literature Requirement (2)

Japanese Culture Requirement (2)

LING 106: Intoduction to Linguistics

Physical Science Lecture Requirement

HSES 260: Personal & Community Health

ANTH 160: Varieties of the Human Experience (or SOC 130: Comparative Societies or an approved study abroad program

Program Requirements (Teacher Education Courses)

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

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

C&T 331: Instructional Approaches for ESOL Learners

C&T 401: Professional Learning Seminar I

C&T 402: Professional Learning Seminar II

C&T 403: Professional Learning Seminar III

C&T 448: Reading & Writing Across the Curriculum

C&T 489: Advanced Teaching Practicum

C&T 490: Student Teaching

C&T 495: Seminar: Developing the Teaching Portfolio

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

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

ELPS 250: Education & Society

ELPS 302: Educational Technology

ELPS 537: Governance & Organization

EPSY 306: Development & Learning of the Adolescent

EPSY 320: Basics of Classroom Assessment I

EPSY 480: Social, Emotional, & Well-being of Students in Schools

EPSY 520: Classroom Assessment II

SPED 326: Teaching Exceptional youth in General Education

SPED 507: Advanced Practices for Children with Disabilities

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

Review the Academic Catalog or consult the new program detail sheet (pdf) for more information.

Admission Requirements (Prerequisite Courses)

MATH 101: College Algebra

ENGL 101: Composition

ENGL 102: Critical Reading & Writing

COMS 130: Speaker-Audience Communication

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

C&T 100: Introduction to the Education Profession

BIOL 100 & 102: Principles of Biology Lecture & Lab

General Education (Required Courses)

RUSS 104: Elementary Russian I

RUSS 108: Elementary Russian II

RUSS 204: Intermediate Russian I

RUSS 208: Intermediate Russian II

RUSS 504: Advanced Russian I

RUSS 508: Advanced Russian II

RUSS 604: Contemporary Russian Culture

RUSS 612: Intoduction to Russian Literature

RUSS 616 Stylistics

RUSS 600: Classics of Russian Culture

SLAV 140: Introduction to Russian Culture

SLAV 520: Russian Phonetics, Phonology & Inflection

Physical Science Lecture Requirement

HSES 260: Personal & Community Health

ANTH 160: Varieties of the Human Experience (or SOC 130: Comparative Societies or an approved study abroad program

Program Requirements (Teacher Education Courses)

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

C&T 331: Instructional Approaches for ESOL Learners

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

C&T 401: Professional Learning Seminar I

C&T 402: Professional Learning Seminar II

C&T 403: Professional Learning Seminar III

C&T 448: Reading & Writing Across the Curriculum

C&T 489: Advanced Teaching Practicum

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

C&T 490: Student Teaching

C&T 495: Seminar: Developing the Teaching Portfolio

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

ELPS 302: Educational Technology

ELPS 250: Education & Society

ELPS 537: Governance & Organization

EPSY 306: Development & Learning of the Adolescent

EPSY 320: Basics of Classroom Assessment I

EPSY 480: Social, Emotional, & Well-being of Students in Schools

EPSY 520: Classroom Assessment II

SPED 326: Teaching Exceptional youth in General Education

SPED 507: Advanced Practices for Children with Disabilities

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

Review the academic catalog or consult the program detail sheet (pdf) for more information.

Admission Requirements (Prerequisite Courses)

MATH 101: College Algebra

ENGL 101: Composition

ENGL 102: Critical Reading & Writing

COMS 130: Speaker-Audience Communication

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

C&T 100: Introduction to the Education Profession

BIOL 100 & 102: Principles of Biology Lecture & Lab

General Education (Required Courses)

LAT 104: Elementary Latin I

LAT 108: Elementary Latin II

LAT 112: Readings in Latin Literature

CLSX 148: Greek & Roman Mythology

LAT 200: Virgil's Aeneid

HIST 506: Roman Republic

CLSX 527: Roman Archeology & Art

Latin Literature Elective (3)

Physical Science Lecture Requirement

HSES 260: Personal & Community Health

ANTH 160: Varieties of the Human Experience (or SOC 130: Comparative Societies or an approved study abroad program

Program Requirements (Teacher Education Courses)

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

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

C&T 331: Instructional Approaches for ESOL Learners

C&T 401: Professional Learning Seminar I

C&T 402: Professional Learning Seminar II

C&T 403: Professional Learning Seminar III

C&T 448: Reading & Writing Across the Curriculum

C&T 489: Advanced Teaching Practicum

C&T 490: Student Teaching

C&T 495: Seminar: Developing the Teaching Portfolio

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

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

ELPS 250: Education & Society

ELPS 302: Educational Technology

ELPS 537: Governance & Organization

EPSY 480: Social, Emotional, & Well-being of Students in Schools

EPSY 306: Development & Learning of the Adolescent

EPSY 320: Basics of Classroom Assessment I

EPSY 520: Classroom Assessment II

SPED 326: Teaching Exceptional youth in General Education

SPED 507: Advanced Practices for Children with Disabilities

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

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