For students who plan to teach in K-12 schools, licensure in two languages or one language plus another subject is encouraged, especially to facilitate student teaching placement. Those interested in teaching are also urged to consider opportunities for teaching English abroad. Prospective teachers must include WL 440 Special Methods in the Teaching of Foreign Languages in their program. Students should convey their intentions to teach as soon as possible to the chair and must be admitted to the secondary education program in the Department of Education.
Candidates for licensure as foreign language teachers must demonstrate speaking and listening competency showing that they are able to narrate and describe in paragraph length past, present and future time consistently; get into, through and out of unforeseen situations; and converse in a clearly participatory fashion and be understood by a native speaker. Upon completion of their course of studies, students will demonstrate these listening and speaking skills through and oral interview with faculty or similarly qualified examiner.