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Foreign Language Education (BSE)

Preparing foreign language teachers for grades P-12

As a student in the Foreign Language Education program at the University of Dayton, you'll learn the knowledge and skills necessary to meet the needs of our changing and global world — and prepare others to do the same.

Upon graduation, you'll be prepared to teach French, German or Spanish to students in Pre-Kindergarten through grade 12. Our program meets all requirements for a State of Ohio license to teach students in that age range.

Program overview

As a Foreign Language Education major, you may also choose to pursue a Bachelor of Science in Education (BSE) from the School of Education and Health Sciences or a Bachelor of Arts (BA) from the College of Arts and Sciences through the dual degree program. Regardless of which program you choose, you will receive multiage licensure, PreK–12, in French, German or Spanish.

In our program, you will develop real-world proficiency in reading, listening, speaking and writing, as well as learn to work successfully in cross-cultural environments. A variety of learning and language-acquisition opportunities are available and you are encouraged to spend at least one summer practicing your language skills during an immersion study abroad experience.

Program requirements

  • Meet all academic and competency requirements in order to do your student teaching and be recommended for licensure.
  • Complete all of your teaching concentration courses before doing student teaching.
  • All field and clinical experiences must be completed successfully.

Department of Teacher Education

Fitz Hall
300 College Park
Dayton, Ohio 45469 - 2966