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World Language Education (BSE)

Preparing world language teachers for grades P-12

As a UD World Language Education major, 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. You'll also earn a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering & Math) certificate. A STEM lab and Curriculum Materials Center are among the numerous resources available to you.

Classroom observation & field experience begin during year one, and continue during years two and three. You'll receive more than 600 field hours in local schools, which is 300 hours more than the State of Ohio's requirement. During year four, you'll participate in student teaching. This full-time teaching experience includes supervision and evaluation to assist you in your continued growth and development as an educator.

  • 600+

    field hours in local school districts (300 more than Ohio requires)

  • 100%

    of undergraduate students are employed, in grad school or in a full-time service program within six months of graduation

  • 96%

    first-time pass rate for Ohio Resident Educator license

A High-Quality Education

600+ Hours in the Field

From year one, undergraduate students are in one of our partnering local schools, logging observation hours as part of their coursework and exposure to the profession of teaching. Field-based experience continues during years two and three. The field experiences in the first 3 years gives students well over 100 hours of learning in the field. Student teaching (internship) takes place during year four, which is 600 hours in a gradual release model.

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Service Opportunities With Fellow Teacher Education Students

Be a part of UD student organizations created especially for teacher education majors. Opportunities include tutoring at local elementary schools, attending teaching conferences (national, state & local) and participating in professional development programs.

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Where Will Our Programs Take You?

Graduates work in a variety of public and private educational settings. Many go on to earn advanced degrees or pursue careers as principals and superintendents. The map highlights states where alumni are teaching after they graduate. Interested in teaching abroad? Alumni also working in Bulgaria, China, Colombia, Indonesia, Malawi, Mexico, Puerto Rico, Romania, Saudi Arabia, Serbia, South Korea and Thailand.

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Interested in learning more about World Language Education? We'd love to meet with you. Schedule an academic appointment by contacting sehs_assistant_dean@udayton.edu. You can also choose to schedule a general campus tour and admission presentation.

Featured Programs and Initiatives

Urban Teacher Academy

Prepares students who are interested in urban teaching to be culturally competent educators that can understand and respond to the needs and challenges of urban students, families and schools.

Undergraduate Research

Students participate in the University of Dayton's annual Stander Symposium, a campus-wide event that allows students from all disciplines to showcase their intellectual accomplishments.

Study Abroad

Summer programs in Ireland, England and Italy offer opportunities to explore museums, churches and schools through the lens of an educator. The Malawi Practicum allows opportunities to gain graduate-level research and fieldwork experience in Africa.

Lalanne

Specialized program for teacher education graduates pursuing a master's degree at UD. Lalanne teachers benefit from two years of mentored teaching experience and live in community with other Lalanne teachers.

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Experiential Learning

Real-World Experience

Through practical learning opportunities like classroom observation and student teaching (internship), you can build your resume, gain practical experience and prepare for a successful career.

CONTACT

Department of Teacher Education

Fitz Hall, Room 680
300 College Park
Dayton, Ohio 45469 - 2966
937-229-3393
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100%

of undergraduate students are employed, in grad school or in a full-time service program within six months of graduation