Foreign Language Education

(French, German, Spanish) (K-12)

Foreign Language Education classroom.

The following are the content courses required for completing the undergraduate minor.  The same or equivalent courses are required for admission to the Master’s program. The Department of Education offers Master’s degrees in Spanish and French foreign language education..

Prospective K-12 foreign language teachers major in the foreign language and minor in Education.

The Licensure minor is 30 hours and leads to a North Carolina teaching license. The Non-licensure minor, which does not include student teaching, is 18 hours.

French: A minimum of 27 hours of French courses numbered above French 214 including French 216, 315 or 350, 319, 320, 322, 370, one of the genre courses: 363, 364 or 365, and two additional courses.

Spanish: A minimum of 28 hours of Spanish courses numbered 280 and above, including Spanish 280, 309 or 309L, one genre course (SPA 310-314), one regions course (SPA 315-319), six credit hours from SPA 330-395, and nine additional hours of elective credit from Spanish classes numbered above 280.  No more than ten hours may be counted from courses numbered 280-309. Students must achieve at least a C grade in 309 or 309L and a GPA of 2.0 in the major.  309 or 309L must be taken on the Reynolda or Salamanca campuses.

German: A minimum of nine courses beyond German 153, to include one course from the sequence of 210, 212, or 214 (Vienna); 317, 320 or 321, 399, and at least one course from the sequence 380, 381, 383, 385.

Applicants to the undergraduate program for Foreign Language must also submit an ACTFL Oral Proficiency Interview (OPI) certificate with the application (  Please contact Language Testing International ( to set up an interview.

Foreign Language Coordinator: Dr. Mary Lynn RedmondDr. Mary Lynn Redmond