Bachelor of Science in Education, Foreign Language Education
Want to teach French or Spanish? Become a world language teacher. The Bachelor of Education (BSEd) program in Foreign Language Education leads to a baccalaureate degree and initial Ohio teaching license.
The BSEd program in Foreign Language Education is a competitive enrollment program which prepares teacher candidates in the both the language proficiency and the pedagogical knowledge and skill required to be licensed to teach in K-12 settings in the State of Ohio.
As a pre-service world language educator, you will experience what it is like to teach in real classrooms experiences early. We also have opportunities to take what you learn from your professors and immediately apply it through these valuable field experiences.
Once you complete the necessary requirements (including language courses, the oral proficiency interview, and the writing proficiency test, and foundational education courses), you are eligible to enter the final year of the program which includes an intensive field experience and student teaching.
During the autumn semester, coursework accompanies the field experience in a world language classroom. You will develop the use of three core practices for world language teaching, as well as other essential skills in planning, instruction and assessment. In the spring, you will complete a full-time student teaching experience and a performance assessment of teaching called the edTPA.
World language teachers are in high demand, especially in Ohio. The high teacher preparation standards and the education you get at Ohio State will well position you for teaching careers in Ohio’s K-12 public and private schools. This high-quality preparation may also make transferring your licensure credentials to other states a possibility, depending on the policies and requirements of the state.
Sample Coursework: Core practices in world language education, secondary methods in world language education, adolescent learning and development, equity and diversity in education
Other requirements: Strongly encouraged to major in French or Spanish and pursue a language- and cultural-immersion experience before final year to enhance language proficiency and to successfully complete the oral proficiency interview and the writing proficiency test assessments. Students admitted into the major complete field placements at elementary and secondary grade levels during the third and fourth years of the program. A year-long placement (typically at a high school) culminates in 15 weeks of full-time student teaching in the final semester.
Academic opportunties: Opportunities for research and advanced undergraduate study with Foreign, Second, and Multilingual Language Education faculty members may be available for exceptionally-performing majors.