World Language Education, Bachelor of Science in Education
Would you like to guide students in learning to communicate, make cultural connections, and interact – all using French, German, Italian, or Spanish? Become a world language teacher! The Bachelor of Education program in World Language Education leads to a baccalaureate degree and an Ohio teaching license in either French, German, Italian, or Spanish.
An Ohio State community of professional world language teachers and researchers with local, state, national, and international teaching experiences.
Coursework leads to a double major in education and either French, German, Italian or Spanish.
Field experiences in grades K-12: Opportunities to learn from and with students and teachers at local elementary and middle/high schools.
Classroom teaching: Based on functional, multimodal, student-centered, and interactive approaches to language learning.
Student teaching placement: A year-long internship with a mentor teacher that supports you in developing students’ communicative abilities in French, German, Italian or Spanish.
Collaboration and professional development: Opportunities to develop working relationships with fellow language educators for school-based professional development or university research on language teaching.
The innovative, theory-centered instruction offered through the world language education program at The Ohio State University has prepared me to begin my professional teaching career with confidence. A key feature of this program is its emphasis on experiential learning. At Ohio State, you will do more than study the theories of language acquisition; you will put them into practice through lesson design and implementation. As a result, I have been able to personally recognize the ways in which they may be applied to enrich and accelerate learning.
Helps unite current and future teachers and those interested in the field of education under the same principles and values of hard work, ethical practice and service.
Active on campus and in the community, this professional organization of undergraduate and graduate education students benefit from professional development workshops, a spring conference, legal services, money-saving benefits, legislation and lobbying, and networking.
Students are strongly encouraged to participate in university-sponsored education abroad with language learners. TESOL students demonstrate deeper understanding of the linguistic, cultural and pedagogical aspects of learning a new language while immersed in a non-English dominant setting.
Gain formal recognition for your global experiences while at Ohio State. Through globally themed coursework, education abroad and a culminating project, gain the skills to thrive in your career.
2.75 cumulative; 2.75 in content courses
Must demonstrate nearly all pre-major/GE courses completed with minimum GPA
Deadline to declare major readiness
Ohio State academic programs are designed to prepare students for licensure or certification in Ohio. If you plan to pursue licensure or certification in a state other than Ohio, please review state educational requirements for licensure and certification at go.osu.edu/onground.