Language Studies Teaching major

The Language Studies Teaching major--with concentrations in Spanish, World Languages (including French and German), and Teaching English as a Second Language--also requires completion of the Professional Education Sequence for Licensure to teach in Indiana public schools.*

A minimum over-all grade point average of 2.75 in departmental course work is required for all Language Studies Teaching majors.


Concentration in Spanish Teaching (31 hrs total):

Concentration in World Languages (31 hours total)

[Includes French, German, and other languages]


Required LLL courses (7 hours minimum): Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics 200--3 hrs.; 402--1 hr.; Linguistics 420--3 hrs.

An applied experience component within the 31 hours. Must consist of at least 6 hours of 300/400-level course work taken in study abroad

Other Required courses (6 hours): 201--3 hrs., 202--3 hrs. in the language of interest.

Electives (18 hours): 300/400-level course work in the language of interest, to include 6 hours of culture, 3 hours of literature, 3 hours of advanced grammar and 3 hours of oral fluency.

Teaching licensure recommendation is based on achieving intermediate high or mid language proficiency in accordance with ACTFL standards, depending upon the language. In some cases, a student may require more coursework to achieve the proficiency required for licensure.

Note: Students should be aware that in the case of less commonly taught languages some courses may not be routinely available on campus. Credit can be earned via appropriate study abroad or transfer work.


Concentration in Teaching English as a Second Language
(31 hours total)

Required LLL courses (7 hours minimum): Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics 200--3 hrs.; 402--1 hr.; Linguistics 420--3 hrs.

An applied experience component within the 31 hours. Must consist of at least 6 hours of 300/400-level course work taken in study abroad.

Other Required courses (15 hours): 201--3 hrs. in a single language other than English; Linguistics 210--3 hrs., 311--3 hrs., 413 or 415--3 hrs., 414 or 417--3 hrs.

Electives (9 hours): 9 at the 300/400 level. Up to 6 hours of cognate courses may be taken from outside the department.


*All Majors are encouraged to work toward the Language Specialist Honors Certificate.