Secondary Education/World Languages Education

In the state of Pennsylvania, certification in a world language is a K-12 certificate. World Language certification is offered in French, German, Italian, Latin, and Spanish.

Students seeking certification in Secondary Education, World Languages must complete the requirements for both the major in Secondary Education, World Languages AND for the language major as specified by the College of Liberal Arts (CLA); specific requirements for the language can be found in the CLA programs section of this Bulletin.

Studying Abroad

Secondary Education World Language majors are encouraged to study overseas, when possible, in relevant foreign language speaking areas through Temple or external study abroad programs. Temple offers semester and year-long programs at Temple campuses in Rome and Oviedo, Spain, as well as exchange options at the University of Puerto Rico and Universities of Hamburg and Tübingen in Germany. Temple offers various summer language programs in Rome, Germany, Spain, and France. The Latin American Studies Semester program is an immersion experience available at Temple's Main Campus to all Spanish majors during spring semesters. Students interested in study abroad should consult with the office of Education Abroad and Overseas Campuses and College of Education Academic Advising to explore program options and develop a study abroad academic plan in advance. 

Summary of Requirements

University Requirements

All students are required to complete the university's General Education (GenEd) curriculum.

All students (including transfer students) must take a minimum of two writing-intensive (WI) courses at Temple University. Writing intensive course numbers end in 96, 97 and 98.

College Requirements

Students receive a Bachelor of Science in Education degree by meeting the following minimum College requirements:

  • Completion of program requirements as detailed on the academic plan.
  • Earn a "C-" or above in all required Education Courses.
  • Earn a "C-" or above in all required University General Education Courses.
  • Students in Secondary Education must maintain a 3.0 cumulative GPA and a 2.0 GPA in their content area courses.

For additional college and certification requirements, refer to the College Requirements page.

Major Requirements

EDUC 1255Inclusive Education for a Diverse Society3
EDUC 2103Socio-cultural Foundations of Education in the United States 13
EDUC 2109Adolescent Development for Educators 13
EDUC 2296Effective Teaching: Theory and Practice3
SPED 2231Introduction to Inclusive Education 13
EDUC 2255Effective Use of Instructional Technology in Classrooms3
EDUC 2306Assessment and Evaluation3
ENES 3338Foundations of Language Teaching: Teaching English Language Learners in Grades 4 to 123
SECE 3796Differentiated Literacy Instruction in the Disciplines, 7-123
EDUC 4111Classroom and Conflict Management in Grades 4 through 123
SECE 4801Senior Seminar and Performance Assessment in Secondary Education3
SECE 4688Student Teaching in Secondary Education9
Total Credit Hours42
1

Course required for candidacy.

Program Requirements for Secondary Education /World Languages Education

FLED 5429Curriculum and Methods in Foreign Languages3
FLED 5431Innovations in Foreign Language Education3
EDUC 4389Field Experience1
EDUC 4389Field Experience1
Total Credit Hours8

Academic Content Area - World Languages

Language courses should be chosen in accordance with major requirements outlined by the relevant department in the College of Liberal Arts.

Total Semester Hours for Certification in One Foreign Language: 122-124

Optional Certificate in English as a Second Language (ESL):  It is recommended that certification in English as a Second Language (ESL or ESOL) or in an additional foreign language be pursued in order to enhance career opportunities. Courses may be taken during summer sessions to avoid heavy course loads during the academic year. Total Semester Hours for Certification in One Foreign Language and ESL: 131-133

Suggested Academic Plan

B.S.ED. in Secondary Education / World Languages Education

Requirements for New Students starting in the 2016-2017 Academic Year

(Certain courses require that a student secure clearances as per the College of Education policy; students should check the current list of courses that require clearances found on the College of Education Blackboard Undergraduate Community.)

Year 1
FallCredit Hours
ENG 0802, 0812, or 0902Analytical Reading and Writing [GW]14
GenEd Breadth Course3
GenEd Quantitative Literacy Course [GQ]14
Foreign Language3
 Term Credit Hours14
Spring
GenEd Breadth Course3
GenEd Breadth Course3
EDUC 2103Socio-cultural Foundations of Education in the United States13
Foreign Language 3
Select one of the following:14
Algebra and Algebraic Thinking for Educators 
College Algebra 
 Term Credit Hours16
Year 2
Fall
IH 0851 or 0951Mosaic: Humanities Seminar I [GY]13
GenEd Breadth Course3-4
GenEd Breadth Course3
SPED 2231Introduction to Inclusive Education1,23
Foreign Language3
 Term Credit Hours15
Spring
IH 0852 or 0952Mosaic: Humanities Seminar II [GZ]3
EDUC 1255Inclusive Education for a Diverse Society3
EDUC 2109Adolescent Development for Educators1,23
EDUC 2296Effective Teaching: Theory and Practice [WI]3
Foreign Language3
 Term Credit Hours15
Year 3
Fall
GenEd Breadth Course3
ENES 3338Foundations of Language Teaching: Teaching English Language Learners in Grades 4 to 1223
Foreign Language3
Foreign Language3
Elective3
 Term Credit Hours15
Spring
EDUC 2255Effective Use of Instructional Technology in Classrooms33
FLED 5429Curriculum and Methods in Foreign Languages3
EDUC 4389Field Experience31
Foreign Language3
Foreign Language3
Elective3
 Term Credit Hours16
Year 4
Fall
SECE 3796Differentiated Literacy Instruction in the Disciplines, 7-12 [WI]33
EDUC 4111Classroom and Conflict Management in Grades 4 through 123
FLED 5431Innovations in Foreign Language Education3
EDUC 4389Field Experience31
Foreign Language3
Foreign Language3
 Term Credit Hours16
Spring
SECE 4688Student Teaching in Secondary Education39
SECE 4801Senior Seminar and Performance Assessment in Secondary Education33
EDUC 2306Assessment and Evaluation3
 Term Credit Hours15
 Total Credit Hours: 122
1

Course must be successfully completed to be eligible for Candidacy approval.

2

These 3 courses constitute the waiver for the GenEd Human Behavior category when the GPA requirement is met.

3

Indicates courses and experiences enhanced with special education competencies.