Secondary Education/World Languages Education

Learn more about the Bachelor of Science in Education in Secondary Education / World Languages Education.

In the state of Pennsylvania, certification in a world language is a K-12 certificate. World Language certification at Temple University, College of Education and Human Development is available in Chinese, 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 and Human Development 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 2103Socio-cultural Foundations of Education in the United States 13
EDUC 2109Adolescent Development for Educators 13
MGSE 2111Applications of Teaching and Learning Theories to Classroom Practice (grades 4-12)3
SPED 2231Introduction to Special Education 13
EDUC 2296Effective Teaching: Theory and Practice (WI)3
EDUC 2306Assessment and Evaluation3
SPED 3187Integrated Literacy and Special Education Practicum3
TESL 3631Principles and Practice for Teaching English Learners3
MGSE 3796Differentiated Literacy Instruction in the Disciplines (grades 7-12) (WI)3
SPED 3211Effective Instructional Strategies for Students with Disabilities3
SPED 4103Classroom Management and Positive Behavior Support3
MGSE 4801Senior Seminar and Performance Assessment in Grades 4-12 Education3
MGSE 4888Student Teaching in Grades 4-129
Total Credit Hours45

Program Requirements for Secondary Education / World Languages Education

MATH 1021College Algebra 14
or EDUC 1017 Algebra and Algebraic Thinking for Educators
MGSE 4427Curriculum and Methods of Foreign Language Education3
MGSE 4428Innovations in Foreign Language Education3
Total Credit Hours10

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.

Suggested Academic Plan

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

Requirements for New Students starting in the 2020-2021 Academic Year

(Certain courses require that a student secure clearances as per the College of Education and Human Development policy; students should check the current list of courses that require clearances on the College of Education and Human Development web site.)

Year 1
FallCredit Hours
ENG 0802, 0812, or 0902Analytical Reading and Writing [GW]34
GenEd Breadth Course3
GenEd Quantitative Literacy Course [GQ]34
World Language Course13
 Term Credit Hours14
Spring
GenEd Breadth Course3
GenEd Breadth Course3
EDUC 2103Socio-cultural Foundations of Education in the United States33
World Language Course13
Select one of the following:34
Algebra and Algebraic Thinking for Educators 
College Algebra 
 Term Credit Hours16
Year 2
Fall
IH 0851 or 0951Intellectual Heritage I: The Good Life [GY]33
GenEd Breadth Course3
GenEd Breadth Course3
SPED 2231Introduction to Special Education2,33
World Language Course13
 Term Credit Hours15
Spring
IH 0852 or 0952Intellectual Heritage II: The Common Good [GZ]33
GenEd Breadth Course3
EDUC 2109Adolescent Development for Educators2,33
World Language Course13
World Language Course13
 Term Credit Hours15
Year 3
Fall
EDUC 2306Assessment and Evaluation3
SPED 3211Effective Instructional Strategies for Students with Disabilities3
World Language Course13
World Language Course13
Elective3
 Term Credit Hours15
Spring
MGSE 4427Curriculum and Methods of Foreign Language Education3
MGSE 3796Differentiated Literacy Instruction in the Disciplines (grades 7-12) [WI]3
SPED 3187Integrated Literacy and Special Education Practicum3
TESL 3631Principles and Practice for Teaching English Learners23
World Language Course13
 Term Credit Hours15
Year 4
Fall
EDUC 2296Effective Teaching: Theory and Practice [WI]3
MGSE 2111Applications of Teaching and Learning Theories to Classroom Practice (grades 4-12)3
World Language Course13
World Language Course13
MGSE 4428Innovations in Foreign Language Education3
 Term Credit Hours15
Spring
MGSE 4888Student Teaching in Grades 4-129
MGSE 4801Senior Seminar and Performance Assessment in Grades 4-12 Education3
SPED 4103Classroom Management and Positive Behavior Support3
 Term Credit Hours15
 Total Credit Hours: 120