World Languages Education

School of Teaching, Learning, and Leadership

Bachelor's Degree Program

World Languages Education, B.S.

The Teacher Education B.S. – World Languages Education Spanish program offers students the option of two tracks: World Languages Education – Spanish Track and World Languages Education – Spanish Lifelong Learning Track (non-certification). The Education Track is appropriate for students interested in opportunities for employment with formal, K-12 schools that require certification. The Lifelong Learning Track is appropriate for students seeking opportunities for employment outside formal, K-12 schools that do not require certification.

The World Languages Education B.S. program meets the educational eligibility criteria for certification in various World Languages (e.g., French, German, Latin, Spanish) in the State of Florida. Graduates of this Florida state-approved teacher preparation program and who complete the required specific language requirements, and have passed all three portions of the Florida Teacher Certification Examination (FTCE), will qualify for a Professional Florida Educator’s Certificate. Graduates of the program who wish to teach in another U.S. state or country, may require additional eligibility criteria to qualify for licensure and/or certification in those locations. We are unable to confirm the licensure and/or certification requirements of other states or countries. Therefore, if you intend to pursue such credentialing in another state or elsewhere, it is advised that you to contact the applicable state or country credentialing authority to familiarize yourself with its specific requirements and determine if this program meets the applicable eligibility criteria. If you have additional questions in this regard, please contact edstudserv@ucf.edu to assist you in your career planning.

Minors

English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL), Undergraduate Minor

World Languages Education – English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) Education minor is intended for College of Education and Human Performance students in undergraduate initial certification programs. The World Languages Education – ESOL minor is intended for Education majors and is well-suited for College of Education and Human Performance students majoring in secondary content areas. This minor is not available to students in pending status in a College of Education and Human Performance major. Students who successfully complete this minor can expect to increase their marketability in educational professions that serve English learners. This minor is designed to promote student success in Pre-K through 12 instructional settings, but does not directly qualify students for teacher certification or admission into the College of Education and Human Performance.

Languages Other Than English (LOTE), Undergraduate Minor

The World Languages Education – Languages Other Than English (LOTE) minor is intended for non-World Languages Education – Languages Other Than English (LOTE) majors. It is well-suited for College of Education and Human Performance students majoring in another secondary content area. It is also intended to provide for university students outside the College of Education and Human Performance (such as students enrolled in Interdisciplinary Studies, International and Global Studies, or programs in the Department of Modern Languages and Literatures) a limited but substantial experience in the field of professional education.This minor is not available to students in pending status in a College of Education and Human Performance major. Students who successfully complete this minor can expect to increase their marketability in careers that include educational components such as instructing, training, and lecturing. This minor is designed to promote student success in instructional settings, particularly in the K-12 school setting, but does not directly qualify students for teacher certification or admission into the College of Education and Human Performance.