In an increasingly interconnected world, your skills as a foreign language teacher are critically needed.
Your coursework will combine extensive foreign language study with a strong grounding in education theory, instructional methodologies, and professional development.
You’ll develop a deeper understanding of how people acquire and process language as you learn to teach elementary and secondary language students. And you’ll understand the broader social, cultural, and geopolitical contexts of multilingualism.
- Admissions Requirements
Direct Admit Scholars
To be considered for direct admission into the School of Education, students must first be admitted to IU with an intended major within the School of Education. Students who meet the Direct Admit Scholars qualifications are invited to apply to the program.
Certification from University Division
Students should meet with a University Division advisor, who can provide guidance in meeting certification requirements. These requirements include:
- An overall IU grade point average (GPA) of 2.5 or higher
- 30 credit hours of college level coursework completed
- Completion of EDUC-G203: Communication for Youth Serving Professionals, with a grade of C or better. (Under certain circumstances, students may substitute another college level public speaking or interpersonal communication class.)
- Financial Aid
We offer a range of scholarships for qualified students. Current students can be considered for most School of Education scholarships by completing one application each year.
We also encourage students to visit Student Central for information about financial assistance.
If you are a prospective student who applies to our Direct Admit Scholars program, you’ll be considered for scholarship opportunities as an entering freshman.
The program culminates in a semester-long student teaching experience where you’ll test your understanding in real-world situations and refine your strategies for instruction and assessment based on your experiences. You may take on additional field engagements as early as your second semester, depending upon your admissions status, through our early field experiences program.
One option for your student teaching experience in another country is through the Global Gateway for Teachers Program.
When you graduate, you'll be able to apply for an Indiana teaching license in all school settings (Elementary Primary, Elementary Intermediate, Junior High/MIddle School, High School), with your chosen language as your content field.
- Program of Study
Your course work will combine extensive foreign language study with a strong grounding in education theory, instructional methodologies, and professional development.