World Languages

World Languages

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.

Languages offered:

  • Chinese
  • French
  • German
  • Japanese
  • Latin
  • Russian
  • Spanish
  • 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 following qualifications are invited to apply to join the Direct Admit Scholars program:

    • A minimum SAT score of 1170 New SAT (or 1100 Old SAT) or a minimum ACT score of 24
    • A minimum GPA of 3.5 on a 4.0 scale
    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.)

    Learn more about how to apply

  • 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.

  • Student Teaching

    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.

  • Licensing

    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.

    Learn more about applying for your initial license.

  • Program of Study

    Your course work will combine extensive foreign language study with a strong grounding in education theory, instructional methodologies, and professional development.