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Modern Languages Major, B.A. with K-12 World Languages Teacher Licensure Concentration


Department of Modern Languages  

College of Letters, Arts and Sciences  

  Available Program Format(s): In-Person  

Modern Languages Major Option I and Option II with K-12 World Languages Teacher Licensure Concentration

Degree-seeking candidates who wish to obtain Colorado licensure for K-12 World Languages must earn a Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) degree in Modern Languages. Candidates must complete either Option I or Option II of this major with a primary language of French or Spanish.  The curriculum focuses on the current Colorado content standards for teachers of World Languages and prepares licensure candidates to pass the required content test. Students completing the K-12 licensure coursework are not required to have a minor.

Student Outcomes


  • Demonstrate appropriate level of language proficiency in all areas of communication, with a strong emphasis on oral communication.
  • Demonstrate understanding of the numerous areas of language studies, including cultures, linguistics, and literatures.
  • Apply skills and knowledge from language studies to other disciplines, such as literacy and mathematics, particularly in field experiences and during student teaching.
  • Demonstrate understanding of language acquisition and implement this knowledge during student teaching through the development of learning environments that are linguistically and culturally rich.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of child and adolescent development, context of instruction, learners’ social and emotional needs, and individual differences. Apply this knowledge during student teaching to create inclusive, supportive learning environments that enhance diversity, equity, and inclusion.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the standards for language learning issued by national organization, state of Colorado, and school district. Standards are used during student teaching to inform proficiency targets for learners, pedagogical choices, and materials development.
  • Develop assessments of learners’ communication skills and understanding of cultural and literary products, practices, and perspectives. Analyze results of assessments to modify instructional practice to meet learners’ needs, and report assessment results to stakeholders.
  • Engage in professional development activities to reflect on practice of language teaching as well as to continuously improve their own linguistic, cultural, and pedagogical competence.
  • Advocate for the role and value of language learning as a means to prepare students to interact in a global community and become lifelong learners.
  • Use reflection and inquiry to ensure the responsibilities of student teaching are executed with ethical conduct, professionalism, and leadership for the benefit of students, colleagues, and all stakeholders.

Outcomes based on: American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages. (2015). ACTFL/CAEP program standards for the preparation of foreign language teachers.

General Degree Requirements


To earn a degree, students must satisfy all requirements in each of the four areas below, in addition to their individual major requirements. 

Program Requirements


  • A total of 120 semester hours are required for graduation.
  • A grade of C- or better is required for each course in this program to count toward the bachelor’s degree and teacher licensure. Students should note that programs differ in the minimum grade required.
  • A minor is not required for this program.

General Studies Requirements: 33 credits


Students should consult the General Studies Requirements  for a list of courses that fulfill the General Studies Requirements for degree completion.  

 

** Students will fulfill the global diversity requirement by taking an approved course within one of the following categories: arts and humanities; historical; natural and physical sciences; or social and behavioral sciences. 

Multicultural Requirement: 0 or 3 credits


  • Students should consult the Multicultural Graduation Requirements  for a list of courses that fulfill the Multicultural Requirement for degree completion.
  • Many programs include courses that meet this requirement (see below for recommended courses which are also part of the degree program). Students should consult with their advisor to determine what program courses may fulfill this requirement.

Modern Language Sequence Options


Option II - French Concentration with K-12 Licensure and a Second Language: 58-59 credits


Students must take the French core courses and select German, Italian, Japanese, or Spanish for a second language.

Option II - Second Language: 18-19 credits


Select a second language below.

Option II - Spanish Concentration with K-12 Licensure and Second Language: 58-59 credits


Students must take the Spanish Core courses and select French, German, Italian, or Japanese for a second language.

Option II - Second Language: 18-19 credits


Select a second language below.

Senior Experience: 12 credits


Student Teaching offers an essential conclusion to this degree program. Typically, students should register for 12 credits of EDS 4290 in their final semester. Students who register for only 6 credits of EDS 4290 should also register for 6 credits of CLD 4590 Culturally and Linguistically Diverse: ESL Student Teaching and Seminar.

Summary of Requirements


Option I Summary
General Studies Requirements 33 credits
Multicultural Requirement 0-3 credits
French or Spanish Option I Major 43 credits
Foundation and Methods for K-12 Education 28 credits
Senior Experience 12 credits
Unrestricted Electives 1-10 credits
Modern Languages Option I Major, B.A. with K-12 World Languages Licensure 120 credits

 

Option II Summary
General Studies Requirements 33 credits
Multicultural Requirement 0-3 credits
French or Spanish Option II Major Core 40 credits
Option II Second Language 18-19 credits
Foundation and Methods for K-12 Education 28 credits
Senior Experience 12 credits
Modern Languages Option II Major, B.A. with K-12 World Languages Licensure Minimum of 125 credits

Any General Studies course may count in multiple categories, however, credits for courses may only count once towards the 120 credit degree total. It is therefore important that you work with your advisor to make sure you are meeting requirements for your degree.