The Certificate is designed for those with a bachelor's degree and one of the following requirements:
Candidates pursuing a license in one of the following languages are eligible for admission to the Graduate Certificate in Foreign Language Education. Due to limited availability of internship sites, candidates seeking licensure in the less commonly taught languages (indicated with an asterisk) must be residency teachers and complete the internship in their own classroom.
In addition, applicants need:
*Note: Recommendations through the Graduate Application Portal are completed electronically once contact information is provided for references.
If you have completed at least 75 undergraduate credit hours with an overall GPA of at least 3.2, you are eligible to apply to the Graduate Certificate in Foreign Language Education program. Upon entry, up to 12 hours at the graduate level may be counted toward both the undergraduate and graduate degrees.
In addition to having completed 75 undergraduate credit hours with an overall GPA of 3.2, students must demonstrate native or near-native proficiency in the intended language of instruction by earning a score of Advanced Low on the ACTFL Oral Proficiency Interview (OPI) and Writing Proficiency Test (WPT). In addition, applicants need three recommendations from persons knowledgeable of their interaction with children or youth, a statement of purpose, and a clear criminal background check.