World Languages Education

Bachelor's Degree in World Languages Education

Salve Regina University's bachelor's degree in world languages education develops students' linguistic skills in either French or Spanish and readies them to apply for Rhode Island teacher certification in grades K-12. Our majors master a modern language and gain the expertise to confidently move from being students in the classroom to teachers who make a difference.

Prepare to Effectively Engage Diverse Students

Salve Regina's education courses build a strong foundation in teaching and learning based on current theory and best practices. Concurrent with their coursework, students spend significant time in field placements during their second, third and fourth years. As a result, our world languages education majors are prepared to effectively engage diverse students in a variety of school contexts.

Coursework in French or Spanish covers all aspects of the language, from spoken discourse to written composition, with a focus on the development of target language grammar and expressions. Students also explore culture and civilization by examining literature, films and other cultural products within their social, historical and cultural contexts. Moreover, courses in linguistics, second language acquisition and language teaching methodology round out students' preparation to become successful language educators in today's schools.

Program Spotlight: Education Abroad

Margaret Morra

Margaret Morra '23 is pursuing a master's degree in applied languages in French through a joint Middlebury College and teaching assistant program in France. She is one of only three students accepted into the inaugural combined program. During her rigorous studies in Paris, Morra is also teaching English at a local high school.

Morra's passion and work ethic was encouraged by her professors at Salve Regina. The intimate size of her degree program and faculty in the Department of Modern Languages made a strong impact. "I had the privilege of being one of a very small number of students with my major," Morra said. "I was able to work closely with my professors, and I feel that they really understood me as a student over the years. I felt supported and encouraged to succeed the whole way through."

Our Faculty

Comprehensive instruction and personalized guidance from Salve Regina's committed and experienced faculty ensures that our students acquire the knowledge and skills needed to put theory into practice, and to become exemplary practitioners and scholars.

 

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Life After Salve

Salve Regina graduates possess the oral and written communication skills needed for success, along with the flexibility to adapt to cultural differences in an ever-changing world. Proficiency in a second language is a desirable asset for careers both at home and abroad. While Salve Regina's program is specifically focused on teaching French or Spanish in grades K-12, the core competencies gained are valuable in a variety of professional careers, including:

  • Admissions counselor
  • Corporate trainer
  • Education consultant
  • Foreign service officer
  • International business executive
  • International development worker
  • International relations specialist
  • Museum educator
  • Peace Corps volunteer
  • Principal
  • Professor
  • School counselor
  • Writer

B.A.S. in World Languages Education (French)

Students complete a minimum of 120 credits to earn the bachelor's degree: 49-51 credits of core courses, 34 credits of education courses and 37 credits of French and linguistics courses.

Required education courses:

  • EDC120: Introduction to Race and Inequity in American Education
  • EDC220: Child and Adolescent Development and Theories of Learning
  • SCD298: Secondary Field Experience in a Multicultural Society
  • SCD320: Curriculum, Instruction and Assessment in the Secondary School I
  • SCD321: Practicum for Curriculum, Instruction and Assessment in the Secondary School I
  • SCD410: Classroom Management
  • SCD432: Student Teaching Seminar Capstone
  • SCD440: Practicum in Secondary Education
  • SCD441: Secondary Student Teaching
  • SED211: Introduction to the Characteristics of Students With Exceptionalities

Required French and linguistics courses:

  • FRN310: French and Francophone Cultural Analysis
  • FRN330: Practicum in Elementary Language Instruction
  • LIN245: Introduction to Linguistics
  • LIN308: Teaching a Modern Foreign Language
  • LIN350: Principles of Second Language Acquisition

Students also choose eight French courses (24 credits) at or above FRN205: Intermediate French I. Depending on initial language placement, additional elective courses may be required.

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B.A.S. in World Languages Education (Spanish)

Students complete a minimum of 120 credits to earn the bachelor's degree: 49-51 credits of core courses, 34 credits of education courses and 37 credits of Spanish and linguistics courses.

Required education courses:

  • EDC120: Introduction to Race and Inequity in American Education
  • EDC220: Child and Adolescent Development and Theories of Learning
  • SCD298: Secondary Field Experience in a Multicultural Society
  • SCD320: Curriculum, Instruction and Assessment in the Secondary School I
  • SCD321: Practicum for Curriculum, Instruction and Assessment in the Secondary School I
  • SCD410: Classroom Management
  • SCD432: Student Teaching Seminar Capstone
  • SCD440: Practicum in Secondary Education
  • SCD441: Secondary Student Teaching
  • SED211: Introduction to the Characteristics of Students With Exceptionalities

Required Spanish and linguistics courses:

  • LIN245: Introduction to Linguistics
  • LIN308: Teaching a Modern Foreign Language
  • LIN350: Principles of Second Language Acquisition
  • SPA310: Introduction to Hispanic Cultural Analysis
  • SPA330: Practicum in Elementary Language Instruction

Students also choose eight Spanish courses (24 credits) at or above SPA205: Intermediate Spanish I. Depending on initial language placement, additional elective courses may be required.

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