Teaching World Languages (Spanish, French, and German) B.A.A.

Contact Us
Department of Education
TTY/TTD

150 EduE
412 Library Drive
Duluth, MN 55812
United States

Program Type
Major
Degree
Bachelor of Applied Arts
Department
Education
College:
College of Education and Human Service Professions

About this Program

Program Type: Major
Degree: Bachelor of Applied Arts
Department: Education
 

The Bachelor of Applied Arts (B.A.A.) in teaching French, German, or Spanish is offered through the Department of Education in conjunction with the Department of World Languages and Cultures. Students are fully immersed in the language they will teach through coursework, volunteering in the Duluth community, and studying abroad.

The Secondary Teacher Education Program (STEP) offers a variety of content areas for specialization. Classes include a combination of specific content areas and teacher education coursework. Within the teacher education program, students have hands-on exposure to classrooms through volunteer experiences, observation, and student teaching.

Teaching French This Bachelor of Applied Arts prepares students for MN licensure to teach French in grades K-12. Students may also pursue a French Studies B.A. with satisfactory completion of 12 non-overlapping upper-division credits of French electives beyond the requirements for both degrees. 

Teaching German This Bachelor of Applied Arts prepares students for MN licensure to teach German in grades K-12. Students may also pursue a German Studies B.A. with satisfactory completion of 12 non-overlapping upper-division credits of French electives beyond the requirements for both degrees. 

Teaching Spanish This Bachelor of Applied Arts prepares students for MN licensure to teach Spanish in grades K-12. Students may also pursue a Spanish Studies B.A. with satisfactory completion of 12 non-overlapping upper-division credits of French electives beyond the requirements for both degrees. 

Acquired Skills

  • Design and teach effective lessons.
  • Create instruction opportunities that are adapted to students with diverse backgrounds and exceptionalities.
  • Be engaged through active learning.

Career Possibilities

Entry level positions include elementary, middle or high school teacher, translator, interpreter.  Advanced degree positions include Dean of Students, Principal, School Counselor, Superintendent.

Recent UMD Graduates Job Placement Data

Admissions and Scholarships

Students in CEHSP are eligible to apply for more than 100 scholarships each academic year typically totaling $120,000 annually.  For more information on scholarship opportunities, visit the CEHSP scholarship webpage

UMD's Education Department has over 25 scholarships ranging from $1,000 to $10,000. Scholarships vary in criteria and some are specifically for subject areas or students entering student teaching in the US or starting their student teaching abroad.

Student Clubs

Faculty Highlights

Faculty have won campus & college awards for outstanding teaching, research, advising, and service. They are dedicated teachers, academic advisors, scholarly researchers, and curriculum designers.