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Foreign Language (PK-12 Certification), M.A.T.

College of Arts and Sciences
College of Education

World language teachers are in high demand. Complete coursework in French, German or Spanish, plus foreign language education courses and two semester-long internships teaching in public schools.

Pursuing an advanced degree in foreign language education provides opportunities to develop the cultural literacy required to compete in today's world. Becoming a certified teacher allows you to graduate into a fulfilling education career, and our experienced coaching teachers will guide you through completing your training in the classroom.

Program Highlights

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    Ready to Work

    Take advantage of our 100% job placement rate among graduates since the program first started.

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    Accredited Program

    Join a nationally recognized program, certified by the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP).

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    Authentic Experiences

    Complete hands-on learning over two semester-long internships in local schools, with guidance from coaching teachers.

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    Expert Faculty

    Learn from outstanding faculty members who specialize in linguistics, pedagogy, culture and literature.

What You’ll Study

Learn how to apply effective teaching techniques and organize instructional settings in foreign languages for Pre-K through 12th grade. Implement methods of curriculum and assessment, professionalism and effective teaching skills in a foreign language classroom in the local community. Study abroad to improve language skills and cultural knowledge.

Building Skills

Gain the professional and personal intelligence it takes to have a successful career.

  • Collaboration

    Working with others to achieve a common goal or objective

    Foreign Language Skills

    Communicating effectively to understand different cultures and foster global connections

    Intercultural Competence

    Developing the skills to communicate effectively and work collaboratively across cultures

  • Critical Thinking

    Analyzing and evaluating information to make informed decisions or judgments

    Interpersonal Skills

    Communicating and interacting effectively in a variety of social and professional situations


    Foster learning by conveying knowledge, skills and concepts to students

Using your degree

Make your college experience the foundation for a successful future.

Potential Careers

  • Foreign Language Teacher
  • School Administrator
  • Immersion Teacher
  • Community Coordinator

Workplace Settings

  • Elementary School
  • Secondary School
  • Nonprofits and NGOs

Is USC Right For You?

There are many reasons we could be your ideal university. There's the award-winning academics, the globally modeled student life, and abundance of study abroad and experiential learning options. Take a closer look at what USC could mean for you.

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