Bachelor of Science in Modern Foreign Language Education

Info & Resources for Modern Foreign Language Teachers

The Bachelor of Science (BS) in Modern Foreign Language Education prepares students to become teachers of Arabic, French, or Spanish leading to Initial licensure at the 5-12 grade-level. Students develop a strong foundation in their language through coursework taken through the College of Arts & Sciences (CAS), while also studying foreign language pedagogy, special education, classroom management, and foundations of education. Additionally, students participate in numerous field experiences, experiencing a range of classrooms and educational settings. Our program is unique in providing our students with a strong foundation in second language acquisition, linguistics, and foreign language methods that emphasizes a proficiency-based communicative approach to language teaching. In their senior year, students complete a year-long pre-practicum and practicum (student teaching experience) in a local middle or high school, with the support of a Boston University program supervisor who specializes in foreign language education.

Students are encouraged to extend their learning and deepen their language skills through Boston University Study Abroad programs, or by seeking dual degrees with the College of Art & Sciences (CAS).

Upon completion of our program, you’ll be fully prepared to teach Arabic, French, or Spanish in grades 5-12. Our program enhances coursework with authentic experiences as an educator in the classroom and leads towards Initial teaching licensure. Students are also offered personalized academic and career advising with foreign language education faculty.

For program requirements and additional details, please visit the BU Bulletin

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