Department of Foreign Languages

The Bachelor of Arts in Modern Language & Culture: Teacher Certification in Foreign Languages

The Foreign Language Teacher Education (FLED) program allows degree candidates to complement their studies in the primary language with the coursework required for teacher certification. The FLED program is accredited by ACTFL / NCATE and the FLED curriculum satisfies requirements of the Georgia Professional Standards Commission (PSC). Students successfully completing the FLED program are recommended for the State of Georgia Induction Certificate in P-12 Chinese, French, German, or Spanish. This FLED program is Nationally Recognized by the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL). It is one of only two Nationally Recognized foreign language teacher certification programs in the State of Georgia.

The Department of Foreign languages also offers an Alternative Teacher Preparation (ATP) Program in Foreign Languages, which is a non-degree undergraduate program leading to P-12 teacher certification in Chinese, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Latin, Portuguese, or Spanish

Select a primary language:


Program Requirements

General Education - 42 Credit Hours

Lower Division Major Requirements (Area F) - 18 Credit Hours

Based on primary language from above (Chinese, French, German, Italian, or Spanish).

  • Course
    Title
    Credits
  • *CHNSFRENGRMNITALSPAN 2001
    Intermediate *ChineseFrenchGermanItalianSpanish Language and Culture I
    3
  • *CHNSFRENGRMNITALSPAN 2002
    Intermediate *ChineseFrenchGermanItalianSpanish Language and Culture II
    3
  • FL 2209
    World Languages and Cultures
    3

Select from the three courses listed below.

  • Course
    Title
    Credits
  • FL 1001-or-
    CHNS 1001
    -or-
    FREN 1001
    -or-
    GRMN 1001
    -or-
    ITAL 1001
    -or-
    SPAN 1001

    Introduction to Foreign Language and Culture I *

    Introduction to Chinese Language and Culture I *

    Introduction to French Language and Culture I *

    Introduction to German Language and Culture I *

    Introduction to Italian Language and Culture I *
    Introduction To Spanish Language and Culture I *

    3
  • EDUC 2110

    Investigating Critical and Contemporary Issues in Education
    3
  • EDUC 2120
    Sociocultural Influences on Teaching and Learning
    3
* NOTE: Must be different from the Primary Language. 1001 or higher.

Upper Division Required Core Courses - 30 Credit Hours

Based on your primary language from above (Chinese, French, German, Italian, or Spanish).

To see the Upper Division Required Core Courses, please select a primary language from above.

  • Course
    Title
    Credits
  • CHNS 3200
    Critical Reading and Applied Writing
    3
  • CHNS 3302
    Practical Conversation
    3
  • CHNS 3303
    Grammar and Composition
    3
  • CHNS 3304
    Literature and Culture I
    3
  • CHNS 3305
    Literature and Culture II
    3
  • CHNS 3398
    -or-
    CHNS 3390
    Internship (completed in Chinese)

    Upper-division Study Abroad in Chinese
    3
  • CHNS 4402
    Contemporary Culture
    3
  • CHNS 4434
    Topics in Language, Literature, and Culture
    3
  • CHNS 4456
    Advanced Grammar and Linguistics
    3
  • CHNS 4499
    Senior Seminar
    3
  • Course
    Title
    Credits
  • FREN 3200
    Critical Reading and Applied Writing
    3
  • FREN 3302
    Practical Conversation
    3
  • FREN 3303
    Grammar and Composition
    3
  • FREN 3304
    Literature and Culture I
    3
  • FREN 3305
    Literature and Culture II
    3
  • FREN 3398
    -or-
    FREN 3390
    Internship (completed in French)

    Upper-division Study Abroad in French
    3
  • FREN 4402
    Contemporary Culture
    3
  • FREN 4434
    Topics in Language, Literature, and Culture
    3
  • FREN 4456
    Advanced Grammar and Linguistics
    3
  • FREN 4499
    Senior Seminar
    3
  • Course
    Title
    Credits
  • GRMN 3200
    Critical Reading and Applied Writing
    3
  • GRMN 3302
    Practical Conversation
    3
  • GRMN 3303
    Grammar and Composition
    3
  • GRMN 3304
    Literature and Culture I
    3
  • GRMN 3305
    Literature and Culture II
    3
  • GRMN 3398
    -or-
    GRMN 3390
    Internship (completed in German)

    Upper-division Study Abroad in German
    3
  • GRMN 4402
    Contemporary Culture
    3
  • GRMN 4434
    Topics in Language, Literature, and Culture
    3
  • GRMN 4456
    Advanced Grammar and Linguistics
    3
  • GRMN 4499
    Senior Seminar
    3
  • Course
    Title
    Credits
  • ITAL 3200
    Critical Reading and Applied Writing
    3
  • ITAL 3302
    Practical Conversation
    3
  • ITAL 3303
    Grammar and Composition
    3
  • ITAL 3304
    Literature and Culture I
    3
  • ITAL 3305
    Literature and Culture II
    3
  • ITAL 3390
    -or-
    ITAL 3398
    Upper-division Study Abroad in Italian

    Internship
    3
  • ITAL 4402
    Contemporary Culture
    3
  • ITAL 4434
    Topics in Language Literature and Culture
    3
  • ITAL 4456
    Advanced Grammar and Linguistics
    3
  • ITAL 4499
    Senior Seminar
    3
  • Course
    Title
    Credits
  • SPAN 3200
    Critical Reading and Applied Writing
    3
  • SPAN 3302
    Practical Conversation
    3
  • SPAN 3303
    Grammar and Composition
    3
  • SPAN 3304
    Literature and Culture I
    3
  • SPAN 3305
    Literature and Culture II
    3
  • SPAN 3398
    -or-
    SPAN 3390
    Internship (completed in Spanish)

    Upper-division Study Abroad in Spanish
    3
  • SPAN 4402
    Contemporary Culture
    3
  • SPAN 4434
    Topics in Language, Literature, and Culture
    3
  • SPAN 4456
    Advanced Grammar and Linguistics
    3
  • SPAN 4499
    Senior Seminar
    3

Other Requirements - 33 Credit Hours


The Teacher Certification in Foreign Language concentration is designed to prepare Foreign Language Education teachers at all grade levels (pre-kindergarten through grade 12). It leads to P-12 teacher certification in the teaching field of (Chinese, French, German, or Spanish) in Georgia. Candidates complete a major in Modern Language and Culture (primary language: Chinese, French, German, or Spanish) and the equivalent of a second major in pedagogical studies with an emphasis on teaching a foreign language.

  • Course
    Title
    Credits
  • EDUC 2130
    Exploring Teaching and Learning
    3
  • FLED 4408
    Second Language Acquisition
    3
  • FLED 4410
    Methods, Materials, and Curriculum of Foreign Language Education, P-8
    3
  • FLED 4412
    Methods, Materials, and Curriculum of Foreign Language Education, 9-12
    3
  • FLED 4414
    Technology for Foreign Language Teaching
    3
  • INED 3305
    Education of Students with Exceptionalities in an Inclusive Setting I
    2
  • INED 3306
    Education of Students with Exceptionalities in an Inclusive Setting II
    1
  • FLED 4650
    FLED Yearlong Clinical Experience I
    6
  • FLED 4651
    FLED Seminar I
    1
  • FLED 4660
    FLED Yearlong Clinical Experience II
    6
  • FLED 4661
    FLED Seminar II
    2

Program Total (126 Credit Hours)



Foreign Language Education (FLED) Requirements

Students interested in pursuing a degree in Modern Language & Culture with a concentration in Foreign Language Education (Concentration II: Teacher Certification in Foreign Languages) must also meet the following requirements.

Teacher Education Admission Requirements

Students must meet all the Teacher Education admission requirements of the Bagwell College of Education as well as additional Department of Foreign Languages requirements for admission to the FLED program. Please note that admission to Teacher Education is separate from admission to Kennesaw State University.

In addition to the College of Education requirements for admission to the Teacher Education Program, the Department of Foreign Languages requires the following for admission to FLED:

Language Skills Assessment

  • An oral interview in the target language with Dr. Griffin (French), Dr. Susanne Kelley (German), or Ms. Wood (Spanish). It is best to schedule this interview near the completion of the 2002 intermediate courses (FREN 2002/GRMN 2002/SPAN 2002).
  • An evaluation from the instructors of your two most recent French, German, or Spanish courses, assessing your skills in reading, writing, listening, and speaking, as well as your potential for success in the program. If you've not had any courses at the 3000-level, one evaluation from FREN 2002, GRMN 2002, or SPAN 2002 will suffice.

Academic Requirements

  • To maintain academic standing in the FLED program, all students, once admitted, must maintain a GPA of 2.75 or higher

More information and resources can be found on the FLED Resources page.