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Modern Language Education|College of Education

Welcome to Modern Language Education at UW!

The goal of the modern language education program at UW is to produce modern language educators who are innovators and leaders in the field and who are also fluent speakers, readers, and writers of a modern language.  All graduates earn a Bachelor's Degree in Modern Language Education AND a concurrent major in French, German, or Spanish.  A concurrent major will ensure that graduates are "highly qualified" teachers and will expand career possibilities. 

Our modern language education program is Nationally Recognized by the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL) and NCATE.  Our program underwent a rigorous accreditation process and is continually assessed to ensure that the NCATE standards are exceeded.  

The program includes courses in pedagogy, assessment, and special education with authentic classroom experiences embedded throughout the program.  Students will also take courses in French, German, or Spanish and will be required to pass the Oral Proficiency Interview (OPI) and Writing Proficiency Test (WPT) with a rating of advanced low or better.  Students should not enroll in EDSE 4276 (Modern Language Methods II) until this rating has been achieved.  Students in the program are strongly encouraged to study abroad to immerse themselves in the language and culture that they will one day be teaching. 

For those who already have a Bachelor's Degree in a modern language and are interested in becoming certified to teach, we offer a Post-Baccalaureate Program that will lead to initial Wyoming teacher certification. The credits earned in this program can also be applied to a master's degree in Curriculum and Instruction, if you choose to pursue a graduate degree.

Undergraduate programs:

  • Modern Language Education with a concurrent major in French
  • Modern Language Education with a concurrent major in German
  • Modern Language Education with a concurrent major in Spanish
  • Post-Baccalaureate Program in Modern Language Education

Graduate programs:

  • English as a Second Language endorsement
  • Master's in Curriculum and Instruction
  • Ph.D. in Curriculum and Instruction


The program sheet and other important information is located on the Forms and Links page.

For more information please contact:

Jason Hendryx
McWhinnie Hall 201

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