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Research shows there are benefits of second language learning that exceed a student’s own linguistic abilities. Second language learning provides cognitive benefits that help to support academic achievement, and improve one’s beliefs about other’s cultures. Miami University offers foreign language learning opportunities for teacher candidates who wish to study and teach Chinese, French, German, Latin, and Spanish with licensure for grades K-12.
We utilize a cohort-based approach to teaching methods and pedagogy for each language taught in the department. We offer two teaching methods courses to instruct teacher candidates on effective language teaching strategies in their respective fields of study.
Students declare a pre-major in a teacher education program at the time of university admission or as soon as possible. After meeting the criteria of acceptance, students apply for a cohort—a group of students selected to experience methods courses and field experiences together.
The Foreign Language education programs can lead to five different licenses:
Miami's Department of Teaching, Curriculum, and Educational Inquiry is fully accredited by the Ohio Department of Education and the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation. While Miami participates in licensure of teachers through an interstate agreement, if you are planning to teach in another state, you should contact that state's certification office so you can apply for certification or licensure in that state.
At the end of this program students will be able to:
"By becoming a Spanish education major I found the path to what I consider to be the best of both worlds: world languages and teaching! I have always been enamored by foreign language and world cultures. After graduating high school, I knew that teaching Spanish was exactly what I wanted to do."
“I absolutely love and adore my major. Choosing to come to Miami to major in this was the best decision I could have ever made. This university has a phenomenal program for education that prepares and equips you to be ready for the day that you have a classroom of your own. I was able to study abroad for a semester in Valparaíso & Viña del Mar, Chile, which was an incredible experience that completely changed my life. I’m extremely enthusiastic about what I do here and passionate about my major.”
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