Secondary Education: Foreign Language, BS

Requirements for Students Matriculating in or before Academic Year 2020-2021. Learn more about University Academic Regulation 3.1.

Minimum Overall Grade Point Average: 2.50
Total Hours: 124

General Education Requirements
English Composition
See Academic Regulation 3.5
ENGL 1113Composition I3
or ENGL 1313 Critical Analysis and Writing I
Select one of the following:3
Composition II
Critical Analysis and Writing II
Technical Writing
American History & Government
Select one of the following:3
Survey of American History
American History to 1865 (H)
American History Since 1865 (DH)
POLS 1113American Government3
Analytical & Quantitative Thought (A)
MATH or STAT course designated (A)3
Humanities (H)
Course designated (H)6
Natural Sciences (N)
Courses designated (N) with one (L)8
Social & Behavioral Sciences (S)
PSYC 1113Introductory Psychology (S)3
Additional General Education
Courses designated (A), (H), (N), or (S)8
Hours Subtotal40
Diversity (D) & International Dimension (I)
May be completed in any part of the degree plan
Select at least one Diversity (D) course
Select at least one International Dimension (I) course
College/Departmental Requirements
Minimum grade of “C” or “P” in each course
EDUC 1111First Year Seminar1
CIED 4133Introduction to K-12 English Language Learners3
Select 8 hours8
Psychological Foundations of Learning and Instruction
Modern Europe Since 1914 (HI)
Modern Latin America (HI)
Logic and Critical Thinking (A)
European Politics (I)
Latin American Politics (IS)
Intercultural Communication (I)
Hours Subtotal12
Major Requirements
Minimum GPA 2.50 with a minimum grade of “C’ or “P” in each course
Select a Major Language Core and Upper-division Electives21
Language Emphasis Electives
19 hours of Lower and Upper Division courses from one emphasis language: French (FREN), German (GRMN), or Spanish (SPAN). (5 hours of the 19 hours may be from any language.)19
Hours Subtotal40
Professional Core Requirements
Minimum GPA 2.50 with a minimum grade of “C” or “P” in each course
CIED 3313Field Experience in the Secondary Schools3
CIED 4813Second Language Acquisition Research and Pedagogy3
CIED 4823Foreign Language Instruction, Curriculum, and Assessment: Grades PK-12 (Fall Semester prior to Student Teaching)3
EDTC 3123Applications of Educational Technologies3
EPSY 3413Child and Adolescent Development3
SCFD 3223Role of Teacher in American Schools (D)3
SPED 3202Educating Exceptional Learners (D)2
CIED 4724Classroom Management in the Multicultural PK-12/ Secondary School (semester prior to Student Teaching) 14
CIED 4450Internship in Elementary Education (Student Teaching) 14
CIED 4720Internship in the Secondary Classroom (Student Teaching) 14
Hours Subtotal32
Total Hours124

Major Language Core and Upper-division Electives


Major Language Core
FREN 3203
FREN 3213
Advanced Written Expression
and Advanced Grammar
FREN 3463Advanced Diction and Phonetics3
FREN 4333Background of Modern French Civilization3
Upper-division Electives (2 courses must be literature)
Select 9 hours of the following:9
French Conversation
Introduction to Analysis of French Literature
History of French Literature I
History of French Literature II
History of French Literature III
History of French Literature IV
Directed Studies in French (1-3 hours)
Modern French Theater
Advanced Studies in French (1-3 hours)


Major Language Core
GRMN 3803
GRMN 3813
Advanced Conversation
and Advanced Grammar and Composition
GRMN 3463Advanced Diction and Phonetics3
GRMN 4333Backgrounds of Modern German Civilization3
Upper-division Electives (2 courses must be literature)
Select 9 hours of the following:9
Modern Germany
Survey of German Literature I
Survey of German Literature II
The Age of Goethe
19th Century German Literature
Contemporary German Literature
Studies in German (1-3 hours)


Major Language Core
SPAN 3203
SPAN 3213
Advanced Conversation
and Advanced Grammar and Composition
SPAN 3463Spanish Phonetics and Phonology3
SPAN 4323Spanish Peninsular Civilization3
or SPAN 4333 Latin American Civilization
Upper-division Electives (2 courses must be literature)
Select 9 hours of the following:9
Latin American Survey I
Survey of Peninsular Literature I
Survey of Peninsular Literature II
Hispanic Poetry
Hispanic Prose
Don Quijote
Hispanic Drama
Contemporary Hispanic Literature
Masterpieces of Hispanic Literature I
Masterpieces of Hispanic Literature II
Spanish Peninsular Civilization
Latin American Civilization
Advanced Stylistics (recommended)
Seminar in Spanish (1-3 hours)
Advanced Hispanic Studies (1-3 hours)

Other Requirements

  • 40 hours of upper-division coursework.
  • Required for graduation and recommendation for Standard Certification:
    1. 2.50 Overall GPA;
    2. 2.50 GPA in Major Requirements and specified general education courses; and
    3. 2.50 GPA in Professional Core Requirements.
  • The student must earn minimum grades of “C” or “P” in each course in the Major Requirements and Professional Core Requirements and must earn grades of “P” in all sections of observation courses and student teaching for recommendation for Certification.
  • Students seeking licensure should demonstrate, in an official Oral Proficiency Interview, oral proficiency in their target foreign language at the advanced-low level.

Additional State/OSU Requirements

  • At least: 60 hours at a four-year institution; 30 hours completed at OSU; 15 of the final 30 or 50% of the upper-division hours in the major field completed at OSU.
  • Limit of: one-half of major course requirements as transfer work; one-fourth of hours earned by correspondence; 8 transfer correspondence hours.
  • Students will be held responsible for degree requirements in effect at the time of matriculation and any changes that are made, so long as these changes do not result in semester credit hours being added or do not delay graduation.
  • Degrees that follow this plan must be completed by the end of Summer 2026.