Foreign Language Education: Culture and Content
This certificate provides students with an understanding of Foreign Language Education curriculum, methods of instruction, and the 6-12 classroom environments. This program is designed for students who hold a bachelor's degree in a foreign language, or who are native speakers of a language other than English and wish to begin their preparation for the teaching profession.
This program is offered at the Tampa campus.
This certificate leads to the State of Florida teaching endorsement for Foreign Languages.
Applicants must hold an earned bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited institution or the evaluated equivalent, if the degree was received outside the U.S. and comply with the following:
Have a 3.0 GPA
Have completed approximately 30 credit hours of undergrad or graduate course work in the teaching fields of foreign language OR
Have native-like proficiency of the foreign language acceptable to the program faculty (e.g., Spanish, French, German, Italian, Latin, Japanese, Chinese)
To learn about the application process, and to access the application, please review our application process.
None are required.
12 credit hours.
FLE 6665 - Current Trends in Foreign Language Education
In addition to the required course above, choose one additional course from the following list:
FLE 6932 - Curriculum Materials Development: Special Project
FLE 5895 - Dual Language Education
FLE 5291 - Technology in the Foreign Language Classroom
FLE 6932 - Integrating Technology in the Foreign Language Classroom for Intermediate Users
Depending on what you would like to specialize in, you may want to choose the remaining two courses from ESOL, Second Language Acquisition, Applied Language, Foreign Language Education, Spanish, German, French, or Latin specific courses. For a representative sampling of these courses see below:
LIN 6720 - Second Language Acquisition
LIN 6932 - Language and a Movie
LIN 6601 - Sociolinguistics
TSL 5431 - Language Testing
For the French Connoisseur:
FRW 5934 - French Women Writers
FRW 5934 - African Images in Francophone Film
For the German Connoisseur:
GEW 6932 - Fantastic Films Early German Cinema
GEW 6932 - German Popular Film
For the Latin Connoisseur:
LNW 6325 - Roman Elegiac Poets
LNW 6665 - Vergil
For the Spanish Connoisseur:
SPW 5934 - Colonial Spanish American Literature
SPW 5934 - Hispanic Women Writers
For the Chinese Connoisseur:
EDG 6931 - Chinese Teaching Methods
INR 5934 - China Today
HIS 6XXX - History of China
For the ESOL Teacher:
FLE 5340 - Theory & Practice of Teaching ELLs
FLE 6367 - Applied Linguistics for Teaching ESOL
FLE 6434 - Assessment and Progress Management for Teaching ESOL
FLE 6433 - Curriculum and Instructional Materials Development for Teaching ESOL
FLE 6371 - Instructional Methods and Strategies for Teaching ESOL
FLE 6167 - Cross-Cultural Issues in Teaching ESOL
Credit toward graduate degree
Up to 12 hours of certificate course credits may be applied to a graduate degree with departmental approval
The Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) is required from international students when English is not the native language. A minimum score of 550 on the paper-based test or 79 on the web-based test is required. If the applicant has completed a degree at a U.S. institution, the TOEFL is not required.