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.

Course Location/Delivery

This program is offered at the Tampa campus.

CEU/Licensure Credit

This certificate leads to the State of Florida teaching endorsement for Foreign Languages.

Admission Requirements

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:

Application Process

To learn about the application process, and to access the application, please review our application process.


None are required.


12 credit hours.

In addition to the required course above, choose one additional course from the following list:


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:

For the French Connoisseur:

For the German Connoisseur:

For the Latin Connoisseur:

For the Spanish Connoisseur:

For the Chinese Connoisseur:

For the ESOL Teacher:

Time Limit

Three years.

Credit toward Graduate Degree

Up to 12 hours of certificate course credits may be applied to a graduate degree with departmental approval

Standardized Tests

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.


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