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Teacher Certification Programs
With the growing interest in implementing early foreign language programs in schools, the need for more qualified teachers is increasing. Consequently, there is a strong demand for inservice and preservice programs to prepare early foreign language educators. Such programs focus on methods for teaching languages to children, first and second language acquisition of children, the teaching practicum, and other related topics.
This resource, alphabetized by state, is a preliminary compilation of the early foreign language teacher training programs in the Northeast states. If you would like your program listed or know of others, please contact us by e-mail.
Also, please check the following resources:
Integrated Bachelor's/Master's Teacher Training Program (IB/M), Foreign Language Education Track University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT.
Note: In Connecticut, K-8 FL teachers first need certification in 7-12 FL, then they take two add-on classes: Language Acquisition and FLES Methods. The IB/M program includes the courses for 7-12 certification and all add-on classes.
For a list of universities in Connecticut that offer the two add-on classes, see the State Department of Education Web site.
Master of Education in World Language Instruction, Concordia College, Moorhead, MN.
Bachelor of Science in Early Childhood Education or Elementary Education with Major in Spanish, College of New Jersey, Ewing, NJ.
Master of Arts in Applied Spanish Studies, College of New Jersey, Ewing, NJ.
FLES- Special Certification, Dowling Institute, NY.
Master of Arts in Teaching a Second Language, Isabelle Kaplan Center for Languages and Cultures, Bennington College, VT.
Master of Arts in Teaching French or Spanish, School for International Training, Brattleboro, VT.
Master of Arts Program For Practicing Teachers of French, Spanish, or English to Speakers of Other Languages, School for International Training, Brattleboro, VT.
Updated December 13, 2013
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