Jul 13, 2024  
2023-2024 Undergraduate Catalog 
2023-2024 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Foreign Language Education, B.S.

Major Requirements

Credit Hours: 33+

In addition to completing the requirements for this major, students must also complete the degree requirements specified in the Academic Regulations  section of this catalog.

Courses within this major may also satisfy general education requirements. Please consult the Liberal Arts and Sciences General Education Requirements  for more information.


Students interested in teacher licensure in foreign language education (PK-12) must complete a content language education cognate major in a foreign language along with the foreign language education major requirements. This is available to students who major in:

When declaring teacher licensure the Program of Study Management System (POSM), students must first select “Declare or Add a Major” and then “Foreign Language Education” from the major list. Once this selection is made, a second menu box will appear with a list of the associated majors. Select the major and follow the on-screen instructions.


  • *Students must enroll in the Secondary sections for each of the courses marked with an asterisk. This requires meeting with your education advisor and completing the registration form.

  • To be eligible for licensure, a grade of C or higher in EDFS 455 .
  • **EDFS 451 : Students will need a 4-hour block of time per week between the hours of 7 am and 4 pm Monday through Friday to complete the school-based experience. The rest of the field-based hours will be placed during EDFS 456.

  • ***EDFS 456 : Students must enroll in the content area associated with their Bachelor’s Degree.

  • Minimum education GPA of 3.000 is required. 

Clinical Practice Internship Requirement

Students seeking recommendation for South Carolina licensure in Foreign Language Education must complete the program of study above and meet the admission, retention, and exit requirements of the program and the School of Education . Recommendation to the South Carolina Department of Education for licensure in South Carolina is contingent upon successful completion of Clinical Practice and achievement of passing scores on the necessary Praxis II test(s) and the Oral Proficiency Interview (OPI) for recommendation (please note that the OPI is not required for students majoring in Classics seeking Latin licensure).


Candidates must complete all education requirements and all requirements for their language education cognate major prior to beginning the internship. See the requirements for each language education cognate major.

Coursework Meeting Major Requirements Excluded from the Major GPA Calculation

The following courses are excluded: EDFS 460