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World Languages and Cultural Studies

Teacher of Foreign Languages

Students interested in preparing for a career as a teacher of French, Italian or Spanish at the secondary and middle school level have the following two options: they may major in French, Spanish, Italian Studies, or Romance Languages and pass the Massachusetts Test for Educator Licensure (MTEL) to obtain a 5-year preliminary license to teach the target language.

Alternatively, they may double major in French or Spanish and Education to obtain an Initial License.  Elementary Teachers can easily double major in French, Spanish, Italian Studies and Romance Languages combined with an Elementary Education major.  They will not need to take the MTEL in French, Italian, or Spanish.