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Foreign Language Education Certification

For Teachers

For those seeking a teaching certificate, the requirement is 40 hours in French, German, or Spanish. This may include 6 hours in a second foreign language.

A second teaching field (now called an endorsement) in another foreign language requires an additional 24 hours.

Teacher candidates also take Foreign Language Methods for Elementary and Secondary schools, taught by the Modern Language Department.


If you score above a 22 on the ACT/1100 SAT with a 3.0 GPA, you qualify for:

Academic scholarships from $1,700–$8,000 per year

Departmental scholarships from $3,000–$11,000 per year

Learn more about financial aid at OCU