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Secondary Education, World Languages Education, B.S.Ed.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
University rank #301 (WUR) , PA,
Help high school students develop the ability to communicate competently in a foreign language. Earn the BSEd in Secondary Education, World Languages Education at Temple University.


Program Overview

Develop your own foreign-language proficiency; master effective instructional strategies; and teach students to read, write and speak with clarity and nuance in a foreign language.

Although your degree is awarded by the College of Education, the Secondary Education, World Languages Education degree program at Temple University requires you to complete major requirements for a language program in the College of Liberal Arts. To develop foreign-language proficiency, you will complete introductory, intermediate and advanced coursework for your chosen foreign language. You will learn

  • to write formally and informally,
  • to read complex literary texts and narratives,
  • to speak conversationally and
  • the cultural context of the language, including its society, history and/or mythology.

To develop instructional competency, you will complete the requirements for the secondary education majors within the College of Education. You will learn

  • how to create and use student- and teacher-produced materials;
  • how to evaluate the effectiveness of whole language, cooperative learning, and pair and small group instructional strategies;
  • how to complete multiple field assignments in classroom, after-school, nonprofit or other educational settings; and 
  • how different ages create different language learning challenges.

Your degree program culminates in a semester long high school teaching assignment supervised by Temple faculty and assisted by a cooperating teacher.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    122 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Analytical Reading and Writing [GW]
  • Socio-cultural Foundations of Education in the United States
  • Algebra and Algebraic Thinking for Educators
  • College Algebra
  • Intellectual Heritage I: The Good Life [GY]

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

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  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks. Read more about TOEFL®PBT.

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General Requirements

National Students

  • Self-Report High School Transcript
  • Fee: $55 (Fee waivers are available for freshmen who qualify)
  • Essay
  • Extracurriculars

International Students

  • Temple's online application or online Common Application or Paper application to submit by mail
  • Official High School or University Transcripts with English Translations 
  • Standardized Tests (SAT, ACT, TOEFL iBT, IELTS or PTE)
  • Apply as an international student if you hold or will need to obtain a nonimmigrant visa, including a student (F-1) or an exchange visitor (J-1) visa.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    28992 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 14496 USD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    28992 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 14496 USD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
  • In-State

    16080 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 8040 USD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Philadelphia

  • 1313 - 2290 USD/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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