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Secondary Education/World Languages Education, B.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
University rank #301 (ARWU) , PA,
In the state of Pennsylvania, certification in a world language is a K-12 certificate. World Language certification is offered in French, German, Italian, Latin, and Spanish.


Students seeking certification in Secondary Education, World Languages must complete the requirements for both the major in Secondary Education, World Languages AND for the language major as specified by the College of Liberal Arts (CLA); specific requirements for the language can be found in the CLA programs section of this Bulletin.

Studying Abroad

Secondary Education World Language majors are encouraged to study overseas, when possible, in relevant foreign language speaking areas through Temple or external study abroad programs. Temple offers semester and year-long programs at Temple campuses in Rome and Oviedo, Spain, as well as exchange options at the University of Puerto Rico and Universities of Hamburg and Tübingen in Germany. Temple offers various summer language programs in Rome, Germany, Spain, and France. The Latin American Studies Semester program is an immersion experience available at Temple's Main Campus to all Spanish majors during spring semesters. Students interested in study abroad should consult with the office of Education Abroad and Overseas Campuses and College of Education Academic Advising to explore program options and develop a study abroad academic plan in advance.


Officially accredited/recognized by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education, Temple University is a very large (enrollment range: 40,000-44,999 students) coeducational higher education institution. Temple University offers courses and programs leading to officially recognized higher education degrees such as pre-bachelor degrees (i.e. certificates, diplomas, associate or foundation degrees), bachelor degrees, master degrees, doctorate degrees in several areas of study.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Inclusive Education for a Diverse Society
  • Socio-cultural Foundations of Education in the United States 1
  • Adolescent Development for Educators 1
  • Effective Teaching: Theory and Practice
  • Introduction to Inclusive Education 1
  • Effective Use of Instructional Technology in Classrooms
  • Assessment and Evaluation
  • Foundations of Language Teaching: Teaching English Language Learners in Grades 4 to 12
  • Differentiated Literacy Instruction in the Disciplines, 7-12
  • Classroom and Conflict Management in Grades 4 through 12
  • Senior Seminar and Performance Assessment in Secondary Education
  • Student Teaching in Secondary Education

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • 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 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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Academic Requirements

Official High School and/or University transcripts with English translations: Your application needs to include all official and original academic records from each secondary school and college or university you’ve attended.
Standardized Tests:
Freshman Applicants: All first-year applicants are required to submit the results of at least one of the following tests: SAT, ACT, TOEFL iBT ®, IELTS, or PTE.
Transfer Applicants: Transfer students should submit either the TOEFL iBT ®, IELTS, or PTE unless they meet one of the following exemptions: 
          -  The applicant has successfully completed English composition at a US accredited
             college or university.
          -  English is the applicant's native language.
The required English Proficiency for non-native speakers is as follows: 
          -  TOEFL: 79 
          -  IELTS: 6.0
          -  PTE: 53
Please note that certain majors, including those within the Fox School of Business will require a higher level of proficiency, as follows:
         -  TOEFL: 84
         -  IELTS: 6.5
         -  PTE: 56
Those with language test scores below the required level are still encouraged to apply. Students who need further English language instruction may be eligible for Provisional or Conditional admission offers including the Access Temple Program.
Recommendation LettersAt least one recommendation letter is required of all freshman applicants. It's best to select people such as teachers, counselors, and other academic officials who can describe your talents.  

Tuition Fee

  • International

    26376 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 26376 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    26376 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 26376 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • In-State

    15384 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 15384 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.

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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