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WLC Academic ProgramsLicensure Pre-K through Grade 12

Our Mission

The mission of the Foreign Language Teaching Licensure program is to prepare students with the knowledge and skills needed to teach a World Language within the Pre-K through Grade 12 environment. The need of proficiency in more than one language is of critical importance in order to make an impact in today's global world. This program is designed for prospective teachers and offers a great variety of curricular and extracurricular means to meet students' professional goals. With this degree, students will achieve proficiency and cultural competence in Spanish, French, or German through the study of literature, philosophy, film, and art, as well as related fields such as history, politics, economics, and current events.

Students in this program will be required to complete courses in both the Department of World Languages and the Department of Teaching and Learning. These classes will be for French, German, or Spanish, and for Education. At the end of their studies, students will be placed in the teacher candidate internship and will have fulfilled all requirements for temporary teacher certification with the State of Virginia. Upon graduation, students will be prepared to step confidently into their own classroom.

Core Faculty

Christine Mitchell

Christine Mitchell


Teaching Licensure Program Coordinator

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