World Language Content Pre-requisites

Students interested in world language teacher certification (grades P-12) first complete a bachelor’s degree with a major in either (depending on the area of interest) Spanish or French prior to entering the teacher certification program at the graduate level. Students must apply and be accepted into the Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) degree program in order to complete teacher certification. Please review the admission requirements for the MAT program at the "how to apply" tab:

Those students who do not complete a major in this content area must complete prerequisite courses as indicated below to be eligible for application to the program. These prerequisite courses may be taken in post-baccalaureate status through the University of Louisville or through another accredited institution upon approval of an Education Advisor. An overall 2.50 grade point average is required for certification. Applicants who have remaining prerequisite, content courses should have an official transcript evaluation prior to enrolling in those courses.


  • SPAN 201, Continuing Spanish I (3 hours)
  • SPAN 202, Continuing Spanish II (3 hours)
  • SPAN 305, Language in Context (3 hours)
  • SPAN 310, Cultural Readings & Writing in Spanish I
  • SPAN 311, Cultural Readings & Writing in Spanish II (or SPAN 324 for native speakers)
  • SPAN 321, Communication & Conversation in Spanish (3 hours)
  • SPAN 401, Foundations of Spanish Civilization (3 hours) ORSPAN 402, Cultural and Literary Perspectives on Modern Spain (3 hours)
  • SPAN 403, Foundations of Latin American Nations & Identities (3 hours) ORSPAN 404, Cultural and Literary Perspectives on Modern Latin America (3 hours)
  • SPAN 422, Phonetics and Diction (3 hours)
  • SPAN 524, Introduction to Hispanic Linguistics (3 hours)
  • One elective at 300 level or above (3 hours)


  • FREN 320, French Skills Overview (3 hours)
  • FREN 321, Conversation (3 hours)
  • FREN 322, Composition (3 hours)
  • FREN 331, Foundations of French Civilization (3 hours)
  • FREN 332, France Today (3 hours)
  • FREN 455, Reading in French (3 hours)
  • FREN 523, Advanced Communication Skills (3 hours)
  • FREN 524, Theory and Practice of Translation (3 hours)
  • French elective at the 300-level or above (3 hours)
  • French elective at the 500-level or above (3 hours)