World Languages graduates 2021
If you are interested in teaching languages at all levels of instruction, RIC provides the highest level of teacher preparation and a wide range of field experiences.

Program Description

Along with coursework, you will engage with local language communities through multiple field placements in K-12 and community-based settings. You will also be encouraged to study abroad for a semester to enhance your linguistic and intercultural preparation. Upon successful completion of this program, you will be eligible for full certification to teach world languages in French, Portuguese and/or Spanish in all grades (pre-K-12) in Rhode Island. 

Other World Languages Programs

We also offer other world language programs. Find out more about our World Languages CUS programs and our World Languages MAT Program.


Lead with Languages Teacher Scholarship Program

For high school seniors planning to major in World Languages Education.

Launched by ACTFL in 2019, the Lead with Languages Teacher Scholarship Program provides recipients with an award of $1,500 per academic year. Scholarships may be renewed three times following the initial award, for a cumulative total of $6,000 per recipient.

Learn more and apply here by 5 pm ET on May 26, 2023.

World Languages B.A. Program Details

Admission Requirements

Admission to any undergraduate teacher certification program requires: 

  1. Rhode Island College admission
  2. Feinstein School of Education and Human Development admission.
  3. Completion of program-specific requirements (dependent upon your chosen program). 

Course Information

The links below provide information on course requirements, course descriptions and the Academic Rhode Map, which lists all the courses you will need to complete this program and graduate in a timely fashion. 

Course Requirements

Course Descriptions 

Academic Rhode Map for Concentration in French B.A. 

Academic Rhode Map for Concentration in Portuguese B.A. 

Academic Rhode Map for Concentration in Spanish B.A. 

Minor in Educational Studies 

Declaring a minor allows you to explore other areas of interest and make interdisciplinary connections. Minor areas at RIC complement and reinforce all major areas of study. By declaring a minor, you can set yourself apart as a candidate for job, internship and volunteer opportunities.

Minor in Educational Studies 

Rhode Island College entrance

Contact the Program Coordinator

Erin Papa

Dr. Erin Papa

Assistant Professor

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