Foreign Language Teacher Preparation Minor

The interdisciplinary minor in foreign language teacher preparation provides initial training for Classical and Modern Language students who want to explore teaching languages but who do not seek K-12 teacher certification.

This minor introduces you to how languages work and how people learn, as you develop advanced written and oral skills in your target language. Experiential learning opportunities related to language and culture range from service learning projects, to study abroad, to internships.

The foreign language teacher preparation minor does not result in teaching certification. If you are interested in becoming a fully certified teacher, see information about our Master of Arts in Education program.

We Help You Succeed

At Truman, you benefit from the small classes and personal attention only available at a small undergraduate institution. You’ll enjoy research opportunities that are more difficult to come by at a larger institution. Your classes are taught by professors – not graduate students – and our 16:1 faculty-to-student rate ensures you’ll receive the personal attention you need when you need it.

Discover New Connections

At Truman, we know that all fields of study are connected in complicated and fascinating ways. The Foreign Language Teacher Preparation Minor is one of seventeen interdisciplinary studies programs available for you to explore the new possibilities that open up when two or more fields overlap. Our interdisciplinary studies major even allows you to custom-design your own field of study.