Adolescence Education: French and Spanish (7-12) Major

Share your love of foreign languages, foreign literatures and foreign cultures. You’ll develop multilingual communicative skills for a wide range of purposes and develop language skills, cultural awareness and the pedagogical background necessary to teach both French and Spanish in grades 7-12 in New York state.

Career Potential

  • French and Spanish in elementary school when you take the extension course
  • Middle school teacher
  • High school teacher

What Will I Learn?

Most of your credit hours will be focused on French and Spanish, but you will also take courses in

  • Adolescence Education
  • Education
  • Health
  • Psychology
  • Students with disabilities
  • Literacy

Special Features

  • Study abroad
  • Internship opportunities
  • Language clubs
  • Language Proficiency Certificate: SUNY Cortland is a testing site for the certificate for proficiency in commercial French.
  • Foreign language learning center
  • Foreign Language Early Start (FLES) methods course for K-6 certification extension

Get InvolvedStudying abroad

College is more than a classroom. Enhance your experience with extracurricular opportunities. Nothing builds language skills like immersion in another culture. Choose from our many study abroad programs to round out your experience.

Student Clubs

Honor Societies

Next Steps

Contact Us

Office: Old Main, Room 228-B
Phone: 607-753-2021
Fax: 607-753-5965

Fast Facts

Cortland was home to the first study abroad program within SUNY in the early 1960s.

Type of Degree

Bachelor of Arts (B.A.)
Credit Hours: 126


We recognize excellence in our students with awards and scholarships.

  • Award for Excellence in French and Spanish

See all scholarship opportunities

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