About the Certificate

Graduate Certificate in Second/Foreign Language Teaching (SFLT Graduate Certificate) is designed to prepare UW graduate students to use their foreign language expertise in careers involving modern foreign language teaching. The goal of the program is to help UW graduate students to become more effective instructors and administrators, providing a higher degree of professional preparation and marketability for positions involving modern language teaching or language program administration. This is not a teacher certification program.

The program offers training in language teaching methods, second language acquisition, and language analysis through a combination of coursework and a capstone project. The capstone project gives students the opportunity to further explore an area of academic interest or to complete a practical project related to teaching their language(s) of interest.

PThe program is open to current UW graduate students. See BECOME A GRADUATE STUDENT for other UW programs related to second and foreign language teaching. Community members may take classes via non-degree enrollment, on a space-available basis, and with instructor and department approval, but cannot be admitted to this program.

UW also offers a teacher education program that provides certification to teach second/foreign languages at the K-12 level in public schools.

To be qualified for college/university positions requires an MA or PhD depending on the position. See posted job openings for degree requirements.