The Department of Languages and Literatures works closely with the Ella Cline Shear School of Education to prepare students to teach foreign languages at the elementary and 7-12 levels. For general program descriptions, visit the School of Education's site.
The academic requirements for obtaining initial certification to teach French or Spanish at the 7-12 level include the completion of a major in French or Spanish. See a full description of the School of Education's requirements, which are organized in blocks.
Other requirements for graduation with an foreign language adolescence education degree include:
SUNY Geneseo does not offer dual teaching certification to Education majors. However, students desiring to become certified in two different areas are able to obtain an initial certification in one area and take all the courses (30 credit hours at the 300 level) that are required to obtain certification in the second area of specialization.
Certification in the second area is obtained from the New York State Department of Education with the assistance of BOCES (Board of Cooperative Education Services). Further information can be found in the following document.