Educator Licensure

We'll prepare you to become a licensed teacher in French, German or Spanish in all grades, pre-kindergarten through 12. We offer small classes, personal attention and lots of hands-on teaching experience.

At NIU, language teachers major in their target language and take additional coursework to meet the standards of the Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE) and the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP). This includes three clinical courses where you observe in schools, two world language-specific methods classes and student teaching.  

For more information, view forms and resources or our frequently asked questions.

If you want to teach a language, please contact Karen Lichtman, director at klichtman@niu.edu or Kathy Kuschman, assistant director at kkuschman@niu.edu.  

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Contact Us

World Languages and Cultures
Watson Hall 111
815-753-1501
askfl@niu.edu