French & Spanish Linguistics — PreK-12 Teacher Education Tracks

Program Type
Undergraduate Major
Bachelor of Art (BA)
Modes of Study
Blended;In Person

Full-time tuition

In-state: $8,910;
Out-of-state: $26,250 (30 credit hours per year). See details and other costs

Financial aid

Average offer covers a large portion of tuition & fees.
In-state: nearly 100%;
Out-of-state: nearly 70%.
May include scholarships, grants, waiver, & work-study. Explore aid

Program duration

Typical completion time: 4 years. Flexible options may save time. Explore options


SAT & ACT scores optional. Early action & year-round admissions. View application process & deadlines

Program Highlights

  • Benefit from our unique approach: We combine teacher preparation courses and student-teaching experience with courses in phonetics, syntax, and second language acquisition.
  • Develop expertise in linguistics and fluency in French or Spanish and prepare to be an engaging and resourceful French or Spanish teacher.
  • Gain more student-teaching experience than any other Maine-based teacher preparation program.
  • Excel with academic advising and professional development — from course selection to the student teaching internship.
  • Work closely with faculty and receive one-on-one individualized attention through community involvement and grant-funded research programs.
  • Immerse yourself in the language through exposure at community events and weekly round tables arranged by department faculty.
Study French or Spanish Linguistics with a PreK-12 Teacher Education Track

French Linguistics

Share your enthusiasm for French and education — prepare to teach PreK-12. We provide a rigorous, authentic learning experience, ensuring you graduate with a solid knowledge base in the French classes you’ll teach.

Spanish Linguistics

Share your enthusiasm for Spanish and education — prepare to teach PreK-12. We provide a rigorous, authentic learning experience, ensuring you graduate with a solid knowledge base in the Spanish classes you’ll teach.

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Continual classroom experience

We provide practice with grades PreK-12 early and often — you’ll start working with students in your first year. During your final year-long student teaching internship, you’ll gain experience in two grade levels.

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Flexible career options

Upon graduation, you’ll qualify for teacher certification in public school grades PreK-12 through the Maine Department of Education. Nationally accredited, our Maine certification qualifications are transferable to many other states.

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National accreditation & state approval

Our Teacher Education program is nationally accredited by CAEP (Council for Accreditation of Educator Preparation) and state-approved by the Maine Department of Education.

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Scholarship opportunities

Scholarships offer valuable financial aid that doesn’t need to be repaid. You’ll be automatically considered for Merit Scholarships when you apply for admission by the deadline. Additional opportunities are available.

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Diverse, expert faculty

You’ll study with faculty in both Education and in Linguistics. This unique approach ensures a superior background in educator preparation and mastery of the French or Spanish language.

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Teacher Education Program Options

Interested in another content area? We also offer programs for Elementary Education (K-6), Art Education and Music Education (PreK-12), and Secondary Teacher Education Tracks (6-12) in STEM and liberal arts.

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Next steps

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