World Languages open the door to linguistic and cultural explorations of a global community. Through language, cultural, and pedagogical studies, the K-12 World Language Education Major prepares students to introduce that community to new generations of global explorers. For a full description, visit the UMF catalog (2023-2024).

How do I explore World Languages Education at UMF?

There are many ways to explore a major. You could:

  • Review the webpage for this major.
  • Talk to faculty members in the major. Ask about their career path.
  • Choose a class of interest and contact the faculty member to ask about going to one of the classes.
  • Talk with students in the major for insights into the courses you will take and professors who will instruct you.
  • Enroll in one of the following courses: Any French language course or EDU 102 Experiences of Schooling.
  • Get involved by joining a club or volunteer with an organization.
  • Volunteer or intern with an organization that is aligned with this major.
  • Talk with a Career Counselor.

What careers can I get with this major?

Data comes from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and other sources. Median Salaries for positions in Maine typically fall below those of other New England states.

What jobs have UMF graduates acquired?

Graduates will be prepared to teach languages in k-12 classroom settings.

Can I minor in World Languages Education? Are there related majors at UMF?

UMF offers a minor called English for Speakers of other Languages. Majors related to World Languages Education include Secondary Education, Elementary Education, Special Education, and related content areas. Read more about majors and minors.

How to I declare this major?

Contact Dr. Patricia Williams, Education Center,, 207-778-7109 to discuss your interests. To apply to the major, contact Kristin Hickey in the Education Center (room 219) to request information. The application will include an essay describing your interest in becoming a teacher and a change of major form (available in Merrill Center or any academic office). Applicants must have a GPA of 2.75 or higher to be considered.

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