Program Highlights

The Modern Languages curriculum offers two innovative tracks for majors:

  • An Education Track for those who seek adolescent education certification in languages other than English. Education Track students working toward provisional secondary certification have coursework, observation, and practice in classroom methodology and technology. Daemen’s Education programs are nationally accredited by the Teacher Education Accreditation Council (TEAC)/Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP) from May 3, 2013-May 3, 2020.
  • A Professional Track for those with interest in applying their language and cultural fluency to their career. Professional Track students participate in an internship Junior and/or Senior year – locally, during their study abroad experience, or during a semester with the Washington Internship Institute.


Students use language skills in hands-on, real-life assignments both in and out of class. The department offers a variety of applied linguistics courses that will prepare students for graduate work and research, including language classes in Chinese, French, Italian, and Spanish.

+PLUS Pathways

Professional track students select one or more +PLUS options in Applied Behavior Analysis, Community Development, Community Health Promotion, Global Business, Health Policy, or Human Resource Administration or a minor in a variety of fields for which language abilities are a critical resource, including Global Studies, Entrepreneurship, Criminal Justice, Atlantic Studies, Paralegal Studies, and Sustainability.

About Our Program

Additional Information

Joseph Biddle

Spanish & Biology

Following my junior year, I moved to St. Augustine, Florida for 11 weeks and conducted research at the Whitney Laboratory for Marine Bioscience. READ MORE

Modern Languages Community Health Global Business Human Resource Management Paralegal


For more information, contact Dr. Kevin Telford, Chair of the Modern Languages Department, at