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.
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
Study abroad options ensure linguistic and cultural fluency. Students can spend a year, semester, summer, January term, or spring break studying in Mexico, Spain, Argentina, Puerto Rico, Costa Rica, China, France, Italy or Quebec.
Students have the opportunity to participate in cultural activities on and off campus with the Foreign Language Student Association. Students can also earn Service Learning credit working in bilingual schools, after-school programs, or community organizations. Upon graduation, Daemen’s Modern Languages students are ready to work locally, nationally, and globally and are linguistically and culturally ready for anything.
Graduates in the Education Track will seek employment in teaching French or Spanish at the high school level locally or nationally. Students in the Professional Track will complete one or two +PLUS pathways, including local and international internships, which will allow them to apply their language and cultural skills in a variety of professional positions:
|Foreign and government service||Global business and finance|
|Health professions||Art & design|
|Public relations||Social work|
|Editing & translation||Community development|
|U.S. branches of international companies|
|Modern Languages||Community Health||Global Business||Human Resource Management||Paralegal|
For more information, contact Dr. Kevin Telford, Chair of the Modern Languages Department, at firstname.lastname@example.org.