World Language students on a class trip

World Languages Education

Advanced Certificate

If you are a skilled speaker of French or Spanish and would like to teach others about the wonders of French or Spanish language and culture, consider our postbaccalaureate certificate in World Language Education (K-12). The program is intended for students who have already completed a bachelor's degree in French or Spanish (exceptions may be made for native speakers of French or Spanish) seeking a world languages (K-12) teacher certification in the State of Pennsylvania.


Each certification requires a course sequence of study and clinical practicum experiences. Admission standards include:

  • A bachelor's degree from an accredited university
  • Completed application for admission and official transcripts from all undergraduate institutions you’ve attended

Applicant must have graduated with an overall GPA of at least a 3.0 to qualify for this certificate program.

Applying is easy! Fill out your free online application, then have official college transcripts sent to the Office of Graduate and Professional Admissions at:

IJʿ University
501 East 38th Street
Erie, PA 16546