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What will I learn?

The Bachelor of Arts program in World Language Education Japanese prepares students to teach Kindergarten through 12th grade in a variety of urban and suburban education settings, including public and private elementary and high schools.

Students learn educational theories and effective teaching practices, participate in field experiences, which require observation and participation in teaching activities at multiple schools, and student teaching. Students should meet early and regularly with their advisor to design and monitor their program of study.

The program combines theoretical principles of education and field work with the student's choice of major. Students follow a general pattern of study for middle school and high school levels. In all cases, appropriate field experience plays an integral role.

Students entering the program must be able and willing to devote themselves to a program requiring a minimum of 130-135 hours of daytime field experiences in schools. These school-based clinical hours are completed in conjunction with methodology courses that require students to spend a half-day each week in a school. In addition, the student must spend a minimum of 11 weeks in full-time student teaching.

Learning Outcomes

Students will be able to:?

  • Apply theoretical foundations of language education to develop sound instruction and teaching approaches for language learners.
  • Integrate theory and research on second language acquisition into practice for language learners.
  • Evaluate history and policies of language education and how historical and policy context affect the education of language learners.
  • Analyze various assessment issues that affect language learners, such as accountability, reliability, validity, bias, special education.

Which department am I in?

College of Education

Study options

Full Time (192 hours)

Tuition fees
US$41,361.00 per year

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

7 September 2022, 2 January 2023, 25 March 2023


Lincoln Park Campus

2400 North Sheffield Avenue,



60614, United States

Entry requirements

For students from United States

A minimum cumulative DePaul grade point average of 3.300.

For international students

You are considered an international freshman applicant if you have been educated outside of the U.S. at any time during secondary school (high school).

English Proficiency

TOEFL: 80 on the IBT TOEFL with no subsection lower than 17.

IELTS Academic: 6.5 on the IELTS Academic.

Duolingo English Test (DET): 110 on the DET.

PTE Academic: minimum English academic score of 53.

Revised TOEFL Paper-delivered Test: 59 on the PdT overall with no subsection lower than 17.

Apply by November 15 for the Early Action Program or by February 1 for Regular Notification.

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.


About DePaul University

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  • 15:1 student-to-faculty ratio
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