2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog 
    Apr 11, 2021  
2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog

Teacher Education, World Languages Education - Lifelong Learning Track (B.S.)

College of Community Innovation and Education
School of Teacher Education
Education Complex & Gym (ED), 209

Associate Lecturer and Secondary Education Academic Program Coordinator: Dr. Janet Andreasen
Education Complex & Gym (ED), 123Q

The Teacher Education B.S. - World Languages Education - Lifelong Learning Track (non-certification) program is specifically focused on students who wish to use their knowledge of World Languages, such as French and Spanish, to pursue educational careers outside of traditional schools. The Lifelong Learning Track prepares graduates for employment in a broad spectrum of professional opportunities including non-profits and non-traditional educational agencies. The Lifelong Learning Track is appropriate for students seeking opportunities for employment outside formal, K-12 schools that do not require certification.

Admission Requirements

  • Complete the University General Education requirements or its equivalent, i.e. an AA degree from a Florida College System or State University System institution.
  • Complete the EDF 2005 Introduction to Teaching Profession course with a minimum letter grade of “C-” (1.75) or better.
  • Meet the Gordon Rule Requirement.
  • Meet the foreign language admission requirement.
  • Have a minimum 2.5 overall GPA
  • The Lifelong Learning Track is a non-certification program and does not require the General Knowledge Test.

Degree Requirements

  • Students should see an advisor prior to registering for classes
  • The courses designated in 1 (UCF General Education Program) and 2 (Education Common Program Prerequisites) should be completed prior to admission to the major and upper division education courses.

General Education Program (GEP) (36 Credit Hours)

Science Foundations (6 Credit Hours)

Common Program Prerequisites (CPP) (3 Credit Hours)

Core Requirements: Basic Level (6 Credit Hours)

  • Students should consult advisor regarding course options. 
  • A grade of “C-” (1.75) or better is required.

Core Requirements: Advanced Level (75 Credit Hours)

Lifelong Learning Track Specialization (54 Credit Hours)

  • Select preferred specialization courses with advisor approval.  A minimum of nine (9) hours must be taken in the content area chosen language. A minimum of twelve (12) hours must be taken in Education coursework (prefix EDF, EDG EEX, FLE, TSL, RED).  Substitutions are allowed with advisor approval.
  • A grade of “C-” (1.75) or better is required.
  • Must have a total of 48 or more hours of upper level courses to graduate.

Restricted Electives

  • None 

Capstone Requirements

  • None

Foreign Language Requirements


  • State University System foreign language admission requirement: two years in high school or one year of college instruction in a single foreign language. (This requirement applies to those students admitted to the University without the required two units of foreign language in high school.)


  • None


  • None

Additional Requirements

  • None 

Required Minors

  • None

Departmental Exit Requirements

  • Achieve a minimum 2.5 GPA in all courses within the major.
  • Achieve a minimum 2.5 GPA in the education core coursework .
  • Achieve a minimum 2.5 GPA in the specialization coursework.
  • Achieve a minimum overall 2.5 GPA.
  • You must upload key assignments using the Via by Watermark platform. Key assignments are assessed by faculty to provide evidence of candidate proficiency in all Florida Educator Accomplished Practices (FEAPs). All teacher education candidates, Lifelong Learning majors, and Early Childhood Development & Education majors (all ECDE tracks) are required to complete Via by LiveText requirements before being certified for graduation. See  https://ccie.ucf.edu/explore-via/

University Minimum Exit Requirements

  • A 2.0 UCF GPA
  • 48 semester hours of upper division credit completed
  • 60 semester hours earned after CLEP awarded
  • 30 of the last 39 hours of course work must be completed in residency at UCF.
  • A maximum of 45 hours of extension, correspondence, CLEP, Credit by Exam, and Armed Forces credits permitted.
  • Complete the General Education Program, the Gordon Rule, and nine hours of Summer credit.

Total Semester Hours Required - 120

Honors In Major

  • None

Related Programs

  • None


  • None

Related Minors

  • None

Advising Notes

  • None

Transfer Notes

  • None

Acceptable Substitutes for Transfer Courses

  • None

Plan of Study (120 Credit Hours)

Recommended Four Year Sequence of Courses  

Freshman Year - Fall (12 Credit Hours)

Freshman Year - Spring (12 Credit Hours)

Freshman Year - Summer (3 Credit Hours)

Sophomore Year - Spring (12 Credit Hours)

Sophomore Year - Summer (6 Credit Hours)

  • Choose Specialization course Credit Hours: 3
  • Choose Specialization course Credit Hours: 3

Junior Year - Fall (15 Credit Hours)

Junior Year - Spring (15 Credit Hours)

Junior Year - Summer (9 Credit Hours)

Senior Year - Fall (12 Credit Hours)

Senior Year - Spring (12 Credit Hours)

  • Choose Specialization course Credit Hours: 3
  • Choose Specialization course Credit Hours: 3
  • Choose Specialization course Credit Hours: 3