In today’s increasingly interdependent world, the ability to speak a second language is an extremely valuable skill, whether you want a career in business, government, education, health care, journalism, or other field. A German major with a Teaching Specialization at SDSU consists of language, culture, literature and professional courses to prepare students for teaching careers in primary, middle or secondary schools or for further graduate study. Anyone who speaks German has much better prospects for a great career.
Is it for you?
This program will be a good fit if you:
- Like to learn about the German culture
- Interested in global travel
- Work well independently
- Are a good listener and communicator
- Are interested in teaching
- Foreign service officer
- Museum coordinator
- SD, MN, and IA School Districts
- Another modern language
- Global Studies
- Human Development and Family Studies
Clubs and Organizations
- German Club
- Delta Phi Alpha
Still deciding? Reflecting on your values, interests, personality traits, and skills will provide valuable insight as you explore major and career choices. FOCUS 2 CAREER, a self-guided assessment, education and career planning program, will help you do just that. SDSU students may access FOCUS 2 CAREER by using the code: jacks. After completing FOCUS 2 CAREER, you may find it helpful to discuss your results with a career coach in the Office of Career Development.