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German (B.A.) - Teaching Specialization

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Languages Expand Your Opportunities

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.
  • Are interested in global travel.
  • Work well independently.
  • Are a good listener and communicator.
  • Are interested in teaching.

Career Opportunities

  • Teacher
  • Foreign service officer
  • Museum coordinator
  • Tourism/travel
  • Proofreader/copywriter

Recent Employers

  • South Dakota, Minnesota, and Iowa school districts
  • Daktronics
  • McAfee

Undecided or still deciding on a major and future career?

If you are uncertain about your major and have questions about career planning, you are not alone. Choosing a major or career can be a very difficult decision. The exploratory studies program may be a good fit if you are unsure of your major and career focus. Entering the university in the exploratory studies program will help you gain confidence and valuable insights on majors and minors available at SDSU and future career choices. 

In addition, FOCUS 2 Career, a self-guided assessment, education and career planning program, will help you reflect on your values, interests, personality traits and skills to provide valuable insight as you explore major and career choices. SDSU students may access FOCUS 2 Career by using their student email and password. After completing FOCUS 2 Career, you may find it helpful to discuss your results with a career coach in the Office of Career Development.