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German Teaching 

The German Teaching option is designed for students who wish to become licensed to teach German in grades K-12.

B.A. in Modern Languages - German Teaching Option (K-12) 

The German K-12 teaching option housed within the Department of Modern Languages & Literatures at Montana State University offers a wide variety of coursework and professional experiences both near and far to prepare students to thrive as teachers. Department faculty bring an exciting mix of language pedagogy, film studies and literary criticism to the table, and students have gone on to work with Teach for America, Congress-Bundestag Youth Exchange and various companies in Europe and North America as a result.

In addition to a teaching major, German (K-12) is available as a teaching minor.



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Within their first year of graduation, more than 96% of Montana State graduates are employed, continuing their education or not seeking employment, and career guidance website Zippia consistently ranks MSU as the #1 school in the state where alumni are most likely to land jobs.

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Professional career coaches help students with their career exploration, employer networking opportunities and job or internship searches. They also critique resumes and help students practice job interviews. Additionally, the Allen Yarnell Center for Student Success offers free workshops for students to develop the professional communication and collaboration skills that are highly sought after by employers.


German K-12 Teaching students at Montana State University go into careers such as:

  • Elementary School Teaching
  • Middle School Teaching
  • High School Teaching
  • ESL Teaching
  • Tutoring

To explore more career possibilities, the Allen Yarnell Center for Student Success has a variety of tools available , including self-assessment and working with career coaches.