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Foreign Language and Literature Teacher, Postsecondary

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Teach languages and literature courses in languages other than English. Includes teachers of American Sign Language (ASL). Includes both teachers primarily engaged in teaching and those who do a combination of teaching and research.

Contact Info

Center for Career Exploration and Success

45 Armstrong Center

550 E. Spring St.

Oxford, OH 45056


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Related Job Titles

Assistant Professor, Associate Professor, Foreign Languages Professor, French Professor, German Professor, Instructor, Modern Languages Professor, Professor, Spanish Instructor, Spanish Professor

Facts and Stats

Your career outlook is looking good – just like these stats.

O*NET Code: 25-1124.00

O*NET Summary
  • $77k Median wages (annual)


  • 2,400 Projected job openings


  • 8-10% Projected growth (faster than average)


What you Need to Know

  • Foreign Language — Knowledge of the structure and content of a foreign (non-English) language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition and grammar, and pronunciation.
  • Education and Training — Knowledge of principles and methods for curriculum and training design, teaching and instruction for individuals and groups, and the measurement of training effects.
  • History and Archeology — Knowledge of historical events and their causes, indicators, and effects on civilizations and cultures.
  • Philosophy and Theology — Knowledge of different philosophical systems and religions. This includes their basic principles, values, ethics, ways of thinking, customs, practices, and their impact on human culture.

Related Programs

Top Technology Requirements Included in Job Postings

  • Computer based training software — Blackboard Learn; Learning management system LMS; Moodle; Sakai CLE
  • Data base user interface and query software — Blackboard software; Data entry software
  • Desktop publishing software — Adobe Systems Adobe PageMaker; QuarkXpress
  • Dictionary software — American Sign Language ASL browser
  • Foreign language software — Computer assisted language learning CALL software
  • Graphics or photo imaging software — Adobe Systems Adobe Illustrator; Adobe Systems Adobe Photoshop
  • Information retrieval or search software — DOC Cop; iParadigms Turnitin

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