2011-2012 Undergraduate Catalog 
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2011-2012 Undergraduate Catalog [Archived Catalog]

Adolescence Education: French and Spanish (7-12) [AFS]

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Students develop language skills and cultural awareness and acquire the pedagogical background necessary to teach both French and Spanish in grades 7-12 in New York state. For additional information, visit the Modern Languages Department .

Career Potential

  • French and Spanish in the elementary school
    Note: French and Spanish adolescence education majors are eligible for French and Spanish K-6 extension by taking ICC 324 Foreign Language for the Elementary School
  • Middle school teacher
  • High school teacher

Content Core: 63 credit hours

A. Required Spanish Courses: 30 credit hours

B. Required French Courses: 30 credit hours

Required courses: 30 credit hours at the 300 level or above. At least 15 credit hours must be from the following group, courses focusing on literature and culture:
Note: At least six credit hours must be at the 400-level or above.

C. Required Linguistics Course: three credit hours

Required for both French and Spanish majors; taken only once for dual certification.

D. Professional Education: 38-39 credit hours,

Including 14 credit hours of student teaching plus State Department of Education mandated workshops

  • C.A.R.R. and SAVE workshops


Select either

Program Notes

This program leads to a B.A. degree. Ninety liberal arts and sciences (LASR) credit hours are required. These credit hours are earned in the content core courses (63 cr. hr.) and in the General Education courses most of which are LASR courses.

Additional possibility for K-6 Extension

An additional course, ICC 324: Foreign Languages for the Elementary School, is available to majors in this program. Successful completion of this course will enable graduates to apply separately to the State Education Department (SED) for the K-6 foreign language extension. Students would then be certified to teach French and Spanish (K-12). This course has been included in the sample four-year course of study, but the credit hours are not included in the range given for the dual major.

Total Credit Hours Required for Graduation: 135-140

Example of the B.A. in Adolescence Education: French and Spanish over four years

The following sample course of study includes two study abroad components, one in each major. While not mandatory, these experiences are strongly recommended in order for preservice teacher candidates to be able to meet the NCATE/ACTFL Advanced Low level for language proficiency.

First Year

Second Year

Fall Total credit hours: 17

  • GE course
  • GE course
  • GE course

Third Year

Fall Total credit hours: 12-18

  • Spanish study abroad
  • GE course

Summer Total credit hours: 6-12

  • French study abroad

Fourth Year

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