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  Dec 13, 2017
 
2017-18 Undergraduate Catalog

Adolescence Education: French (7-12) [AFR]


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Students develop language skills and cultural awareness and acquire the pedagogical background necessary to teach French in grades 7-12 in New York state. Admission to the program prerequisites: An overall grade point average of 2.5; completion of the Simulate Oral Proficiency Interview (SOPI).

For additional information, visit the Modern Languages Department .

Career Potential

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

A. Required French Courses


Thirty credit hours of FRE courses at 300 level or above. At least 15 credit hours must be from the following group of FRE courses focusing on literature and culture:
Note: At least six credit hours must be at the 400 level or above.

B. Required Linguistics Course: 3 credit hours


C. Professional Education Courses: 36-37 credit hours


D. Eligibility for Student Teaching


  • A 2.5 grade point average overall
  • A 2.5 grade point average in required professional education course work
  • A 2.7 grade point average in major course work
  • 24 credit hours of FRE courses
  • A score of Intermediate High or better on the Oral Proficiency Interview
  • A grade of B or better in AED 437 and 438 Methods block
  • A score of Advanced Low or better on the Oral Profiiency Interview required for graduation

Grade point averages are figured with all major and/or professional courses taken to date, even if not required prior to student teaching.

Required Workshops


Complete the following workshops prior to student teaching:

  • Child Abuse Recognition and Reporting (CARR)
  • Dignity for All Students Act (DASA)
  • Safe Schools Against Violence in Education (SAVE)

Additional Certification Option


Students who wish to independently pursue additional certification in areas such as TESOL, other languages, or FLES should discuss these options with their advisors. Students should consult New York state certification requirements and meet with their program coordinator for more information.

Total Credit Hours Required for Graduation: 120


Example of the B.A. in Adolescence Education: French (7-12)


 General Education (GE ); Foreign Language  

Courses do not necessarily need to be taken in the sequence that appears below. Students are strongly encouraged to complete some of their requirements through study abroad.

Total credit hours for semester: 16-17


First Year Spring


Total credit hours for semester: 15-16


Second Year Fall


Total credit hours for semester: 15-18


Second Year Spring


Total credit hours for semester: 16


Third Year Fall


Total credit hours for semester: 15


Third Year Spring


Study Abroad

  FRENCH 300-level (3 cr. hr.)
  FRENCH 300-level (3 cr. hr.)
  FRENCH 300-level (3 cr. hr.)
  FRENCH 300-level (3 cr. hr.)
  Elective (3 cr. hr.)

Total credit hours for semester: 15


Total credit hours for semester: 15


Total credit hours for semester: 12


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