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 Simulated Oral Proficiency Interview (SOPI).
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.
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.
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)