Eligibility for student teaching: 2.7 grade point average in course work in both majors, French and Spanish; 2.5 grade point average in professional education course work; completion of 24 credit hours in the major; passing score on LAST. Grade point averages are figured with all major and/or professional courses taken to date, even if not required prior to student teaching.
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.