2019-2020 Catalog

Publication date June 2019

French Education Minor (Early Adolescence-Adolescence Certification)

(Teacher certification program: early adolescence-adolescence; admission to EA-A (STEP) is required)

27 credits

Communication category
FRE 300Visual Encounters3
FRE 301Sound, Speech, and Proficiency3
FRE 307French for Professional Communication3
Culture category
Select one of the following:3
France and the Francophone World 1
Perspectives on French Civilization
French without Borders
Connections category
Select one of the following:3
Exploring the Story
French Cinema
French Literary Voices in English 1
Studies in French/Francophone Literature
Electives
Select two of the following if not previously taken towards the above categories:6
France and the Francophone World 1
Exploring the Story
Practice in Translation
Perspectives on French Civilization
French without Borders
French 3.0: Focus on Science and Technology
French Cinema
French Literary Voices in English 1
National/International Intern Program
Independent Study
Independent Study
or approved study abroad credit
Language education
GCL 310Theories and Research in Second Language Acquisition3
GCL 400Teaching World Languages: Methods and Approaches3
Total Credits27
Study abroad requirement:
  1. All students should consult with their advisor in French regarding specific requirements for study abroad.
  2. All French education minors are required to complete an approved foreign language immersion experience of at least 14 weeks (one semester).
  3. Students are required to complete FRE 300, FRE 301, FRE 307, and one course listed under Culture before studying abroad. Up to 9 credits may be taken abroad at a site approved by the Department of Global Cultures and Languages, or on approved faculty-led programs.
  4. Only electives category may be taken abroad.
Language proficiency for student teaching requirements:

Prior to student teaching, teacher candidates are required to

  1. Demonstrate proficiency with an "Intermediate High" rating on the American Council Teaching of Foreign Languages Oral Proficiency test in French (ACTFL-OPIc) and
  2. Demonstrate proficiency with an "Intermediate High" rating on the American Council Teaching of Foreign Languages Written Proficiency test in French (ACTFL-WPT internet)
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