2019-2020 Catalog

Publication date June 2019

French Education Minor (Middle Childhood-Early Adolescence Certification)

(Teacher certification program: middle childhood-early adolescence; admission to MC-EA is required)

27 credits

Communication category
FRE 300Visual Encounters3
FRE 301Sound, Speech, and Proficiency3
FRE 307French for Professional Communication3
Culture category
Select three credits from the following:3
France and the Francophone World 1
Perspectives on French Civilization
French without Borders
Connections category
Select three credits from the following: 3
Exploring the Story
French Cinema
French Literary Voices in English 1
Studies in French/Francophone Literature
Electives
Select six credits from the following electives if not used towards the previous categories:6
France and the Francophone World 1
Exploring the Story
Practice in Translation
French 3.0: Focus on Science and Technology
French Cinema
French Literary Voices in English 1
Studies in French/Francophone Literature
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

MC-EA teacher education candidates are encouraged to work toward or complete a French major. Consult with a French education advisor if you plan to major in French education.

Study abroad requirement:
  1. All students should consult with their advisor in French regarding specific requirements for study abroad.
  2. MC-EA program/major candidates are required to complete a minimum of 10 weeks (14 weeks or a full semester are recommended) abroad in a program approved by the Department of Global Cultures and Languages (GCL); all students must consult with their GCL advisor before committing to a specific study abroad program.
  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.
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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