2016-17 Catalog

Publication date June 2016

French Education Major (EC-A and MC-EA Certification) - Bachelor of Science (BS)

Admission requirements to EC-A and MC-EA teacher certification programs

(Teacher certification programs: early childhood-adolescence certification and middle childhood-early adolescence certification)

45 credits minimum for EC-A certification; 33 credits minimum for MC-EA certification.

Students majoring in French education complete the French education core requirements and one of two certification tracks (see below). All French education majors must also complete study abroad, proficiency, and student teaching requirements.

Core requirements:

Communication category9
Visual Encounters
Sound, Speech, and Proficiency
French for Professional Communication
Connections category3
Exploring the Story
Culture category3
Perspectives on French Civilization
French without Borders
Total Credits15

Choose one of the two certification tracks below:

Early Childhood-Adolescence Certification track (30 credits)

Culture category3
Three study abroad approved credits
Connections category3
Studies in French/Francophone Literature
Capstone3
French Connections (must be completed at UW-L)
Electives9
Select nine credits of the following:
France and the Francophone World
Practice in Translation
Perspectives on French Civilization 1
French without Borders 1
French Cinema
French Literary Voices in English
National/International Intern Program
Independent Study
Independent Study
Study Abroad Practicum: Journaling
or study abroad approved credits
Language education6
Introduction to Second Language Acquisition
Language Assessment and Testing
Methods6
Teaching World Languages: From Early Childhood to Early Adolescence
Teaching World Languages: From Early Adolescence to Adolescence
Total Credits30
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FRE 320 or FRE 322 can be taken if not used in a prior category.

Middle Childhood-Early Adolescence Certification track (17 credits)

Culture category3
Select three credits of the following:
France and the Francophone World
French without Borders
or study abroad approved credits
Capstone3
French Connections (must be completed at UW-L)
Electives5
Five credits of any French course at 300 or 400 level
Language education3
Introduction to Second Language Acquisition
Methods3
Teaching World Languages: From Early Childhood to Early Adolescence
Total Credits17
Study abroad requirement:
  1. All students should consult with their advisor in French regarding specific requirements for study abroad.
  2. All French education majors are required to complete an approved foreign language immersion experience of at least 14 weeks (one semester); MC-EA students should consult with a French advisor when planning this experience;
  3. French education majors are required to complete the 300 level core of courses before studying abroad;
  4. Up to 15 credits of the 400 level and the electives categories may be taken abroad with faculty approval;
  5. French education majors must take INS 251 during their study abroad program;
  6. FRE 430 must be taken at UW-L (concurrent registration in methods course, MLG 473 or MLG 474, is recommended).
Proficiency 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 (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).
Student teaching and other teacher education requirements:

Other teacher education and pedagogy courses, including appropriate field experiences and student teaching at the appropriate levels, are required and listed with the School of Education.

All students must complete the general education, college core (waived for teacher certification programs), major/minor, and university degree requirements in order to qualify for a degree. The easiest way to track all of these requirements is to refer to the Advisement Report (AR) found in the Student Information System (WINGS) Student Center. All enrolled students have access to the AR.

Baccalaureate degree requirements

Candidates for the Bachelor of Arts or the Bachelor of Science degrees must accomplish the following:

  1. Fulfill the general education requirements.
  2. Complete at least one ethnic studies (diversity) course.
  3. Complete the courses prescribed by the Undergraduate Curriculum Committee for the degree desired in the respective school or college. (No substitutions for graduation may be made in course requirements for a major or minor after the fourth week of the last semester of the senior year.)
  4. Earn a minimum of 120 semester credits with at least a 2.00 cumulative GPA.1 At least 40 credits must be earned in 300/400 (senior college) level courses. Courses earned at the 100/200 level that transferred to UWL as 300/400 level courses do not apply to this requirement nor do courses from two-year schools.
  5. Complete major and minor requirements with at least a 2.00 GPA1 in each major and minor (and concentration or emphasis, if selected).
  6. A minimum of 30 semester credits in residence at UWL is required for graduation. (See undergraduate resident requirement.)
  7. Submit an application for graduation via the "Apply for Graduation" link in the WINGS Student Center as soon as the student has registered for his or her final semester or summer term in residence. December and winter intersession graduates should apply by May 1. May and summer graduates should apply by December 1.
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Grade point average requirements for some programs will be considerably higher than 2.00. Re-entering students may be required to earn credits in excess of the 120 needed for graduation in any curriculum in order to replace credits earned in courses in which the content has changed substantially in recent years. Each case will be judged on its own merit.

No degree will be awarded unless all requirements are fulfilled and recorded within 30 days after the official ending date of each term.

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