Licensure Program in French

Program Description
This Teacher Education Program at ESU is designed to provide an undergraduate teaching degree in the following areas: French and/or German, and/or Spanish.  The courses making up the major curricula provide foreign language skills and pedagogical knowledge needed to teach language and content instruction to native English speakers or to speakers of other languages. The curricula reflect inter-divisional cooperation and incorporate courses from Modern Languages and Literatures and the Teachers College. 

Bachelor of Science in Education

Emphasis in French

Option A: Two Teaching Fields

This degree prepares the student to teach French as well as another subject which has been declared in the first-teaching field (example: Math-French, History-French, French-German).  In addition to secondary teaching, this degree is excellent preparation for entry into various training programs in business and industry, government positions, and graduate school.  The 22 credit hours in French include work in language, literature, culture, composition, linguistics, and methodology.

General Information: General education requirements for the degree Bachelor of Science in Education are outlined in the schedule of classes in the undergraduate catalog.  Additional upper division requirements are stated in the catalog. Also, PY 211 and MA225 are required to enter this program

Requirements:
If major program of study is another discipline: 22 hours beyond the first-year courses (prerequisites) are required.  This includes the 19 above plus FL540 Language Teaching Methodology.  An oral interview is required upon entering the program and before graduation in order to evaluate progress and proficiency.  Graduates must attain an ACTFL Oral Proficiency rating of “Advanced Low.” Also, a 90% on the Practice-Praxis test is necessary to be accepted in this program.  Moreover a student in good standing must maintain a 3.0 grade point average in the foreign language.

Prerequisites

Credit Hours

FR 110 French Language & Culture I (or equivalent)

5

FR 210 French Language & Culture II (or equivalent)

5

 

 

Required Courses

Credit Hours

FR 313 Intermediate Language & Culture III

4

FR 314 Intermediate Language & Culture IV

3

FR 339 Reading and Conversation

3

FR 359 Advanced Grammar and Composition

3

FR 379 Civilization of Francophone Countries

3

*FL 479 Foreign Language Acquisition

3

*FL 540 Language Teaching Methodology

3

 

 

Electives - If needed:

Credit Hours

FR 365 Introduction to Literature

3

FR 429 Introduction to Drama

3

FR 435 Survey of French Literature I

3

FR 445 Survey of French Literature II

3

FR 455 French and Francophone Women Writers

3

FR 475 Independent Study

1-4

FR 495 Special Topics in French

3

AB 110 Arabic Language and Culture I

5

AB 210 Arabic Language and Culture II

5

AS 110 Chinese Language and Culture I

5

AS 210 Chinese Language and Culture II

5

GR 110 German Language and Culture I

5

GR 210 German Language and Culture II

5

SA 110 Spanish Language and Culture I

5

SA 210 Spanish Language and Culture II

5

 

 

Total Required Hours

22

 

Bachelor of Science in Education

Emphasis in French

Option B: One Teaching Field

This degree prepares students to teach French in PK-12 schools, work in government agencies, business, and industry, or pursue graduate study.  The required 31 hours include studies in language, literature, culture, linguistics, and composition.

General Information: General Education requirements for the degree bachelor of science in education are outlined in the schedule of classes in the undergraduate catalog.  Additional upper division requirements are stated in the catalog. Also, PY 211 and MA225 are required to enter this program

Requirements: 31 hours (beyond first-year courses which are a part of the general education component of the degree requirements).  An oral interview is required upon entering the program and before graduation in order to evaluate progress and proficiency.  Graduates must attain an ACTFL Oral Proficiency rating of “Advanced Low.” Also, a 90% on the Practice-Praxis is necessary to be accepted in this program.  Moreover, a student in good standing must maintain a 3.0 grade point average in the foreign language

Recommendation: It is strongly recommended that all majors participate in an acceptable study program abroad in which they will be exposed to the target language and culture.

Prerequisites

Credit Hours

FR 110 French Language & Culture I (or equivalent)

5

FR 210 French Language & Culture II (or equivalent)

5

 

 

Required Courses

Credit Hours

FR 313 Intermediate Language & Culture III

4

FR 314 Intermediate Language & Culture IV

3

FR 339 Reading and Conversation

3

FR 359 Advanced Grammar and Composition

3

FR 379 Civilization of Francophone Countries

3

FL 479 Foreign Language Acquisition

3

FL 540 Language Teaching Methodology

3

 

 

Electives - select one of the following survey courses:

Credit Hours

FR 435 Survey of French Literature I

3

FR 445 Survey of French Literature II

3

 

 

Electives - select as needed to fulfill 31 hour requirement:

Credit Hours

FR 365 Introduction to Literature

3

FR 419 Introduction to Fiction

3

FR 429 Introduction to Drama

3

FR 435 Survey of French Literature I

3

FR 445 Survey of French Literature II

3

FR 455 French and Francophone Women Writers

3

FR 475 Independent Study

1-4

FR 495 Special Topics in French

3

AB 110 Arabic Language and Culture I

5

AB 210 Arabic Language and Culture II

5

AS 110 Chinese Language and Culture I

5

AS 210 Chinese Language and Culture II

5

GR 110 German Language and Culture I

5

GR 210 German Language and Culture II

5

SA 110 Spanish Language and Culture I

5

SA 210 Spanish Language and Culture II

5

 

 

Total Required Hours

31

 

 

 

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