Explore the French Education Minor

This 19-credit minor, combined with courses in the education department, can certify you to teach French in the elementary and secondary setting.

Course Requirements 2014-2015

(22 semester hours)

  • FREN-301 Advanced Conversation
  • FREN-302 Advanced Grammar
  • FREN-351 Survey of French Literature
  • One from:
    • IDIS-356 Introduction to Elementary World Language Pedagogy
    • IDIS-357 Introduction to Secondary World Language Pedagogy
  • One from:
    • FREN-361 Francophone Literature and Culture in Quebec
    • FREN-362 Francophone Literature and Culture in Sub-Saharan Africa and the Diaspora
    • FREN-363 Francophone Literature and Culture in North Africa
  • Two electives chosen from:
    • STFR-315 Advanced Stylistics & Phonetics
    • STFR-316 Advanced Language Study in France II
    • STFR-330 Contemporary France
    • FREN-361 Francophone Literature and Culture in Quebec
    • FREN-362 Francophone Literature and Culture in Sub-Saharan Africa and the Diaspora
    • FREN-363 Francophone Literature and Culture in North Africa
    • FREN-372 French Linguistics
    • FREN-373 French for International Business
    • FREN-374 Women and Gender in French Literature and Culture
    • FREN-375 French Cinema
    • STFR-381 Special Topics in French
    • FREN-394 Medieval and Early Modern French Literature
    • FREN-395 French Literature Before and After the French Revolution
    • FREN-396 Contemporary French Literature and Thought
    • FREN-W60 French Interim
    • FREN-W80 French Interim

In order to qualify for the elementary or secondary teaching internship in French, all major and minors students are expected to pass, prior to the teaching internship, a departmental competency exam in addition to the competency exam administered by the State of Michigan. French education majors and minors must obtain a minimum score of 80% on the French Departmental competency exam. French education majors and minors are also required to take an external oral proficiency interview in order to be certified. A ranking of Advanced-Low on the ACTFL Proficiency Scale constitutes the minimum required level of proficiency. Directed teaching in French is available only during the spring semester. Students interested in the teacher education options should consult the Teacher Education Program Guidebook, available from the Education Department. To be admitted to the teacher education program, a student must have a cumulative GPA of at least 2.5 in the courses required for the major and/or minor.

Note: In order to obtain Advanced-Low on the ACTFL scale, students are strongly encouraged to participate in the French semester-abroad program or in one of the French interims abroad.

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