Take the following courses:

FR-110  French I

Emphasizes the four communicative skills (speaking, reading, writing, and listening) focusing on the context of everyday life.

3 CreditsH,I 

FR-120  French II

This class is intended for students who have completed FR 110 or its equivalent. In addition to learning and practicing basic communication skills in French, students will study some of the cultural foundations and practices of the French-speaking world. Instruction is entirely in French. 

3 CreditsH,I,CS,SWGLSPrerequsite: FR-110

FR-210  French III

This is the third course in a the three-semester sequence of beginning and intermediate French. Students will learn and practice more advanced grammatical structures and vocabulary to communicate more spontaneously and fluently with other speakers of French. 

3 CreditsH,I,CS,SWGLSPRE-REQ: French 120 or equivalent. 

FR-230  Conversation

This course focuses on developing the speaking and listening skills of students of French. Students will acquire the language structures and vocabulary to interact with fluent or native speakers of French on a variety of topics without strain for either party. 

3 CreditsH,I,CS,SWGLSPRE-REQ: FR 210 or equivalent. 

FR-237 Intermediate French Grammar

This course, which is instructed in French, serves to reinforce the fundamental grammar that students have studied previously, to introduce new grammar content, and to delve more deeply into grammar topics. Students will study grammar rules and guidelines and will also contextualize and understand them through a look at real-world use of language structures. As they study a formal language system, students will use deductive and inductive reasoning to predict which forms are correct. They will also work to improve their ability to communicate and interact effectively in French. Intermediate French proficiency strongly recommended.

3 CreditsWK-FR

FR-260  French Civilization and Culture

An overview of the French culture and civilization in language, art, literature, history, and ideas. 

3 CreditsH,I,CSPrerequisites: FR210 or equivalent. 

FR-270  Francophone Civilization and Culture II

An in-depth introduction to the history and influence of French culture outside Europe. Students will gain a general knowledge of contemporary Francophone cultures that exist throughout the world. 

3 CreditsH,I,CSPrerequisite: FR210 or equivalent. 

FR-331  The Craft of Translation

This course introduces high-intermediate and advanced students of French to the formal technics and art of written translation. 

3 CreditsH,I,CWStudents must have completed two 200 level courses taught in French or have instructor permission prior to enrollment. 

WL-201 Language in Motion

In this course, international students, study-abroad returnees, students with other international experiences, heritage speakers, and/or upper-level language students expand their knowledge of language and culture, process their own intercultural and language-learning experiences, and enrich local school classrooms. In addition to learning about teaching language and culture and the school context, students develop individual projects for presentation in school classrooms.

1 CreditH, I, CS, SW-LE 


Take 18 credits of French or Francophone Studies at the 300 level or above.


Complete one year study abroad in a country or region where French is the primary language of instruction.


Take the following courses:

ED-110 Foundations of Education

Discusses the historical and contemporary bases of major political, economic, legal, sociological, and psychological issues affecting public school systems. Students review current issues in education and write a personal philosophy statement.

3 CreditsSCorequisite: ED111.

ED-111 Foundations of Education Field Experience

Provides a classroom experience for freshmen and students who are interested in education to explore teaching as a career and observe the application of multiple philosophies, theories, and teaching strategies.

1 CreditSCorequisite: ED-110

ED-130 Adolescent Development

Examines human physical, cognitive, and social-emotional development from preadolescence through emerging adulthood. Topics include: identity, sexuality, and gender issues; emotional and behavioral challenges of adolescence, the impact of culture, language, and disability on adolescents, and the role of family, schools, and peers on development.

3 CreditsSEnrollment priority in this course is given to Education POEs.

ED-240 Introduction to Students With Exceptionalities

Introduces the culture of exceptionalities within the public special education system. Historical, philosophical, educational, and legal perspectives will be presented. Students will learn the categories of exceptionalities, general characteristics of individuals with exceptionalities eligibility criteria, and the referral process for special education services. Professional and community resources, inclusion and other current issues will be discussed.

3 CreditsSPrerequisites: ED-110 and ED-111 and either ED-120 or ED-130.

ED-314 English Language Learners

Focuses on the historical, legal, and cultural issues pertaining to meeting the educational needs of English language learners. Students are be introduced to research based best practices in instruction and assessment strategies for working with English language learners in the general education classroom setting.

1 CreditSPrerequisite: ED120 or ED130.

ED-341 Adaptations for Students With Exceptionalities

The purpose of this course is to learn how to develop and manage effective inclusive learning environments for students with disabilities at the secondary level. Content will focus on the knowledge and skills necessary to create an instructional environment that communicates challenging expectations to students while utilizing and modifying research based instructional strategies/resources/technologies. Students will learn the critical components of effective collaboration with parents and professionals. Successful completion of a field experience in an educational setting is also a requirement.

4 CreditsCW, SPrerequisites: ED110, ED111 and ED240.

ED-398 Methods for Foreign Language Education

This course is for students interested in teaching foreign languages or English as a foreign language or second language (ESL). This course provides a thorough introduction to contemporary theories and methods of language pedagogy. Students seeking K-12 certification in foreign languages may take this course instead of ED420 after completing study abroad. It may also be taken by those students who have an interest in teaching English abroad. International students who are here for a semester or a year should also consider taking this course.

4 CreditsS, CSPrerequisites: ED110 and ED111 and ED130 and ED240 and ED341.

ED-419 Pre-Student Teaching Field Experience

Secondary pre-student-teaching practicum is a required 80-hour minimum practicum in the linked placement where you will be going for student teaching. Students should plan to spend four consecutive hours in their placement each week.Reliable transportation is REQUIRED.

1 CreditSCo-Requisite: ED-420.


Take the following courses:

ED-450 Student Teaching

Student teaching is the capstone experience for students preparing for certification to teach in their content area(s). Students synthesize and apply knowledge of developmental theory, content, and teaching methodology as they design, implement, and evaluate learning experiences in an intensive internship in the classroom. Corequisite: ED451 and completion of all clearances and requirements. Note: A special fee is assessed. Secondary level student teaching is in the fall semester; PreK-4th, and foreign language education student teaching is in the spring semester. Students must have access to reliable transportation.

14 CreditsS,SW-LE 

ED-451 Student Teaching Seminar

In conjunction with student teaching, students attend weekly seminars that are led by the college supervisors. These meetings focus on professional topics and allow students to reflect upon and share their student teaching experience. In addition, students develop interviewing techniques, become familiar with employment seeking strategies, and develop a portfolio that includes but is not limited to a resume, a philosophy of education statement, lesson plans, and documentation of professional experiences.

1 CreditSCorequisite: ED450.

POE Credit Total = 67

At least 24 credits in this POE should be courses taught in French. All courses should focus primarily on some aspect of the French language and/or Francophone cultures. Any exceptions must be approved by the student's Education advisor, WLC advisor and/or department chair.

** ED 450 & 451 (Student Teaching and Seminar) may be taken only in the FALL semester of the senior year. Secondary Foreign Language Education majors take ED 450 & 451 in the SPRING semester. ED 450 requires students’ full-time participation and no other courses may be taken during this semester without the education advisors' approval. Students must have reliable transportation.

NOTE: It is imperative that students work closely with their advisors to meet all current certification requirements. All students are required to take six credits of English composition (or equivalent) and literature (or the equivalent) and two college level mathematics courses (or the equivalent) prior to being admitted to a certification program. See Section I of the Education Department Student Handbook for explanation of all certification requirements.

Students must have advisor who is a member of the World Language Department faculty and Dr. Kathleen Jones in the Education Department.

Other POE Requirements: e.g internships, study abroad, certifications, etc.

  • One academic year of study abroad in a French speaking country
  • Students must enroll in FR 450, Research Project in French for 3 credit hours in the fall semester after returning from study abroad
  • Prior to the second semester of the senior year, the student will demonstrate advanced low oral proficiency in French as measured by an ACTFL Oral Proficiency Interview (American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages)
  • GPA of 3.0 for certification program and student teaching
  • Grade of C or higher in all courses required for certification
  • Satisfactory rating in all practica
  • Passing scores on all required PRAXIS exams