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French - Secondary Education

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French - Secondary Education (120 Credits)

Students who wish to earn a teaching credential must apply to the Teacher Preparation Program in the College of Education. They should consult with an advisor in Teaching and Learning regarding the education requirements and with an advisor in French regarding the French requirements.

To certify in the French Teaching option, a student must have earned at least a 2.50 cumulative GPA. A grade of C or better is required in all French courses to fulfill the requirement of this degree.

FRENCH 101 and 102 do not count toward the major, but students must complete these courses or show equivalent proficiency to enroll in FRENCH 203.

Departmental advanced placement credits: Students who place into 102 and receive a B or better qualify for an additional 4 departmental advanced placement credits; students placing into 203 or above and receiving a B or better qualify for 8 departmental advanced placement credits. A maximum of 8 departmental AP credits is possible. See school for details.

No course in which a C- or lower grade is earned will be counted toward the major or minor. 300-400-level courses taken pass, fail may not be included for credit toward the major. No course may be repeated for credit toward the major unless thus designated in the catalog. No course may count for both the major and the minor.

Teaching majors are strongly encouraged to spend at least a summer abroad, living in the target culture and enhancing their fluency. Many accredited study abroad programs are available. Students should work with their advisors in the selection of a program or if wanting to consider alternate options to the study abroad requirement

Of the 32 FRENCH credits required for the teaching major, a minimum of 15 must be taken in residence with 6 of these credits at the 400 level. A maximum of 12 credits per semester or 18 credits per academic or calendar year earned in a study abroad program may be applied toward the teaching major. Credits for FRENCH 105, 205, 305, and 405 may not be applied toward the major or minor.

All teaching majors must complete an exit proficiency examination during the semester in which they complete the last language course of their major. There is a fee charged for the exam.
First Year
First TermCredits
FOR LANG 101 [DIVR] or 110 [DIVR]3
FRENCH 20314
FRENCH 205 or Elective21
Second TermCredits
FRENCH 204 4
FRENCH 205 or Elective 21
Quantitative Reasoning [QUAN]3
Second Year
First TermCredits
Biological Sciences [BSCI] with lab or SCIENCE 101 [SCI]34
FRENCH 306, 307, or 308 [M]3
Social Sciences [SSCI]3
Second TermCredits
Arts [ARTS]3
FRENCH 306, 307, or 308 [M]3
FRENCH 310, 320 [M], 350, or 3613
Physical Sciences [PSCI] with lab or SCIENCE 102 [SCI]34
TCH LRN 3013
Apply for certification into the Secondary Teacher Certificate Program
Complete Writing Portfolio
Third TermCredits
TCH LRN 317 Initial Practicum Experience (Summer)2
Third Year
First TermCredits
Arts [ARTS], Humanities [HUM], or Social Sciences [SSCI]3
FRENCH 306, 307, or 308 [M]3
FRENCH 310, 320 [M], 350, or 3613
Second TermCredits
FRENCH 408 [M]3
TCH LRN 4643
TCH LRN 4653
TCH LRN 4663
Third TermCredits
FOR LANG 380, 480, or 495 (Summer abroad or internship in Francophone country)46
Fourth Year
First TermCredits
TCH LRN 4673
TCH LRN 4693
TCH LRN 4703
Complete FL proficiency Exit Exam
Pass Designated World Language WEST-E and American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL) at the advance-low level
Second TermCredits
TCH LRN 415 Student Teaching16

1Student must meet proficiency requirement to enroll in FRENCH 203.
2FRENCH 205 is not required for degree. Students who do not take FRENCH 205 may need elective credits to meet University graduation requirement of 120 credits.
3To meet University and College of Arts and Sciences requirements, students must take a [BSCI] course with lab and [PSCI] course with lab or SCIENCE 101 [SCI] and SCIENCE 102 [SCI]. SCIENCE 101 [SCI] is offered Fall semester and is a prerequisite for SCIENCE 102 [SCI]. SCIENCE 102 [SCI] is offered Spring semester.
4The summer abroad or internship in Francophone country requirement may be satisfied by taking two additional upper division WSU FRENCH courses not used to fulfill other major requirements.

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