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Adolescence Education: French (7-12) [AFR] (Major)

Students develop language skills and cultural awareness and acquire the pedagogical background necessary to teach French in grades 7-12 in New York state. There is an admission to the program prerequiste of an overall grade point average of 2.5.

For additional information, visit the Modern Languages Department.

Career Potential

  • French in the elementary school
    (Note: French adolescence education majors are eligible for French K-6 extension by taking ICC 324 Foreign Language for the Elementary School)
  • Middle school teacher
  • High school teacher

A. Required French courses:

Thirty credit hours of FRE courses at 300 level or above. At least 15 credit hours must be from the following group of FRE??courses focusing on literature and culture:
Note: At least six credit hours must be at the 400 level or above.

  • FRE 307 - French Through the Media (3 cr. hr.)
  • FRE 310 - Pratique de la Lecture (3 cr. hr.)
  • FRE 311 - Francophone Literatures (3 cr. hr.)
  • FRE 315 - Introduction to French Literature I (3 cr. hr.)
  • FRE 316 - Introduction to French Literature II (3 cr. hr.)
  • FRE 318 - French Civilization (3 cr. hr.)
  • FRE 319 - Francophone Civilization (3 cr. hr.)
  • FRE 413 - French Literature of the Seventeenth Century (3 cr. hr.)
  • FRE 415 - French Literature of the Eighteenth Century (3 cr. hr.)
  • FRE 417 - Literature of the Nineteenth Century (3 cr. hr.)
  • FRE 419 - Literature of the Twentieth Century (3 cr. hr.)
  • FRE 423 - Themes in Literature (3 cr. hr.)
  • FRE 515 - Seminar in Literature (3 cr. hr.)
B. Required Linguistics Course: 3 credit hours
  • ICC 353 - Linguistics for Language Teachers (3 cr. hr.)
C. Core Professional Education Courses: 41-42 credit hours
  • AED 323 - Seminar for Field Experience (1 cr. hr.)
    (40 field experience hours) Required prior to AED 437 and 438
  • AED 391 - Introduction to Adolescence Education (3 cr. hr.)
    (25 field experience hours) Required prior to AED 437 and 438
  • AED 437 - Methods of Teaching Second Languages in Middle/Junior and High Schools I (3 cr. hr.)
    Must be taken concurrently with AED 438.
  • AED 438 - Methods of Teaching Second Languages in Middle/Junior and High Schools II (3 cr. hr.)
    (35 field experience hours) Must be taken concurrently with AED 437 and SPE 275.
  • AED 439 - Student Teaching: Adolescence Education - Second Languages (14 cr. hr.)
  • EDU 471 - Foundations of Modern Education (3 cr. hr.)
  • HLH 110 - Personal and Community Health (3 cr. hr.) or
  • HLH 199 - Critical School Health Issues (2 cr. hr.)
  • LIT 449 - Literacy in the Middle and Secondary School (3 cr. hr.)
  • PSY 101 - Introductory Psychology (3 cr. hr.)
    Required prior to AED 437 and 438
  • PSY 232 - Adolescent Psychology (3 cr. hr.)
    Required prior to AED 437 and 438
    or
  • PSY 332 - Educational Psychology (3 cr. hr.)
    Required prior to AED 437 and 438
  • SPE 275 - Teaching Students with Disabilities in Adolescence Classrooms (3 cr. hr.)
    Must be taken concurrently with AED 438
D. Eligibility for Student Teaching
  • A 2.5 grade point average overall
  • A 2.5 grade point average in required professional education course work
  • A 2.7 grade point average in major course work
  • 24 credit hours of FRE courses
  • A score of Intermediate High or better on the Oral Proficiency Interview
  • A grade of B or better in AED 437 and 438 Methods block
  • CARR and SAVE workshops

Grade point averages are figured with all major and/or professional courses taken to date, even if not required prior to student teaching.

Total Credit Hours Required for Graduation: 120