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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 prerequisite 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. Professional Education Courses: 41-42 credit hours

Required courses

  • AED 437 - Methods of Teaching Second Languages in Middle/Junior and High Schools I (3 cr. hr.)
  • AED 438 - Methods of Teaching Second Languages in Middle/Junior and High Schools II (3 cr. hr.)
  • SPE 275 - Teaching Students with Disabilities in Adolescence Classrooms (3 cr. hr.)  SPE 275 must be taken concurrently with AED 438
  • 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.)
Required prior to taking AED 437 and 438
  • AED 323 - Seminar for Field Experience (1 cr. hr.)
  • AED 391 - Introduction to Adolescence Education (3 cr. hr.)
  • PSY 101 - Introductory Psychology (3 cr. hr.)
  • PSY 232 - Adolescent Psychology (3 cr. hr.) or
  • PSY 332 - Educational Psychology (3 cr. hr.)
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

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

Required Workshops

Complete the following workshops prior to student teaching:

  • Child Abuse Recognition and Reporting (CARR)
  • Dignity for All Students Act (DASA)
  • Safe Schools Against Violence in Education (SAVE)
Additional Certification in TESOL Option

For students who wish to independently pursue additional certification in TESOL, the following substitutions may be allowed.

  • The ICC 353 requirement may be replaced with
    • ESL 302 - Applied Linguistics for Teachers of English as a Second Language.
  • The LIT 449 requirement may be replaced with either
    • ESL 400 - Teaching Reading in the Second Language Classroom or
    • ESL 401 - Teaching Writing in the Second Language Classroom.

Students should consult New York state certification requirements and with their program coordinator for more information.

Total Credit Hours Required for Graduation: 120

C. Core Professional Education Courses: 41-42 credit hours (old)

  • 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