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Majors/Minors

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

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

Program Details for Adolescence Education: French (7-12) [AFR]

Adolescence Education: French and Spanish (7-12) [AFS]

Students develop language skills and cultural awareness and acquire the pedagogical background necessary to teach both French and Spanish 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 and Spanish in the elementary school
    Note: French and Spanish adolescence education majors are eligible for French and Spanish K-6 extension by taking ICC 324 Foreign Language for the Elementary School
  • Middle school teacher
  • High school teacher

Program Details for Adolescence Education: French and Spanish (7-12) [AFS]

Adolescence Education: Spanish (7-12) [ASP]

Students develop language skills and cultural awareness and acquire the pedagogical background necessary to teach Spanish 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

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

Program Details for Adolescence Education: Spanish (7-12) [ASP]

French [FRE]

This major in the Modern Languages Department helps students to develop oral and written French language and culture skills that, combined with preparation in related disciplines, lead to a wide variety of career options.

Career Potential

  • Business: International trade, bilingual consultant, translator, customer support agent
  • Government: Diplomacy, FBI, National Security Agency, Border patrol, immigration agencies, government or court translator
  • Writing: Newspapers, trade publications, book publishers, web site need bilingual translators, proofreaders, writers, editors
  • Tourism and hospitality: Interpreter, guide, bilingual travel agent, study abroad coordinator or director
  • Education: Teaching in private schools or in a private sector, pursue masters and/or doctorate to become a college professor

Program Details for French [FRE]

French Minor [FRE]

Modern Languages Department
Old Main, Room 228
607-753-4303

Program Details for French Minor [FRE]

Spanish [SPA]

In this major in the Modern Languages Department, students develop oral and written Spanish language and culture skills that, combined with preparation in related disciplines, lead to a wide variety of career options.

Career Potential

  • Business: International trade, bilingual consultant, translator, customer support agent
  • Government: Diplomacy, FBI, National Security Agency, Border patrol, immigration agencies, government or court translator
  • Writing: Newspapers, trade publications, book publishers, web site need bilingual translators, proofreaders, writers, editors
  • Tourism and hospitality: Interpreter, guide, bilingual travel agent, study abroad coordinator or director
  • Education: Teaching in private schools or in a private sector, pursue masters and/or doctorate to become a college professor

Program Details for Spanish [SPA]

Spanish Minor [SPA]

Modern Languages Department
Old Main, Room 228
607-753-4303

Program Details for Spanish Minor [SPA]

Teaching English as a Second Language (K-12) Certification [ESL_CERT]

Students develop the content area knowledge and the pedagogical background necessary to teach English as a Second Language in grades K-12 in New York state. For additional information, visit the Modern Languages Department.

Career Potential

  • Public school ESL teacher
  • ESL instructor in the private sector or overseas

Prerequisites for Admission to the Major

  • Overall grade point average of 2.5
  • Passing grade on the Academic Literacy Skills Test (ALST)

Requirements

  1. Degree Requirements listed here apply to the following major.
  2. Liberal Arts Requirements: 90 credit hours

Program Details for Teaching English as a Second Language (K-12) Certification [ESL_CERT]

Teaching English as a Second Language ? Non-Certification [ESL_NCRT]

Students develop the content area knowledge and the pedagogical background necessary to teach English as a Second Language in the private sector. For additional information, visit the Modern Languages Department.

Career Potential

  • ESL instructor in the private sector or overseas

Requirements

  1. Degree Requirements listed here apply to the following major.
  2. Liberal Arts Requirements: 90 credit hours

Program Details for Teaching English as a Second Language ? Non-Certification [ESL_NCRT]

Teaching English as a Second Language Minor [ESL]

Modern Languages Department
Old Main, Room 228
607-753-4303

The minor in teaching English as a second language will not lead to institutional recommendation for certification in that area. Students may elect to use the course work to pursue certification independently.

Program Details for Teaching English as a Second Language Minor [ESL]