Adolescence Education: French (7-12) Major

You’ll learn how to teach the French language to students of various ages. In addition to taking classes in French language, literature and culture, you’ll study education topics, such as foreign language teaching methods and educational psychology. You’ll develop multilingual communicative skills for a wide range of purposes and develop language skills and cultural awareness to acquire the pedagogical background necessary to teach French in grades 7-12 in New York state.

Career Potential

  • Elementary school French teacher when you take the extension course
  • Middle school teacher
  • High school teacher

What Will I Learn?

Most of your credit hours will be focused on French, but you will also take courses in

  • Adolescence education
  • Education
  • Health
  • Psychology
  • Students with disabilities
  • Literacy

Special Features

  • Study abroad
  • Internship opportunities
  • Language Proficiency Certificate: SUNY Cortland is a testing site for the certificate for proficiency in commercial French.
  • Foreign language learning center
  • Foreign Language Early Start (FLES) methods course for K-6 certification extension

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Next Steps

Contact Us

Office: Old Main, Room 228-B
Phone: 607-753-2021
Fax: 607-753-5965

Fast Facts

Cortland was home to the first study abroad program within SUNY in the early 1960s.

Type of Degree

Bachelor of Arts (B.A.)
Credit Hours: 120


We recognize excellence in our students with awards and scholarships.

  • Award for Excellence in French

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