French Major (B.A.)(Combined B.A./M.A.T. with Teacher Certification in French (Preschool - 12) and Teacher of Students with Disabilities)

A Combined Degree program enables undergraduate students to enroll in graduate courses in their senior year, which can be counted towards the completion of both their Bachelor's and Master's degree requirements.  The ability to take these "swing courses" allows students to earn both their Bachelor's and Master's degrees in a shortened period of time, typically within five years of intensive study.  Undergraduate students interested in this option can find more information regarding program requirements on the University's Combined Programs website.

The Combined Degree with Dual Certification program is a 5-year program that leads to teacher certification in French, teacher certification in Teacher of Students with Disabilities, a baccalaureate degree and a master’s degree. Interested students must apply to and be admitted to the Teacher Education Program as an undergraduate. Students must successfully complete the undergraduate portion of the program in order to be admitted to the Graduate School and complete the one-year master’s portion of the program.

Please visit the Teacher Education Program website for the required undergraduate professional sequence of courses, overall course outline, and other important Program requirements, guidelines, and procedures. Students also are strongly advised to review the Teacher Education Program Handbook.

120 credits of coursework is required for the baccalaureate degree with a minimum 3.0 overall GPA.  Major GPA requirements differ depending on field of study. Consult the Teacher Education Program Handbook for more information.

Program Requirements Overview

General Education Requirements36
World Languages and Cultures Requirements0-3
Major Requirements39
Teacher Education Program Requirements (including Graduate swing courses)36
Free Electives9-6
Total Credits120

Major Requirements

Requirements for the graduate portion of this combined program can be found here.
Prerequisite Courses
FREN 101, FREN 112, and FREN 121 may be required as prerequisites.
Required Courses
Language Category
FREN 203Mastering French3
FREN 205Perfecting French Pronunciation3
FREN 206French Conversation3
FREN 210Reading and Writing about Literature in French3
FREN 270The Art of Writing in French3
Civilization Category
Complete two courses from the following:6
Inventing France: From the Gauls to the Revolution
French Civilization from Napoleon to World War II
France from World War II to the Present
Literature Category
Complete one course from the following:3
Seventeenth Century French Theater
Eighteenth Century French Theater
Introduction to Women Authors of French-Speaking Africa
Dada And Surrealism
Seventeenth Century French Literature
The French Renaissance
Eighteenth Century French Literature
Nineteenth Century French Literature
Survey of French Poetry
Contemporary French Drama
Development of French Novel to 1900
Francophone Literature
Twentieth Century French Literature
Advanced Language for Educators Category
FREN 325Structure of the French Language3
FREN 410Advanced French Grammar3
FREN 418Theories and Approaches to Teaching French as a Second Language3
French Major Electives
Select two courses from the list below.6
Total Credits39

Major Electives

Literature Electives
Select two of the following:6
Seventeenth Century French Theater
Eighteenth Century French Theater
Introduction to Women Authors of French-Speaking Africa
Dada And Surrealism
Seventeenth Century French Literature
The French Renaissance
Eighteenth Century French Literature
Nineteenth Century French Literature
Survey of French Poetry
Contemporary French Drama
Development of French Novel to 1900
Francophone Literature
Twentieth Century French Literature
Explication De Texte
Additional Elective
Select one of the following:3
Seventeenth Century French Theater
Mediterranean Civilization and the Origins of French Culture
Eighteenth Century French Theater
Introduction to Women Authors of French-Speaking Africa
French Film
Francophone Film
Inventing France: From the Gauls to the Revolution
French Civilization from Napoleon to World War II
Dada And Surrealism
Business French I
Advanced Spoken Language Practice
Business French II
Seventeenth Century French Literature
The French Renaissance
Eighteenth Century French Literature
Nineteenth Century French Literature
Survey of French Poetry
Contemporary French Drama
Development of French Novel to 1900
Francophone Literature
Translation I
Translation II
Twentieth Century French Literature
France from World War II to the Present
Introduction to Consecutive and Simultaneous Interpreting
Seminars
Seminars
Seminars
Explication De Texte
French Study Abroad
Cooperative Education for the French Major
Translation III
Seminars
French Language Workshop
Independent Study

Teacher Education Program Requirements for Combined Degree Programs with P-12 Subject Area and Teacher of Students with Disabilities Certification

Teacher Education Prerequisites
EDFD 200Psychological Foundations of Education3
or PSYC 200 Educational Psychology
or FSHD 216 Adolescent Development
SASE 210Public Purposes of Education: Democracy and Schooling3
Undergraduate Professional Sequence I
SASE 320Curriculum Design for Inclusive Classrooms3
SASE 321Assessment Practices for Inclusive Classrooms3
SPED 279Foundation and Philosophy of Inclusive Education3
Undergraduate Professional Sequence II
SASE 322Language and Learning in Content Area Teaching3
SPED 469Inclusive Methods for Middle and Secondary Schools3
Undergraduate Professional Sequence III
SPED 483Advanced Inclusive Methods for Middle and Secondary Schools3
SPED 488Promoting Prosocial Behaviors in Inclusive Settings3
Graduate Sequence
SPED 566Creating Curricular Access for Adolescents with Disabilities 13
SPED 586Educational Planning for Adolescents with Disabilities 13
SPED 690Action Research in Inclusive Settings 13
Total Credits36

General Education Requirements

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A. New Student Seminar
Complete a 1 credit New Student Seminar course.1
C. Communication
1. Writing 3
2. Literature3
3. Communication3
D. Fine and Performing Arts
Complete a 3 credit Fine and Performing Arts course.3
F. Humanities
1. Great Works and Their Influences3
2. Philosophical and Religious Perspectives 3
G. Computer Science
Complete a 3 credit Fine and Performing Arts course.3
H. Mathematics
Complete a 3 credit Mathematics course.3
I. Natural Science Laboratory
Complete a 4 credit Natural Science Laboratory course.4
J. Physical Education
Complete a 1 credit Physical Education course.1
K. Social Science
1. American and European History 3
2. Global Cultural Perspectives3
3. Social Science Perspectives
Psychological Foundations of Education (Fulfilled in the Teacher Education sequence.)
L. Interdisciplinary Studies
Public Purposes of Education: Democracy and Schooling (Fulfilled in the Teacher Education sequence.)
Total Credits36

World Languages and Cultures Requirements

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World Languages
Fulfilled by the major.0
World Cultures0-3
Total Credits0-3

Recommended Roadmap to Degree(s)

This recommended five-year plan is provided as an outline for students to follow in order to complete their degree requirements within five years.  This plan is a recommendation and students should only use it in consultation with their academic advisor.

Fifth year courses are taken at the graduate level, after matriculation into the graduate portion of this combined degree program.

Plan of Study Grid
First Year
FallCredits
GENERAL EDUCATION: (A) New Student Seminar 1
GENERAL EDUCATION: (C1) Writing 3
 Credits4
Spring
GENERAL EDUCATION: (C2) Literature 3
GENERAL EDUCATION: (C3) Communication 3
 Credits6
 Total Credits10