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

The Dual Degree 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.

A minimum of 120 credits of coursework is required for the baccalaureate degree with a minimum 2.0 overall GPA, and a minimum 2.0 major GPA. However, more than 120 credits may be required depending upon the major field of study.

Program Requirements

Requirements for the graduate portion of this dual degree program can be found here.

Students must complete 42 credits of General Education requirements and 3-9 credits of World Languages and Cultures Requirements.

Major Requirements 

Required Courses
FREN 203Review of French of Grammar3
FREN 204French Stylistics and Composition3
FREN 205French Phonetics3
FREN 206Spoken Language Practice3
FREN 210Introduction to French and Francophone Literature3
FREN 270Advanced Composition3
FREN 286French Film3
or FREN 289 Francophone Film
FREN 302Origins Of French Civilization3
FREN 304French Civilization 19th and 20th Centuries3
FREN 325Structure of the French Language3
FREN 350Translation I3
FREN 360French Perspectives3
FREN 410Advanced French Grammar3
FREN 418Theories and Approaches to Teaching French as a Second Language3
Elective Courses
FREN 349Francophone Literature3
or FREN 352 Twentieth Century French Literature
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
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
Explication De Texte
Select one of the following (not previously taken):3
Seventeenth Century French Theater
Eighteenth Century French Theater
Business French and Computers I
Business French and Computers II
Advanced Syntax
Advanced Spoken Language Practice
Introduction to Women Authors of French-Speaking Africa
French Film
Francophone Film
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
Translation II
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
Graduate Course
Select one of the following with advisor approval (Course will also count towards graduate portion of this program):3
Introduction to Translation Theory
Politics of the French Language
History of the French Language
Advanced French Phonetics
Explication de Texte and Stylistic Analysis
Critical Approaches to Literature
Topics in French Linguistics
Medieval French Literature
Medieval French Theatre
Medieval French Seminar
Introduction to Computer-Assisted Translation
French Humanism in 16th Century
Poetry of the Renaissance
16th Century Seminar
Special Topics in Translation
Translation, Reading and Culture
Translation Workshop I: Business, Marketing and the Media
Translation Workshop II: Medical, Legal, Technical
Moralists of the 17th Century
Corneille, Racine and Moliere
Selected Topics in 17th Century French Literature
Seminar in Enlightenment and Revolutionary France
Philosophy and Politics in 18th Century France
The Development of the Novel in 18th Century France
18th Century Seminar
Eighteenth-Century French Civilization Seminar
Nineteenth-Century French Literature Seminar
The Romantic Movement
19th Century French Theatre
French Novel of 19th Century I
French Novel of 19th Century II
19th Century French Poetry
19th Century Seminar
20th Century French Theatre
20th Century French Novel I
20th Century French Novel II
20th Century Seminar
Francophone Literature
Contemporary French Civilization-Selected Topics
Contemporary Francophone Civilization Seminar
Introduction to French Colonialism
Women Writers from North Africa
Research Seminar
Research Seminar Continuation
Master's Thesis
Master's Thesis Extension
Total Credits54

Teacher Ed Program Requirements (P-12, Bachelor's/MAT) 

Teacher Ed Pre-Requisite Requirements
Health for Teacher Education
Select one of the following: 13-4
Biological Sciences
Biology for Survival
The Biology of Human Life
Human Heredity
Mammalian Anatomy and Physiology I
Mammalian Anatomy and Physiology II
Human Anatomy and Physiology
Genetics
Personal Health Issues
Injury Prevention and Emergency Care
Study of Human Diseases
Perspectives on Drugs
Mental Health
Human Sexuality
Health Education Methods
School Health and Community Services
Counseling Skills for Public Health Professionals
Honors Seminar in Science
Honors Seminar in Contemporary Issues in Science
Principles and Practice of Emergency Care
Nutrition
Speech for Teacher Education
CMST 101Fundamentals of Speech: Communication Requirement3
Additional Teacher Ed Pre-Requisites
EDFD 200Psychological Foundations of Education3
or PSYC 200 Educational Psychology
EDFD 220Philosophical Orientation to Education3
EDFD 221Historical Foundations of American Education3
Select one of the following:3
Public Purposes of Education: Democracy and Schooling
Public Purposes of Education: Democracy and Schooling
Public Purposes of Education: Democracy and Schooling
Undergraduate Professional Sequence I
SASE 305Teaching for Equity and Diversity3
SASE 312Educating English Language Learners1
SPED 279Foundation and Philosophy of Inclusive Education3
Undergraduate Professional Sequence II
READ 411Language and Literacy3
SPED 367Language-Based Strategies for Inclusive Classrooms3
Undergraduate Professional Sequence III
SPED 469Inclusive Methods for Middle and Secondary Schools3
SPED 488Promoting Prosocial Behaviors in Inclusive Settings3
Graduate Sequence
SPED 566Creating Curricular Access for Adolescents with Disabilities 23
SPED 586Educational Planning for Adolescents with Disabilities 23
Total Credits43-44
1

Or pass the MSU Health Knowledge Test available through the Center of Pedagogy.

2

Courses will also count toward graduate portion of this program.