Teaching Specialty - French
Major: French Education
Degree Type: B.A. or B.S.
Required Degree Credits to Graduate: 122
General Education Requirements for Baccalaureate Degree
- A dynamic list of approved general education courses offered by term is available on the NDSU General Education Requirements website.
- General education courses may be used to satisfy requirements for both general education and the major, minor, and program emphases, where applicable. Students should carefully review the major, minor, and program emphases requirements for minimum grade restrictions, if applicable.
|First Year Experience (F)||1|
|Skills For Academic Success (Also offered with the following prefixes: ABEN, AGRI, BUSN, HD&E, ME, NURS, PHRM)|
|College Composition I|
|College Composition II|
|Fundamentals of Public Speaking|
Upper Division Writing †
|Quantitative Reasoning (R) †||3|
|Science and Technology (S) †||10|
|Humanities and Fine Arts (A) †||6|
|Social and Behavioral Sciences (B) †||6|
|Wellness (W) †||2|
|Cultural Diversity (D) *†|
|Global Perspectives (G) *†|
May be satisfied by completing courses in another General Education category.
May be satisfied with courses required in the major. Review major requirements to determine if a specific upper division writing course is required.
|Teaching Specialty Requirements|
A GPA of 2.75 or better in the teaching specialty is required for placement in student teaching and exit from the program.
A minimum grade of ‘B’ is required in the teaching specialty courses.
|FREN 311||French Conversation and Composition I||3|
|FREN 312||French Conversation and Composition II||3|
|FREN 315||Contemporary France||3|
|FREN 350||Introduction to French Linguistics and Pronunciation||3|
|FREN 360||Studies in Language and Style (May satisfy general education category C)||3|
|FREN 401||Approaches to Literature||3|
|Select four of the following:||12|
|The French-Speaking World|
|Women in French Literature|
|Advanced Conversation Through Contemporary Culture|
|Translation: Practice and Theory|
|French Literature & Culture before 1800|
|French Literature & Culture since 1800|
|Themes & Topics in French Literature & Culture|
|Genres in French Literature|
|Study Abroad & Capstone Experience|
|FREN 492||Study Abroad (min 1 semester-14 weeks-at 300+ level in a program pre-approved by Modern Languages Dept.)||1-15|
|FREN 489||Senior Thesis (Consult department/adviser semester before enrolling)||1|
|A minimum of one year of a second foreign language is required with grades of ‘C’ or better in both courses.|
|Choose at least two courses from the following areas: Western Civilization, History of Europe or Africa, World Literature or Mythology, or any area of linguistics. Consult department or adviser for approved list. May count towards general education requirements.|
|Professional Education Requirements|
|A grade of ‘C’ or better is required inthe following courses.|
|EDUC 321||Introduction to Teaching||3|
|EDUC 322||Educational Psychology||3|
|EDUC 451||Instructional Planning, Methods and Assessment||3|
|EDUC 481||Classroom Practice Methods of Teaching I: (Lang)||3|
|EDUC 485||Student Teaching Seminar||1|
|EDUC 486||Classroom Management for Diverse Learners||3|
|EDUC 487||Student Teaching||9|
|EDUC 488||Applied Student Teaching||3|
|EDUC 489||Teaching Students of Diverse Backgrounds||3|
Degree Requirements and Notes
- A GPA of 2.75 or better in professional education as well as passing the appropriate Praxis II exam are required to exit the program.
- Of the 28 required credits of French, a minimum of 15, in addition to the capstone, must be resident credit (i.e. taken at NDSU, cannot be Tri-College nor study abroad).
- Courses taken Pass/Fail will not be used to satisfy any requirements other than total credits.
- See School of Education for admission requirements
Bachelor of Arts (BA) Degree – An additional 6 credits of Humanities and Social Sciences and two years of one modern foreign language at the college level or equivalent are required.