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BA in French Teaching
(53–68 hours*, including licensure hours)


This major is designed to prepare students to teach in public secondary schools. In order to graduate with this major, students are required to complete Utah State Office of Education licensing requirements. To view these requirements go to http://education.byu.edu/ess/licensing.html or contact Education Student Services, 120 MCKB, (801) 422-3426.

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  1. Obtain application instructions by meeting with the Department of French and Italian French secondary education supervisor. Applications are accepted during the first term of each semester while student is enrolled in FLANG 276.
  2. The French and Italian Department requires a minimum of 18 major hours to be taken in residence at BYU for this degree program. These hours may also go toward BYU's 30-hour residency requirement for graduation.
  3. Grades below C- in professional education courses or content courses will not be accepted in the teaching major or teaching minor. Teacher candidates must have a cumulative 2.85 GPA in teaching major and teaching minor courses to qualify for student teaching.
  4. A teaching minor in another subject is strongly recommended. Teaching opportunities in public schools may be significantly reduced without a second teaching subject that a teaching minor provides.
  5. Complete the following prerequisites (or equivalent):
  6. Complete the following:
      FREN 321 : Advanced French Part 1. (3:3:1)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
      FREN 321 : Advanced French Part 1. (3:3:1)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
      WHEN TAUGHT:Fall; Winter; Spring; Summer
      RECOMMENDED: Fren 202 or equivalent.
      DESCRIPTION: Grammar and composition, listening and speaking skills.

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      FREN 322 : Advanced French Part 2. (3:3:1)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
      FREN 322 : Advanced French Part 2. (3:3:1)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
      WHEN TAUGHT:Fall; Winter; Spring; Summer
      PREREQUISITE: FREN 321
      DESCRIPTION: Grammar and composition, listening and speaking skills.

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      FREN 340 : Introduction to Literary Analysis. (3:3:0)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
      FREN 340 : Introduction to Literary Analysis. (3:3:0)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
      WHEN TAUGHT:Fall; Winter; Spring; Summer
      RECOMMENDED: Fren 321 or concurrent enrollment.
      DESCRIPTION: How to read French prose, drama, and poetry and apply methods of literary criticism.
      NOTE: Capstone course for GE Languages of Learning requirement for returned missionaries

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      FREN 377 : Introduction to French Language Teaching. (3:3:0)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
      FREN 377 : Introduction to French Language Teaching. (3:3:0)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
      WHEN TAUGHT:Fall
      PREREQUISITE: Fren 321; FLang 276 (if a French teaching major)
      DESCRIPTION: Language acquisition theories and instructional practices specific to French language classrooms. Includes teaching phonological features and pronunciation. Lectures, demonstrations, and microteaching.
      NOTE: Taught in French and English.

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      FREN 378 : French Language Teaching Procedures and Practicum. (2:1:1)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
      FREN 378 : French Language Teaching Procedures and Practicum. (2:1:1)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
      WHEN TAUGHT:Fall; Winter
      PREREQUISITE: Fren 377; 491 with minimum rating of advanced--low on the French oral proficiency exam; fingerprinting and FBI clearance for students planning to do an internship or student teach in the public schools.
      DESCRIPTION: Designing and practicing instruction for French classes in secondary schools. Developing teaching, critical thinking, and assessment skills.
      NOTE: Taught in French and English.

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      FREN 431 : Introduction to French Linguistics. (3:3:0)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
      FREN 431 : Introduction to French Linguistics. (3:3:0)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
      WHEN TAUGHT:Fall
      PREREQUISITE: Fren 321.
      RECOMMENDED: Fren 322, 340, 361, 362.
      DESCRIPTION: Subfields (phonetics, morphology, syntax, lexicology, semantics) and approaches (socio-linguistics, semiology, and pragmatics).

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      Note: Fren 378 must be taken the semester immediately before student teaching.

  7. Complete 2 courses from the following:
  8. Complete 2 courses from the following:
  9. Complete the following before enrolling in FREN 378. The rating will be recorded on the student's transcript. The expected minimum rating of advanced—low must be completed before applying to student teach.
      FREN 491R : Senior Oral Proficiency Evaluation. (0:0:0)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
      FREN 491R : Senior Oral Proficiency Evaluation. (0:0:0)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
      WHEN TAUGHT:Fall; Winter; Spring; Summer
      DESCRIPTION: Evaluation required of all French majors during the senior year and all French-teaching majors and minors before enrolling in Fren 378.

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      Note: Before applying for student teaching or an internship, students must receive an official OPI certificate from ACTFL with a rating of advanced-low or higher and take the French PRAXIS test. At least one month before student teaching applications are due, students should schedule an OPI through the Center for Language Studies, 3086 JFSB.
  10. Complete the Professional Education Component:
    • Complete the following:
        CPSE 402 : Educating Students with Disabilities in Secondary Classrooms. (2:2:0)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
        CPSE 402 : Educating Students with Disabilities in Secondary Classrooms. (2:2:0)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
        WHEN TAUGHT:Fall; Winter; Spring
        PREREQUISITE: Sc Ed 350 or concurrent enrollment; Sc Ed 276R or comparable major course; FBI fingerprint background clearance.
        DESCRIPTION: Issues, policies, and methods in teaching secondary students with disabilities in general education classrooms. Lab.

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        FLANG 276 : Exploration of Teaching Foreign Languages. (4:2:2)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
        FLANG 276 : Exploration of Teaching Foreign Languages. (4:2:2)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
        WHEN TAUGHT:Fall; Winter
        PREREQUISITE: FBI fingerprint and background clearance.
        DESCRIPTION: Field-based exposure to practices, demands, and issues associated with teaching foreign languages in public secondary schools.

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        IP&T 286 : Instructional Technology in Teaching. (1:1:ARR)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
        IP&T 286 : Instructional Technology in Teaching. (1:1:ARR)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
        WHEN TAUGHT:Fall; Winter; Spring
        DESCRIPTION: Using instructional design, visual design, and differentiated staffing principles along with multimedia authoring systems, telecommunication, and other computer-based tools in the development of educational applications for secondary education settings.

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        SC ED 353 : Multicultural Education. (2:2:0)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
        SC ED 353 : Multicultural Education. (2:2:0)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
        WHEN TAUGHT:Fall; Winter; Spring; Summer
        PREREQUISITE: Sc Ed 350 or concurrent enrollment; Sc Ed 276R or Phy S 276 or Engl 276R or Bio 276 or SFL 276R or Hlth 276R or MthEd 276 or PETE 276R or TEE 276A or TEE 276B.
        DESCRIPTION: Designing and adapting instruction for diverse learners; collaborating with families, cultures, and communities in promoting and sustaining learning.

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        SC ED 375 : Adolescent Development and Classroom Management. (3:3:0)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
        SC ED 375 : Adolescent Development and Classroom Management. (3:3:0)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
        WHEN TAUGHT:Fall; Winter; Spring
        PREREQUISITE: Sc Ed 276R or Phy S 276 or Engl 276R or Bio 276 or SFL 276R or Hlth 276R or MthEd 276 or PETE 276R or TEE 276A or TEE 276B; or concurrent enrollment.
        DESCRIPTION: Analysis of education practice and the relationship between theories and research on development, classroom management, education and the practice of teaching. Focus on adolescent development and an introduction to classroom management.

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        Note: FBI fingerprint and background clearance must be completed before enrollment in FLANG 276.

    • Complete 12 hours of one of the following:
        SC ED 476R : Secondary Student Teaching - French. (1-12:ARR:ARR)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
        SC ED 476R : Secondary Student Teaching - French. (1-12:ARR:ARR)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
        WHEN TAUGHT:Fall; Winter
        PREREQUISITE: Completion of all course work or departmental approval; requires a major GPA of 2.85; at least a C- in Sc Ed 377; FBI fingerprint and background clearance.
        DESCRIPTION: Capstone, field-based, semester-long experience in teaching secondary students; demonstrating proficiency in all program standards. Seminar required.

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        SC ED 496R : Academic Internship: Secondary Education. (12:ARR:ARR)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
        SC ED 496R : Academic Internship: Secondary Education. (12:ARR:ARR)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
        WHEN TAUGHT:Fall
        PREREQUISITE: Completion of all course work or departmental approval; requires a major GPA of 2.85; at least a C- in Sc Ed 377; FBI fingerprint and background clearance.
        DESCRIPTION: Capstone, field-based, year-long experience in teaching secondary students; demonstrating proficiency in all program standards. Seminar required.

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        : Academic Internship: Social Sciences.
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        : Academic Internship: English.
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        : Academic Internship: Mathematics.
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        : Academic Internship: Biological Sciences.
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        : Academic Internship: Physical Sciences.
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        Note: FBI fingerprint and background clearance must be completed prior to enrollment in Sc Ed 496R.
  11. It is the student's responsibility to take the French PRAXIS test and ensure BYU receives the test scores.

Note: The Department of French and Italian offers the following resources to strengthen oral language skills: conversation courses (Fren 211R, 311R, 411R), the Foreign Language Student Residence, Study Abroad, or an internship in French-speaking countries. Please refer to the specific program or course description for detailed information about these resources.

*Hours include courses that may fulfill university core requirements.



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