French Teaching Licensure
Special Subject Area Teacher Licensure in French (K-12)
Majors or second majors seeking teacher licensure must meet competency in phonetics by successfully completing FRE 311 "Conversation and Phonetics." Students must choose literature courses that represent a broad range of periods, movements and/or genres. They must also satisfy a civilization requirement by completing FRE 331, 332, 496, 532, or 557 (when the topic is "Paris"). Admission to teacher education and student teaching in French requires a minimum grade point average of 2.75, both cumulative and in the major. Please see additional teacher licensure requirements discussed under "Teacher Education and Licensure" in the Undergraduate Bulletin, and in the Teacher Education Handbook developed by the Teachers Academy at UNCG.
Major in French with Teacher Licensure
Students seeking initial licensure to teach in North Carolina must work closely with Department of Language, Literatures, and Cultures and the School of Education, since both agencies certify competence and recommend the student to the State. The following steps summarize procedures for the French major. Please note that it is the student's responsibility to initiate these procedures and to complete all requirements at the proper time.
- Students are advised to consult with the Department of Curriculum and Instruction as early as possible for advice in planning.
- General University and College requirements, as stipulated in the Undergraduate Bulletin, must be met. Many of these can be completed in the freshman and sophomore years. In order to be admitted to Teacher Education, students must take the Pre-Professional Skills Test (PPST) or the Computer-Based Equivalent. Forms for these tests can be obtained in the Office of Student Information and Advising in the School of Education (324 Curry Building) or through ETS (1-800-772-9476; firstname.lastname@example.org or http://www.ets.org/praxis). Sylvan Learning Center in Greensboro administers the computer-based PRAXIS I exam (phone 336-288-1312 for additional information). A grade point average of 2.75 (cumulative and in the major) is required for admission to Teacher Education in Languages, Literatures, and Cultures. Close advising in collaboration with Languages, Literatures, and Cultures and the School of Education is strongly recommended.
- The Professional Education Requirements, as described in the Undergraduate Bulletin under "Teacher Education: Special Subject-Area Licensure," must be met. The following courses must precede the professional (or student teaching) semester:
AULER/GER requirements as identified within each major
CUI 202 or HDF 302 Human Development
CUI 450 Psychological Foundations of Education
CUI 465** Student Teaching and Seminar (12 semester hours)
CUI 470 Reading Education for Secondary and Special Subject Teachers
CUI 527* Teaching Second Languages: Elementary/Middle Schools
CUI 545 Issues in Secondary Education (should be taken during Spring semester of junior year)
CUI 552* Teaching Practices and Curriculum in Foreign Languages
ELC 381 The Institution of Education
HEA 201 Personal Health
LIS 120 Introduction to Instructional Technology for Educational Settings (strongly recommended: see Item 5 below) *Only offered Fall semester
**Only offered Spring semester
- The major requirements in French must be met, as detailed in this booklet. Please note that those seeking teacher licensure must take specific, required courses satisfying competencies in each of the following five areas: composition, conversation, literature, culture/civilization and phonetics. Since all courses are not offered every semester, students should plan their schedules carefully in consultation with their major advisor.
- Students seeking licensure must demonstrate mastery of basic technology competencies as defined by the state. This can be done by taking LIS 120 or creating a separate section in the technology portfolio which demonstrates the advanced competencies. This portfolio is to be submitted for evaluation within the program area.
- If there are any questions, refer to the Teacher Education Handbook available through the UNCG Bookstore, or contact:
The School of Education
The Teacher's Academy
323 Curry Building
Upon completion of student teaching, it is the student's responsibility to apply for licensure at The Teachers Academy. Contact Debbie Merritt (319 Curry Building, 334-3414).
French as a Second Academic Concentration
The Department of Languages, Literatures, and Cultures will recommend the candidate for "A" licensure in French as a second teaching field after successful completion of 24 semester hours of required course work. The principal teaching field will normally be another foreign language. Students whose major is in another discipline and who are seeking licensure in French should consult with the Department of Curriculum and Instruction as soon as possible.
The student must complete 24 semester hours at the 300 level and above, including:
- FRE 301 "Advanced French" (Pr. 204 or equivalent, or departmental permission)
- One composition course from:
- FRE 315 "Advanced Grammar & Composition" (Pr. 204 or equivalent, or departmental permission)
- FRE 415 "Advanced Composition" (Pr. 315 or departmental permission)
- FRE 497 "Directed Study in French Language" (departmental permission required)
- One conversation course from:
- FRE 311* "French Conversation and Phonetics" (Pr. 204 or equivalent, or departmental permission)
- FRE 312 "French Conversation and Culture" (Pr. 204 or equivalent, or departmental permission)
- FRE 313 "Conversation in France" (Pr. 204 or equivalent, or departmental permission)
- Two literature courses including:
- FRE 353 "Survey of French Literature" (Pr. 204 or equivalent, or departmental permission)
- One 400-level FRE literature course (Pr. 353 or departmental permission)
- One civilization course from:
- FRE 331 "Culture and Conversation in France" (Pr. 204 or equivalent, or departmental permission)
- FRE 332 "Introduction to French Civilization and Culture" (Pr. 204 or equivalent, or departmental permission)
- FRE 496 "Directed Study in French and Francophone Civilization and Culture" (departmental permission required)
- FRE 532 "French Civilization" (Pr. 332, 353, 496, or permission of instructor)
- FRE 557 (if topic is "Paris") (Pr. 353 or departmental permission)
- Elective: two other FRE courses at the 300 level or above (6 hrs.)
*The Phonetics competency may be met by completing 311.
Literature courses should be chosen so as to represent a range of periods, movements, and/or genres. Admission to teacher education and student teaching in French requires a minimum GPA of 2.75 overall and in the major.