The French K-12 Teaching Licensure major is designed to ensure a well-rounded preparation in French language, literature, and culture. In addition, you will take pedagogy courses, teaching internships, and a semester of student teaching in local high schools.
If you are seeking initial licensure to teach in North Carolina, you must work closely with the Department of Languages, Literatures, and Cultures and the School of Education, since both entities certify competence and recommend you to the State. Please note that the education part of the licensure degree is a two-year sequence that starts in the fall.
- The department offers a wide variety of co-curricular events that promote global awareness and cross-cultural understanding, including film screenings and cultural activities.
- The department participates in foreign language studies consortia within the University of North Carolina distance education system, UNC Online and the Language Exchange, as well as interdisciplinary programs throughout the College of Arts and Sciences.
- Faculty receive regional, national, and international recognition and have received prestigious campus- and nation-wide teaching awards.
- Faculty have received research grants allowing them to pursue literary, cultural, and linguistic study that they share in the classroom.
THE STUDENT EXPERIENCE
- Opportunities to engage in service-learning and internships that connect with diverse local language communities and the organizations that serve them.
- Participation in worldwide study abroad opportunities.
- The opportunity to improve language skills and culture knowledge by joining the Global Village living-learning community as a freshman and/or to apply those skills as a Global Village Language Facilitator as an advanced major.
- Participation in language-focused clubs, where you meet others who are interested in practicing their language skills and learning more about other cultures.
- Undergraduate research opportunities (through department association with UNCG’s Undergraduate Research, Scholarship, and Creativity Office) and access to a range of department-based annual scholarships allocated according to academic achievement and need as well as to awards supporting study abroad.
- You will receive excellent preparation for careers and graduate school, especially when combined with studies — or even second majors— in art history, business, consumer, apparel & retail studies, public health education, geography, environment and sustainability, history, philosophy, political science, sociology, music, and international and global studies.
- Competitive grants and fellowships have been given to graduates including Fulbright Teaching and Research Fellowships, Critical Language Scholarships, and German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) Scholarships, and some have been selected to participate in special experiences like the Teaching Assistant Program in France (TAPIF) and the Japan Exchange and Teaching (JET) Program.
- Department graduates have earned advanced degrees at prestigious institutions, including Duke University, UNC-Chapel Hill, University of Kentucky, University of Virginia, Georgetown University, and Vanderbilt University.
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