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Why pursue a French Specialization with a Professional Education Minor at APSU?

If you wish to teach, major in a foreign language and minor in professional education. The degree program above allows students to study French and complete their Tennessee Teaching Certification in one go-round. French is spoken by over 75 million people around the globe and the future generations will need educators that understand and value the lovely language. By completing this program, students become the educators that link new learners to French.

You can expand your career opportunities by taking two years of foreign language and/or participating in a study abroad program. Foreign language requirements are included in our Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) programs, and international studies programs are available to all student. 

 

Foreign Language, BA
French Specialization
with Professional Education Minor
*Sample Four Year Plan

First Year Fall Semester
SCH
First Year Spring Semester
SCH
APSU 1000-Transition to the University 1 ENGL 1020-English Composition II 3
ENGL 1010-English Composition I 3 MATH 1010-Mathematical Thought and Practice 3
FREN 2010-Intermediate French 4 Social and Behavioral Sciences Core 3
COMM 1010-Fundamentals of Public Speaking 3 Humanities and/or Fine Arts Corse 3
Humanities and/or Fine Arts Core 3 FREN 2020-Intermediate French 3
TOTAL SCH 13 TOTAL SCH 15
Second Year Fall Semester
SCH
Second Year Spring Semester
SCH
ENGL 2030-Traditions in World Literature 3 FREN 3220-Phonetics and Conversation in French 3
Natural Sciences w/ lab Core 4 Natural Sciences w/ lab Core 4
FREN 3210-Advanced Composition in French 3 History Core 3
**EDUC 2100-Foundation of Education 3 EDUC 3040-Instructional Technology 3
History Core 3 EDUC 3070-Instructional Strategies 3
TOTAL SCH 16 TOTAL SCH 16
Third Year Fall Semester
SCH
Third Year Spring Semester
SCH
FREN 3320-French Civilization 3 French Upper Division Elective (Group 2) 3
French Upper Division Elective (Group 2) 3 French Upper Division Elective (Group 2) 3
**EDUC 4270-Evaluation and Assessment 3 Foreign Language (Group I) - other than French 4
HIST 3340–Absolutism and Enlightenments OR
HIST 3350–Modern Europe 1789- 1919
3 Social and Behavioral Sciences Core 3
Foreign Language (Group 1) - other than French 4 General Electives 4
TOTAL SCH 16 TOTAL SCH 17
Fourth Year Fall Semester
Residency I
SCH
Fourth Year Spring Semester
Residency II
SCH
**EDUC 4080-Classroom Management 3 **EDUC 4610-Student Teaching: 7-8 3
EDUC 4160-Teaching Diversity 3 **EDUC 4710-Student Teaching: 9-12 3
EDUC 4400-Theories in Learning 3 EDUC 4950-Seminar 2
EDUC 4440-Theories of Learning 3    
SPED 3000-Intro to Special Education 3    
LING 4400-Teaching Foreign Languages in Secondary School 3    
TOTAL SCH 15 TOTAL SCH 12
    Total Student Credit Hours for Degree 120

 

 

*For this degree a student must complete a total of 39 upper division (3000-4999) credit hours.

Professional Education Minor is required for the is major
** Course requires field experience
Residency I requires 5 weeks in schools, Residency II requires 15 weeks in schools

Praxis II Required Testing: Test Code 5624 (7-12) Principles of Learning & Teaching (minimum score 155);
Test Code 5174 French: World Language (minimum score 156).

NOTE: Successful completion of Milestones I, II, III, and IV are required for teacher licensure programs.