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French/Teaching Certification (Grades P-12)

 

The requirements listed above are an example of what is applicable to most students entering Murray State University at the present time. Criteria as they may relate to individual students may vary. The primary source is the Undergraduate Bulletin applicable at the time of the student enrollment.

Bachelor of Arts Degree

CIP 16.0901

University Studies Requirements...............................47-50 hrs

University Studies selections must include:
University Studies Electives:

CSC 199 Introduction to Information Technology

Note: Certification requires a grade of B or better in one English composition course and a C or better in a University Studies math course, public speaking, and EDU 103 or equivalent course. Additional requirements for admission to teacher education and student teaching must be met. See advisor and/or Office of Teacher Education Services for details. All majors and minors, including those who score at or above the 301 level on the Placement Exam, will be required to take FRE 301 and 331. FRE 301 and 331 serve as a gateway courses to the culture and literature courses. A minimum grade of C is required in 301 and 331. MLA 400 is required for the major; passing scores on the third year proficiency exams are required for entry into MLA 400.

Intermediate level foreign language courses completed as part of the major or minor also satisfy foreign language requirements for the B.A.

Required Courses..............................................................22 hrs
MLA 099 Transitions
FRE 201 Intercultural Communications in French
FRE 202 Practical Applications in French
   or
FRE 203 French for the Working World
FRE 301 Social Issues in French Texts1
FRE 323 French Culture and Civilization
   or
FRE 324 Contemporary French Culture and Civilization
FRE 331 Advanced Language Practice1
MLA 400 Senior Seminar

MLA 514 Methods of Teaching Foreign Languages

Note: Credit for FRE 101 and 102 may not be used for the major but will be counted for graduation.

 

Limited Electives.................................................................6 hrs
   Select from the following literature courses:
FRE 401 Survey of French Literature I
FRE 402 Survey of French Literature II
FRE 419 European Cinema
FRE 421 Topics in French Literature
FRE 441 Topics in French Cultural Studies
FRE 450 Literary Masterpieces in French
FRE 460 Studies in a Genre
FRE 501 Middle Ages Literature
FRE 503 Seventeenth- and Eighteenth-Century Literature
FRE 505 Nineteenth-Century Literature
FRE 507 Twentieth-Century Literature

FRE 521 Topics in French Literature

Approved Electives in French............................................6 hrs

Select from FRE courses beyond FRE 203.

Required Support Course..................................................3 hrs

One related course outside of the Department of Modern Languages, selected from the approved list given in the departmental introduction.

Note: The department strongly recommends that majors study abroad for at least one summer.

Required for Teaching Certification................................38 hrs
COM 372 Communication in Educational Environments
CSC 199 Introduction to Information Technology1
EDP 260 Psychology of Human Development2
EDU 103 Issues and Practices of American Education1
EDU 303 Strategies of Teaching
EDU 403 Structures and Foundations of Education
EDU 405 Evaluation and Measurement in Education
SEC 420 Practicum in Secondary Schools
SEC 421 Student Teaching in the Secondary School
SED 300 Educating Students with Disabilities

Total Curriculum Requirements.......................... 122-125 hrs3

1With a grade of C or better.
2May be counted as a University Studies social science elective.
3Each student must submit a senior research project.

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