Nov 28, 2021  
Undergraduate Bulletin 2015-2016 
Undergraduate Bulletin 2015-2016 [ARCHIVED BULLETIN]

French - B.A.

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Major Requirements:

Required Courses:

Thirty-two semester hours beyond FREN 201 , including FREN 260 , FREN 261 , FREN 302 , and one advanced course 300 level or above. Students must register for course intensification in order to count FREN 289 , FREN 290 , or FREN 295  toward the major. Graduating seniors must take an oral proficiency interview patterned on the ACTFL guidelines, unless they have had a similar interview to complete requirements for the School of Education, in which case these results must be filed with the discipline director. Seniors should consult with the discipline director. A minimum of one-half the courses in the major field must be completed at Dominican. Students who study in Poitiers, France, and wish to have these courses count toward the French major must have prior written approval from the discipline director.

Teacher Licensure: French grades K-12

Students who wish to teach French in kindergarten through 12th grades complete a major in French and complete the School of Education’s Teacher Education Program for K-12 licensure.

Additional French Education Requirements

  • Three assessments that must be completed prior to clinical practice: 
    • Cultures, Literatures, and Cross-Disciplinary Concepts assessment
    • Linguistic Terms Analysis and Presentation
    • Oral Proficiency Interview (Students must score at the advanced low level)

Teacher Education Program

  • Three state tests: the Test of Academic Proficiency, the Elementary/Middle Grades content test, and the grades K-9 Assessment of Professional Teaching

  • 100 hours of field experience

  • Professional portfolio

  • Clinical Practice (one full semester) split between an elementary and either a middle or a secondary school classroom

For more information about K-12 licensure, see the School of Education  section of this bulletin.

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