Sep 25, 2023
The French Teaching B.A. is for students who plan to seek employment teaching French, after having honed their skills in the French language at SUU. The program focuses on oral and written proficiency through a well-balanced curriculum of literature, culture and language courses. Students learn about the French-speaking world beyond France’s borders through text, music, and film; in classes on translation, phonetics, grammar, history of the language, and others, students learn to express themselves in different contexts and at different levels of formality. Students simultaneously study education while perfecting their French, and then graduate with their French Teaching B.A. and an endorsement or licensure to teach, if they complete the requirements for the latter in the College of Education and Human Development.
- All courses must be passed with a “C-” (1.7) or better to be counted in the major.
- The first four semesters of French or equivalent studies as approved by the department are required for all students majoring or minoring in language with an emphasis in French. Students who demonstrate advanced proficiency may receive credit by examination for some or all of the following classes: FREN 1010 , FREN 1020 or FREN 1030 , FREN 2010 , and FREN 2020 or FREN 2030 .
All students must satisfy these requirements before achieving advanced standing. All French majors and minors have the following core courses which must be satisfied:
General Education Requirement (30-35 Credits)
See General Education for course options.
- Core Course Requirements (12-15 Credits)
- Knowledge Area Requirements (16-20 Credits)
Please note: All students must complete a minimum of 30 credits between the Core and Knowledge Area requirements.
Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) Degree Requirement (16 Credits**)
- Bachelor of Arts Degree - Foreign Language requirement 16 Credits
** Note: One semester of a foreign language may also fulfill the General Education Humanities requirement. The 16 credits may be fulfilled by taking four semesters of a foreign language or by testing out of a language and purchasing the credits. These credits are typically counted in the degree total at the bottom of the page. Consult your Student Success Advisor for details.
French Teaching Curriculum (36 Credits)
Required Courses (30 Credits)
Select Four of the Following (12 Credits)
Select Three of the Following (9 Credits)
Requirements for Teacher Candidates (6 Credits)
To qualify for the teaching license, students must complete the sequence of professional education courses listed by the Department of Teacher Education and Family Development. (See Secondary Education Licensure .) Students may be recommended for the Utah Basic Professional Licensure within secondary education by earning the bachelor’s degree and satisfactorily completing the major/minor program. Those working toward the major may also select an appropriate minor.
Free Electives (33-49 Credits)
Total elective credit is determined by General Education courses taken, degree type selected, additional credits earned, and any additional math or other prerequisite courses needed. For a bachelor’s degree, students must earn a minimum of 40 upper-division credits (courses numbered 3000-4999). Students may need to select additional upper-division courses not included in their major requirements in order to reach this minimum. Please consult your Student Success Advisor for details.
Total Credits, B.A. Degree: 120
Professional Education Requirements for Secondary Licensure (36-37 Credits)*
To qualify for a teaching license, students must also complete the sequence of professional education courses listed by the Department of Teacher Education . Please see the degree requirements for Secondary Education Licensure . Some classes required for the licensure cannot be taken until the teacher candidate has been admitted to the College of Education and Human Development. Please consult your advisor or the Department of Teacher Education for further instruction.
* Students who complete their teaching methods course(s) and student teaching as part of their major requirements will earn fewer than 36 credits. Those course credits are counted only once in the degree total.
Total Credits, B.A. Degree with Licensure: 120
This program typically leads to licensure/certification and was designed to meet such qualifications for the state of Utah. Students who are or may be planning to pursue licensure/certification in any other U.S. state or territory may need to meet additional education requirements. This is not a reflection of SUU’s accreditation or quality, as each state and territory regulates their own education requirements for occupational licensure.
Students enrolled in a teacher preparation program may potentially be able to use a Utah educator license to obtain licensure through reciprocity. Additional information may be found through the Department of Teacher Education’s reciprocity table.
An overview of all of SUU’s programs that lead to licensure/certification and the programs’ current determination statuses may be found at www.suu.edu/academics/provost/licensure.html.