BA in Modern and Classical Languages and Literatures - French Specialization

General requirements for a bachelor's degree: 124 minimum credit hours; overall GPA 2.500; major content GPA 2.500.

Requirements for a Major: 30 credit hours beyond the FREN 210 level
FREN 223Intermediate French Readings I3
FREN 300Intermediate French Readings II3
FREN 324Intermediate Conversation and Composition3
MCLL 351Linguistics and Foreign Languages3
FREN 505Advanced French Phonetics3
FREN 525Advanced French Conversation3
FREN 526Advanced French Composition and Grammar3
FREN 552Contemporary French Civilization3
Choose two or three of the following courses for a minimum of 6 credit hours6
Seminar In French
Medieval French Literature
Renaissance French Literature
17th Century French Literature
18th Century French Literature
19th Century French Literature
20th Century French Literature
Contemporary French Literature
Total Credit Hours30
Choose 16 credit hours (to complete 124 hours) 116
Total Credit Hours16

It is strongly recommended that students specializing in French take courses in related fields such as other foreign languages, art history, English, history and philosophy. 

CI 270Introduction to the Education Profession 23
Teacher Education
Core I - Fall Only
CESP 334Introduction to Diversity: Human Growth and Development2
CI 320Introduction to Diversity: Exceptionalities2
CI 321Introduction to Diversity: Cultural Issues2
CI 325Instructional Strategies, Assessment and Management: Middle/Secondary General Methods 21
CI 315Core I Practicum 21
Core II - Spring Only
CESP 433Learning Assessment and Evaluation Theory: Evidence-Based Instruction 33
CI 425EISAM: Middle/Secondary Level Content-Specific Methods I - English 22
CI 426ECore II Practicum - English/Language Arts 21
CI 427Philosophy, History and Ethics of Education3
Core III - Concurrent Enrollment - Fall Only
MCLL 411FPreteaching Internship PreK-6 21
MCLL 413FPreteaching Internship 6-12 21
MCLL 454FISAM: PreK-12 World Languages 23
CI 417Instructional Strategies, Assessment and Management: Literacy Strategies in the Content Areas 22
Core IV - Teaching Internship - Spring Only
MCLL 466Teaching Internship PreK-12 in World Languages 212
MCLL 455FTeaching Internship Seminar in World Languages 21
Licensure Exams
ACTFL Advisory Oral Proficiency Interview (OPI) - Advanced Low level or higher
Praxis Content Knowledge Test
Total Credit Hours40

 B- or better.


 If preferred, this class can be taken with Core III.

Official Program Transition Point Requirements:

  1. Admission into teacher education - completed application packet.
  2. Admission to teacher internship:
    1. Satisfactory accomplishment of content-area, standard-driven assessments,
    2. B- or better in all professional teacher education courses, with the exception of a 2.000 grade requirement in CI 519,
    3. 2.500 GPA (overall, WSU and content), and
    4. Completed teacher intern application.
  3. Exit from teacher internship:
    1. B- or better in all professional courses,
    2. 2.500 GPA (overall and WSU),
    3. Successful completion of all degree requirements,
    4. Final university supervisor evaluation form.
  4. Degree completion:
    1. 2.500 GPA (overall and WSU), and
    2. Meets all degree requirements.
  5. Licensure recommendation:
    1. Passes common assessments,
    2. Passing score on Kansas Performance Teaching Portfolio,
    3. PLT passed,
    4. Praxis II content test(s) passed, and
    5. Licensure application.

Candidates completing this program are eligible to be certified to teach French — grades PreK –12.

Student Teachers

Students who plan to teach French should consult with the department’s professor in charge of teacher education early in their college career. In addition to the requirements for specialization, it is recommended that future teachers take courses beyond the general education requirements in other foreign languages, history, art history, English or philosophy. It is also recommended that future French teachers spend at least a summer in a French-speaking country before student teaching.

Requirements for entering this program are:

  1. Grade point average of 3.000 or higher in French;
  2. Special departmental approval based on demonstrated proficiency in the use of both oral and written French (based on certification and teacher education regulations issued by the Kansas State Department of Education); and
  3. The professional foundation courses for education required by the teacher education program (see College of Education).

Native Speakers4

Native speakers are those who have completed a substantial amount of their education in a French-speaking country. Native speakers of French normally are not permitted to receive credit for 100- or 200-level courses. To complete a specialization, the following are required:

FREN 300Intermediate French Readings II3
Select one of the following:3
Linguistics and Foreign Languages
Advanced French Composition and Grammar
Introduction to Romance Linguistics
Select 12 credit hours of upper-division work in French12
Total Credit Hours18

These students are advised to consult with a French professor before enrolling in French courses.

High School French

Students who have completed more than two units of high school French should consult with an advisor in the French department before enrolling in French courses.