Dec 17, 2018  
2017-2018 Undergraduate Catalog (As of 10-03-17) 
2017-2018 Undergraduate Catalog (As of 10-03-17) [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

French and Francophone Studies, Teacher Education Program (Grades PK-12), B.A.

Degree: Bachelor of Arts
Credit Hours: 33+

In addition to completing the requirements for this major, students must also complete the degree requirements specified in the Academic Regulations  section of this catalog.

Courses within this major may also satisfy general education requirements. Please consult the Liberal Arts and Sciences General Education Requirements  for more information.

French Teacher Education Program (Grades PK-12)

Students interested in teacher licensure in foreign language must complete both the French and Francophone Studies major and the Foreign Language Education, B.S.  major requirements. See the School of Education, Health, and Human Performance  section of this catalog for a listing of the required foreign language education major courses.

After declaration of a major in French and Francophone Studies, students interested in teacher licensure in foreign language must meet with the director of the Office of Student Services and Credentialing, School of Education, Health, and Human Performance, 843-953-5613. Students must take EDFS 201  during their sophomore year and apply for acceptance into this program preferably by the second semester of their sophomore year. In addition to meeting with an assigned advisor in French and Francophone Studies, candidates in all languages must meet with Dr. Shawn Morrison, 404 J.C. Long Building,, for additional information as soon as possible. Requirements include:

  • admission to and successful completion of the approved Teacher Education Program
  • a passing score on PRAXIS II World Language Test in French
  • a passing score on the Praxis II Principles of Learning and Teaching Test
  • a rating of Advanced Low in French on the official OPI test
  • and the successful completion of the content major in French, with its specific course requirements and GPA requirements (see below).

In order to be admitted to the Clinical Internship (EDFS 460 ), candidates must have met the following requirements:

  • Completion of all French and Francophone Studies course requirements for the French and Francophone Studies major in Education (see Foreign Language Education, B.S. ). Your admission process must be completed before taking EDFS 460 .
  • 3.000 GPA in French and Francophone Studies courses
  • 3.000 GPA in EDFS courses
  • 2.750 overall GPA

When declaring teacher licensure in French and Francophone Studies through the Program of Study Management System (POSM), students must first select “Declare or Add a Major” and then “Foreign Education Language” from the major list. Once this selection is made, a second menu box will appear with a list of the associated majors. Select the French and Francophone Studies major and follow the on-screen instructions.


*Some French and Francophone Studies majors may, with the department chair’s approval, replace the requirements of 313 and 314 with 400-level courses. Native speakers may be required to substitute FREN 313  and FREN 314  with 400-level courses. **


  • Students seeking a major in French and Francophone Studies must take 12 credit hours at the 300-level or higher at the College of Charleston or its approved program overseas.
  • Majors in French and Francophone Studies are required to take a proficiency exam during their last year prior to graduation. Information about the nature of the exam and the schedule for each semester is available in the department and on its website.

Coursework Meeting Major Requirements Excluded from the Major GPA Calculation

None.  All courses that may apply toward completion of course requirements within the major apply toward the major GPA calculation.