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2023-2024 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2023-2024 Undergraduate Catalog

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


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Major Requirements


Credit Hours: 30+

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  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, 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, morrisonsh@cofc.edu, 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 major GPA
  • 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.

Note:


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

Note:


Students may substitute one or both of the FRCS courses with a 300-level FREN course and/or a 400-level FREN course, with permission of the chair.

Proficiency Exam Requirement


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.

Notes:


  • No more than 6 credit hours from FREN 383  may be applied towards the program requirements.
  • No more than 6 credit hours from FREN 390  may be applied towards the program requirements.
  • No more than 6 credit hours from FREN 454  may be applied towards the program requirements.
  • No more than 6 credit hours from FREN 475  may be applied towards the program requirements.
  • No more than 6 credit hours from FREN 476  may be applied towards the program requirements.
  • No more than 6 credit hours from FREN 477  may be applied towards the program requirements.
  • No more than 9 credit hours from FREN 490  may be applied towards the program requirements.
  • No more than 9 credit hours from FREN 491  may be applied towards the program requirements.
  • No more than 9 credit hours from FREN 492  may be applied towards the program requirements.
  • No more than 3 credit hours from FREN 496  may be applied towards the program requirements.
  • No more than 6 credit hours from FREN 498  may be applied towards the program requirements.

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.

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