In addition to the Elementary Education Major requirements outlined under the Elementary Education Major (B.A.) catalog entry, students may complete the following endorsement program for additional specialization. Endorsements to the elementary teaching certificate are in addition to the Elementary Education Major (B.A.), except where noted specifically.
French Minor–Elementary Teaching Endorsement (23 credits)
Prerequisite: Admission to the Elementary Teacher Education Program.
This course of study is designed to meet the state of Michigan requirements for an endorsement to teach French at grades 6-8. To obtain this endorsement, students must complete all of the requirements for the Elementary Education Major (B.A.) and the requirements for this program, pass the certification test for Elementary Education and the certification test for French at the initial level of certification earned: Elementary (K-8); this is not a K-12 endorsement.
Courses in Beginning and Intermediate French may not be used toward this minor.
Elementary Education Majors who choose to add the endorsement in French and wish to become authorized to teach French in grades 6-8, should plan to take the MTTC “French” subject-area test prior to or during student teaching. (Note: scores must be submitted to SVSU electronically. Please select institution code #24 when registering for testing. See MTTC website for details: http://www.nesinc.com.