Mar 30, 2020  
2019-2020 Undergraduate Academic Catalog | Expires Aug. 2026 
2019-2020 Undergraduate Academic Catalog | Expires Aug. 2026

French Minor for Elementary Education

In addition to the Elementary Education Major requirements outlined under the Elementary Education Program (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 Program (B.A.) , except where noted specifically.

French Minor–Elementary Teaching Endorsement (23 cr)

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.

Candidates must also meet the oral proficiency requirement.

Courses in Beginning and Intermediate French may not be used toward this minor.

Core Courses (13 cr)

Required Electives (3-4 cr)

One course from:

Electives (3-4 cr)

One additional course from the Required Electives listed above, or from the following list, to total 20 credits of French at the 300-400 level.

Methods Course (3 cr)

Oral Proficiency Requirement

Candidates for the elementary endorsement in French must take an interim test of oral language proficiency within one semester of completing French Conversation. Candidates must also pass the Oral Proficiency Interview (OPI) with a minimum rating of Advanced Low.

MTTC Subject-Area Test

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: