The French major prepares students to teach at the secondary or K-12 level. It requires completion of the 30 credit hour major described below, completion of a minor in an approved department and completion of professional development courses in Modern Foreign Languages and in the College of Education (see College of Education section of the catalog).
It is strongly recommended that a minimum of 6 credit hours be taken abroad in a country where the language of study is spoken. These 6 credit hours can be taken to fulfill required or elective courses in the major with instructor approval.
All foreign language majors or minors who are candidates for teacher certification at any level must also pass the Oral Proficiency Interview (OPI) with a minimum rating of Advanced Low.