Oct 03, 2022  
2022-2023 Undergraduate Catalog | Expires Aug. 2029 
2022-2023 Undergraduate Catalog | Expires Aug. 2029

French Minor for Elementary Education

In addition to the Elementary Education Major requirements outlined under the catalog entry, students may complete the following endorsement program for additional specialization. Endorsements to the elementary teaching certificate are in addition, except where noted specifically.

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.

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 (4 cr)

At lease one course from the following:

Required Electives

Additional credits in FREN courses numbered 300 or greater to total a minimum of 20 credits, and to include at least one course numbered 400 or greater.

Methods Course (3 cr)

Oral Proficiency Requirement

Candidates for the elementary endorsement in French must take an interim test of oral language proficiency before completing MFL 465. Candidates must also pass the Oral Proficiency Interview (OPI) with a minimum rating of Advanced Low before they can be recommended for certification.

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: http://www.nesinc.com.)