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K–12 Teaching Licensure in French
Admission to the Major
A student who seeks admission to the French with K–12 Teaching Licensure major is expected to achieve:
- A minimum grade point average (GPA) of 2.75 overall and in the major
- Completion of all courses needed to fulfill the General Education Requirements; and
- Satisfactory scores on the Praxis I (ACT or SAT—See Praxis I Substitution Table for ACT, SAT, and Praxis I).
Students interested in the K–12 Teaching Licensure major must consult the Director of Undergraduate Studies in French for early discussion of all requirements as well as Ms. Marcia Wooten (our K–12 advisor). Additionally, students must request Admission to the Teacher Education Program from the School of Education Office of Student Services. Candidates should apply for admission to the School of Education Office of Student Services at the end of their sophomore year and be admitted no later than the first semester of their junior year. Please review requirements on their Web page. Consult the Teacher Education Handbook for details.
Admission to Student Teaching
During the junior year, students already admitted to the Teacher Education Program must apply for admission to Student Teaching. Admission includes:
- Completion of requirements specific to the major
- Eligibility to enter student teaching requires maintaining an overall GPA of 2.75 or better after being admitted to the major, and achieving a grade of C or better in each professional course. After admission to the major, if a student fails to maintain an overall GPA of 2.75, the student has one semester to improve his or her grade point average. If a student receives a C- or lower in a professional course, the student is eligible to retake the course at its next offering.
Application forms are available from the K–12 advisor, Ms. Marcia Payne Wooten. Forms must be submitted by February 15 for student teaching in the spring of the following year. Student teaching assignments are usually made in schools within commuting distance of UNCG. Teacher education students are individually responsible for expenses incurred during student teaching, including transportation. NOTE: Student teaching is offered only in the spring semester.
Application for Teacher Licensure
An application for licensure should be filed with the School of Education Office of Student Services within two weeks of graduation. Students should be aware that the licensure process will take six weeks or longer after graduation to be completed. UNCG recommends for a teacher’s licensure those students who have completed the appropriate teacher education curriculum, attained acceptable competencies, and whose work has been approved by the appropriate department.
Praxis II (subject-area exams) are no longer required by the state for students completing a degree program for their first license except in Elementary and Special Education. (Lateral entry teachers are required to take the Praxis II.) To be licensed in North Carolina, students must meet the specific state requirements for licensure, including demonstration of technology competencies.
General and Professional Education Requirements
The following requirements must be met:
- General Education requirements as identified in the French major
- Professional Education:
- ROM 512 Teaching Second Languages in K–12 (+50 hrs of internship), 3 s.h.
- ROM 465 Student Teaching and Seminar in Foreign Languages, 12 s.h.
- TED 535 Literacy in the Content Area, 3 s.h.
- TED 445 Human Diversity, Teaching, and Learning (+25 hrs of internship), 3 s.h.
- TED 403 Teaching English Learners with Diverse Abilities, 1 s.h. online
- TED 401 Child and Adolescent Development and Learning, 1 s.h. online
- ERM 401 Assessment I: Accountability in Our Nation’s Schools, 1 s.h. online
- ERM 402 Assessment II: Standardized Tests, 1 s.h. online
- ERM 403 Assessment III: Classroom Assessment, 1 s.h. online
- SES 401 Understanding and Teaching Students with Disabilities in Inclusive Settings, 1 s.h. online
- LIS 120 Introduction to Instructional Technology for Educational Settings, 1 s.h. online or on campus
- Recommended courses: ROM 519 Second Language Acquisition and FRE 507 Teaching French through French Literature
Sequence of Professional Education Courses
- Junior Year—Fall: TED 445 (+ 25 hr. internship); ERM 401; TED 401
- Junior Year—Spring: ERM 402; TED 403; SES 401; LIS 120
- Senior Year—Fall: ROM 512; ERM 403; TED 535
- Senior Year—Spring: ROM 465 (offered in spring semester only). No other courses may be taken during student teaching.
- Clinical Experience in Teaching/Capstone experience
Students will register for ROM 465, Student Teaching and Seminar in Foreign Languages, 12 s.h. This course will include completion of the Teaching Portfolio in TaskStream. The portfolio is aligned with the North Carolina Standards for Second Language Teachers and the ISTE/NETS Standards.
- Content Area (30 s.h.)
Students must complete the requirements described above for the French major. Students will demonstrate advanced proficiency in the following areas and will complete courses as needed:
- Advanced Written Skills: To be demonstrated via course work completed in a variety of upper-level courses, including FRE 315, 415, 497
- Communication Skills: To be demonstrated via course work completed in a variety of upper-level courses, including FRE 311, 312, 313, 599
- Culture and Civilization: Students may choose from a variety of courses focusing on cultural issues including FRE 331, 332, 496, 532
- Literature and Film: Students may choose from a variety of courses focusing on topics on literature and film including FRE 453, 454, 455, 498, 553, 554, 555, 556, 557, 558, 561, 562
- Phonetics: FRE 311 French Conversation and Phonetics
- In-depth inquiry: FRE 455