Nov 26, 2020  
OHIO University Undergraduate Catalog 2016-17 
    
OHIO University Undergraduate Catalog 2016-17 [Archived Catalog]

French Major (B.S.Ed.)


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Major code BS6232

Patton College of Education  
Department of Teacher Education  
Lindley Hall
Athens, OH 45701
Phone: 740.597.2198
Fax: 740.593.0477
http://www.cehs.ohio.edu/academics/teacher-preparation/department-of-teacher-education/index.cfm

Barbara Reichenbach, contact person
reichenb@ohio.edu

Program Overview

The modern language programs for educators include French, German, and Spanish. Regardless of the college of the university from which you will graduate, to be licensed through Ohio University to teach one of the modern foreign languages in Ohio, you must complete the following program and earn passing scores on the Ohio Assessments for Educators (OAE) exam, the Oral Proficiency Interview (OPI), and the Writing Proficiency Test (WPT), and a Teacher Performance Assessment (TPA). The major program prepares you for an Ohio four-year Resident Educator teaching license that qualifies you to teach French in grades Pre-K-12. Students with language majors will be required to pass an oral proficiency examination in the major before licensure.

Admissions Information

Freshman/First-Year Admission

All students pursuing teacher education programs at Ohio University are subject to the selective admission and retention program in teacher education. Criteria and procedures are available in the Office of Student Affairs, Lindley Hall. Admission to Teacher Candidacy is required before taking any education courses at the 2000 level or higher. Requirements for admission to Teacher Candidacy include:

  • successful completion of 30 hours with a 3.00 GPA or higher,
  • a Tier I Math course (1M) with a grade of C (2.0) or higher,
  • a Tier I Freshmen Composition course (1E) with a grade of C (2.0) or higher,
  • EDTE 1500 Introduction to Teacher Education  with a grade of C (2.0) or higher, and
  • PSY 1010 General Psychology  with a grade of C (2.0) or higher.

Generally, you apply for admission to Teacher Candidacy during the second semester of your freshman year. Athens campus students must attend a group meeting arranged by the Office of Student Affairs, Lindley Hall, prior to submitting application for admission to Teacher Candidacy.

Admission to Advanced Standing in Teacher Candidacy is required before taking any education courses at the 3000 level or higher. Applications for admission to Advanced Standing in Teacher Candidacy should be submitted a semester after which students will have earned at least 60 semester credit hours in the major.

Regional campus students should check with the office of student affairs or the dean’s office on the regional campus for information.

Change of Program Policy

To change to or add this major, contact the Office of Student Affairs.

External Transfer Admission

To obtain information specific to students seeking admission to the program as transfer students from another institution contact the Office of Student Affairs.

Opportunities Upon Graduation

See Program Overview.

Requirements

Major Hours Requirement


The French education major requires a minimum of 121 hours.

Universitywide Graduation Requirements


To complete this program, students must meet all Universitywide graduation requirements .

Department-Level Requirements for Teacher Education


View the Department-Level Requirements for Teacher Education .

Pre-Teacher Candidacy


Complete the following courses with a grade of C (2.0) or better:

AYA Teacher Candidacy


Complete the following courses with a 2.75 GPA and a grade of C (2.0) or higher in each. Methods courses are included in the 2.75 overall GPA requirement for AYA teacher candidacy:

Methods Courses


Complete the following courses with a grade of C (2.0) or better in each. Methods courses are included in the 2.75 overall GPA requirement for AYA teacher candidacy:

Professional Internship in Teaching


Complete the following courses with a grade of C (2.0) or higher in EDPL 4650:

AYA Reading Requirement


Major Requirements - French


Complete the following courses with a 2.75 or better GPA:

Junior English


Complete one of the following with a grade of C or better. Note: This course in not included in the 2.75 major GPA requirement.

Business/Prose/Drama and Poetry Elective


Complete two of the following courses:

French Civilization and Culture Elective


Complete one of the following courses:

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