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Teaching French B.A.A.

Education
Foreign Languages & Literatures
College of Education and Human Service Professions
  • Program Type: Baccalaureate
  • Requirements for this program are current for Fall 2015
  • Required credits to graduate with this degree: 120
  • Required credits within the major: 72 to 92
  • Degree: Bachelor of Applied Arts
The B.A.A. in teaching French is offered through the Department of Education, in conjunction with the Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures. This major prepares students for licensure as a French teacher from kindergarten through grade 12.
Program Delivery
This program is available:
  • via classroom (the majority of instruction is face-to-face)
Admission Requirements
Students must complete 45 credits before admission to the program.
Freshman and transfer students are usually admitted to pre-major status before admission to this major.
A GPA above 2.0 is preferred for the following:
  • 2.50 already admitted to the degree-granting college
  • 2.50 transferring from another University of Minnesota college
  • 2.50 transferring from outside the University
Students entering the secondary and K-12 licensure programs are bound by the policies in effect at the time of application; admission is based on criteria established by the Dept of Education, consistent with MN policies as established by the National Council for Accreditation in Teacher Education. Students must 1)complete EDUC 1101; 2)GPA of at least 2.50 cumulative, including transfer work & in major courses completed at time of application; 3)take the MTLE Basic Skills Test for licensure; 4)passing scores on a nationally recognized standardized test (MTLE Basic Skills Test, ACT, SAT); 5)minimum 30 documented hours working with students in grades 5-12; 6)receive a C- or better in all required courses for the major. Students must submit a letter of application, resume, letters of recommendation and their APAS report. There are alternatives to the admission procedures to encourage the participation of individuals from underrepresented groups and students as determined by the dept.
For information about University of Minnesota admission requirements, visit the Office of Admissions website.
Required prerequisites
Introductory Course (1 cr)
This course will be waived for transfer students or students who change colleges from a college where it is not required. Register course for one credit.
UST 1000 - UMD Seminar (1.0-2.0 cr)
Required prerequisites
Lower Division Requirements (3-23 cr)
Students may be exempted from part of the lower division requirements if they have previously completed French language coursework. Dept of Foreign Languages and Literatures determines exemptions based on acceptance of transfer credits and work done in secondary school. Students with 3 years of high school French enter the sequence at the intermediate French level and are exempted from FR 1101-1102. Exemption does not necessarily carry credits toward the 120 credits needed for graduation.
EDUC 1101 - Education in Modern Society [LE CAT7, HUMANITIES] (3.0 cr)
FR 1101 - Beginning French I [LE CAT3, COMM & LAN] (4.0 cr)
FR 1102 - Beginning French II [LE CAT3, COMM & LAN] (4.0 cr)
FR 1201 - Intermediate French I [LE CAT3, COMM & LAN] (4.0 cr)
FR 1202 - Intermediate French II [LE CAT3, LEIP CAT03, COMM & LAN] (4.0 cr)
FR 2301 - Advanced French [LE CAT3, LEIP CAT03, COMM & LAN] (4.0 cr)
General Requirements
The Board of Regents, on recommendation of the faculty, grants degrees from the University of Minnesota. Requirements for an undergraduate degree from University of Minnesota Duluth include the following:
  1. Students must meet all course and credit requirements of the departments and colleges or schools in which they are enrolled including an advanced writing course. Students seeking two degrees must fulfill the requirements of both degrees. However, two degrees cannot be awarded for the same major.
  2. Students must complete all requirements of the Liberal Education Program.
  3. Students must complete a minimum of 120 semester credits.
  4. At least 30 of the last 60 degree credits earned immediately before graduation must be awarded by UMD.
  5. Students must complete at least half of their courses at the 3xxx-level and higher at UMD. Study-abroad credits earned through courses taught by UM faculty and at institutions with which UMD has international exchange programs may be used to fulfill this requirement.
  6. If a minor is required, students must take at least three upper division credits in their minor field from UMD.
  7. The minimum cumulative UM GPA required for graduation will be 2.00 and will include only University of Minnesota coursework. A minimum UM GPA of 2.00 is required in each UMD undergraduate major and minor. No academic unit may impose higher grade point standards to graduate.
  8. Diploma, transcripts, and certification will be withheld until all financial obligations to the University have been met.
Program Requirements
1. For liberal education, it is recommended students take LING 1811 for Logic and Quantitative Reasoning requirement and ENGL 1907 for Humanities requirement. 2. Students must successfully complete an oral proficiency exam administered by the Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures before student teaching. 3. Compliance with general regulations governing granting of degrees. Students are required to review their degree status in the CEHSP Advising & Academic Services Office early in their senior year. 4. Study abroad is essential for success in learning French. 5. Those who complete the program must pass all tests required by the Minnesota Board of Teaching to be recommended for licensure. 6. Students are expected to: a) make satisfactory progress each semester, including grades of C- or better in all courses required in the major; b) demonstrate acceptable professional performance in applied learning settings (e.g., laboratory, field experiences, clinical experiences); and c) obtain an approved background check before being placed in clinical, field, intern, or student teaching experiences. Students who do not meet program expectations can be dismissed from the major. Details on these requirements are available from the department office.
Upper Division Requirements (29 cr)
Some of the upper division French courses may be transferred from another college or earned abroad, but at least two courses must be taken at UMD. By second semester, sophomore year, students start upper division requirements and plan for application to the secondary teacher education program (STEP)
EDUC 3412 - The Computer in Education (4.0 cr)
HLTH 3202 - Drug Education (2.0 cr)
WRIT 3140 - Advanced Writing: Human Services (3.0 cr)
Must be completed prior to student teaching.
FR 3xxx-5xxx: including one culture course taught in French
FR 4018 or 4412 will satisfy the liberal education global perspective requirement
Take 20 or more credit(s) from the following:
· FR 3xxx
· FR 4xxx
· FR 5xxx
Diversity Immersion Experience Requirement
Candidates must spend a minimum of 40 hours at a formal or nonformal educational setting that has a high percentage (greater than 50 percent) of children, young adults, or families from diverse communities. The format of this experience allows candidates to observe, interact, and reflect in an educational setting guided by focus questions and recommended readings.
Students must meet this requirement after they take EDUC 1101 and before they complete their education program. Registration for credit is not required for this experience; however, candidates who wish to earn credit may register for EDUC 4991.
Block Requirements (39 cr)
Application for admission to the blocks is preferred to be completed fall semester for spring semester admission. Application for admission to the blocks must be submitted by the 6th Friday of the semester. Applications are available from the Department of Education.
Block 1 (12 cr)
All courses must be taken concurrently. Consult advisor for additional upper division French courses.
EDSE 4204 - Designing Learning Environments and Lessons (3.0 cr)
EDSE 4100 - Teaching in a Diverse Society (3.0 cr)
EDSE 4501 - Adolescent/Adult Development and Learning Theory (3.0 cr)
SPED 3415 - Special Education in the Secondary School (3.0 cr)
Block 2 (14 cr)
All courses must be taken concurrently. Application for student teaching must be made by the 4th Friday of the semester before student teaching. Applications are available from the Department of Education website. Consult advisor for additional upper division French courses.
EDSE 3206 - Apprenticeship: Secondary School (2.0 cr)
EDSE 4214 - Teaching Content-Area Reading (2.0 cr)
EDUC 4040 - World Language Teaching Methods (4.0 cr)
EDUC 4381 - Teaching Indigenous Students (3.0 cr)
EDSE 4525 - Assessment for Secondary Education (3.0 cr)
Block 3 (13 cr)
All courses must be taken concurrently; EDSE 4600 register for 12 cr. Registration for student teaching in the sr year requires grades of C- or better in all courses in the teaching major(s)/minor(s); graded completion of all education block courses including EDUC 4044; completion of at least 85% of teaching major courses; passed the oral proficiency exam; permission from faculty in the foreign languages program. Must have personal liability insurance while working in field placement settings.
EDSE 4600 - Student Teaching (3.0-12.0 cr)
EDUC 4500 - Professional Issues and Ethics (1.0 cr)
 
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UST 1000 - UMD Seminar
Credits: 1.0 -2.0 [max 2.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Facilitates the successful transition into college learning and student life at UMD.
EDUC 1101 - Education in Modern Society (LE CAT7, HUMANITIES)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Survey of educational institutions and practices used in different sectors of society. Historical and philosophical foundations of American education.
FR 1101 - Beginning French I (LE CAT3, COMM & LAN)
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Summer
Conversation and communicative course for students with little or no previous study of French. Emphasis on oral and aural skills; some grammar. Taught in French and English. prereq: Little or no prior formal study of this language, or instructor consent
FR 1102 - Beginning French II (LE CAT3, COMM & LAN)
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Spring & Summer
Conversation and communicative course for students with limited previous study of French. Emphasis on oral and aural skills; some grammar. Taught in French and English. prereq: 1-2 yrs high school French or 1101 or instructor consent
FR 1201 - Intermediate French I (LE CAT3, COMM & LAN)
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
Consolidation and enrichment of previously acquired abilities speaking and understanding French, set within introduction to written French and survey of contemporary culture of French-speaking societies. Emphasis on oral, aural, and reading skills; vocabulary building; some writing. Taught in French. prereq: 3-4 yrs high school French or 1102 or instructor consent
FR 1202 - Intermediate French II (LE CAT3, LEIP CAT03, COMM & LAN)
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Spring
Consolidation and enrichment of previously acquired abilities speaking and understanding French, set within introduction to written French and survey of contemporary culture of French-speaking societies. Emphasis on oral, aural, and reading skills; vocabulary building; some writing. Taught in French. prereq: 4 years high school french or 1201 or instructor consent
FR 2301 - Advanced French (LE CAT3, LEIP CAT03, COMM & LAN)
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
Development of French literacy within a culturally authentic contemporary context. Emphasis on practical writing and formal oral and aural communication skills; vocabulary building; enhancement of reading skills; review of key grammar. Taught in French. prereq: 5 years high school french or 1202 or instructor consent
EDUC 3412 - The Computer in Education
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Introduction to computer use in instructional settings. PC and Mac platforms. Develops basic skills using software commonly used by educators. Teaching strategies using computer-based instruction. prereq: Pre education or education majors or candidates
HLTH 3202 - Drug Education
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Physiological and psychological effects of alcohol, tobacco, and other drugs. Survey of societal causes and effects of drug use and abuse. Reasons and pressures for drug use by students. Appraisal and assessment of teacher's role in education, intervention, and treatment of drug abuse. prereq: 45 credits, for students seeking and admitted to the STEP (Secondary Teaching Education program), major in health education, public health education and promotion, physical education, exercise science and communication sciences and disorders or instructor consent.
WRIT 3140 - Advanced Writing: Human Services
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Study and practice of writing tasks in education as well as other fields related to the human service professions. Designed to prepare students to master their use of Edited Standard Written English while producing professional documents, including a major research project with an oral presentation. Assignments focus on audience, purpose, and the process of writing as they relate to the workplace. prereq: 1120 or equivalent, min 60 cr; credit will not be granted if already received for Comp 3140
EDSE 4204 - Designing Learning Environments and Lessons
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
The characteristics of effective teachers, various developmentally appropriate teaching strategies, design of lessons using Universal Backward Design framework, designing effective learning environments, goals and action plans, site data, collaboratively review of student work, collaborative planning, integrated and exploratory curriculum, content standards, teaching with technology, observation skills and teacher readiness will be presented with integration and analysis of materials. prereq: Admission to EdSe program; no grad credit
EDSE 4100 - Teaching in a Diverse Society
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Examination of cultural differences; planning instruction to accommodate individual differences in race, gender, ethnic background, cultural background, and physical and mental development; Including the diverse needs of learners in middle school and secondary school settings; integrated and exploratory curriculum, utilization of technology, community resources, structured service learning and humanizing classroom environments and classroom management procedures. prereq: Admission to EdSe program
EDSE 4501 - Adolescent/Adult Development and Learning Theory
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Principles of psychology applied to teaching; examination of adolescent growth and development; classroom management. prereq: Admission to EdSe program; no grad credit
SPED 3415 - Special Education in the Secondary School
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Exploration of topics in exceptionality for pre-service secondary education majors. Topics include universal design, instructional strategies, characteristics of students, special education law, and differentiated instruction.
EDSE 3206 - Apprenticeship: Secondary School
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Fifty hours of experience in a high school, including observing, teaching, tutoring, working with individual students and small groups. Focuses on classroom management, multicultural education, and students with special needs. Weekly seminar. prereq: Admission to EdSe program, must be taken either after or concurrently with EDSE 3204
EDSE 4214 - Teaching Content-Area Reading
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Course Equivalencies: 00331 - EdSe 5215/4214/4212/4215
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Teaching reading within 5-12 content-area courses as pedagogy for improving literacy. Developing an understanding of the brain, cognition, and reading. Exploration of stages of literacy, methods for promoting reading, and strategies for improving comprehension. Lesson planning for content-area reading. Diverse learners and critical literacy in the content-area classroom.
EDUC 4040 - World Language Teaching Methods
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01899
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
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EDUC 4381 - Teaching Indigenous Students
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Prerequisites: EDSE 4100; no grad credit; credit will not be granted if already received for EDUC 5381.
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
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EDSE 4525 - Assessment for Secondary Education
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
An exploration of topics in responsive and responsible assessment of student learning. Topics include types and appropriate uses of classroom assessment strategies, large-scale and high stakes testing, backwards design, rubrics, checklists, and other evaluative tools and techniques. prereq: instructor consent; no grad credit
EDSE 4600 - Student Teaching
Credits: 3.0 -12.0 [max 12.0]
Grading Basis: S-N or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
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EDUC 4500 - Professional Issues and Ethics
Credits: 1.0 [max 1.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
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