French Education (Prek-12)
The French education major prepares you for the State of Illinois Professional Educator’s License in French education, which qualifies you to teach world languages in pre-kindergarten through 12th grade classrooms.
Preparing You For Success
Bradley’s world languages education program provides you with opportunities to learn to speak French at an advanced level. You’ll also learn about French culture, literature, and linguistics, as well as gain the tools needed to teach a second language. With a thorough grounding in the liberal arts and sciences, you’ll combine classroom learning with real-world experiences. When you graduate, you’ll not only have an in-depth understanding of the subject, you’ll have developed critical thinking skills that allow you to create and analyze facts, attitudes, and values.
By the time you graduate, your experiences may include:
- Opportunities to study abroad for a semester or with Bradley faculty during the January course in Paris and semester programs in France and Canada
- Conversation tables
- Research projects mentored by faculty
Making Your Mark
French is the second-most influential language in the world, and language teachers are in demand. While this is a new program, education students in other Bradley majors boast a 100% pass rate on Illinois licensure tests. Almost all find jobs within six months of graduation, working throughout Illinois and many surrounding states.
Required Mathematics BCC course
- MTH 101: The Art of Mathematical Thinking or MTH 111: Elementary Statistics – 3 hrs.
Professional Education Requirements – 50 hrs.
- ETE 100: Technology Applications - 1 hr.
- ETE 115: The History of Education in the United States - 3 hrs.
- ETE 116: Field Experiences: Schools and Schooling in American Society - 1 hr.
- ETE 210: Human Development from Birth to Young Adulthood - 3 hrs.
- ETE 215: Strategies for Effective Teaching - 3 hrs. OR
- ETE 216: Effective Planning and Instruction for Teaching - 3 hrs.
- ETE 219: Human Development and Effective Field Experience - 1 hr.
- ETE 230: Adapting Curriculum to Support Inclusive Environments - 3 hrs. OR
- ETE 232: Meeting the Needs of All Students within the Disciplines - 2 hrs.
- ETE 235: Methods of Teaching ELLs - 3 hrs.
- ETE 270: Physical Development and Health - 1 hr.
- ETE 280: Exploring Diversity - 3 hrs.
- ETE 304: Novice Teaching Experience in World Languages - 3 hrs.
- ETE 310: Teacher Performance Assessment - 1 hr.
- ETE 313: Methods of Literacy I - 3 hrs. OR
- ETE 315: Methods of Literacy II - 3 hrs.
- ETE 345: Guiding Learners: Creating Safe, Inclusive Learning Environments – 3 hrs.
- ETE 368: Content Reading for All Students – 2 hrs.
- ETE 369: Assessing All Students – 2 hrs.
- ETE 387: Methods of Teaching PreK-12 World Language – 3 hrs.
- ETE 493: Student Teaching in World Languages – 12 hrs.
French Major Core Requirements – 27 hrs.
- WLF 306: Composition and Conversation – 3 hrs.
- WLF 308: Advanced Conversation – 3 hrs.
- WLF 320: Phonetics– 3 hrs.
- One Literature Course: WLF 315, 340, or 341 – 3 hrs.
- One Civilization Course: WLF 301, 321, 322 – 3 hrs.
- Three elective courses – 9 hrs.
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