2017-2018 Undergraduate Catalog


French Teacher Certification

Students seeking Texas teaching certification with an elementary specialization or secondary teaching field in French must take the Texas Oral Proficiency Test (TOPT). This test must be taken in addition to the ExCET exams required. Candidates who attain the TOPT's passing standard of advanced oral proficiency or higher will be recommended for certification. Candidates who do not meet the TOPT's passing criteria, but who have met all other coursework and certification requirements, may be recommended for a general elementary certificate or a single secondary teaching field.

Candidates seeking teacher certification and preparing for the ExCET and TOPT exams are strongly encouraged to take advantage of the Resident Study Abroad Program (FREN 30173). They are also advised to include Advanced French Conversation (FREN 30043) and French Culture and Civilization (FREN 30153 and FREN 30163) in their course of study

Students seeking certification for teaching French at the secondary school level should be advised by the departmental secondary certification adviser.

Specific requirements for French as a teaching field are:

FREN 10153First Semester College French

3

FREN 10163Second Semester College French

3

FREN 20053Third Semester College French

3

FREN 20063Fourth Semester College French

3

FREN 30053

FREN 30063Readings in Selected French Genres

3

Select six hours from the following:

FREN 30033Phonetics

3

FREN 30043Advanced Conversation

3

FREN 40073Studies in French Literature I

3

FREN 40083Studies in French Literature II

3

FREN 40093

FREN 30153French Culture and Civilization I

3

FREN 30163French Culture and Civilization II

3

FREN 30253Contemporary France through the Media

3

FREN 40123Seminar in French Studies

3

FREN 40163

FREN 40173Advanced French Composition

3

FREN 40970Directed Study

1.00-6.00

FREN 50033The Teaching of Modern Foreign Languages

3

(when available)

For more information regarding elementary and secondary teacher certification in French, see the College of Education section.