THE SINGLE SUBJECT TEACHING CREDENTIAL IN FRENCH

Course Requirements for the Single Subject Teaching Credential: 31-47 units

In most majors, candidates for this credential will normally fulfill the single subject matter preparation program by completing the appropriate education option in the major. Any exceptions to this procedure are noted at the end of this section. In addition to the single subject matter preparation program, completion of an additional professional education program is required to qualify for a California teaching credential. Professional education (credential) programs are available through the School of Education. For prerequisites and other admission requirements to professional education programs, see the "Education" chapter of this catalog.

Your departmental credential adviser is responsible for verifying that the subject matter preparation program has been completed. If you are interested in obtaining a teaching credential, confer with the appropriate credential adviser early in your university career. Department credential advisers can assist you in planning an educational program that meets both major and credential requirements.

Subject matter preparation requirements are governed by federal and state legislative action and approval of the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing. Requirements may change between catalogs. Please consult with your departmental credential adviser for current information.

The Single Subject Matter Preparation Program described below meets all requirements for the major in French.

Criteria for Assessment of Subject Matter Competence

To receive department recommendation for the Single Subject Matter Preparation Program, a student must have a minimum 3.0 average in upper-division course work. GPA will be calculated on the upper-division courses which are required for the French major.

Procedure for Assessment of Subject Matter Competence

If the minimum criteria listed above are met, the student's records will be circulated among all French faculty for comment.

After evaluating the faculty recommendations, the Teacher Education Committee will determine the subject matter competence and teaching potential for entering the Professional Education Program.

State of California foreign language requirements for high school graduates make it necessary that we closely review candidates. Therefore, determination of subject matter competence may entail an interview in the target language.

Candidates are urged to submit their records for subject matter assessment to the Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures well in advance of the Department of Education's deadline for applications to the Professional Education Program.

Language Competence Prerequisite: 0-16 units

See the Bachelor of Arts in French for the Language Competence Prerequisite.

Upper-Division Requirements: 31 units

2 courses selected from:
FREN301Composition and Conversation3.0Inq
Prerequisites: FREN 202 or equivalent.
FREN302Composition and Conversation3.0Inq
Prerequisites: FREN 202 or equivalent.
FREN303Composition and Conversation3.0Inq
Prerequisites: FREN 202 or equivalent.
5 courses required:
FREN330French Culture & Civilization3.0Inq
Prerequisites: FREN 202 or equivalent.
FREN340Survey of French Literature3.0Inq
Prerequisites: FREN 301, FREN 302, or FREN 303.
FREN345Survey of French Literature3.0Inq
Prerequisites: FREN 301, FREN 302, or FREN 303.
FREN420French Linguistics3.0Inq
Prerequisites: Six units from FREN 301, FREN 302, or FREN 303.
FREN497Writing Proficiency1.0FS WP
Prerequisites: ENGL 130 (or its equivalent) with a grade of C- or higher; upper-division standing; to be taken concurrently with another upper-division French literature course.

FREN 497 should be taken concurrently with any other upper-division French (FREN) literature course.

2 courses selected from:
FREN450The Seventeenth Century3.0Inq
Prerequisites: Six units from FREN 301, FREN 302, or FREN 303; FREN 340 or FREN 345.
FREN455The Eighteenth Century3.0Inq
Prerequisites: Six units from FREN 301, FREN 302, FREN 303; FREN 340 or FREN 345.
FREN460The Nineteenth Century3.0Inq
Prerequisites: Six units from FREN 301, FREN 302, FREN 303; FREN 340 or FREN 345.
FREN465The Twentieth Century3.0Inq
Prerequisites: Six units from FREN 301, FREN 302, FREN 303; FREN 340 or FREN 345. 6 units selected from:

Any upper-division French (FREN) courses not already taken.

Procedure for Assessment of Subject Matter Competence

If the minimum criteria listed above are met, the student's records will be circulated among all French faculty for comment.

After evaluating the faculty recommendations, the Teacher Education Committee will determine the subject matter competence and teaching potential for entering the Professional Education Program.

State of California foreign language requirements for high school graduates make it necessary that we closely review candidates. Therefore, determination of subject matter competence may entail an interview in the target language.

Candidates are urged to submit their records for subject matter assessment to the Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures well in advance of the Department of Education's deadline for applications to the Professional Education Program.