Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) Major in French (Secondary Education, Teacher Certification in French, Early Childhood through Grade Twelve, with Double Major in B.A. Education)

Minimum Hours: 120 Semester Credit Hours

Admission Requirements

  1. All students pursuing teacher certification must apply and be accepted to the Office of Educator Preparation.

General Requirements

  1. The general education core curriculum courses are listed in the degree plan below along with the statewide component code number. See the General Education Core Curriculum section of this catalog for the Texas State requirements and options in the core curriculum, including Honors courses. 
  2. In addition to the general education core curriculum requirements, the In addition to the general education core curriculum requirements, the Bachelor of Arts degree (B.A.) requires three additional hours of English literature, three additional hours of math/science/logic/computer science courses, six hours of 2000-level modern language courses, and a minor. For this program, the additional literature course may be satisfied by selecting a sophomore literature course for the 040 component of the core curriculum and the second major in Education fulfills the minor requirement.
  3. Students must complete a minimum of 36 advanced hours (3000 or 4000 level courses).
  4. Nine hours of writing intensive (WI) courses are required for graduation.

  5. The major in French requires 27 hours including 24 hours of advanced French coursework and LING 4307. Students must earn a “C” or higher in all major course work and maintain a major GPA of at least 2.50.
  6. Graduating seniors must submit a portfolio of their work to the French faculty in their last semester. Details about the portfolio are available in the Department's main office and on the French Program webpage.

  7. Graduating seniors must participate in an exit interview with French faculty in their last semester. Details about the exit interview are available in the Department's main office and on the French Program webpage.

  8. To satisfy graduation requirements for teacher certification, students must have at least a 2.75 Overall GPA and a GPA of at least 2.50 in all assigned courses in the professional sequence of the Education major with no grade below a “C”.
  9. This degree program is designed to prepare students for all-level teacher certification in French and requires that students pursue a double major by declaring and completing requirements for the major in French and the major in Education. The following courses are required for the major in Education: 
    Education Foundation:
    CI 2310Education for Change3
    CI 3325Adolescents and Society3
    CI 4332Secondary Teaching: Curriculum and Technology3
    Teaching and Learning:
    CI 3340Teaching for Linguistic Diversity3
    CI 4343Instructional Strategies for the Secondary Teacher3
    CI 4370Building Relationships in the Secondary Classroom3
    CI 4372Teaching in Communities3
    RDG 3323Teaching Literacies in the Content Areas3
    SPED 4344Educating Students with Mild Disabilities3
    Clinical Practice:
    EDST 4380Clinical Teaching All-Level I3
    EDST 4381Clinical Teaching All-Level II3
  10. The Texas Education Agency (TEA) requires multiple background checks for progression through the Educator Preparation Program. Based on information recorded in your criminal history, you may be ineligible for issuance of a teaching certificate upon completion of the Educator Preparation Program. If you have a criminal history, you may obtain a Preliminary Criminal History Evaluation from TEA. For more information, go to:
  11. For transfer students, 6 semester credit hours in Curriculum and Instruction and Special Education may be transferred from a Texas public institution of higher education for the Associate of Arts in Teaching Field of Study and be applied to the Bachelor of Arts degree with a major in Education at Texas State University. More information about the Field of Study is available in the Academic Policies section of this catalog. The transferable Texas Common Course Number (TCCN) is listed below the Texas State University course number in the following course list:
    CI 2310Education for Change3
    TCCN: EDUC 1301
    SPED 4344Educating Students with Mild Disabilities3
    TCCN: EDUC 2301

Course Requirements

First SemesterHoursSecond SemesterHours
Communication Component Code 0103Communication Component Code 0103
Life and Physical Sciences Component Code 0303Mathematics Component Code 0203
Government/Political Science Component Code 0703American History Component Code 0603
COMM 1310 (Component Area Option Code 090/091 [TCCN SPCH 1311])3Government/Political Science Component Code 0703
FR 1410 (TCCN FREN 1411)4FR 1420 (TCCN FREN 1412)4
US 11001 
 17 16
First SemesterHoursSecond SemesterHours
Life and Physical Sciences Component Code 0303ENG Literature (Language, Philosophy, and Culture Component 040)13
American History Component Code 0603Creative Arts Component Code 0503
Social and Behavioral Sciences Component Code 0803BA Science, Math, Computer Science, or Logic3
ENG Literature (Component Area Option Code 090/094)13FR 2320 (TCCN FREN 2312)3
FR 2310 (TCCN FREN 2311)3CI 2310 (TCCN EDUC 1301)3
 15 15
First SemesterHoursSecond SemesterHours
FR Advanced Electives9FR Advanced Electives9
Education Core:6Field Block I:9
 15 18
First SemesterHoursSecond SemesterHours
FR Advanced Electives6Clinical Practice (Student Teaching):6
LING 43073 
Field Block II:9 
 18 6
Total Hours: 120

An ENG Literature course may be selected from the following: ENG 2310 (TCCN ENGL 2322), ENG 2320 (TCCN ENGL 2323), ENG 2330 (TCCN ENGL 2332), ENG 2340 (TCCN ENGL 2333), ENG 2359 (TCCN ENGL 2327), ENG 2360 (TCCN ENGL 2328), ENG 2371