Buffalo State

Graduate Catalog 2016-2017

French Education (7–12; PTCP)

Postbaccalaureate Teacher Certification Program

Program Code: UG-PBC-AH

Major Code: FRS

HEGIS 1102.01

Modern and Classical Languages Department

National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE)
Accredited

Mark Warford, Chair

Bishop Hall 122, (716) 878-5414

http://languages.buffalostate.edu/

Enrollment in all teacher education programs follows the guidelines for "Admission to Teacher Education Programs" found in this catalog.  Applicants who do not yet meet all admissions criteria should consult with the department.

The French education (7–12) postbaccalaureate teacher certification program leads to eligibility for New York State initial certification to teach French in grades 7–12.

This program is designed for students who have earned a baccalaureate degree in French or a related field from an accredited college or university and intend to complete the coursework required for New York State certification to teach French in secondary or middle schools.

The program provides the background necessary for teachers to implement the New York State learning standards for Languages Other Than English (LOTE) 7–12. It also meets the standards set by such national professional organizations as the American Council of Teachers of Foreign Languages and the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education.

After successfully completing the teacher certification program and passing required New York State teacher certification exams, students are eligible to apply for New York State certification through the Teacher Certification Office, Chase Hall 222. No degree or certificate is awarded by Buffalo State.

It takes approximately three to four semesters to complete certification requirements at Buffalo State College.

Students are responsible for any additional certification requirements, including the Liberal Arts and Sciences Test (LAST), the Assessment of Teaching Skills written test for provisional/initial certification, and child abuse certification.

To student teach, a student must have achieved a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.75 in French coursework and overall, and must have earned a minimum grade of C in FLE 405 and FLE 406. Also, the student must complete an ACTFL-Approved Oral Proficiency Interview (OPI) in order to demonstrate Advanced-Low Proficiency in French. If Advanced-Low Proficiency is not achieved, an additional upper-level French course, chosen in consultation with the student’s adviser, must be successfully completed.

Financial Assistance: For financial aid purposes, students are considered fifth-year undergraduates, eligible for undergraduate loans.

Admission Requirements:

  1. A bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 (4.0 scale) and a major in French language, literature, and culture (or a related discipline with a minimum of 36 credit hours in French).*
  2. A minimum GPA of 2.75 in French coursework and overall.
  3. Successful completion of two written essays (one English, one French), administered by the department as part of the interview process.
  4. A personal interview with the program coordinator, department chair, or other designated official.

*Applicants who do not meet these admission requirements may take courses at Buffalo State to become eligible to apply to the program.

In addition, all applicants should review the Admission to a Graduate Program section in this catalog.

Program Requirements

Required French Courses1

6 cr

Select two courses from the following:

FRE 305

Phonetics and Orthography

FRE 306

French Culture: Prehistory to the Renaissance

FRE 307

French Culture: Renaissance to Revolution

FRE 308

French Culture: Revolution to Belle Epoque

FRE 309

Literature and Culture of France in the Twentieth Century

FRE 410

French Poetry from Baudelaire to Present

FRE 411

Studies in French Poetry

FRE 412

Studies in the French Novel

FRE 413

Studies in French Theater

FRE 415

Advanced Grammar and Composition

FRE 416

Advanced Conversation and Composition

FRE 417

Business French

FRE 496

Seminar I

FRE 497

Seminar II

Professional Education Courses

24 cr

SPF 303

Educational Psychology

SPF 403

Historical and Philosophical Foundations of Secondary Education

EDU 416

Teaching Reading in Secondary Schools

EXE 372

Foundations of Teaching Secondary Students with Disabilities

FLE 200

Field Experience in Foreign Language Education

FLE 316

Teaching Reading in a Foreign Language in Middle School

FLE 405

Methods and Materials for Teaching Foreign Languages in the Secondary Schools

FLE 406

Techniques for Teaching and Evaluating Foreign Languages in Middle and Secondary Schools

Student Teaching Courses

12 cr

FLE 407

Student Teaching of Foreign Languages in the Middle/Junior High School (6)

FLE 408

Student Teaching of Foreign Languages in the High School (6)

Total Required Credit Hours

42 cr

1Selected under advisement

All courses are 3 credit hours unless otherwise indicated.

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English Education (7–12; M.S.Ed.)

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Foreign Language Education (1-6 Extension; 7-12) (M.S.Ed.)

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French Education (7–12; PTCP)

Great Lakes Ecosystem Science (M.A.)

Great Lakes Ecosystem Science (M.S.)

Higher Education and Student Affairs Administration (M.S.)

History (M.A.)

Human Resource Development (Graduate Certificate)

Industrial Technology (M.S.)

Literacy Specialist (Birth Through Grade 12; M.S.Ed.)

Mathematics Education (7–12; M.S.Ed.)

Mathematics Education (7–12; PTCP)

Mathematics Education (7–12; 5–6 Extension; PTCP)

Multidisciplinary Studies (M.A. and M.S.)

Museum Studies (M.A.)

Museum Studies (Graduate Certificate)

Music Education (M.M.)

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Professional Applied and Computational Mathematics (M.S.)

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Public Management (Graduate Certificate)

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Science Education (M.S.Ed.)

Social Studies Education (7-12; M.S.Ed.)

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Social Studies Education (7-12; 5-6 Extension; PTCP)

Spanish Education (7-12; PTCP)

Special Education

Speech-Language Pathology (M.S.Ed.)

Teaching Bilingual Exceptional Individuals

Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages

Technology Education (M.S.Ed.)

Technology Education (PTCP)

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Course Descriptions

ACM - Applied & Computational Mathematics

ADE - Adult Education

AED - Art Education

ATS - Art Therapy Studies

BIO - Biology

BME - Business and Marketing Education

BUS - Business

BXE - Bilingual Exceptional Education

CHE - Chemistry

CIS - Computer Information Systems

CNS - Art Conservation

COM - Communication

CRJ - Criminal Justice

CRS - Creative Studies

CTE - Career and Technical Education

DAN - Dance

DED - Distributive Education

DES - Design

ECO - Economics

ECS - Elementary Education

EDL - Educational Leadership

EDU - Elementary Education

EDT - Educational Technology

ENG - English

ENT - Engineering Technology

ESL - English as a Second Language

EXE - Exceptional Education

FAR - Fine Arts

FIN - Finance

FLE - Foreign Language Education

FOR - Forensic Science

FRE - French

GEG - Geography

GES - Geology

GLC - Great Lakes Center

HEA - Higher Education and Student Affairs Administration

HEW - Health and Wellness

HIS - History

HPR - Coaching and Physical Education

INT - Industrial Technology

MAT - Mathematics

MCL - Modern and Classical Languages

MED - Mathematics Education

MET - Mechanical Engineering Technology

MST - Museum Studies

MUS - Music

NFS - Dietetics and Nutrition

OEC - Occupational Education

PAD - Public Administration

PHI - Philosophy

PHY - Physics

PLN - Planning

PSC - Political Science

PSM - Professional Science and Mathematics

PSY - Psychology

SCI - Science

SLP - Speech Language Pathology

SOC - Sociology

SPA - Spanish

SPF - Social Psychological Foundations

SSE - Social Studies Education

SWK - Social Work

TEC - Technology

TED - Technology Education

THA - Theater Arts

UED - Urban Education

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