Buffalo State

Undergraduate Catalog 2011-2012

French Education (7–12, B.S.)


Modern and Classical Languages Department

Bachelor of Science (HEGIS 1102.01)

American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages-National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (ACTFL-NCATE) Accredited

Bishop Hall 122 (716) 878-5414

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 secondary education program enables students to earn provisional certification to teach French in New York State secondary schools. Students develop French language skills, study the structure and sound system of French, expand their knowledge of the literature and culture of French-speaking peoples, and explore the teaching and learning of foreign languages in school settings. The curriculum includes a series of field experiences. All students desiring this program may be admitted into the B.A. Language and Literature program, which functions as a pre-major for the B.S. program. Prospective students who apply for admission to the B.S. program must complete a Change of Major Form and complete two brief entrance essays – one in English and the other in French – in the Modern and Classical Languages Department office (Bishop 122) after they have successfully completed 6 credits beyond FRE302. No student will be admitted with less than a 3.0 overall GPA, or with less than a 3.0 GPA in French courses. Students must have a minimum GPA of 3.0 (overall and in French), to enroll in the teaching practicum. Also, students must complete an ACTFL-approved Oral Proficiency Interview (OPI) in order to demonstrate Advanced-Low Proficiency in French.

Intellectual Foundations Requirements

33-39 cr

Total Required Credit Hours in French

36 cr

A. Required Courses (27 cr)

FRE 301

French Conversation and Composition

FRE 302

French Conversation and Composition

FRE 305

Phonetics and Orthography

FRE 306

Literature and Culture of France from Pre-History to Renaissance

FRE 307,


Literature and Culture of France from Renaissance to Revolution

FRE 308

Literature and Culture of France in the Nineteenth Century

FRE 309

Literature and Culture of France in the Twentieth Century

FRE 415

Advanced Grammar and Composition

FRE 416

Advanced Conversation and Composition

B. Electives (9 cr)

Select three courses from the following:

FRE 331

French Literature in Translation (if all assignments are completed in French)

FRE 341

Francophone Literature in Translation (if taken in French)

FRE 412

Studies in the French Novel

FRE 496

Seminar I

FRE 497

Seminar II

Total Required Credit Hours in Professional Education

24 cr

SPF 303

Educational Psychology

SPF 403

Historical and Philosophical Forces Influencing Secondary Education

EDU 416

Teaching Literacy in Middle and Secondary Schools

EXE 372

Foundations of Teaching Secondary Students with Disabilities

FLE 240

Introduction to Linguistics

FLE 300

Introduction to the Foreign Language Classroom

FLE 340

Second Language Acquisition and Literacy

FLE 401

Teaching Foreign Language in Middle and High Schools

Total Required Credit Hours in Student Teaching

12 cr

FLE 407/
SED 407

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

FLE 408/
SED 408

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

All College Electives

9-15 cr

Total Required Credit Hours

120 cr

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Undergraduate Major Programs at a Glance

Undergraduate Minor Programs at a Glance

Anthropology (B.A.)

Art (B.A.)

Art Education (PK–12, B.S.)

Art Education (PK–12, PTCP)

Art History (B.A.)

Arts and Letters (B.A.)

Biology (B.A.)

Business Administration (B.S.)

Business and Marketing Education (B.S.)

Business and Marketing Education (PTCP)

Career and Technical Education (B.S.)*

Career and Technical Education (PTCP)*

Ceramics (B.F.A.)

Ceramics (B.S.)

Chemistry (B.S.)

Childhood Education (Grades 1–6, B.S.)

Childhood Education and English Extension (Grades 1–6 and 7-9 English Extension, B.S.)

Childhood Education and French Extension (Grades 1–6 and 7-9 French Extension, B.S.)

Childhood Education and Italian Extension (Grades 1–6 and 7-9 Italian Extension, B.S.)

Childhood Education and Mathematics Extension (Grades 1–6 and 7-9 Mathematics Extension, B.S.)

Childhood Education and Social Studies Extension (Grades 1–6 and 7-9 Social Studies Extension, B.S.)

Childhood Education and Spanish Extension (Grades 1–6 and 7-9 Spanish Extension, B.S.)

Communication Programs

Communication Design (B.F.A.)

Communication Studies (B.A.)

Computer Information Systems (B.S.)*

Criminal Justice (B.S.)


Dietitian Education Program (B.S.)

Didactic Program in Nutrition and Dietetics (B.S.)

Early Childhood and Childhood Education (Birth - Grade 6, Combined Program)

Early Childhood Education (Birth - Grade 2, B.S.)

Earth Sciences (B.S.)

Economics (B.A.)

Economics (B.S.)

Electrical Engineering Technology (Electronics) (B.S.)*

Electrical Engineering Technology (Smart Grid) (B.S.)*

English Programs

English (B.A.)

English Education (7–12, B.S.)

English Education (7–12, PTCP)

Exceptional Education and Childhood Education (B.S.Ed.)

Family and Consumer Sciences Education (B.S.)

Fashion and Textile Technology (B.S.)

Fibers (B.F.A.)

Fibers (B.S.)

Fine Arts

Forensic Chemistry (B.S.)

French Education (7–12, B.S.)

French Education (7–12, PTCP)

French (B.A.)

Geography (B.A.)

Geology (B.A.)

Health and Wellness (B.S.)

History (B.A.)

Hospitality Administration (B.S.)

Individualized Studies (B.S.)*

Industrial Technology (B.S.)*

Interior Design (B.F.A.)

International Relations (B.A.)

Journalism (B.A.)

Mathematics (B.A.)

Mathematics—Applied (B.S.)

Mathematics Education (7–12, B.S.)

Mathematics Education (7–12, 5–6 Extension, B.S.)

Mathematics Education (7–12, PTCP)

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

Mechanical Engineering Technology (B.S.)*

Media Production (B.A.)

Metals/Jewelry (B.F.A.)

Metals/Jewelry (B.S.)

Music (B.A.)

Music Education (Pre-K–12, B.Mus.)

Painting (B.F.A.)

Philosophy (B.A.)

Photography (B.F.A.)

Physics (B.A.)

Physics (B.S.)

Physics Education (7–12, B.S.)

Physics Education (7–12, 5–6 Extension, B.S.)

Political Science (B.A.)

Printmaking (B.F.A.)

Psychology (B.A.)

Psychology (B.S.)

Public Communication (B.A.)

Sculpture (B.F.A.)

Social Studies Education (7–12, B.S.)

Social Studies Education (7–12, 5–6 Extension, B.S.)

Social Studies Education (7–12, PTCP)

Social Studies Education (7–12, 5–6 Extension, PTCP)

Social Work (B.S.)*

Sociology (B.A.)

Spanish Education (7–12, B.S.)

Spanish Education (7–12, PTCP)

Spanish (B.A.)

Speech-Language Pathology (B.S.)

Technology Education (B.S.)

Technology Education (PTCP)

Television and Film Arts (B.A.)

Theater (B.A.)

Urban and Regional Analysis and Planning (B.S.)*

Wood/Furniture (B.F.A.)

Wood/Furniture (B.S.)

Writing (B.A.)

Undergraduate Major and Minor Programs

Course Listings

AAS - African and African American Studies

AED - Art Education

ALT - Arts and Letters

AMT - Applied Mathematics

ANT - Anthropology

ARA - Arabic

ATS - Art Therapy Studies

BIO - Biology

BME - Business and Marketing Education

BSC - University College

BUS - Business

CHE - Chemistry

CHE - Chemistry

CHI - Chinese

CIS - Computer Information System

COM - Communication

CRJ - Criminal Justice

CRS - International Center for Studies in Creativity

CTE - Career and Technical Education

CWP - College Writing Program

DAN - Dance

DES - Design

DMP - Digital Music Production

ECO - Economics

EDU - Education

ELS - English Language Secondary

ENG - English

ENS - Environmental Science

ENT - Engineering Technology

ESL - English Second Language

EWS - Education Workshops

EXE - Exceptional Education

FAR - Fine Arts

FCS - Family and Consumer Sciences Education

FIN - Finance

FLE - Foreign Language Education

FOR - Forensic Science

FRE - French

FTT - Fashion and Textile Technology

GEG - Geography

GER - German

GES - Geosciences

GRK - Greek

GST - Global Studies

HEW - Health and Wellness

HIS - History

HON - All College Honors Program

HPR - Coaching and Physical Education

HTR - Hospitality and Tourism

HUM - Humanities

IDE - Interior Design

INS - Individualized Studies

ITA - Italian

LAT - Latin

LIB - Library

MAT - Mathematics

MCL - Modern and Classical Languages

MED - Mathematics Education

MST - Museum Studies

MUS - Music

NFS - Dietetics and Nutrition

PAD - Public Administration

PHI - Philosophy

PHY - Physics

PLN - Planning

PSC - Political Science

PSY - Psychology

REL - Religious Studies

SAF - Safety Studies

SCI - Science

SED - Science Education

SLP - Speech Language Pathology

SOC - Sociology

SPA - Spanish

SPC - Speech Communication

SPF - Social Psychological Foundations

SSE - Social Studies Education

SWK - Social Work

TEC - Technology

TED - Technology Education

TFA - Television and Film Arts

THA - Theater Arts

UNC - University College

WGS - Women and Gender Studies