French (Bachelor of Science in Education, B.S.E.)

*Effective Fall 2020, this program is being phased out and has a 3-year teach out plan. More information can be found here.

The Bachelor of Science in Education degree with a major in French leads to certification to teach French in the secondary schools. Students who pursue this program should consider teaching as their immediate career goal.

General Studies
Students must complete General Studies courses42-47
Major Requirements
Select twelve credit hours from the following:12
Elementary French I
Elementary French II
Intermediate French I
Intermediate French II
French for the Professional
FRE 301Methods in Teaching Foreign Language3
FRE 302Written Expression and Translation3
FRE 310Readings in Francophone Culture and Civilization3
FRE 312Conversation and Diction3
FRE 322Contemporary French Society3
FRE 452Advanced Oral Communication in a Professional Environment3
FRE 462Senior Thesis1
Select twelve credit hours from the following:12
Summer Study/Travel Program in France: Field Work in Paris and Surrounding Area
Summer Study/Travel Program in French-speaking Country: Oral and Written French
Advanced Business French
Introduction to French Culture, Civilization and Literature I
Introduction to French Culture, Civilization and Literature II
Introduction to French Culture, Civilization and Literature III
Education Professional Sequence
Students must complete the Professional Sequence36

Majors may not take courses requiring FRE 201 Intermediate French II as a prerequisite without first passing a departmentally approved proficiency exam.  

Majors must first receive a passing score, as determined by the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education, on the Content Area Assessment in French. 

Students completing a BSE in French or Spanish must demonstrate oral proficiency in the language of certification at the level of Advanced Low, according to the guidelines established by the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL). Students are responsible for scheduling and paying for an official Oral Proficiency Interview with Language Testing International. Students who are unable to attain the Advanced Low level of oral proficiency will not receive state certification.

Program Graduation Requirements 

  1. Earn a grade of C or higher in each major course numbered 100-299 and earn no more than 2 C's in major courses numbered 300 or higher.
  2. Earn an overall GPA of at least 2.75, a major GPA of 3.0 and a minimum 3.0 GPA in Education coursework.

University Graduation Requirements 

  1. Earn a minimum of 120 credit hours (100 level and higher, maximum of 6 CED credit hours applicable).
  2. Earn a minimum of 30 credit hours in upper-division courses.  Lower-division transfer courses accepted as meeting upper-division departmental course requirements cannot be used to fulfill this requirement.
  3. Earn 30 of the last 45 credit hours at MWSU in institutional coursework (exclusive of credit by examination).
  4. Participate in required departmental and campus wide assessments. 
  5. Fulfill the Missouri Constitution requirement.
  6. Successfully pass the Missouri Higher Education Civics Achievement exam.