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French: Adolescence Education

Adolescence Education: French at Fredonia

Fredonia’s French Adolescence Program allows you to combine two of your passions; your love of the french language and culture, and your ambition to shape and develop young minds. Fredonia will help future French teachers develop the ideas and practices that will make them effective in the classrooms of an increasingly complex and diverse society.

The Fredonia Difference

Fredonia’s Adolescence Education program in French is one of the few in the nation to have achieved National Recognition status through the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL) and the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE), currently being replaced by the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP). The department has a dedicated, enthusiastic and rigorous faculty who offer a variety of exciting courses in literature, linguistics, film, translation and cultural issues. We have several abroad programs in different countries as well as access to a multitude of programs through the SUNY system.

Career Opportunities

  • French middle school teacher
  • French high school teacher

Sample Courses

EDU 349 Educational Psychology

Areas of psychology utilized in the teaching and learning processes. Analyzing and interpreting scientific data related to individual differences, growth, learning, group processes, systematic assessment, measurement, and evaluation.

EDU 419 Secondary School (Adolescence) Methods

Principles, materials, and methods for teaching English, foreign languages, mathematics, science, or social studies in the secondary school. Assignment to sections according to subject matter.

EDU 304 Safe Schools & Healthy Students

The course provides mandated information and instruction regarding school violence prevention and intervention, regarding child abuse detection and reporting, child abduction prevention, and regarding alcohol, tobacco, drug abuse prevention at the local, state, and federal levels of education and the law. The course also examines the role of the classroom teacher in all such reporting and prevention efforts.

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