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  • Students are no longer accepted into this program as of June 5, 2024.
  • Students currently enrolled in this program are asked to contact their department chair for a teach-out plan.

Fredonia's dedicated faculty offer a variety of courses in literature, linguistics, film, translation and cultural issues.

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). Fredonia's College of Education is a member in good standing of the Association for Advancing Quality in Educator Preparation (AAQEP), a nationally recognized accrediting body approved by New York State Education Department.

Professional Licensure Disclosure

Effective July 1, 2024, federal regulation requires institutions of higher education to make a determination whether a Title IV eligible academic program that leads to professional licensure or certification meets the educational requirements for licensure/certification in the U.S. State where the institution is located and the U.S. States where “distance education” students are located at the time of initial enrollment in the program, as well as U.S. States where the program is advertised as meeting such requirements, and if applicable, the U.S. State where students attest they intend to be licensed/certified. The Adolescence Education: French, (B.S.) program at SUNY-Fredonia is registered by the New York State Education Department and thus meets the educational requirements for licensure/certification for New York State. Through a good faith effort, and for the purpose of complying with the federal regulation, we have determined that Adolescence Education: French, (B.S.) program at SUNY-Fredonia meets the educational requirements for licensure/certification in the following U.S. States: New York State however, it is important to note that SUNY-Fredonia is not the licensure/certification authority in these U.S. States and cannot assess whether an individual candidate will be issued a license/certificate in these U.S. States and instead it is incumbent on each individual candidate to contact the licensure/certification authority in the applicable U.S. State for any further guidance on the requirements for licensure/certification requirements and application processes.

Career Opportunities for French: Adolescence Education

  • French middle school teacher
  • French high school teacher


What does a 4-year degree look like?

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What are all the required and elective courses offered to obtain this degree?

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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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