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Undergraduate Majors

Ohio University's nine undergraduate colleges offer more than 250 programs of study. Students may select from a wide variety of majors, minors and certificates. While most undergraduate programs at the Athens campus are designed to be completed in four years, a limited number of two-year degree programs are available as well.

French Major (B.S.Ed.)

Major code BS6232

Patton College of Education  
Department of Teacher Education  
McCracken Hall
Athens, OH 45701
Phone: 740.597.2198
Fax: 740.593.0477
www.cehs.ohio.edu/academics/teacher-preparation/department-of-teacher-education/index.cfm

Frans Doppen, contact person
doppen@ohio.edu

Program Overview

The modern language programs for educators include French, German, and Spanish. Regardless of the college of the university from which you will graduate, to be licensed through Ohio University to teach one of the modern foreign languages in Ohio, you must complete the following program and earn passing scores on the Ohio Assessments for Educators (OAE) exam, the Oral Proficiency Interview (OPI), and the Writing Proficiency Test (WPT), and a Teacher Performance Assessment (TPA). The major program prepares you for an Ohio four-year Resident Educator teaching license that qualifies you to teach French in grades Pre-K-12. Students with language majors will be required to pass an oral proficiency examination in the major before licensure.

Admissions Information

Freshman/First-Year Admission

All students pursuing teacher education programs at Ohio University are subject to the selective admission and retention program in teacher education. Criteria and procedures are available in the Office of Student Affairs, McCracken Hall.

Regional campus students should check with the office of student affairs or the dean's office on the regional campus for information.

Admission to Teacher Candidacy

Candidates must be admitted to Teacher Candidacy before taking any education courses numbered 2000 and above. (Exception EDCT 2030)

Generally, candidates apply for admission to Teacher Candidacy during the second semester of your first year. 

Requirements

These requirements are subject to change.

  1. Completion of 30 semester credit hours with cumulative GPA of 3.00. 
  2. Completion of the following courses with a grade of C (2.0) or better in each course:
    1. Tier I Math course (1M) with a grade of C (2.0) or higher
    2. Tier I Freshman Composition course (1E) with a grade of C (2.0) or higher
    3. EDTE 1000  - Introduction to Teacher Education with a grade of C (2.0) or higher
    4. PSY 1010  - General Psychology with a grade of C (2.0) or higher
  3. Satisfactory test score (only passing scores on one assessment required)
    1. PRAXIS CORE (Academic Skills for Educators) Test.
      • Reading: 156
      • Mat 150
      • Writing: 162
    2. ACT: 21 (comp)
    3. SAT
      • 990 (taken before March 2016)
      • 1070 (taken after March 2016)
  4. Submission of the results of a background check through BCI & FBI. Ohio Revised Code: 3319.291D
  5. Submission of results of the tuberculosis skin test (administered by Campus Care or other appropriate office).
  6. New Transfer Students: Transfer CUM GPA may be considered towards Teacher Candidacy.

Admission to Advanced Standing

Candidates must be admitted to Advanced Standing before taking any education courses numbered 3000 or above. Candidates must maintain an overall GPA of 2.75, as well as a 2.75 GPA in each teaching field for which licensure is sought to continue to take education courses numbered 3000 or above. Methods courses can be taken no more than twice. Failure to obtain a satisfactory grade can result in dismissal from the program.

Generally, candidates apply for Advanced Standing in Teacher Candidacy at the end of the second semester of the sophomore year. Athens campus students must attend a group meeting arranged by Patton College Office of Student Affairs, and regional campus students should check with Student Services or the dean's office on the regional campus for information.

These requirements are subject to change.

  1. General requirements
    1. Completion of 60 semester credit hours with cumulative GPA of 2.75.
    2. Cumulative 2.75 GPA in each teaching field for which licensure is being sought.
    3. Completion of the following courses with a minimum grade of C (2.0) in eac
      1. EDTE 2000 
      2. EDTE 2010 
      3. EDTE 2020 
    4. Submission of the results of a background check through BCI & FBI. Ohio Revised Code: 3319.291D

Change of Program Policy

To change to or add this major, contact the Office of Student Affairs.

External Transfer Admission

To obtain information specific to students seeking admission to the program as transfer students from another institution contact the Office of Student Affairs.

Opportunities Upon Graduation

See Program Overview.