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French with Teaching Licensure (World Languages & Cultures, B.A.)

The mission of the French with Teaching Licensure program is to prepare students with the knowledge and skills needed to teach French within the Pre-K through Grade 12 environment. This program is designed for prospective teachers and offers both curricular and extracurricular means to meet your goals. Through a broad range of offerings and opportunities, this program encourages students to work not only toward proficiency in the French language, but to learn about the culture, history, literature, politics, and geography of the French-speaking world.

French with Teaching Licensure (World Languages & Cultures, B.A.)


Description


What is French with Teaching Licensure at ODU like?

The mission of the French with Teaching Licensure program is to prepare students with the knowledge and skills needed to teach French within the Pre-K through Grade 12 environment. This program is designed for prospective teachers and offers both curricular and extracurricular means to meet your goals. Through a broad range of offerings and opportunities, this program encourages students to work not only toward proficiency in the French language, but to learn about the culture, history, literature, politics, and geography of the French-speaking world.

Program Highlights


What makes French with Teaching Licensure at ODU unique?

  • Course content is both literary and more broadly cultural, drawing on fields such as history, philosophy, politics, economics, and the arts.

  • Courses taught in an interactive format with a focus on listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills as well as intercultural competence.

  • Students have access to the Language Learning Center as a resource

Careers


What are some careers in this field?

Check out these ideas from ODU Career Development Services and the Occupational Information Network (O*NET). A median salary is the midpoint of what people typically earn—half of those surveyed earned above the median salary, and half earned below.

Foreign Language and Literature Teachers, Postsecondary

$75,950

MEDIAN SALARY


Teach languages and literature courses in languages other than English. Includes teachers of American Sign Language (ASL). Includes both teachers primarily engaged in teaching and those who do a combination of teaching and research.

Middle School Teachers, Except Special and Career/Technical Education

$61,040

MEDIAN SALARY


Teach students in one or more subjects in public or private schools at the middle, intermediate, or junior high level, which falls between elementary and senior high school as defined by applicable laws and regulations.

Secondary School Teachers, Except Special and Career/Technical Education

$62,860

MEDIAN SALARY


Teach students in one or more subjects, such as English, mathematics, or social studies at the secondary level in public or private schools. May be designated according to subject matter specialty.

Elementary School Teachers, Except Special Education

$60,830

MEDIAN SALARY


Teach students basic academic, social, and other formative skills in public or private schools at the elementary level.

Courses


What are some courses offered in French with Teaching Licensure at ODU?

FR 320:
Contemporary France through the Media


This course introduces students to social, political, economic, intellectual and artistic manifestations of France and the French-speaking world today. Students learn to analyze socio-cultural trends as well as innovations in industry as they unfold and develop by reading French and Francophone newspapers and magazines, watching news broadcasts and exploring online content such as blogs, advertising and social media. Prerequisites: FR 202 or advanced placement.

WLC 452:
Methods for Teaching World Languages in Pre-K through Grade 12


Offered in the fall semester preceding student teaching. A systematic approach to theoretical and practical methods of world language instruction. Prerequisites: Acceptance to a licensure program only with a letter from from the Virginia Department of Education or admission to the Teacher Preparation program, a cumulative and major GPA of 2.75 with grades of C or higher, professional education GPA of 2.75 or higher with grades of C- or higher; PRAXIS I math, SAT or ACT scores. Pre- or corequisite: WLC 456, passing scores for VCLA and PRAXIS II content for world language; ACTFL certification or oral proficiency assessments |OPI) at the Advanced low level or higher; and certificates for dyslexia, first aid, and child abuse and neglect.

WLC 456:
Seminar in World Languages Teacher Education


Students observe teachers in PreK-12 and may practice teaching methods under supervision. Available for pass/fail grading only. Prerequisites: Admission to the Teacher Preparation program, a cumulative and major GPA of 2.75 with grades of C or higher, professional education GPA of 2.75 or higher with grades of C- or higher; PRAXIS I math, SAT or ACT scores. Pre- or corequisite: WLC 452, passing scores for VCLA and PRAXIS II content for world language; ACTFL certification or oral proficiency assessments |OPI) at the Advanced low level or higher; and certificates for dyslexia, first aid, and child abuse and neglect.

Requirements


What are the requirements to apply for French with Teaching Licensure at ODU?

Students entering the Bachelor of Arts program in French with Teaching Licensure should meet the minimum university admission requirements (Undergraduate Admission)

  • All students must apply for and be admitted into the approved foreign language teacher preparation program for French. 

  • Students must meet the required criteria for admission by passing the Virginia Board of Education prescribed assessments and earn the minimum required grade point averages (GPA).

Cost

Tuition and Fees

Estimated rates for the 2022-23 academic year. Rates are subject to change. Anyone that is not a current Virginia resident will be charged non-resident rates. That includes international students.

Virginia Resident


Per Credit:

$ 374

Non-Resident


Per Credit:

$ 1,039

Active Duty Military Rate


Per Credit:

$ 250

Technology Delivered Courses Outside Virginia and/or the United States


Per Credit:

$ 407

Ways to Save

Here are a few ways for you to save on the cost of attending ODU. For more information visit University Student Financial aid

Next Steps


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ASSOCIATE PROF & INTERIM CHAIR


Name:

Elizabeth Black Ph.D.


Location:

4002 BATTEN ARTS & LETTERS, NORFOLK, VA, 23529



Office:

757-683-5663


Undergraduate Admissions


Location:

1004 Rollins Hall, Norfolk, VA 23529


Phone Office:

757-683-3685


Fax:

757-683-3255


Email:

admissions@odu.edu


International Admissions


Location:

2101 Dragas Hall, Norfolk, VA 23529


Phone Office:

757-683-3701


Fax:

757-683-3651


Email:

intladm@odu.edu

Transfer


I like this program and want to transfer. What are my next steps?

At ODU, we understand that as a transfer student you have unique needs that require a wide array of campus resources. The Center for Advising Administration and Academic Partnerships aims to create a transfer inclusive culture that supports the successful transition, engagement, and academic achievement of transfer students. The services and programs offered to you as a Monarch are endless so take advantage of every opportunity. Even before you set foot on campus, we encourage you to Explore, Experience, and Engage! Visit our Transfer Students page for more information.

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