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Home > Academics > Department Pages > Secondary Education > SEFE Professional Education Requirements > French Certification

Secondary Education:  French


The Modern Language Department offers courses designed to develop linguistic skills and help students understand the country whose language they are studying so that they may communicate these skills and knowledge to their secondary students. In the state of Pennsylvania, modern language certification is for grades K-12.


Students who have studied a foreign language in high school for two years or more are advised to continue the study of that language.  The courses in which students enroll will be determined by the department on the basis of a placement examination administered by the department.




Required courses:


*FREN  101    French Language and Culture 3
*FREN  102    French Language and Culture II  3
*FREN  103    French Language and Culture III  3
*FREN  201    Communicating in French 3
*FREN  220    Reading in French 3
FREN  300    French Grammar Review 3
FREN  320    Main Currents in French Literature 3
FREN  350    French Linguistics and Phonetics 3
FREN  400    Advanced French Grammar 3

One of the following communication classes: 


FREN  301   

Developing Vocabulary and Conversation Skills

FREN  401     

Advanced Oral Communication Skills

One of the following civilization classes: 


FREN  305     

French Civilization 

FREN  306      

Modern France

One of the following literature courses:


FREN  402     

Eighteenth-Century Novel

FREN  403      

Nineteenth-Century Novel 

FREN  404      

Modern French Literature

FREN  411   

Literature of the Classical Period  

*Special provisions are made for students starting at the basic level



Students desiring a secondary French certificate will complete these credits toward specialization in addition to the required credits in Liberal Studies (48) and Professional Education (37).  


For course descriptions, please consult the current SRU Undergraduate Catalog.


Program checklists are available through the SEFE office.  For more information about the Secondary Education/Foundations of Education programs please contact our office.


Office Location:  114 McKay Education Building

Office Phone:  (724) 738-2041

Secretary:  Kay Castor (

Chair:  Dr. Edwin Christmann (

*The educational policies and procedures are continually being reviewed and changed in keeping with the educational mission of the university. Consequently, this document cannot be considered binding and is intended to be used only as an informational guide. Students are responsible for keeping informed of official policies and regulations and for meeting all appropriate requirements. 


This page was last updated:  08/05/2007

L. Forbes




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