French Education, Associate in Arts

College(s):

DA HW KK MX OH TR WR

Program Code: 0210

Pathway

The French Education pathway begins your preparation to teach French to K-12 students. French teachers are also required to earn a bachelor’s degree from an accredited program and obtain a Professional Educators License with a French endorsement from the Illinois State Board of Education. Get started now by earning your associate degree from City Colleges, transfer to a four-year teacher certification program as a junior, and start a career in French education.

This is an example course sequence for students interested in pursuing French Education. This does not represent a contract, nor does it guarantee course availability. If this pathway is followed as outlined, you will earn an Associate in Arts (AA) degree. One course will satisfy the Human Diversity (HD) requirement, and is labeled with an (HD) in the sequence below. Following this pathway will help you get your associate degree, which will increase your chances of transfer to Bachelor’s-level program of study. Choose Illinois Articulation Initiative (IAI) courses to fulfill general education requirements whenever possible. Visit www.itransfer.org and speak with your college advisor to learn more about IAI.

For information regarding teaching, licensure and certification requirements for the State of Illinois, please visit www.isbe.net. It is important to note that students must pass Illinois Certification Testing System (ICTS) Test of Academic Proficiency (TAP) test, or have 22 composite ACT score and minimum score of 6 on the Writing portion, or have a composite score of 1110 (evidence-based reading and writing + mathematics = 1110 or higher) and a minimum score of 26 on writing and language for entrance into four-year College of Education institutions.

Semester-by-Semester Program Plan for Full-Time Students

All plans can be modified to fit the needs of part-time students by adding more semesters.

Plan of Study Grid
Semester 1Hours
ENGLISH 101 Composition 1 3
MATH 118
General Education Math 1
or Introductory Statistics
4
Fine Arts course 1 3
EDUC 101 Introduction To Education 2 3
French course 2 4
 Hours17
Semester 2
ENGLISH 102 Composition 1 3
EDUC 203 Educational Psychology 2 3
HISTORY 111
History of American People To 1865 1
or History of American People From 1865
3
French course 2 4
Select one of the following: 3
Intro to Diversity/Ethnic Studies (HD) 1  
 
 Hours16
Semester 3
SPEECH 101 Fundamentals of Speech Communication 1 3
POL SCI 201 The National Government 1 3
French course 2 4
BIOLOGY 114
General Education Biology 1
or Human Biology
4
 Hours14
Semester 4
Physical Sciences course 1 3
French course 2 4
FRENCH 213
Intro To Modern Literature French 1
or Readings In Literature French
3
Select one of the following: 3
Hist World Civiliz Frm 1500 1  
History course 1
 
 Hours13
 Total Hours60

Choose your courses with your College Advisor.