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French Major for Teacher Certification (BA)


The Saginaw Valley State University's French Major for Teacher Certification is flexible and compassionate, having excellent teaching, organizational and communication abilities and a deep willingness to help students learn. Spanish teachers must be able to use lessons and activities that help them learn the French language, to speak and to read both English and Spanish, and also to prepare lesson courses and educate students.

Cardinal Points

  • Students are equipped with Sony / Sans Virtuoso Major and solo software for their media center and language laboratory.

  • Students of SVSU may study abroad in countries in Europe, Africa and Asia for short or long term sessions.

SVSU's French Major for Teacher Certification (B.A.) is available to students desiring to teach at the secondary or K-12 level. It requires completion of the 30 credit hour major, completion of a minor in an approved department and completion of professional development courses in Modern Foreign Languages and in the College of Education

Highlighted Courses

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Year 4

Key Electives

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Complementary Minors/Majors

  • 4% (As fast as average) projected growth for the employment of High School Teachers with a Bachelor’s degree through 2028. (U.S. Dept. of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics)
  • $60,320 is the median yearly pay for High School Teachers in the U.S. (U.S. Dept. of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics)
  • Usually, Most states have tenure laws, which provide job security after a certain number of years of satisfactory classroom teaching.

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