French/French Teaching

French/French Teaching

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St. Cloud State University is no longer admitting new students to this program.

Students who study French are preparing to be global citizens in a world that operates as a global economy. If you choose to pair the multicultural view of the world you acquire while studying French with our award-winning teacher preparation program, you'll be one of the people shaping future generations of global thinkers. The multicultural world view you develop through classes, assignments, service learning and study abroad opportunities will get you top consideration for jobs in education, health, business and industry as well as leadership opportunities in your community.

Program Highlights

  • Semester- and year-long Education Abroad programs in Dijon and Angers, France, offer immersion in a French university community while continuing your studies.
  • Short-term cultural program available in France/Germany
  • Free tutoring lab.
  • Service learning experiences in which students can apply classroom learning are encouraged.  
  • Opportunity to interact with international students from the countries where French is spoken.
  • High-value resume in today's global marketplace and global economy.
  • Major and minor degrees offered:
    • Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) in French
    • Bachelor of Science (B.S.) in French teaching K-12)
    • Bachelor of Elective Studies (B.E.S.) in French
    • Minor in French (B.E.S.)
    • Minor in French
  • Select classes are available online.

Program Distinctions

  • Diverse and highly educated faculty who are well-traveled and authors of books that explore French literature, poetry, culture and history.
  • University is 2013 winner of Senator Paul Simon Award for Comprehensive Internationalization from NAFSA: Association of International Educators.
  • Accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE)/Council for the Accreditation of Education Preparation (CAEP).
  • Teaching licensure approved by Minnesota Board of Teaching

Student Organizations

Major Minor Online Courses

University Facts & Stats

  • 95% of language and cultures graduates employed
  • 1,421 student field experience placements by College of Education and Learning Design
  • 2012 Diversity and Equity Award winner
  • 39 Education Abroad programs offered
  • 90+ nations represented on campus
  • Among Forbes' "America's Top Colleges" 

Popular Careers

  • Interpreter/Translator
  • French K-12 Teacher
  • Bilingual Educator
  • Teacher of English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL)/English as a Second Language (ESL)
  • Travel/Hospitality Management
  • International Trade
  • Foreign Correspondent