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B.S. in Adolescence Education: French (Grades 7 - 12)

Teacher and Students in ClassroomThe Bachelor of Science program in Adolescence Education: French at LIU Post prepares a new generation of French teachers to cultivate and enhance student success in French language and culture. This program equips you with the skills, knowledge and foundation to motivate middle and high school students at various skill levels to learn the fundamentals of language comprehension, vocabulary and linguistic expression through oral and written skills. The program includes supervised practice teaching in actual classrooms at two grade levels (7 to 9 and 10 to 12), allowing you to observe licensed teachers and interact with the teenage student population.

After you complete the degree requirements and successfully pass all licensure tests (LAST, ATS-W and CSTs), you will be awarded Initial Teaching Certification by the New York State Department of Education to teach French to grades 7 to 12.

The Bachelor of Science in Adolescence Education: French is a joint program between LIU Post’s College of Education,Information and Technology and the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. The teacher-education programs in LIU Post's Department of Curriculum and Instruction are nationally accredited by the Teacher Education Accreditation Council (TEAC), ensuring you receive the highest quality instruction.

Teaching Methods

To prepare you for the classroom environment, your coursework will emphasize mastery of content in foreign languages, effective teaching techniques, innovative lesson planning, motivation strategies and student assessment. Your education classes will examine ways that you can use your knowledge to teach French effectively to young students to maximize learning outcomes. You will learn how to understand the intellectual, physical and emotional development of teenagers; to encourage peer cooperation and collaboration; to foster student self-esteem and moral development; and to empower parents. You will explore issues of race, ethnicity and gender in secondary education for both the general adolescence population and at-risk students. You will learn how to assist a young person in developing the skills to achieve language comprehension and to develop a lifelong enthusiasm for knowledge and learning. LIU Post teacher education students enjoy close personal contact with faculty who are dedicated to mentoring the next generation of highly skilled teachers.

French Concentration

As a French education major, you will be equipped to open the minds of young people to the riches of one of the world’s great civilizations. Your courses will range from a complete review of French grammar and syntax to intensive exercises aimed at developing good communication skills in both writing and speaking French. You will have an opportunity to explore some of the masterpieces of French literature, such as the chansons of medieval troubadours, the 17th century plays of Corneille, Racine and Moliere, the enduring prose of Montesquieu, Voltaire, Balzac and Flaubert, the ground-breaking poetry of Baudelaire and Rimbaud, and the most important works of 20th century authors like Gide, Beckett, Malraux, Proust, Sartre and Camus. You also will learn how to help young students deepen their understanding of French culture and appreciate its profound influence on other cultures throughout the world, including our own.

For over a half century, LIU Post has been offering outstanding undergraduate and graduate programs to prepare teachers for the classroom. We focus on meeting the needs of contemporary schools, families and communities. Our teacher education programs are widely recognized for their quality and rank among the most requested majors at LIU Post.

Program Highlight:

LIU Post has established partnerships with 80 schools on Long Island, Manhattan, the Bronx, Brooklyn and Queens, providing education majors with a wide range of potential sites for student-teaching and field experience.