University of Montana Catalog 2023-2024

French B.A. - French Language Education

  • This concentration contains course requirements designed to meet state standards. Those interested in teaching in K-12 schools must complete the education/teaching concentration of a major in a teaching content area plus the Teacher Education Program through the Department of Teaching and Learning. Additional teaching areas can be added through completion of the education/teaching concentration of a major or education/teaching minor in that content area.
  • To complete this concentration , you need to contact the Teaching and Learning Department. . Approvals for this concentration must come from the Teaching and Learning Department.
  • French qualifies for a single field endorsement. However, there is a limited demand in the majority of Montana high schools for teachers with a single endorsement in French. Students should complete the requirements for a second teaching endorsement in another field in more demand in high schools.
  • Study in a French speaking country, provided either through the university's Study Abroad Program or an experience considered to be equivalent, also is required.

Bachelor of Arts - French; Concentration in French Language Education

General Education Requirements

Information regarding these requirements can be found in the General Education Section of the catalog. 


Upper-Division Core9
300-level Degree Electives12
400-level Courses6
French Language Education Requirements6
Total Hours33

Degree Specific Credits: 33

Required Cumulative GPA: 2.5

Note: Students are required to maintain a minimum overall GPA of 2.5 in all upper-division French courses presented in fulfillment of requirements for the French major. Must complete a minimum of 30 French upper division credits. FRCH 101 through FRCH 202, or equivalent, are a prerequisite for this major. A minimum of twelve upper-division credits for the major must be taken from UM faculty on the UM campus.

Upper-Division Core

Complete all of the following courses:
FRCH 301Advanced Grammar/Oral and Written Expression3
FRCH 350French Civilization & Culture3
FRCH 421Advanced Stylistics & Oral Arguments3
Total Hours9

Minimum Required Grade: C-

300-level Degree Electives

Complete four of the following courses:12
French Literature and Culture: Middle Ages and Renaissance
French Literature and Culture: 17th 18th Centuries
French Literature Culture: Long 19th Century
Literature and Culture III: French and Francophone Literatures and Cultures of the 20th Century
The French Cinema
Survey of African Cinema
Total Hours12

Minimum Required Grade: C-

400-level Courses

Complete 6 credits from the following courses:6
Studies in French Prose
Advanced Stylistics & Oral Arguments
Studies in French Drama
Special Topics
Total Hours6

Minimum Required Grade: C-

French Language Education Requirements

Complete all of the following courses:
LING 270SIntro to Linguistics3
WLC 410Methods Teaching Foreign Language3
Total Hours6

Minimum Required Grade: C-

Secondary Teaching Licensure

Note: For endorsement to teach French, a student also must gain admission to the Teacher Education Program and meet all the requirements for secondary teaching licensure. For more information, see the Teaching and Learning Department