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French Education (K-12)

Bachelor of Science in Education


  • Oxford
  • Major
  • On Campus

Explore French Culture

Foreign language licensure in French that allows you to teach grades pre-kindergarten through grade 12. Research shows there are benefits of second language learning that exceed a student’s own linguistic abilities. Second language learning provides cognitive benefits that help to support academic achievement and improve beliefs about other cultures. Miami offers five K-12 licensure programs: Chinese, French, German, Latin, and Spanish.

Contact Info

Martha Castañeda, Ph.D.

Professor of Foreign Language Education

Department of Teacher Education

401 McGuffey Hall

210 E. Spring St., Oxford, OH 45056


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Curriculum and Courses

Teacher candidates complete language and culture courses in the College of Arts and Science. For the education portion of the degree, we utilize a cohort-based approach to teaching methods and pedagogy for each language taught in the department. We offer two teaching methods courses to instruct teacher candidates on effective language teaching strategies. Complete at least 34 semester hours above the 202 level in French. Study of the selected language begins at a level determined with a placement examination or with a sequence of study prescribed by your academic advisor. Study abroad is also required. A few of the other courses you will take in this major include:

  • EDL 204 Sociocultural Studies in Education
  • EDP 201 Human Development and Learning in Social and Educational Contexts
  • TCE 454 TESOL in PK-12: Instructional Theory & Practice
  • TCE 421A Classroom Cultures, Community, and Climate

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Course Catalog

Career Options

Besides language teaching, those who take a second teaching field in mathematics, science, social studies, or another subject may find employment teaching that subject in a bilingual school. Additionally, students who obtain additional education may choose to pursue roles in educational administration.

Additional Opportunities

Teachers prepare, motivate, encourage, and inspire.

Why Teach?
  • Teaching Licensure

    Miami’s Department of Teacher Education is fully accredited by the Ohio Department of Education and the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation.

  • Teacher Job Fair

    Teacher Job Fair

    Miami’s annual teaching-specific job fair connects our undergraduate and alumni teacher candidates with school districts from across the country.

  • students on a study abroad trip

    Study Abroad

    Miami’s Dolibois European Center in Luxembourg provides a chance for those studying French and German to live abroad for a semester or a year and earn regular Miami credit. Miami also offers intensive summer programs in French and German in Luxembourg.

    Study Abroad Opportunities

Facts and Stats

Your college experience here will be one of the most exciting times of your life. To make sure of this, we’ll provide you with a powerful support system.

  • 90% First-to-second year retention

    Miami University Data

  • 21st Among Public Universities in the United States for Four-Year Graduation Rate

    The Chronicle of Higher Education Almanac

  • 96% of 2018-2019 graduates who were employed or furthering their education by fall 2019

    Miami University Data

Admission and Aid

This is Where Your Journey to Miami University Begins.

Explore what it means to be a college student at Miami University in Oxford, Ohio, where students prepare to go anywhere and everywhere. We’ll be here to help every step of the way as you prepare for college admission, enrollment, and success.

Students declare a pre-major in a Teacher Education program at the time of university admission or as soon as possible. After declaring a pre-major, students must apply for acceptance to a cohort—a group of students selected to experience certain parts of the program together. Selection is limited for each cohort to ensure quality instruction; those applicants with the greatest potential for academic success are selected for each cohort. Admission to Miami University or to the College of Education, Health, and Society as a pre-major neither implies nor guarantees selection to a cohort.

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