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Modern Languages & Literatures
Language is one of the foundations of ethnic and cultural diversity, and the study of languages and cultures is one of the hallmarks of an educated person.
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Cheney, WA 99004
Masters in French Education
The Master of Education in Modern Languages allows students to specialize in French. Individual programs are planned with an appropriate adviser from the Modern Languages Department. This specialization is offered principally for secondary foreign language teachers. Students must follow all of the requirements for the Master of Education. Candidates must attend the Institute in Nice, France twice for 10 credits per summer and take one summer quarter at EWU to complete Education requirements. An extra 5 credits per summer in Independent Studies (French 499 or 599) may be taken in Nice for a total of 15 credits.
Please note that this degree does NOT lead to Washington State teaching certification.
Requirement for admission is a Bachelor's degree in French or equivalent (to be determined by Program Director).
What will I study?
Minimum total credits for Master's Degree: 48 credits
Requirements in French (30 credits)
French 496 Experimental Course, 1-5 credits
French 498 Seminar, 1-5 credits
French 410 French Stylistics, 3 credits
French 415 Applied Linguistics, 5 credits
French 499 Directed Study, 1-5 credits
Fifth Year Prerequisite: Bachelor's degree in French
French 525 French Cultural Traditions, 5 credits
French 530 French Literary Studies, 5 credits
French 599 Independent Studies, 1-5 credits
Common Credit Requirements in Education (16 credits)
1. EDUC 520 Methods of Educational Research OR alternate as designated (4 credits)
2. Psychological Foundations of Education: CEPD 515, 518, or 519 (4 credits)
3. Historical, Philosophical and Social Foundations of Education: EDUC 502, 503, 505, 506, OR 507 (choice of any two)
Note: A minimum of 8 credits in Education must be completed on the Cheney Campus.
Coursework in French, 400-500 level (Selected with the approval of the French adviser (30 credits)
Approved electives in French or Education (2 credits)
Emphases / Concentrations:
- demonstrate knowledge of the customs and idioms of the language culture under study in order to be able to respond to everyday situations in appropriate ways;
- demonstrate proficiency in the oral language skills of listening and speaking; demonstrate proficiency in writing and reading;
- apply knowledge of the historical background of the language culture under study; show conversance in contemporary issues political, economic, social and artistic; demonstrate an ability to draw comparisons between the students native culture and the language culture under study and/or among the cultures of the various regions and nations of the language culture;
- apply knowledge of methods of educational research; psychological foundations of education; and historical, philosophical and social foundations of education;
- demonstrate knowledge of major themes, genres, movements in the history of the literature of the language culture under study; demonstrate an understanding of the interconnectedness of language, culture, history and literature.
Interesting courses I might take:
- 525 FRENCH CULTURAL TRADITIONS (5 cr) An investigation of the significant aspects of French Civilization since the beginning until and including Contemporary France. Since the course content varies according to the period covered, the course may be repeated for credit.
- 530 FRENCH LITERARY STUDIES (5 cr) The study of a period, a literary movement, or a particular author. Since the course content varies, the course may be repeated for credit.