College Credit Plus French Studies Credential/Certificate Program

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About the Credential/Certificate Program in French Studiesphoto of students in a classroom

The graduate certificate in French studies targets language classes in French and Francophone literature, film, business, written and oral expression, history, and phonetics. This certificate is suitable for graduate students wishing to meet requirements to teach French or College Credit Plus courses in the State of Ohio.

The courses are designed to provide rich cultural and literary content in the target language.

Admission Requirements and Process

High school teachers who wish to pursue the teaching credential/certificate must complete the following steps:

  • Apply through Wright State's Graduate School. The options for applying to the CCP certificate and credential programs are in the online application.
  • Submit an official transcript showing the award of a bachelor’s degree in French or French Studies from an accredited university.
  • Submit an official transcript showing the award of a master’s degree in any field, unless from Wright State.
  • Submit a statement of goals.

Additional requirement:

Applicants must pass a department-administered oral proficiency Interview with a minimal Intermediate high rating.

Program of Study

Given the student’s required background in French studies, it is impossible to require certain classes without risking repetition. Therefore, the degree will comprise two required courses and 14 elective credit hours from the approved list of graduate courses in French.

Two Required Courses:

  • A capstone project--FR 6810: Independent Reading for Graduate Students, three credit hours. This independent study project is based on the student’s individual proclivities and requires a 10-15 page paper in the target language, followed by an interactive research presentation.
  • FR 5810: Applied Elementary French Instruction, one credit hour, supervised by a permanent faculty member.


14 credit hours to be chosen from the following approved list.     

  • FR 5110 (Three credits)
  • FR 5120 (Three credits)
  • FR 5210 (Three credits)
  • FR 5220 (Three credits)
  • FR 5250 (Three credits)
  • FR 5310 (Three credits)
  • FR 5320 (Three credits)
  • FR 5510 (Three credits)
  • FR 5610 (Three credits)
  • FR 5820 (One credit)
  • FR 5830 (One credit)
  • FR 5900 (One credit)
  • FR 5990 (One–three credits)
  • FR 6030 (Three credits)
  • FR 6420 (Three credits)
  • FR 6530 (Three credits)
  • FR 6540 (Three credits)
  • FR 6630 (Three credits)
  • FR 6640 (Three credits)
  • FR 6650 (Three credits)
  • FR 6810 (Three credits)
  • FR 6820 (Three credits)
  • FR 6910 (Three credits)
  • FR 6920 (Three credits)
  • FR 6930 (Three credits)
  • FR 6940 (Three credits)

Total: 18 credit hours


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