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New content added in the September 2007 revisions are noted in blue.  In general these revisions include additional supporting narrative added to Standards 1 through 3.

 

Standards for the Preparation of Teachers

 

 

 

 

French (FA)

 

 

Adopted by the Michigan State Board of Education

July 13, 2004


Standards for the Preparation of Teachers of World Language, Bilingual Education, and English as a Second Language

 

Preface

 

Development of the Proposal

 

The World Language Standards Committee has been meeting for the past two years.Members have worked collaboratively to address concerns regarding the preparation of teachers in all of the World Languages (currently referred to as Foreign Languages), Bilingual Education, and English as a Second Language endorsement areas.These endorsement areas were combined in an effort to develop a coherent consistent approach to the preparation of teachers utilizing other languages in addition to English.

 

The world language referent group reflects the interests of public and independent teacher preparation institutions and K-12 teachers.The standards are designed to align with the K-12 content standards in the Michigan Curriculum Framework, as well as national standards from the American Council for the Teachers of Foreign Languages, National Association for Bilingual Education, and Teachers of Second Language Learners.

 

These standards were developed through a shared vision for the preparation of teachers involved in multiple languages.There is a common core across all of the standards' documents.The standards attend to distinctive elements within various languages and cultures as well.The World Language committee proposes language proficiency assessment within these standards to ensure an appropriate depth of language proficiency.

 

A draft was forwarded to selected groups/organizations, all Michigan teacher preparation institutions, intermediate school districts, and a random sample of local school districts for review and comment in April and May of 2004.

 

The proposals include the following changes:

      For World Language endorsements

    1. Elementary or secondary major of at least 30 semester hours
    2. Elementary or secondary minor of at least 20 semester hours
    3. Additional endorsement of at least 20 semester hours
    4. K-12 major (additional standards must be met for K-12 programs)
    5. Prerequisite:To meet the standards, all required content coursework must be beyond the first four semesters of language instruction in commonly taught languages (inclusive of Categories I and II of the Foreign Service Institute (FSI) scale).

 

 


Approval of Programs

 

Teacher preparation institutions that wish to continue to offer programs to prepare world language education teachers are required to submit an application for program approval that demonstrates how the new standards are met throughout the proposed curriculum.Students in current World Language, Bilingual Education, and English as a Second Language programs will have up to two years to complete the old program.The programs must be re-approved to show compliance with the new standards.Following initial approval, the teacher preparation program will be reviewed every seven years through the Periodic Review/Program Evaluation process.

 

 

 

 


Content/Guidelines Standards Matrix

 

College/University

 Lake Superior State University

Code

FA

 

Source of Guidelines/Standards

Michigan State Board of Education, July 13, 2004

Program/Subject Area

French

 

 

Requirements for French (FA) endorsement options:

      Elementary or secondary major of at least 30 semester hours

      Elementary or secondary minor of at least 20 semester hours

      K-12 major (additional standards are required for K-12 programs)

      Additional endorsement of at least 20 semester hours or 30 hours for K-12 endorsement

Prerequisite:To meet the standards, all required content coursework must be beyond the first four semesters of language instruction in commonly taught languages (inclusive of Categories I and II of the Foreign Service Institute (FSI) scale).

 

The Levels of Proficiency are:

 

A

=

Awareness:  Possesses general knowledge of

B

=

Basic:  Ability to understand and apply

C

=

Comprehensive:  High level of understanding, applying, and reflecting

*

=

These standards do not have levels of proficiency.Programs either meet, or do not meet, these standards.

 

 

Directions:List required courses on matrix and provide additional narrative to explain how standards are met.If electives are included, they should be clearly indicated.Adjust size of cells as needed.

 


 


No.

Guideline/Standard

*Level of

Proficiency

Narrative Explaining how Required Courses and/or Experiences
Fulfill the Standards

1.0

Language, Linguistics, Comparisons

Teacher preparation institutions provide candidates opportunities to develop and demonstrate:

 

1.1

At least an advanced low level of speaking, listening, reading, and writing proficiency in the target language using a variety of testing protocols, including assessment of interpersonal, interpretive, and presentational communication.

*

French Language candidates at LSSU will be required to provide evidence of meeting the ACTFL ADVANCED Low level of oral proficiency.We will follow the standards of ACTFL (www.actfl.org) and facilitate student testing through Language Testing International (www.languagetesting.org) or through other Michigan teacher preparation institutions which have qualified testing services.

 

Student proficiency in French is assessed by faculty throughout each course (FREN351/352) using a variety of oral and written tests, presentations, research papers, midterms and final examinations.  Language acquisition is understood to be both cumulative and sequential.  Each course builds upon the foundation of the previous course.

 

 

Elementary

 

 

Major:

 

FREN 351 Advanced Conversation & Composition I†† (Level B)

FREN 352 Advanced Conversation & Composition II†† (level C)

Minor:

 

FREN 351 Advanced Conversation & Composition I†† (Level B)

FREN 352 Advanced Conversation & Composition II†† (level C)

 

 

 

Secondary

 

 

 

Major:

 

FREN 351 Advanced Conversation & Composition I†† (Level B)

FREN 352 Advanced Conversation & Composition II†† (level C)

 

Minor:

 

FREN 351 Advanced Conversation & Composition I†† (Level B)

FREN 352 Advanced Conversation & Composition II†† (level C)

 

 

 

 

K-12

 

 

 

Major:

  not applicable

1.2

Knowledge of the linguistic elements of English and its varieties.

C

The student's command of English is assessed:

  • through the Basic Skills Test which is required of all students prior to admission to the teacher certification program

  • during EDUC447 Theories and Methods of Teaching Foreign Languages in the K-12 Classroom.  Here they submit weekly journals and written reflections on mini-teaching session; weekly written and homework assignments; quizzes, tests and/or final exams, and through weekly meetings with the methodology professor.

 

Elementary

 

 

Major:

 

FREN 351 Advanced Conversation & Composition I†† (Level B)

FREN 352 Advanced Conversation & Composition II†† (level C)

 EDUC447 Theories and Methods of Teaching Foreign Languages in the K-1 2 Classroom

Minor:

 

FREN 351 Advanced Conversation & Composition I†† (Level B)

FREN 352 Advanced Conversation & Composition II†† (level C)

EDUC447 Theories and Methods of Teaching Foreign Languages in the K-1 2 Classroom

 

 

 

Secondary

 

 

Major:

 

FREN 351 Advanced Conversation & Composition I†† (Level B)

FREN 352 Advanced Conversation & Composition II†† (level C)

 EDUC447 Theories and Methods of Teaching Foreign Languages in the K-1 2 Classroom

Minor:

 

FREN 351 Advanced Conversation & Composition I†† (Level B)

FREN 352 Advanced Conversation & Composition II†† (level C)

 EDUC447 Theories and Methods of Teaching Foreign Languages in the K-1 2 Classroom

 

 

 

K-12

 

 

Major: not applicable 

1.3

An understanding of the dynamic nature of language systems and demonstrate competency in helping students acquire and use English and the target language in listening, speaking, reading, and writing for social and academic purposes.

B

The student's understanding of the dynamic nature of language is assessed:

  • by having students reflect, compare, and analyze the development of the French language from historical periods and current periods (FREN355/356)

  • by asking students to demonstrate their use of various registers, levels of sophistication and current usage (FREN351/352)

  • students demonstrate a high level of competence in teaching language during EDUC447

 

Elementary

 

 

Major:

 

FREN 351 Advanced Conversation & Composition I†† (Level B)

FREN 352 Advanced Conversation & Composition II†† (level C)

FREN 355 Survey of French Lit. I (level C)

FREN 356 Survey of French Lit. II(level C) 

EDUC447 Theories and Methods of Teaching Foreign Languages in the K-1 2 Classroom

Minor:

 

FREN 351 Advanced Conversation & Composition I†† (Level B)

FREN 352 Advanced Conversation & Composition II†† (level C)

FREN 355 Survey of French Lit. I (level C)

FREN 356 Survey of French Lit. II(level C) 

EDUC447 Theories and Methods of Teaching Foreign Languages in the K-1 2 Classroom

 

 

 

Secondary

 

 

 

Major:

 

FREN 351 Advanced Conversation & Composition I†† (Level B)

FREN 352 Advanced Conversation & Composition II†† (level C)

FREN 355 Survey of French Lit. I (level C)

FREN 356 Survey of French Lit. II(level C) 

EDUC447 Theories and Methods of Teaching Foreign Languages in the K-1 2 Classroom

Minor:

 

FREN 351 Advanced Conversation & Composition I†† (Level B)

FREN 352 Advanced Conversation & Composition II†† (level C)

FREN 355 Survey of French Lit. I (level C)

FREN 356 Survey of French Lit. II(level C) 

EDUC447 Theories and Methods of Teaching Foreign Languages in the K-1 2 Classroom

 

 

 

K-12

 

 

 

Major: not applicable 

1.4

Knowledge of the similarities and differences between English and the target languages.

B

Students demonstrate knowledge of the similarities and differences:

  • by translating material from French to English and English to French to demonstrate similarities and differences in syntax (FREN351/352)

  • by comparing idioms, cognates and false cognates (FREN351/352)

  • by comparing phonological, morphological and syntactical analyses of English and French (FREN351/352)

 

Elementary

 

 

Major:

 

FREN 351 Advanced Conversation & Composition I†† (Level B)

FREN 352 Advanced Conversation & Composition II†† (level C)

Minor:

 

FREN 351 Advanced Conversation & Composition I†† (Level B)

FREN 352 Advanced Conversation & Composition II†† (level C)

 

 

 

Secondary

 

 

 

Major:

 

FREN 351 Advanced Conversation & Composition I†† (Level B)

FREN 352 Advanced Conversation & Composition II†† (level C)

Minor:

 

FREN 351 Advanced Conversation & Composition I†† (Level B)

FREN 352 Advanced Conversation & Composition II†† (level C)

 

 

 

K-12

 

 

Major: not applicable

2.0

Cultures, Literatures, Cross-Disciplinary Concepts

Teacher preparation institutions provide candidates opportunities to develop and demonstrate:

2.1

Knowledge, understanding, and use of the major concepts, principles, theories, and research related to the nature and role of culture in language development and academic achievement that support student learning.

A

 Students demonstrate the knowledge of cultural practices, products and perspectives:
  • by designing all micro-lessons and midterm/final exam demonstration lessons within the culturally-authentic and age-appropriate cultural context (EDUC447, FREN360/370)
  • by designing culturally-authentic age-appropriate French language lessons for the unit and daily lessons during student teaching placements (EDUC491/492)
  • by explaining and justifying their philosophy on the teaching of culture in essays required in EDUC447 

Elementary

 

 

Major:

 

FREN 355 Survey of French Lit. I (level C)

FREN 356 Survey of French Lit. II(level C)

FREN 360 Fr. Cultural Perspectives (level C)

FREN 370 The Francophone World I (level C)  

EDUC447 Theories and Methods of Teaching Foreign Languages in the K-1 2 Classroom

EDUC491/492 Internship/Advanced Methods I/II

Minor:

 

FREN 355 Survey of French Lit. I (level C)

FREN 356 Survey of French Lit. II(level C)

FREN 360 Fr. Cultural Perspectives (level C)

FREN 370 The Francophone World I (level C)  

EDUC447 Theories and Methods of Teaching Foreign Languages in the K-1 2 Classroom

EDUC491/492 Internship/Advanced Methods I/II

 

 

 

Secondary

 

 

 

Major:

 

FREN 355 Survey of French Lit. I (level C)

FREN 356 Survey of French Lit. II(level C)

FREN 360 Fr. Cultural Perspectives (level C)

FREN 370 The Francophone World I (level C)  

EDUC447 Theories and Methods of Teaching Foreign Languages in the K-1 2 Classroom

EDUC491/492 Internship/Advanced Methods I/II

Minor:

 

FREN 355 Survey of French Lit. I (level C)

FREN 356 Survey of French Lit. II(level C)

FREN 360 Fr. Cultural Perspectives (level C)

FREN 370 The Francophone World I (level C)  

EDUC447 Theories and Methods of Teaching Foreign Languages in the K-1 2 Classroom

EDUC491/492 Internship/Advanced Methods I/II

 

 

 

K-12

 

 

Major: 

 not applicable

2.2

Application of knowledge and understanding of how cultural groups and studentsí cultural identities affect language learning and school achievement.

A

Students demonstrate the knowledge of cultural groups and identities:
  • by analyzing for each lesson the distribution of cultural product, practice or perspective within or between cultures
  • by using their micro-lessons, midterm/final demonstrations and pre-student teach in a variety of lesson designs, activities, and materials that meet the needs of students with differing background knowledge and diverse learning styles

  • by designing instruction in student teaching based on their analysis of the learning context (EDUC491/492)

  • by preparing adaptations to lesson plans to accommodate diverse learners (EDUC491/492, FREN360/370)

 

Elementary

 

 

Major:

 

FREN 360 Fr. Cultural Perspectives (level C)

FREN 370 The Francophone World I (level C)  

EDUC447 Theories and Methods of Teaching Foreign Languages in the K-1 2 Classroom

EDUC491/492 Internship/Advanced Methods I/II

 

Minor:

 

FREN 360 Fr. Cultural Perspectives (level C)

FREN 370 The Francophone World I (level C)  

EDUC447 Theories and Methods of Teaching Foreign Languages in the K-1 2 Classroom

EDUC491/492 Internship/Advanced Methods I/II

 

 

 

Secondary

 

 

 

Major:

 

FREN 360 Fr. Cultural Perspectives (level C)

FREN 370 The Francophone World I (level C)  

EDUC447 Theories and Methods of Teaching Foreign Languages in the K-1 2 Classroom

EDUC491/492 Internship/Advanced Methods I/II

Minor:

 

FREN 360 Fr. Cultural Perspectives (level C)

FREN 370 The Francophone World I (level C)  

EDUC447 Theories and Methods of Teaching Foreign Languages in the K-1 2 Classroom

EDUC491/492 Internship/Advanced Methods I/II

 

 

 

K-12

 

 

Major:

 not applicable 

2.3

An understanding of the value and role of literary and cultural texts and use them to interpret and reflect upon the perspectives of cultures over time.

B

Students demonstrate their ability to understand and interpret text and use it to interpret cultural values:
  • by discussing and analyzing detailed questions about a variety of texts (FREN355/356)
  • by writing detailed analysis of texts (FREN355/356)

  • by preparing and presenting oral summaries and analysis (FREN351/352, FREN355/356

 

Elementary

 

 

Major:

 

FREN 351 Advanced Conversation & Composition I†† (Level B)

FREN 352 Advanced Conversation & Composition II†† (level C)

FREN 355 Survey of French Lit. I (level C)

FREN 356 Survey of French Lit. II(level C)

Minor:

 

FREN 351 Advanced Conversation & Composition I†† (Level B)

FREN 352 Advanced Conversation & Composition II†† (level C)

FREN 355 Survey of French Lit. I (level C)

FREN 356 Survey of French Lit. II(level C)

 

 

 

Secondary

 

 

 

Major:

 

FREN 351 Advanced Conversation & Composition I†† (Level B)

FREN 352 Advanced Conversation & Composition II†† (level C)

FREN 355 Survey of French Lit. I (level C)

FREN 356 Survey of French Lit. II(level C)

 

Minor:

 

FREN 351 Advanced Conversation & Composition I†† (Level B)

FREN 352 Advanced Conversation & Composition II†† (level C)

FREN 355 Survey of French Lit. I (level C)

FREN 356 Survey of French Lit. II(level C)

K-12

 

 

Major:

 not applicable 

2.4

An understanding of the connections among perspectives of cultures, their practices and products, and be able to make comparisons.

B

Students demonstrate their understanding:
  • by explaining and justifying their philosophy on the role of cultural comparisons on course tests/exams (EDUC447)

  • by presenting oral and written comparisons and stating differences in points of view across time (FREN360/370 and FREN460)

 

Elementary

 

 

Major:

 

FREN 360 Fr. Cultural Perspectives (level C)

FREN 370 The Francophone World I (level C)  

FREN 460 Directed Academic & CulturalImmersion (Study Abroad) (level C)

EDUC447 Theories and Methods of Teaching Foreign Languages in the K-1 2 Classroom

 

Minor:

 

FREN 360 Fr. Cultural Perspectives (level C)

FREN 370 The Francophone World I (level C)  

 EDUC447 Theories and Methods of Teaching Foreign Languages in the K-1 2 Classroom

 

 

 

Secondary

 

 

 

Major:

 

FREN 360 Fr. Cultural Perspectives (level C)

FREN 370 The Francophone World I (level C)  

FREN 460 Directed Academic & CulturalImmersion (Study Abroad) (level C)

 EDUC447 Theories and Methods of Teaching Foreign Languages in the K-1 2 Classroom

Minor:

 

FREN 360 Fr. Cultural Perspectives (level C)

FREN 370 The Francophone World I (level C)  

 EDUC447 Theories and Methods of Teaching Foreign Languages in the K-1 2 Classroom

 

 

 

K-12

 

 

Major:

 not applicable 

2.5

Ability to recognize distinctive cultural viewpoints of multiple content areas available only through the target language.

A

Students demonstrate their awareness of distinctive viewpoints by reading a variety of authentic original sources (literary, historical and contemporary works, popular literature, historical texts, children and youth literature, trade publications, online publications, magazines, newspapers, etc.) from French and Francophone cultures, and by speaking and/or writing about their findings.

 

Elementary

 

 

Major:

FREN 351 Advanced Conversation & Composition I†† (Level B)

FREN 352 Advanced Conversation & Composition II†† (level C)

FREN 355 Survey of French Lit. I (level C)

FREN 356 Survey of French Lit. II(level C)

FREN 360 Fr. Cultural Perspectives (level C)

FREN 370 The Francophone World I (level C)  

FREN 460 Directed Academic & Cultural Immersion†† (Study Abroad)(level C)

 

Minor:

 

FREN 351 Advanced Conversation & Composition I†† (Level B)

FREN 352 Advanced Conversation & Composition II†† (level C)

FREN 355 Survey of French Lit. I (level C)

FREN 356 Survey of French Lit. II(level C)

FREN 360 Fr. Cultural Perspectives (level C)

FREN 370 The Francophone World I (level C)  

 

 

 

Secondary

 

 

Major:

FREN 351 Advanced Conversation & Composition I†† (Level B)

FREN 352 Advanced Conversation & Composition II†† (level C)

FREN 355 Survey of French Lit. I (level C)

FREN 356 Survey of French Lit. II(level C)

FREN 360 Fr. Cultural Perspectives (level C)

FREN 370 The Francophone World I (level C)  

FREN 460Directed Academic & Cultural Immersion†† (Study Abroad)(level C)

 

Minor:

 

FREN 351 Advanced Conversation & Composition I†† (Level B)

FREN 352 Advanced Conversation & Composition II†† (level C)

FREN 355 Survey of French Lit. I (level C)

FREN 356 Survey of French Lit. II(level C)

FREN 360 Fr. Cultural Perspectives (level C)

FREN 370 The Francophone World I (level C)  

 

 

 

 

K-12

 

 

Major: 

 

3.0

Language Acquisition Theories and Instructional Practices

Teacher preparation institutions provide candidates opportunities to develop and demonstrate:

 
      Students demonstrate their understanding by explaining and justifying using theory, research, and the national standards, their philosophy of language teaching and learning on both the midterm and final exams

3.1

An understanding of language acquisition theories and research.

B

Elementary

 

 

Major:

 

EDUC447 Theories and Methods of Teaching Foreign Languages in the K-1 2 Classroom

 

Minor:

 

EDUC447 Theories and Methods of Teaching Foreign Languages in the K-1 2 Classroom

 

 

 

 

Secondary

 

 

Major:

 

EDUC447 Theories and Methods of Teaching Foreign Languages in the K-1 2 Classroom

 

Minor:

 

EDUC447 Theories and Methods of Teaching Foreign Languages in the K-1 2 Classroom

 

 

 

 

K-12

 

 

Major:

 

      Students demonstrate their ability to use language acquisition knowledge:
  • during the required micro-teaching demonstrations (EDUC447)
  • by consistently tailoring their language to the level of input of their learners and then using French to conduct instruction during all micro-lessons and mid-term/final exam demonstrations, pre-student teaching experiences and student teaching (EDUC447 and 491/492)
  • by supporting linguistic input with a variety of meaning clarification strategies including visual aids, realia, gestires, acting, imaginative play, drama, storytelling (EDUC447)

3.2

Ability to use language acquisition knowledge to create a supportive classroom learning environment that includes target language input and opportunities for negotiation of meaning and meaningful interaction.

B

Elementary

 

 

Major:

 

FREN 351 Advanced Conversation & Composition I†† (Level B)

FREN 352 Advanced Conversation & Composition II†† (level C)

EDUC447 Theories and Methods of Teaching Foreign Languages in the K-1 2 Classroom

 EDUC491/492 Internship/Advanced Methods I/II

Minor:

 

FREN 351 Advanced Conversation & Composition I†† (Level B)

FREN 352 Advanced Conversation & Composition II†† (level C)

EDUC447 Theories and Methods of Teaching Foreign Languages in the K-1 2 Classroom

 EDUC491/492 Internship/Advanced Methods I/II

 

 

 

Secondary

 

 

 

Major:

 

FREN 351 Advanced Conversation & Composition I†† (Level B)

FREN 352 Advanced Conversation & Composition II†† (level C)

EDUC447 Theories and Methods of Teaching Foreign Languages in the K-1 2 Classroom

 EDUC491/492 Internship/Advanced Methods I/II

Minor:

 

FREN 351 Advanced Conversation & Composition I†† (Level B)

FREN 352 Advanced Conversation & Composition II†† (level C)

EDUC447 Theories and Methods of Teaching Foreign Languages in the K-1 2 Classroom

 EDUC491/492 Internship/Advanced Methods I/II

 

 

 

K-12

 

 

Major:

 

 

3.3

A variety of instructional practices that produce language outcomes through an articulated program that addresses the needs of diverse language learners.

B

Elementary

 

 

Major:

 

EDUC447 Theories and Methods of Teaching Foreign Languages in the K-1 2 Classroom

 

Minor:

 

EDUC447 Theories and Methods of Teaching Foreign Languages in the K-1 2 Classroom

 

 

 

 

Secondary

 

 

 

Major:

 

EDUC447 Theories and Methods of Teaching Foreign Languages in the K-1 2 Classroom

 

Minor:

 

EDUC447 Theories and Methods of Teaching Foreign Languages in the K-1 2 Classroom

 

 

 

 

K-12

 

 

Major:

 

 

 

 

3.4

Knowledge and use of a variety of strategies for instructional management that facilitates language acquisition and student achievement for second language learners.

B

Elementary

 

 

Major:

 

EDUC447 Theories and Methods of Teaching Foreign Languages in the K-1 2 Classroom

 

Minor:

 

EDUC447 Theories and Methods of Teaching Foreign Languages in the K-1 2 Classroom

 

 

 

 

Secondary

 

 

 

Major:

 

EDUC447 Theories and Methods of Teaching Foreign Languages in the K-1 2 Classroom

 

Minor:

 

EDUC447 Theories and Methods of Teaching Foreign Languages in the K-1 2 Classroom

 

 

 

 

K-12

 

 

Major:

 

 

 

4.0

Integration of Standards Into Curriculum and Instruction

Teacher preparation institutions provide candidates opportunities to develop and demonstrate:

 

4.1

An understanding of the standards and benchmarks of the Michigan Curriculum Framework and Standards for Foreign Language Learning in curricular planning

B

Elementary

 

 

Major:

 

EDUC447 Theories and Methods of Teaching Foreign Languages in the K-1 2 Classroom

 

Minor:

 

EDUC447 Theories and Methods of Teaching Foreign Languages in the K-1 2 Classroom

 

 

 

 

Secondary

 

 

 

Major:

 

EDUC447 Theories and Methods of Teaching Foreign Languages in the K-1 2 Classroom

 

Minor:

 

EDUC447 Theories and Methods of Teaching Foreign Languages in the K-1 2 Classroom

 

 

 

 

K-12

 

 

Major:

 

 

 

4.2

Ability to integrate the Standards for Foreign Language Learning and the Michigan Curriculum Framework into language instruction.

B

Elementary

 

 

Major:

 

EDUC447 Theories and Methods of Teaching Foreign Languages in the K-1 2 Classroom

 

Minor:

 

EDUC447 Theories and Methods of Teaching Foreign Languages in the K-1 2 Classroom

 

 

 

 

Secondary

 

 

 

Major:

 

EDUC447 Theories and Methods of Teaching Foreign Languages in the K-1 2 Classroom

 

Minor:

 

EDUC447 Theories and Methods of Teaching Foreign Languages in the K-1 2 Classroom

 

 

 

 

K-12

 

 

Major:

 

 

 

4.3

Ability to use standards and benchmarks to evaluate, select, design, and adapt instructional resources by connecting curriculum to studentsí experiences and skills of home and community.

A

Elementary

 

 

Major:

 

EDUC447 Theories and Methods of Teaching Foreign Languages in the K-1 2 Classroom

 

Minor:

 

EDUC447 Theories and Methods of Teaching Foreign Languages in the K-1 2 Classroom

 

 

 

 

Secondary

 

 

 

Major:

 

EDUC447 Theories and Methods of Teaching Foreign Languages in the K-1 2 Classroom

 

Minor:

 

EDUC447 Theories and Methods of Teaching Foreign Languages in the K-1 2 Classroom

 

 

 

 

K-12

 

 

Major:

 

 

 

 

4.4

Ability to serve as an effective model of English and the target language for developing listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills.

C

Elementary

 

 

Major:

 

EDUC447 Theories and Methods of Teaching Foreign Languages in the K-1 2 Classroom

 

Minor:

 

EDUC447 Theories and Methods of Teaching Foreign Languages in the K-1 2 Classroom

 

 

 

 

Secondary

 

 

 

Major:

 

EDUC447 Theories and Methods of Teaching Foreign Languages in the K-1 2 Classroom

 

Minor:

 

EDUC447 Theories and Methods of Teaching Foreign Languages in the K-1 2 Classroom

 

 

 

 

K-12

 

 

Major:

 

 

 

4.5

Understanding and utilization of strategies that promote student competence in using critical thinking skills in conjunction with learning the target language.

A

Elementary

 

 

Major:

 

EDUC447 Theories and Methods of Teaching Foreign Languages in the K-1 2 Classroom

 

Minor:

 

EDUC447 Theories and Methods of Teaching Foreign Languages in the K-1 2 Classroom

 

 

 

 

Secondary

 

 

 

Major:

 

EDUC447 Theories and Methods of Teaching Foreign Languages in the K-1 2 Classroom

 

Minor:

 

EDUC447 Theories and Methods of Teaching Foreign Languages in the K-1 2 Classroom

 

 

 

 

K-12

 

 

Major:

 

 

 

4.6

Familiarity with and adaptive use of a wide range of standards-based materials, resources, and technologies in effective world language and content teaching.

B

Elementary

 

 

Major:

 

EDUC447 Theories and Methods of Teaching Foreign Languages in the K-1 2 Classroom

 

Minor:

 

EDUC447 Theories and Methods of Teaching Foreign Languages in the K-1 2 Classroom

 

 

 

 

Secondary

 

 

 

Major:

 

EDUC447 Theories and Methods of Teaching Foreign Languages in the K-1 2 Classroom

 

Minor:

 

EDUC447 Theories and Methods of Teaching Foreign Languages in the K-1 2 Classroom

 

 

 

 

K-12

 

 

Major:

 

 

 

4.7

Skills in supporting world language students as they access the core curriculum and learn language and academic content together.

B

Elementary

 

 

Major:

 

EDUC447 Theories and Methods of Teaching Foreign Languages in the K-1 2 Classroom

 

Minor:

 

EDUC447 Theories and Methods of Teaching Foreign Languages in the K-1 2 Classroom

 

 

 

 

Secondary

 

 

 

Major:

 

EDUC447 Theories and Methods of Teaching Foreign Languages in the K-1 2 Classroom

 

Minor:

 

EDUC447 Theories and Methods of Teaching Foreign Languages in the K-1 2 Classroom

 

 

 

 

K-12

 

 

Major:

 

 

 

 

 

4.8

Knowledge of past and current second language teaching methodologies and their applicability in developing instructional practices and resources to meet the needs of individual learners.

B

Elementary

 

 

Major:

 

EDUC447 Theories and Methods of Teaching Foreign Languages in the K-1 2 Classroom

 

Minor:

 

EDUC447 Theories and Methods of Teaching Foreign Languages in the K-1 2 Classroom

 

 

 

 

Secondary

 

 

 

Major:

 

EDUC447 Theories and Methods of Teaching Foreign Languages in the K-1 2 Classroom

 

Minor:

 

EDUC447 Theories and Methods of Teaching Foreign Languages in the K-1 2 Classroom

 

 

 

 

K-12

 

 

Major:

 

 

 

 

 

5.0

Assessment of Languages and Cultures

Teacher preparation institutions provide candidates opportunities to develop and demonstrate:

 

5.1

Knowledge of the ongoing nature of assessment and multiple age- and level-appropriate ways to assess that provides purposeful outcome data.

B

Elementary

 

 

Major:

 

EDUC447 Theories and Methods of Teaching Foreign Languages in the K-1 2 Classroom

 

Minor:

 

EDUC447 Theories and Methods of Teaching Foreign Languages in the K-1 2 Classroom

 

 

 

 

Secondary

 

 

 

Major:

 

EDUC447 Theories and Methods of Teaching Foreign Languages in the K-1 2 Classroom

 

Minor:

 

EDUC447 Theories and Methods of Teaching Foreign Languages in the K-1 2 Classroom

 

 

 

 

K-12

 

 

Major:

 

 

 

 

 

5.2

Reflective assessment practices including: analysis of assessment results, adjustment of instruction based on assessment results, and use of outcome data to determine the direction of instruction.

A

Elementary

 

 

Major:

 

EDUC447 Theories and Methods of Teaching Foreign Languages in the K-1 2 Classroom

 

Minor:

 

EDUC447 Theories and Methods of Teaching Foreign Languages in the K-1 2 Classroom

 

 

 

 

Secondary

 

 

 

Major:

 

EDUC447 Theories and Methods of Teaching Foreign Languages in the K-1 2 Classroom

 

Minor:

 

EDUC447 Theories and Methods of Teaching Foreign Languages in the K-1 2 Classroom

 

 

 

 

K-12

 

 

Major:

 

 

 

 

 

5.3

Ability to interpret and communicate the results of student performances to all stakeholders and provide opportunity for discussion of the interpretations and decisions based on the information.

B

Elementary

 

 

Major:

 

EDUC447 Theories and Methods of Teaching Foreign Languages in the K-1 2 Classroom

 

Minor:

 

EDUC447 Theories and Methods of Teaching Foreign Languages in the K-1 2 Classroom

 

 

 

 

Secondary

 

 

 

Major:

 

EDUC447 Theories and Methods of Teaching Foreign Languages in the K-1 2 Classroom

 

Minor:

 

EDUC447 Theories and Methods of Teaching Foreign Languages in the K-1 2 Classroom

 

 

 

 

K-12

 

 

Major:

 

 

 

 

 

5.4

Knowledge of various assessment issues (e.g., cultural and linguistic bias, political, social, and psychological factors).

A

Elementary

 

 

Major:

 

EDUC447 Theories and Methods of Teaching Foreign Languages in the K-1 2 Classroom

 

Minor:

 

EDUC447 Theories and Methods of Teaching Foreign Languages in the K-1 2 Classroom

 

 

 

 

Secondary

 

 

 

Major:

 

EDUC447 Theories and Methods of Teaching Foreign Languages in the K-1 2 Classroom

 

Minor:

 

EDUC447 Theories and Methods of Teaching Foreign Languages in the K-1 2 Classroom

 

 

 

 

K-12

 

 

Major:

 

 

 

 

5.5

Knowledge of the value of assessment data for identification, placement, and demonstration of language proficiency and academic achievement of world language student

B

Elementary

 

 

Major:

 

EDUC447 Theories and Methods of Teaching Foreign Languages in the K-1 2 Classroom

 

Minor:

 

EDUC447 Theories and Methods of Teaching Foreign Languages in the K-1 2 Classroom

 

 

 

 

Secondary

 

 

 

Major:

 

EDUC447 Theories and Methods of Teaching Foreign Languages in the K-1 2 Classroom

 

Minor:

 

EDUC447 Theories and Methods of Teaching Foreign Languages in the K-1 2 Classroom

 

 

 

 

K-12

 

 

Major:

 

 

 

 

 

 

6.0

Professionalism

Teacher preparation institutions provide candidates opportunities to develop and demonstrate:

 
      Students demonstrate their ability to reflect on their linguistic and cultural competence:
  • by writing weekly reflections on their micro-teaching demonstrations (EDUC447)
  • by analyzing their practice with reference to language acquisition theory and the standards in the final exam
  • by writing a reflective statement analyzing their ability to cause student learning based on their pre- and post-assessment data, noting their strengths and weaknesses as a teacher and outlining a professional development plan (EDUC491/492)

6.1

Linguistic and cultural competence through reflective practices.

B

Elementary

 

 

Major:

 

FREN 351 Advanced Conversation & Composition I†† (Level B)

FREN 352 Advanced Conversation & Composition II†† (level C)

FREN 353 Business French I(level C)

FREN 354 Business French II(level C)

FREN 355 Survey of French Lit. I (level C)

FREN 356 Survey of French Lit. II(level C)

 

Minor:

 

FREN 351 Advanced Conversation & Composition I†† (Level B)

FREN 352 Advanced Conversation & Composition II†† (level C)

FREN 355 Survey of French Lit. I (level C)

FREN 356 Survey of French Lit. II(level C)

 

 

 

 

Secondary

 

 

 

Major:

 

FREN 351 Advanced Conversation & Composition I†† (Level B)

FREN 352 Advanced Conversation & Composition II†† (level C)

FREN 353 Business French I(level C)

FREN 354 Business French II(level C)

FREN 355 Survey of French Lit. I (level C)

FREN 356 Survey of French Lit. II(level C)

 

Minor:

 

FREN 351 Advanced Conversation & Composition I†† (Level B)

FREN 352 Advanced Conversation & Composition II†† (level C)

FREN 355 Survey of French Lit. I (level C)

FREN 356 Survey of French Lit. II(level C)

 

 

 

 

K-12

 

 

Major:

 

 

 

 

 

 

6.2

Knowledge of the value of multilingualism to the overall success of all students and understands the teacherís role as an advocate for students, colleagues, and members of the community in promoting multilingualism.

B

Elementary

 

 

Major:

 

EDUC447 Theories and Methods of Teaching Foreign Languages in the K-1 2 Classroom

 

Minor:

 

EDUC447 Theories and Methods of Teaching Foreign Languages in the K-1 2 Classroom

 

 

 

 

Secondary

 

 

 

Major:

 

EDUC447 Theories and Methods of Teaching Foreign Languages in the K-1 2 Classroom

 

Minor:

 

EDUC447 Theories and Methods of Teaching Foreign Languages in the K-1 2 Classroom

 

 

 

 

K-12

 

 

Major:

 

 

 

 

 

6.3

Ability to identify, analyze, and reflect upon professional knowledge and language proficiency, and seek resources for improvement.

C

Elementary

 

 

Major:

 

EDUC447 Theories and Methods of Teaching Foreign Languages in the K-1 2 Classroom

 

Minor:

 

EDUC447 Theories and Methods of Teaching Foreign Languages in the K-1 2 Classroom

 

 

 

 

Secondary

 

 

 

Major:

 

EDUC447 Theories and Methods of Teaching Foreign Languages in the K-1 2 Classroom

 

Minor:

 

EDUC447 Theories and Methods of Teaching Foreign Languages in the K-1 2 Classroom

 

 

 

 

K-12

 

 

Major:

 

 

 

 

 

6.4

Knowledge of legislative impact on the teaching in programs for world languages, limited-English proficient students, and bilingual education.

A

Elementary

 

 

Major:

 

EDUC447 Theories and Methods of Teaching Foreign Languages in the K-1 2 Classroom

 

Minor:

 

EDUC447 Theories and Methods of Teaching Foreign Languages in the K-1 2 Classroom

 

 

 

 

Secondary

 

 

 

Major:

 

EDUC447 Theories and Methods of Teaching Foreign Languages in the K-1 2 Classroom

 

Minor:

 

EDUC447 Theories and Methods of Teaching Foreign Languages in the K-1 2 Classroom

 

 

 

 

K-12

 

 

Major:

 

 

 

 

 

6.5

Knowledge of the teacherís role as a professional within a discipline.

A

Elementary

 

 

Major:

 

EDUC447 Theories and Methods of Teaching Foreign Languages in the K-1 2 Classroom

 

Minor:

 

EDUC447 Theories and Methods of Teaching Foreign Languages in the K-1 2 Classroom

 

 

 

 

Secondary

 

 

 

Major:

 

EDUC447 Theories and Methods of Teaching Foreign Languages in the K-1 2 Classroom

 

Minor:

 

EDUC447 Theories and Methods of Teaching Foreign Languages in the K-1 2 Classroom

 

 

 

 

K-12

 

 

Major:

 

 

 

 

 

6.6

Knowledge of the history and current state of teaching world languages, limited-English proficient students, and bilingual students as it affects public policy and advocacy issues.

A

Elementary

 

 

Major:

 

EDUC447 Theories and Methods of Teaching Foreign Languages in the K-1 2 Classroom

 

Minor:

 

EDUC447 Theories and Methods of Teaching Foreign Languages in the K-1 2 Classroom

 

 

 

 

Secondary

 

 

 

Major:

 

EDUC447 Theories and Methods of Teaching Foreign Languages in the K-1 2 Classroom

 

Minor:

 

EDUC447 Theories and Methods of Teaching Foreign Languages in the K-1 2 Classroom

 

 

 

 

K-12

 

 

Major:

 

 

 

 

 

6.7

An ability to serve as a professional resource, an advocate for students, and an ability to build partnerships with studentsí families and communities.

A

Elementary

 

 

Major:

 

EDUC447 Theories and Methods of Teaching Foreign Languages in the K-1 2 Classroom

 

Minor:

 

EDUC447 Theories and Methods of Teaching Foreign Languages in the K-1 2 Classroom

 

 

 

 

Secondary

 

 

 

Major:

 

EDUC447 Theories and Methods of Teaching Foreign Languages in the K-1 2 Classroom

 

Minor:

 

EDUC447 Theories and Methods of Teaching Foreign Languages in the K-1 2 Classroom

 

 

 

 

K-12

 

 

Major:

 

 

 

 

 

7.0

Institutional Resources, Coordination, and Commitment

Teacher preparation institutions provide candidates program structures that demonstrate a capacity for coordination of resources, and the commitment toward a quality program.

 

7.1

The program provides an administrative and governance structure that encourages collaboration across content and teacher preparation programs.

*

The university provides for academic excellence in both faculty and material resources sufficient for the program size and breadth.While there is a single full-time French language faculty member, adjunct faculty are employed, both native French speakers, and other qualified individuals as required and as will benefit the program objectives.The French and Spanish faculty members collaborate and cooperate in development of our World Language offerings.We have expanded our credit bearing course offerings to include courses in Chinese (with a native Chinese speaker) and Japanese.These recent course offerings had strong administrative support, and exceptional student interest.

 

Elementary

 

 

Major:

 

The university provides the necessary and appropriate support for the required courses and programming in this specialty field

 

 

Minor:

 

The university provides the necessary and appropriate support for the required courses and programming in this specialty field

 

 

 

 

Secondary

 

 

 

Major:

 

The university provides the necessary and appropriate support for the required courses and programming in this specialty field

 

 

Minor:

 

The university provides the necessary and appropriate support for the required courses and programming in this specialty field

 

 

 

 

K-12

 

 

Major:

 

 

 

7.2

The program provides adequate resources, both human and material, to insure the world language teacher preparation program is equivalent in stature to other teacher preparation programs.

*

The university provides sufficient and adequate support to the program.Course offerings are rotated on a regular schedule to ensure that all students meet the program requirements.Departmental budgets are adequate to ensure a quality educational experience for our teacher candidates.

 

Elementary

 

 

Major:

 

The university provides the necessary and appropriate support for the required courses and programming in this specialty field

 

 

Minor:

 

The university provides the necessary and appropriate support for the required courses and programming in this specialty field

 

 

 

 

Secondary

 

 

 

Major:

 

The university provides the necessary and appropriate support for the required courses and programming in this specialty field

 

 

Minor:

 

The university provides the necessary and appropriate support for the required courses and programming in this specialty field

 

 

 

 

K-12

 

 

Major:

 

 

 

7.3

The program provides a methods course with specific age-appropriate strategies of instruction for world language learners and collaboratively supports structured field experiences.

*

The School of Education has worked with language experts to develop an appropriate methods course which is available to all world language learners.Structured field experiences, focused activities on world language standards, and a student centered approach to instruction and effective educational practice characterize this course.

 

Elementary

 

 

Major:

 

EDUC447 Theories and Methods of Teaching Foreign Languages in the K-1 2 Classroom

 

Minor:

 

EDUC447 Theories and Methods of Teaching Foreign Languages in the K-1 2 Classroom

 

 

 

 

Secondary

 

 

 

Major:

 

EDUC447 Theories and Methods of Teaching Foreign Languages in the K-1 2 Classroom

 

Minor:

 

EDUC447 Theories and Methods of Teaching Foreign Languages in the K-1 2 Classroom

 

 

 

 

K-12

 

 

Major:

 

 

 

 

7.4

The program provides an assessment system that regularly evaluates the effectiveness of the program and its faculty and staff.

*

All education programs within the university undergo regular and periodic review under structures implemented by the State Board of Education and the Michigan Department of Education.This review encompasses both unit review and specialty program review.Faculty are regularly provided opportunity to review the MTTC results of their graduates, to take leadership roles in completion of mandated reporting requirements, and to attend state-level training such as sessions completed during 2005-2006 for World Language faculty.World Language faculty report to the Dean of Arts Letters and Social Sciences, who conducts annual and tri-annual faculty performance reviews under the terms of the universityís collective bargaining agreement.

 

Elementary

 

 

Major:

 

The university provides the necessary and appropriate support for the required courses and programming in this specialty field

 

 

Minor:

 

The university provides the necessary and appropriate support for the required courses and programming in this specialty field

 

 

 

 

Secondary

 

 

 

Major:

 

The university provides the necessary and appropriate support for the required courses and programming in this specialty field

 

 

Minor:

 

The university provides the necessary and appropriate support for the required courses and programming in this specialty field

 

 

 

 

K-12

 

 

Major:

 

 

 

 

 

7.5

The program provides candidates with access to the appropriate testing opportunities, options, and procedures to demonstrate language proficiency.

*

The university, because of our rural location and limited enrollment in world language programs will rely on external testing opportunities to ensure that candidates demonstrate ACTFL ADVANCED Low oral communication skills.ACTFL testing is available through Language Testing International (https://www.languagetesting.com ) and at other Michigan state university language departments.The French language faculty will assist students in achieving the appropriate testing opportunities, serve as test proctors, and coordinate travel to test sites.

 

Elementary

 

 

Major:

 

The university provides the necessary and appropriate support for the required courses and programming in this specialty field

 

 

Minor:

 

The university provides the necessary and appropriate support for the required courses and programming in this specialty field

 

 

 

 

Secondary

 

 

 

Major:

 

The university provides the necessary and appropriate support for the required courses and programming in this specialty field

 

 

Minor:

 

The university provides the necessary and appropriate support for the required courses and programming in this specialty field

 

 

 

 

K-12

 

 

Major:

 

 

 

 

 

 


Guideline/Standard

*Level of

Proficiency

Narrative Explaining how Required Courses and/or Experiences
Fulfill the Standards

A K-12 endorsement program must provide candidates with the following experiences:

 

The K-12 program provides structured field experiences (inclusive of student teaching) in three areas:elementary, middle school, and high school.

*

Not applicable to the Lake Superior State University application

The K-12 program provides course work in growth and development for early childhood and adolescent learners.

*

Not applicable to the Lake Superior State University application

The K-12 program provides preparation in instructional methods with specific strategies of instruction for limited-English proficient students and collaboratively supports structured field experiences appropriate to all levels of certification.

*

Not applicable to the Lake Superior State University application

 

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