What will I learn?

The Department of Secondary Education and the Department of Modern Languages and Literatures jointly offer a program for students who plan to teach French in grades 7 through 12. Adolescent education (grades 7-12) programs are writing intensive. Additional information may be obtained from the Department of Secondary Education or the Department of Modern Languages and Literatures. Students should consult a counselor as early as possible to plan their program.

Program requirements (56 credits): Thirty credits in the content area are required for New York state certification to teach a Language Other Than English at the secondary level. Twenty-four of those credits must be taken in the Department of Modern Languages and Literatures as follows: All of the following: French 2030W and 3610. Two of the following culture courses: French 3515, 3525, 3510, or 3520. Twelve credits to be selected from French 2024, 2021, 2432, 2120, 3515, 3525, 3510, 3520. Tier II, Tier III, and/or Tier IV. The remaining six credits may be selected from the following options: 1) Up to two courses in the major language and/or from Modern Languages 2310 or higher. 2) Two courses in a second language, Language 2021 or above. 3) Up to two courses in related areas, subject to department approval. An average of B or higher in the major is required for student teaching. In addition, students must complete the following pedagogical courses in the Department of Secondary Education: Secondary Education 2001, 2002, 3401, 3402, 4405, 4411, 3456 (total of 26 credits). This four-term sequence may be started in the lower-sophomore term, or upper-sophomore term. Secondary Education 2001, 2002, 3401, 3402, Secondary Education 3456 may be started after completing Secondary Education 2001 and 2002. Secondary Education 4405 Seminar on Methods of Teaching Modern Languages, Student Teaching I, Secondary Education 4411 Advanced Seminar on Methods of Teaching Modern Languages, Student Teaching II. Students qualifying for the initial certification in adolescence education may obtain an extension to teach English, social studies, mathematics, a modern language, or one of the sciences in grades 5 and 6 by taking Secondary Education 3454.

Which department am I in?

School of Education

Study options

Full Time (120 credit hours)

Tuition fees
USD $620 per credit
Start date

Expected August 2022


School of Education

2111 James Hall,


New York,

11210, United States

Entry requirements

For international students

Students must have graduated from secondary school.

Brooklyn College accepts TOEFL (Internet based): 61; Paper-based TOEFL: 500; IELTS Academic Level: 6; Pearson Academic: 44.

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.