University of Maine Fort Kent - French and French Education
French Education

The University of Maine at Fort Kent offers an integrated French-language Education program that allows students to train to become French teachers in one of the only true French-speaking regions of the United States.

In the four-year baccalaureate program, students complete a major in French and an Education minor tailored specifically to French teachers. Students will complete a semester of student teaching and graduate with a teaching certificate in French.

The French language Education courses take students out into the fi eld allowing them the unique experience of conversing in French in the St. John Valley, as well as in neighboring Canada. Students also gain first-hand classroom experience team teaching at a local elementary after-school program.

During their senior year, students conduct student teaching, as well as a senior capstone French curriculum project. For their student teaching, students may choose to be in a local or Canadian high school, or in a nearby elementary French immersion program.

Students who already hold a baccalaureate degree may opt for the French language Education certification track. The intensive one-and-a-half-year program has students complete coursework both in Education, as well as advanced French courses, with an emphasis on the North American francophone experience.