French Teacher Education

Make the world a smaller place through language.

Language is power

María Magallón '18, pictured here with Professor Michelle Holschuh Simmons, is a second grade... María Magallón '18, pictured here with Professor Michelle Holschuh Simmons, is a second grade bilingual teacher at Peck Elementary School in Chicago.

Smarter decisions, greater earning potential and a broader view of the world are just a handful of benefits learners of a second language have over their monolingual counterparts, according to current language research. Pursuing a degree in French allows students to communicate with hundreds of millions of people in their own language both abroad and here in the United States. This program explores both the French language and the many cultures of French-speakers around the world.

Teaching that opens doors

Share the joys of the French language and the diverse cultures of its speakers by pursuing a license to teach French. Pairing a French major with a teaching license from Monmouth’s teacher preparation program gives students the opportunity to teach in private and public schools. Our majors help their future students expand their horizons and enjoy the cognitive, economic and cultural benefits of multilingualism.

  • <blockquote class="callout-quote"><div class="callout-quote-text"><p> “Although Chicago provides a much different scenery than Monmouth, there are many things I have learned while attending a small college like Monmouth that I can apply while teaching in a large city. One of the most important practices I have learned is the necessity for teachers to take their time in building meaningful relationships with their students. The professors in the Educational Studies Department modeled how to build healthy relationships with students, and I will always be thankful for that!”</p></div><footer class="callout-quote-footer">María Magallón ’18, elementary education and French major with a Spanish concentration; second grade bilingual teacher, Peck Elementary School in Chicago</footer></blockquote>