Bachelor of Arts in French, World Languages (License)

School of Education & Human Development


Degree: BA License

Classroom Type: Online and on campus classes

Instills the essential content and education theory needed to be an effective French teacher and expand the world views, language development, interpretation skills, and creative thinking of students in grades 7 - 12.

Program Details

Interest Categories: Education & Counseling

Campus: CU Denver Online

What you'll learn

Do you love speaking and reading French? Are you interested in opening up the world of French language and culture to K-12 students? If so, you would make an excellent French teacher. In this four-year, 120 credit hour undergraduate BA program, you will learn to plan assessment-informed instruction for educational excellence and equity for all children including those from diverse racial, ethnic, linguistic, class and ability backgrounds.

At CU Denver, preparing French teachers is a highly collaborative process between the French department in the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences and the School of Education & Human Development. This program offers real life experience with secondary schools in Denver Metro area school districts.

In this teacher education program, you will learn from nationally and internationally recognized faculty members who are known for innovation and research in literacy, language, social and emotional growth and building a diverse teacher workforce. Through the French department, you will garner the essential content and education theory needed to be an effective French teacher. In our school district partnerships, you will "live the life of a teacher," becoming a vital member of the teaching staff as a teacher candidate.

You may be starting college for the first time, transferring from another institution, or returning to the university setting after years away. Regardless, you'll join a top education school with collaborative teams of dedicated teachers and award-winning faculty who will prepare you for success in any classroom anywhere.

Any school can promise a teacher residency. Few can deliver one as well supported and prepared as ours. For more than 25 years, the School of Education & Human Development has been working closely with area schools to create a proven residency program that supports your development as you work with teams of dedicated practicing teachers, teacher leaders and university faculty in the school. Further, because of our urban location and emphasis on teaching in diverse contexts, our graduates are ready to lead and make a difference in any classroom.

Choose CU Denver's School of Education & Human Development

The School of Education & Human Development at the University of Colorado Denver attracts students who are passionate about careers in teaching. We match their passion with an education that is rooted in diversity, technology, proven approaches and real-world practice. That's why our graduates are prepared to make immediate and life-long impacts on people, communities and the world.


To earn this 120 credit hour BA in French with a teacher's license in Secondary Education students must satisfy all requirements in each of the four areas below. Students should declare their track as early as possible to avoid taking classes that do not count toward their degree or licensure. Please reach out to your CLAS advisor as soon as possible to indicate your interest and to plan your course schedule.

Program Courses

Course Catalog

Recommended Completion Time:4 Years

Required Credits for Completion:120

Admission Requirements

We encourage applications from incoming freshmen, current students at CU Denver, students transferring from community colleges or four-year institutions, individuals who are working as paraprofessionals, assistant teachers or developmental intervention assistants and people who are interested in working in community-based organizations.

This program has rolling admissions; but, the application closes:

  • Jan 1 for Spring semester
  • May 15 for Summer semester
  • August 1 for Fall semester.

For more information, email or call 303.315.6300.