Mercyhurst University

French • Spanish Education Bachelor of Arts

Students may choose a major program in French Education, leading to Pennsylvania K-12 certification. Entrance into the major program is determined by the successful completion of French 204: Intermediate French sequence or by the demonstration of equivalent skills on the CLEP, A.P., International Baccalaureate examinations. As stated above, student must also successfully pass through the Sophomore Review process before formal admittance to the major is granted. In order to receive your degree and certification in French Education, students must meet all of the requirements outlined in the Education Department section of the university catalog. Please refer to all standards, policies and admission/retention criteria as specified for all Education majors seeking a degree from Mercyhurst University and certification by the Pennsylvania Department of Education.

The Spanish education major at Mercyhurst University prepares students for Pennsylvania K-12 certification in Spanish. Mercyhurst students will enroll in the required sequence of Spanish language courses, as well as complete required coursework from the Department of Education. Students will also be required to enroll in a student teaching experience. Students must maintain a 3.0 and pass the state education examinations to receive certification.



Kate is a French Education major who had the opportunity to study-abroad in Paris.

Meet the Faculty

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Alice Edwards
Alice Edwards, Ph.D.
Professor of Spanish
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Douglas Boudreau
Douglas Boudreau, Ph.D.
Chair, Associate Professor of French
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Janelle Newman
Janelle Newman, Ph.D.
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Karen Williams
Karen Williams, Ph.D.
Professor of Spanish

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