Teaching Practicum in France

Teaching Practicum in France — Academics

Program Structure

Program Type Coursework and practicum
Program Level 1000–3000 level courses
Courseload 15 credits


Required Courses

All of the education courses are taught in English and offered exclusively to program participants.

Introduction to Teaching

MONT 3211

Fall & Spring Semester

3 Credits

This course focuses on the principles and pedagogical considerations for effective classroom teaching.

Syllabus for Introduction to Elementary School Teaching (PDF)

UofM equivalent: Equivalent to CI 3211

Teaching Practicum

MONT 3212

Fall & Spring Semesters

3 Credits

Students spend time each week assisting in the English language classroom in a local school setting under the supervision of the French classroom teacher and the course faculty member.

Syllabus for Teaching Practicum (PDF)

UofM equivalent: Equivalent to CI 3212

Learning, Cognition, and Assessment

MONT 3119

Fall & Spring Semester

3 Credits

This course provides students with the theoretical tools for learning and the specific applications to the teaching contexts.  Student also discuss approaches to evaluation and learning competency.

Syllabus for Learning, Cognition, and Assessment (PDF)


French for Educators

MONT 1001 - 3016

Fall & Spring Semesters

3 or 5 Credits

Students enroll in a French language class at their appropriate linguistic level. 10 hours are dedicated specifically to vocabulary and communication related to the classroom and teaching environment. 1st - 4th semester language courses are 5 credits. More advanced language courses award 3 credits.

 Syllabus for 1st semester French (PDF) (MONT 1001, 5 credits) 

Comparative Education and Pedagogy

MONT 3213

Spring & Fall Semesters

3 Credits

This course compares educational practices in the United States and France with particular emphasis on historical developments and pedadogical frameworks.

 Syllabus for Comparative Education and Pedagogy (PDF)

Global Identity—Optional Online Course

Global Identity: Connecting Your International Experience with Your Future is an optional 1-credit online course that helps you process your overseas experience and apply what you've learned upon your return. The course assists you in reflecting on multiple layers of cross-cultural experience and marketing your study abroad experience for future goals. There is an additional cost for this course.

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