Graduate School of Education - George Mason University
Graduate School of Education - George Mason University

Our Graduate School of Education is the alma mater for one third of teachers and administrators in Northern Virginia’s world-class school systems. Each year, more than 3,000 graduate students enroll in our innovative academic programs, which include advanced study for teachers and school leaders, instructional design and technology, and a renowned PhD in Education program that is among the largest in the country.

School of Recreation, Health, and Tourism - George Mason University

The School of Recreation, Health, and Tourism (SRHT) offers exciting, career-ready majors in dynamic fields such as athletic training, tourism and events management, health and physical education, kinesiology, sport management, and recreation management. SRHT features renowned faculty, cutting-edge research, six laboratories and centers, and a diverse student body of more than 1,000 undergraduate and graduate students each year. Each major requires one or more internship or clinical experiences, ensuring that students graduate not just with a transcript but with a resume that demonstrates their professional aptitude and skills.

Curriculum and Instruction, MEd Concentration in ASTL: Foreign Language French

Speaking a foreign language improves the functionality of your brain by challenging it to recognise, negotiate meaning, and communicate in different language systems.

The French Foreign Language concentration provides advanced professional development and language study for practicing foreign language teachers. The 18 credits include a combination of modern language courses and targeted electives.

The ASTL concentrations are for teachers and other educators with one or more years of teaching or education-related experience who want to continue to grow professionally. The program offers advanced study in a specific concentration area, including Virginia's Standards of Learning content areas, cohort classes, an innovative schedule, and the use of technology. The courses, aligned with the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards, help teachers think and practice as board-certified teachers. The program develops teacher-leaders who practice reflection through action-research, problem-based learning, and self-inquiry, and teacher expertise in a concentration that will identify the teacher as a potential leader in that area.

Core Courses (12 credits)

Concentration Courses in French (18 credits)


Choose two courses (six credits) from the following that cover two different chronological periods or Francophone regions in consultation with an advisor:

Note: * Courses may be substituted with advisor-approved literature-related electives in French.

Language and Linguistics

Choose two courses (six credits) from the following in consultation with an advisor:

Electives (6 credits)

Choose two additional courses (six credits) from the aforementioned literature courses, aforementioned language and linguistics courses, or from the courses below in consultation with an advisor

Note: ** Courses may be substituted with advisor-approved language and literature-related electives.

Total: 30 credits

Program Exit Requirement

Professional Development Portfolio: A performance-based document that provides concrete evidence of teacher professional development throughout the ASTL program.

ASTL Foreign Language French Concentration Form (pdf)