Bachelor of Education (French)
Faculty of Education
The Bachelor of Education (BEd) with a concentration in French as a Second Language (FSL) addresses a provincial need to prepare well-qualified French language teachers. The Faculty of Education hosts courses for a cohort of students each year on the Glendon campus; students are prepared to teach in French Immersion classrooms. Graduates of the BEd program will be recommended to the Ontario College of Teachers (OCT) for certification.
Hosted primarily at the Glendon campus, the Bachelor of Education (French) teacher education degree program is designed for those who wish to teach in French immersion, Core and Extended French classrooms at all certification levels (including primary-junior, junior-intermediate and intermediate-senior). Courses are primarily taught in French, and emphasis is placed on promoting a deep understanding of Francophone cultures. The program includes community-based and school-based practicum placements.
Students who participate in the BEd at Glendon must also be pursuing a Bachelor's degree at Glendon. Emphasis is placed on developing excellent French language proficiency and a deep understanding of francophone cultures; a significant portion of the practicum is planned in Ontario French Immersion schools. Courses are taught in English and French and applicants will be required to successfully complete a French proficiency assessment.
Some BEd courses will be held at the Keele campus, but students can take our free shuttle bus to get between both campuses -- it runs regularly from morning to night.
Concurrent Teacher Education
The Bachelor of Education (BEd) that is hosted on the Glendon campus is offered in a unique concurrent delivery model, which has two possible admission points.
Students can apply through a Direct Entry option directly from high school. Upon acceptance to both Glendon and the Faculty of Education they will be registered to complete both a Glendon degree (three or four years) and the BEd degree (two years) concurrently during their studies.
Students may also apply to enter the same concurrent program model in the third or fourth year of study at Glendon. Successful applicants will then complete the Glendon degree and join the BEd program for an additional two years in order to earn the BEd.
Experiential/Exchange Opportunities through Glendon
During studies for the Glendon degree, students have the opportunity to participate in an exchange option in a Francophone environment, such as in Quebec, other parts of Canada or in several European locations. Alternatively, students have a choice of an equivalent experience of 12 credits in French within a French cultural context. Speak with a Glendon advisor for details.