The Faculty of Education is currently offering a new program, the Bachelor of Education (primary/elementary) as a second degree, French immersion option.
In the spring semester of 2015, the first cohort of education students began the program at the St. John’s campus. Students who apply to this program have already completed a Bachelor of Arts degree with a major in French and have already spent a minimum of eight weeks studying/working in a French milieu. There are 11 students in this first cohort. The duration of the program is 16 months and the program includes an internship in a French immersion classroom. The students will complete a number of their education courses in French and will be encouraged to attend professional learning sessions offered by the Faculty of Education and funded through the Government of Newfoundland and Labrador and the Government of Canada. We wish our students success in this new program.
Graduate Summer Institute for French Teachers
July 2015 saw the sixth successful offering of the Graduate Summer Institute for French Teachers. The institute consisted of two graduate-level courses, one in French and one in education. The French course, which was taught by Dr. Magessa O’Reilly, professor with the Department of French and Spanish, began on July 2 and was completed on July 15. The education course, which is being taught by Ms. Denise King, sessional instructor with the Faculty of Education, began on July 20 and will finish on July 31. Seventeen students participated in the French course and there are seven students currently taking the education course.