The Master of Arts and Education (Education and Francophone Literature and Cultures)

The Faculty of Education and the Department of French and Spanish (Faculty of Arts) are offering a joint degree entitled Master of Arts and Education (Education and Francophone Literature and Cultures).

The program is designed for teachers of French and French immersion who wish to learn more about Francophone literature and culture to enhance their practice and improve their French language skills.

Students in the M.A. & Ed. (E.L.C.F.) program take half of their courses with the Faculty of Education and half with the Department of French and Spanish. The program can be completed by part-time studies and most of the courses are available by distance education.

Note: This is a blended program which will require the completion of both online and on-campus courses.

Programme Requirements

In addition to meeting the requirements in the general degree regulations,

Candidates for the Master of Arts and Education (Education and Francophone Literatures and Cultures) may choose one of two program options:

Option I. Project Route

Option II. Comprehensive Course Route

All candidates shall be required to complete:

  • French 6800 Littératures francophones: Théorie et pratique/Francophone literatures: Theory and practice
  • French 6810 Cultures francophones: Théorie et pratique/Francophone Cultures: Theory and practice
  • Education 6100 Research Designs and Methods in Education

Six credit hours from Memorial University of Newfoundland, Department of French and Spanish graduate course offerings as deemed appropriate by the Administrative Committee.

Nine credit hours selected from:

  • Education 6668 Current Issues in Second Language Education
  • Education 6669 Graduate Seminar in Second Language Teaching and Learning
  • Education 6673 Second Language Teaching, Learning and Curriculum
  • Education 6674 Research in Second Language

Three credit hours from other Memorial University of Newfoundland, Faculty of Education graduate course offerings as deemed appropriate by the Administrative Committee

Students choosing Option I must also complete:

  • Education 6392 Project in Curriculum, Teaching and Learning Studies

Students choosing Option II must also complete:

  • Three credit hours from Memorial University of Newfoundland, Department of French and Spanish graduate course offerings as deemed appropriate for each candidate’s program by the Administrative Committee.
  • Education 6390 Research and Development Seminar in Curriculum, Teaching and Learning Studies

Minimum Admission Requirements

In addition to meeting the requirements in the general degree regulations, applicants must have:

• Graduate diploma and MEd – Bachelor's degree (minimum second class or 70% average in last 30 attempted courses); some programs have prerequisites and require work experience

• PhD – Master's Degree in Education ('A' standing) or an equivalent Master's Degree from an accredited university; evidence of scholarly work; and two years of professional experience in an educational setting. An interview may also be required.

Important Note: The information provided on this website is subject to change. The University Calendar is the final authority on university fees and regulations.

Admission Requirements - Master of Arts and Education

This is a blended program which will require the completion of both online and on-campus courses. The program is designed for teachers of French and French immersion who are interested in Francophone literature and culture as a means of enhancing their practice and improving their French language skills. Half of the required courses are offered in Faculty of Education and half are taught in the Department of Modern Languages, Literatures and Cultures. Course and project options are offered, and the program can be completed in two years of full-time study. Many courses can be taken online.

Minimum admission requirements

  • Normally a B. Ed. with at least a focus area in French or a B.A. in French and a B.Ed.
  • Two years of experience in the teaching of French and a 70% average in the last 30 courses.
  • A level of French proficiency satisfactory to the M.A. & Ed. (E.L.C.F.) Admissions Committee. As part of the application process, prospective students will provide a sample of writing in Education. If the Committee elects to hold interviews, the interviews will be conducted in French.

Applications for admission are accepted twice per year. The deadline for applications is September 15 for January admissions, and February 15 for May and September admissions.

Questions:

For further information, or if there are questions, please contact:

Départment d'études Françaises et Hispaniques:

Faculty of Education, Office of Academic Programs

Additional Notes Regarding Admission to MEd programs

Deferral Requests

The Faculty of Education, Office of Academic Programs policy regarding deferrals changed as of the 2015-2016 Spring Semester.

Students accepted to programs without caps on enrollment (Curriculum, Teaching & Learning Studies, Educational Leadership Studies, Educational Technology & Post-Secondary Studies), are advised that the graduate office does not accept deferral requests unless there are extenuating circumstances and supporting documentation. In such cases, a maximum of one deferral for one semester may be granted. Files will be kept for a one year period, which enable students to ask to be reconsidered for a competition within that timeframe at no additional cost.

Students accepted to the Counselling Psychology program (because of the cap on enrollment), under extenuating circumstances only, may also be granted one deferral.

Confirmation of Work Experience

Students are required to submit an official letter from the school district office/employer verifying work experience. This letter should indicate total number of teaching days accumulated, as a minimum of two years of teaching (or related) experience is recommended for admission for most programs.

Please have this information forwarded to the School of Graduate Studies by the deadline date.

Educational Leave

If you are considering applying for educational leave in order to pursue a Master of Education program, you should first apply to the program. If you are not granted educational leave, but are accepted to the program, you can commence your studies on a part-time basis.


Note: Students who do not complete their programs in the number of semesters of their payment plans will be required to pay a continuance fee for each additional semester required. See School of Graduate Studies Minimum Expense form.


Apply Online

Students are required to apply online to have information formally assessed. Applications and official supporting documents are due to be submitted to the School of Graduate Studies by the application deadlines. Complete detailed application packages are expected by the deadline date.

Applications may be submitted online by following the process outlined at School of Graduate Studies-Application Package.

General Program Information for Graduate Students


Date and Deadlines

Contact

Faculty of Education

230 Elizabeth Ave, St. John's, NL, CANADA, A1B 3X9

Postal Address: P.O. Box 4200, St. John's, NL, CANADA, A1C 5S7

Tel: (709) 864-8000