Bachelor of Education - Primary/Elementary as a Second Degree - French as a Second Language

2 years
20,790 CAD/year
Rolling admission
Rolling admission
St. John's / Canada
Memorial University of Newfoundland

Program description

The Bachelor of Education (Primary/Elementary) as a Second Degree with French as a Second Language (FSL) programme is designed to train teachers for grades Kindergarten through six, with a concentration on teaching Core French, Primary and Elementary French Immersion, and Intensive (Core) French. Coursework, school visit days, and a one-semester internship placement are all part of the programme.

The programme is designed for candidates who have already earned a bachelor's degree in a relevant field.

Program structure

Semester 1

  • Learning and Teaching Learners

Semester 2

  • Learning and Teaching Curriculum

Semester 3

  • Learning and Teaching Integration

Semester 4

  • Learning and Teaching Frameworks

Semester 5

  • Learning and Teaching Identity


  • Tuition — 20,790 CAD/year

OTHER FEES (REQUIRED) amounts listed are for two semesters

  • Student Services Fee — 100 CAD
  • Students' Union — 140 CAD
  • Recreation Fee — 138 CAD
  • Health Insurance — 523 CAD


Requirements for applicants

There is no direct admittance into the Faculty of Education from high school. To apply for admission to the faculty, fill out the undergraduate application for admission and identify your intended degree option in the appropriate section.

The following documents are required as part of the application process:

Individual Statement

Responses to the two questions listed below are required for ALL applications:

  • Examine the role of educators in fostering and sustaining thriving civilizations. (No More Than 500 Words)
  • Describe an incident in which you or someone you know was favored or disadvantaged due to race, gender, social background, religion, age, indigeneity, or another identifying characteristic. Discuss what you've learnt from this experience and how it will benefit you as an instructor in the future. (No more than 500 words)

Someone who has taught or supervised you and is familiar with your academic ability must complete this section.

Academic Reference

  • Non-Academic Reference. To be done by a person familiar with your work/volunteer experience.
  • Official Transcripts. At the time of application, official transcripts from schools other than Memorial University must be presented, indicating courses in progress and courses completed. The granting institution must send official transcripts immediately to The Office of the Registrar at Memorial University.
  • Application Evaluation. In evaluating applicants, overall academic achievement, personal statements, and recommendations from references will be taken into account. Applicants who are unable to complete the eight-week immersion requirement will be evaluated on an individual basis.

Additional documents required for admission

  • personal statement (included as part of the online application)
  • academic and non-academic references
  • official transcript(s)

English language requirements:

  • Cambridge Assessment English: A minimum score of 176 in C1 Advanced or C2 Proficiency.
  • Canadian Academic English Language (CAEL) Assessment: Minimum band scores between 50 and 60 in each of the four skills tested (reading, writing, listening and speaking), with at least two band scores of 60.
  • Duolingo English Test (DET) (until Spring 2024 only): A minimum score of 115.
  • International English Language Testing System (IELTS): A minimum overall band score of 6.5 on the IELTS Academic or IELTS Indicator, with at least a band 6 in reading and writing. General training results are not acceptable.
  • Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL): A minimum score of 79 on the TOEFL iBT or TOEFL iBT Home Edition, with a minimum score of 20 in reading and writing, and not less than 17 in listening and speaking

About the university

Memorial University has a unique responsibility to the people of Newfoundland and Labrador as the only university in the province. Memorial University was founded as a tribute to the Newfoundlanders who gave their lives in military duty during globe War I and later conflicts. We take inspiration from their efforts to create a better future for our province, our country, and the globe.

Over 115 different nations are represented among Memorial University's 19000+ students. Programs range from the traditional to the cutting edge, and can be found at any of Memorial's five locations or online. Memorial University's worldwide network of nearly 100,000 successful alums enhances the institution's capacity and reputation for leadership in research, teaching, and public engagement. Learn more about Memorial University in this quick read.

Vision, Mission

  • Vision — Memorial University will rise to prominence as one of Canada's and the world's top public institutions of higher learning, and it will honor its commitment to serving the people of Newfoundland and Labrador.
  • Mission — When it comes to education, research, scholarship, creative activity, service, and public engagement, Memorial University is committed to being at the forefront of innovation and excellence. International students and scholars are welcomed and supported at Memorial, and the institution's contributions of knowledge and experience are valued on all levels of society.


More than 19,400 students and 3,800 teachers and staff from more than 115 countries study, teach, conduct research, create, and participate in activities at our campuses and other locations. You can attend classes at one of Memorial University's several campuses in Newfoundland and Labrador or anywhere in the world; we also offer 475 courses online.

  • St. John's campus
  • Grenfell Campus
  • Marine Institute
  • Harlow Campus
  • Signal Hill Campus
  • Labrador Campus

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