Master of Arts - Arts and Education

2 years
9,666 CAD
Rolling admission
Rolling admission
St. John's / Canada
Memorial University of Newfoundland

Program description

Master of Arts and Education is a dual degree offered by the Faculty of Education and the Department of Modern Languages, Literatures, and Cultures (Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences) (Education and Francophone Literature and Cultures). The curriculum is intended for French and French immersion teachers who want to learn more about Francophone literature and culture in order to improve their practise and French language skills.

The Master of Arts and Education (Education and Francophone Literature and Cultures) programme requires students to study half of their courses at the Faculty of Education and half at the Department of Modern Languages, Literatures, and Cultures. Part-time study can be used to finish the programme, and the majority of the courses are available via distant education.

Program structure

  • Littératures francophones: Théorie et pratique/Francophone literatures: Theory and practice
  • Cultures francophones: Théorie et pratique/Francophone Cultures: Theory and practice
  • Littérature de jeunesse: Théorie et pratique/Children’s and Young Adult Literature: Theory and Practice
  • Research Designs and Methods in Education
  • Research and Development Seminar in Curriculum, Teaching and Learning Studies
  • Project in Curriculum, Teaching and Learning Studies (6 credit hours)
  • Current Issues in Second Language Education
  • Graduate Seminar in Second Language Teaching and Learning
  • Second Language Teaching, Learning and Curriculum
  • Research in Second Language


  • Tuition — 9,666 CAD

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

  • BEd with a focus area in French, or a BA in French and a BEd;
  • minimum 'B' standing or 70% in last 30 courses attempted;
  • two years of experience teaching French;
  • a level of French proficiency satisfactory to the MA & Ed admissions committee (as reflected by a sample of writing in French and possibly an interview in French)

Applicants who did not complete a baccalaureate or post-graduate degree at a recognized university where English is the primary language of instruction must normally complete either the:

  • Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) and achieve a paper-based score of 580 (or higher), computer-based score of 237 (or higher), or internet-based score of 92-93 (or higher); or
  • International English Language Testing System (IELTS) and achieve a score of 7 (or higher).
  • Please note that other equivalent tests acceptable to Memorial University’s School of Graduate Studies will also be considered.

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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