1. What should I major/minor in?
  2. Which teachables should I choose in the BEd (French) program?
  3. Will my BEd courses be all taught at Glendon?
  4. Will my BEd courses all be taught in French?

What should I major/minor in?

For those in the Glendon BEd (French): you are required to major in French Studies if you are planning to teach at the Intermediate/Senior and Junior/Intermediate levels. This is because your main teaching subject will be French. Otherwise you are strongly advised to at least minor in French Studies for the Primary/Junior level.

For those in the Keele BEd: Typically, you will major in the program that you are planning to have as your main teaching subject. If you are at the Primary/Junior level, you do not have a teaching subject, so the choice is yours!

Many students who wish to teach in the Intermediate/Senior levels choose to minor in another subject (i.e, English, Canadian Studies, Spanish) in order to fulfill the courses for their second teachable requirements.

 

For more information on teaching subjects, visit this page and scroll to the bottom, under certification levels.

Which teachables should I choose in the BEd (French) program?

If you would like to teach at the Primary/Junior level (kindergarten to grade 6), you don’t have to choose a teachable; early language acquisition strategies are at the heart of our program. You are still strongly recommended to at least complete a minor in French Studies to give you the best preparation for French teaching.

If you’re planning on teaching at the Junior/Intermediate level (grades 4 – 8), you’ll need to choose French as your one teachable subject.

Future teachers at the Intermediate/Senior level (grades 7 – 12) can choose two teachables; the first one of these needs to be French.

For more information on teaching subjects, visit this page and scroll to the bottom, under certification levels.

Will all my BEd courses be taught at Glendon?

Most of them will be at Glendon, but if you do need to take an Education course at the Keele campus, you can take our free shuttle bus to get in between the two campuses. It runs often from morning to night.

Will all my BEd courses be taught in French?

Glendon’s BEd (French) program is bilingual. The program prepares you to teach French as a Second Language in Anglophone school boards.