Bachelor of Education (French)

About Program Admission Requirements

The Bachelor of Education (BEd) with a concentration in French as a Second Language (FSL) addresses a provincial need to prepare well-qualified French language teachers. The Faculty of Education hosts courses for a cohort of students each year on the Glendon campus; students are prepared to teach in French Immersion classrooms. Graduates of the BEd program will be recommended to the Ontario College of Teachers (OCT) for certification. 

Hosted primarily at the Glendon campus, the Bachelor of Education (French) teacher education degree program is designed for those who wish to teach in French immersion, Core and Extended French classrooms at all certification levels (including primary-junior, junior-intermediate and intermediate-senior). Courses are primarily taught in French, and emphasis is placed on promoting a deep understanding of Francophone cultures. The program includes community-based and school-based practicum placements.

Students who participate in the BEd at Glendon must also be pursuing a Bachelor's degree at Glendon. Emphasis is placed on developing excellent French language proficiency and a deep understanding of francophone cultures; a significant portion of the practicum is planned in Ontario French Immersion schools. Courses are taught in English and French and applicants will be required to successfully complete a French proficiency assessment.  

Some BEd courses will be held at the Keele campus, but students can take our free shuttle bus to get between both campuses -- it runs regularly from morning to night.

Concurrent Teacher Education

The Bachelor of Education (BEd) that is hosted on the Glendon campus is offered in a unique concurrent delivery model, which has two possible admission points.

Students can apply through a Direct Entry option directly from high school. Upon acceptance to both Glendon and the Faculty of Education they will be registered to complete both a Glendon degree (three or four years) and the BEd degree (two years) concurrently during their studies.

Students may also apply to enter the same concurrent program model in the third or fourth year of study at Glendon. Successful applicants will then complete the Glendon degree and join the BEd program for an additional two years in order to earn the BEd. 

Experiential/Exchange Opportunities through Glendon
During studies for the Glendon degree, students have the opportunity to participate in an exchange option in a Francophone environment, such as in Quebec, other parts of Canada or in several European locations. Alternatively, students have a choice of an equivalent experience of 12 credits in French within a French cultural context. Speak with a Glendon advisor for details.

Possible Career Paths

Explore what you can do with your degree
  • teacher
  • french teacher

You are required to provide official evidence of academic achievement in secondary education. This can be demonstrated through:

  • Final grades under the Ontario curriculum (obtained through correspondence, night school or through TVO)
  • Credentials through other curricula, such as results from Advanced Placement (AP) or Advanced-level courses in the General Certificate of Education (GCE). (Students may register to sit for the AP and GCE examinations as private candidates.)

In the absence of final grades in courses:

  • You must submit the results of standardized tests such as the Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT) with a minimum combined total of 1170 on the Critical Reading and Math components or a composite American College Testing (ACT) score of 24.
  • Your application will be reviewed by an admissions sub-committee. If admitted, you will not be eligible for entrance scholarships. You will be considered for continuing student scholarships at the end of your first year of study, if you satisfy those criteria.

You may also be required to provide proof of language proficiency. You will be considered for entrance scholarships on the basis of your overall averages in the six 4U/4M (Ontario curriculum) or equivalent courses.

We are adding to our database of admission requirements by country. Please check back in October for additional admission requirements by country. General requirements are currently available by country — note that program-specific requirements may apply in addition to general requirements.