Prince Edward Island Department of Education and Early Years
Bachelor of Education in French at the University of Prince Edward Island
The University of PEI (UPEI) is developing courses that contain content specific to minority language education. It is also making it a priority to renew its partnerships with francophone organizations and Collège de l'Île to increase students’ exposure to French.
In addition, UPEI is developing a renewed promotion plan for the program to reach out to potential new students interested in acquiring French language skills and becoming French Immersion, Core French and French First Language teachers.
UPEI is therefore producing promotional materials and liaising with high school counsellors, high school students and UPEI students while providing prospective students with information about the B.Ed. - FSL program.
The project aims to improve the French language skills of students graduating from the B.Ed. program. UPEI also offers four preparatory courses in French to support new students interested in entering the B.Ed. - FSL program who do not meet program requirements. The project builds on previous federal investments used to establish the B.Ed. - FSL program at UPEI by increasing the program's promotional activities and its capacity to accept larger cohorts of students.
Main takeaways (learnings)
- Consider setting up internships in a French-speaking environment.
- To share expertise.
- To exchange practices.
- For virtual collaboration opportunities.
- For job placements.
- For employment opportunities.
- For school internships.
- For collaboration with the University of PEI to strengthen the Francophone service offering.
- To collaborate with Collège de l'Île to develop joint programs.