FOE Masters

Master of Education en français (M.Ed., M.A.)


This Master of Education is a cohort program with courses taught in French over a 2-year period.  The program focuses on questions of diversity, as they relate to various educational contexts. It highlights research in this field, and engages students to explore applications in their own practice.

Program details and course descriptions >>

two programs

Burnaby campus
Program start:
January 2016
(Spring semeser)
- M.Ed. or M.A. *
- for students in Metropolitan Vancouver
Application deadline: Oct. 15, 2015
Online Program start:
- M.Ed.
- for students outside of Metro Vancouver

* Master of Education (M.Ed., without thesis),
   Master of Arts (M.A., with thesis)

information sessions (IN FRENCH)

Date (Vancouver time)
Place, format
Monday, September 21, 2015 at 5 pm online

To register for information sessions, please send an email to

The presentation will last approximately 30 minutes followed by a question/answer period.

Online information sessions via Blackboard Collaborate:

  • Upon registration, you will receive a link by email to join the session. Blackboard Collaborate allows you to do videoconferencing. If you are not familiar with Blackboard Collaborate (video conference), please download the information sheet.

To organize an information session in your school district, please contact Marianne Jacquet (

This Master’s program is designed for :

  • Elementary and secondary French teachers
    (Core French, Intensive, Immersion and Francophone)
  • Educators in various settings and fields
  • School administrators
  • Community/cultural workers

Why choose this program?

  • Adapt your practice to a diverse, multicultural and multilingual student clientele
  • Understand and apply current research in second language teachiong and learning in Francophone minority settings
  • Acquire teaching strategies which can be applied in various educational settings
  • Develop leadership in your professional domain (educational or socio-cultural)

How does this program’s thematic address real current needs?

In Canada :

  • Immigrants represent 13% of the total francophone population 
  • Allophone parents (who speak no French or English) tend to register their children in French Immersion programs

In British Columbia :

  • Immigrants represent 29.3% of the total francophone population in the province
  • In Vancouver and Surrey, 50% of the student population speaks a language other than English and between 126 and 163 different languages are respectively present in schools
  • Students in BC francophone schools originate from over sixty different ethnic groups

Program advantages

  • Cohort-based program facilitating interactions between students and professors
  • Possibility of writing papers and comprehensive exam in either French or English
  • Support with academic writing in both French and English
  • Option of a comprehensive exam (M. Ed.) or thesis (M.A.)
  • Possibility of additional French language education courses offered through a network of Western Universities or at Université François-Rabelais, Tours, France
  • Scholarships available
  • New career perspectives: pedagogical or community leadership school or district administration,  program management
  • Degree leading to professional advancement (progress through categories and salary scales)

consortium - universities in western canada

Four universities in Western Canada, including SFU, formed a Consortium  to pool their resources, facilitate access to their Master's in Education programs in French and offer students a wider choice of courses.

Students in the Master of Education program in French at SFU can take optional additional courses offered by any of the other Consortium partners.


Students in the Master of Education program in French at SFU can take optional additional online courses offered by our partner university in France : Université François Rabelais de Tours.