Master of Education

Teaching and Learning in French: Plurilingualism, Francophonies and Education

Offered by SFU's Faculty of Education, this Master of Education program is oriented toward research and professional practice for in-service teachers. It provides a unique opportunity in Canada to explore the themes of diversity, inclusion and plurilingualism in the context of French-language education in a minority setting.

This Master's degree program is also ideal for acquiring high-level knowledge, opening up new professional perspectives and moving up the salary scale. Its cohort format will allow you to be part of a learning community with multiple professional perspectives.

The program is offered online or in-person, with the option of a comprehensive exam (M.Ed.) or research with a thesis (M.A.).


  • Option: comprehensive exam (M.Ed.)
  • Duration: 16 months (4 terms)
  • 7 courses, including a comprehensive exam, a total of 35 units
  • Expected start: September 2024
  • Admissions: November 1, 2023 to April 15, 2024
  • Information sessions will be held every month during the application period
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On campus

  • Options : comprehensive exam (M.Ed.) or thesis (M.A.)
  • Duration : 24 months
  • M.Ed.: 7 courses, including a comprehensive exam (35 units)
    M.A.: 5 courses (25 units) AND thesis (10 units)
  • Next program starts: September 2025
  • Admissions: the admission period will open on November 1st, 2024 to March 30, 2025
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Program Options

SFU's Faculty of Education is a member of the "Consortium des établissements universitaires de l’Ouest canadien" giving you access to a wider selection of courses offered in French.
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Bursaries and Awards

By pursuing graduate studies at SFU, you may be eligible for a variety of bursaries specific to studies in French, in addition to those available through your faculty.
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French Language Support

Tutoring for academic writing in French, library resources, proofreading software: several services in French are available for free.
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what graduates think of the program:

Our graduates bring their expertise and leadership to the teaching and administrative teams of all Francophone programs and beyond.

In a country like Canada where both languages are supposed to be present, it is also our role to encourage this Francophone language and culture; I am proud to do this on a daily basis. 
- Marion Verin, graduate of the Master of Education in French in a Context of Diversity program