Teacher Education

Become a teacher. Choose French.

Qualified French teachers are in extremely high demand in all the French programs in British Columbia and in Canada (Core French, French Immersion and Francophone Program).

Why teach French or in French?

  • To have access to a rewarding career upon graduation
  • To be a part of a passionate community committed to educating and inspiring future generations
  • To have access throughout your studies and career to bursaries and professional development opportunities reserved to teaching in French
  • And finally, to contribute to the vitality of the national and even international Francophonie!

Why choose SFU?

SFU's Faculty of Education is renowned for the quality of its programs.  Preservice Professional Studies (PPS) offer a unique differentiated or complementary staffing model which teams tenure track Education Faculty with seconded, highly effective teachers selected from school districts throughout the province. The programs combine theory and practice adapted to today's classrooms.

Student teachers who successfully complete the programs are recommended to the Teacher Regulation Branch of the BC Ministry of Education for a Teaching Certificate. 

The French Module of the Professional Development Program (PDP) prepares you to teach in the French programs in BC elementary and secondary schools:

  • Core French / French as a Second Language (FSL): Teach a French class in the English program
  • French Immersion: Teach French and other teachable subjects in French
  • Francophone Program: Teach French and other teachable subjects in French in schools belonging to the Francophone School District - Conseil scolaire francophone (CSF)

For more information on the French programs offered in BC elementary and secondary schools, visit the BC Ministry of Education website:

Preparation - Academic pathways

Resources and programs in French to meet the academic requirements for admission to the Teacher Education Professional Programs.

Professional Development Program - French Module

The program is made up of a combination of practical experiences and professional coursework which integrate the understanding of grand educational theories and the application of pedagogical practices in the classroom.

Professional Linking Program

This program is designed for paraprofessionals, student support workers, para-educations (social workers, counsellors, settlement workers), adult educations, independent teachers, Early Childhood Educators (ECE trained teachers) and trades, technical and Francophone teachers operating on letters of permission.