Inclusion, Interaction and Connection in the French Classroom (Delivered Online) - Fall 2021


Program Format

This two-year Graduate Diploma program provides the opportunity for K – 12 educators to investigate their practice in a supportive community of teacher-learners.

  • Cohort model, usually 22-30 students with smaller mentor groups
  • Focused on improvement of practice through the study of educational theory and practice
  • A combination of coursework and field studies over six terms
  • Cohorts meet online once a week in interactive and experiential classes that combine synchronous and asynchronous delivery
  • Classes run for six consecutive terms and include a one-week Summer Institute in August; there is the potential for the one-week Summer Institutes to be face-to-face
  • No classes are held in July, during the Christmas break or ministry-designated spring break

Minimum Technical Requirement

  • Minimum operating systems: Windows XP, Vista or OSX 10.4
  • High-speed Internet connection
  • Webcam and access to a printer

Program Design

Courses explore different approaches to teaching and learning while examining the research, theories and pedagogical principles on which effective educational practices are based.

Field Studies provide an opportunity for you to develop an inquiry plan around a question or issue of particular importance to you. You will implement this plan in your educational setting and critically reflect on growth and changes in your practice. Field studies are supported by an experienced mentor, and you will meet regularly in small study groups.

Assessment and Evaluation are the means for you to synthesize and selfassess your learning. You will develop and maintain a portfolio throughout the program that will be shared with peers and mentors and evaluated on a satisfactory / unsatisfactory basis.

  • Suited for: K - 12 French Educators (Core French, French Immersion, Francophone)
  • Format: Interactive, experiential online sessions with a combination of synchronous and asynchronous classes. Potential that the one-week, Summer Institutes (August 22-26, 2022 and August 21-25, 2023) are face-to-face.
  • Start Term: Fall 2021 (Sep)
  • End Term: Summer 2023 (Aug)
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  • Application Deadline: July 23, 2021
  • 2021/22 Tuition*: $326.69/unit
  • (Students register for 5 units per term)
    *Subject to estimated 2% fee increase each September. 
    French Education bursaries and grants available (for more information, see 'Tuition and Fees' tab)



Program Schedule (subject to change)*

  • Classes run in all terms (Fall, Spring and Summer) of the academic year during the 2-year program.
  • * Potential that the one-week, Summer Institutes (August 22-26, 2022 and August 21-25, 2023) are face-to-face.

Additional information can be found on our Frequently Asked Questions page as well as in the Student Calendar.