Primary Junior French as a Second Language Multi-Session (FSLM)

Bonjour! Le programme primaire-moyen - français langue seconde (PJ FSLM), a été développé pour les candidats qui souhaitent enseigner les cours d'immersion et française de base dans une salle de classe en Ontario.

We have an on-campus version of this program and a blended format - find out more about the differences. 

 

 

 

 

Application Process

Selection of Consecutive Education teacher candidates is based on the Queen's application requirements as well as the supplemental document(s) submitted to Student Services. There is a French language requirement you can find out about on our How to Apply page. Applicants must also meet the requirements for Primary-Junior.

Selection of Concurrent Education teacher candidates is based on their application made in December of year 4.

How to apply

Overview

  • For Primary-Junior teacher candidates only.
  • 6 successive terms over 24 months. Starting in May, the program is delivered face to face and in a blended format both on and off-campus and runs Summer, Fall/Winter, Summer, Fall/Winter.
  • Face to face courses are delivered over 4 weekends per term for 5 terms, plus July in the first and second summer terms here at Queen’s University, Faculty of Education.
  • Teacher candidates in this program prepare to teach in French Immersion, Extended and Core French programs in Ontario schools.
  • By developing a critical understanding of and sensitivity to linguistic variation, teacher candidates prepare to teach students of diverse linguistic and social backgrounds.
  • Teacher candidates complete 18 weeks of placements. At least 3 of which are completed in French (Immersion, Extended, or Core)
  • Candidates must meet at least one of the following requirements to take part in the program:
    • 5.0 full-year undergraduate courses in French or completion of a degree in the French language OR
    • A French Bilingual/Immersion/Extended Certificate and original transcript from an anglophone secondary school or an original transcript if you have graduated from a francophone secondary school, OR
    • Diplôme approfondi de langue française (DALF) You will need to achieve an overall classification of C1 (Advanced 1). Test results are valid for life, OR,
    • Diplôme d’études en langue française (DELF) You will need to achieve an overall classification of B1 (Intermediate 1). Test results are valid for life, OR,  
    • Test de connaissance du français (TCF) You will need to obtain a score of C1 (Advanced 1 in all four modalities: reading, listening, writing and speaking). Test results are valid for two years, OR
    • Test d’évaluation de français (TEF) You will need to obtain a score of C1 (Advanced 1 in all four modalities: reading, listening, writing and speaking). Test results are valid for two years, OR
    • An equivalent language proficiency test as determined by Student Services Office.

Transitional Certification: Learn & Earn

Upon successful completion of the first session (Spring/Summer One) of the PJ FSLM Program, candidates are eligible to apply to the Ontario College of Teachers for a Transitional Certificate of Qualification and Registration (TCQR). With a TCQR, candidates employed by school boards will gain valuable practical experience in instructional settings which are related to the areas of concentration of the candidate's program of professional education while continuing to earn a salary.

Step One: Transitional Certificate Qualifying Practicum – For FSLM teacher candidates, the qualifying practicum for the TCoQR must be completed in May (PRAC 418) of their first year of study. This fifteen-day practicum is an introduction to schools where the candidate will observe and assist in an elementary school. Candidates are not expected to teach formal lessons during this practicum.

Step Two: Summer One: In-person, On-campus Learning – To qualify for application to the Ontario College of Teachers for the TCQR, FSLM teacher candidates must successfully complete the Summer One (June & July) term of study. During this first term of the FSLM Program, candidates are required to attend in-person classes on-campus at the Faculty of Education, Queen’s University. The Spring/Summer term is a full-time term of study and attendance is required.

Step Three: Apply for the Transitional Certificate of Qualification & Registration – The TCQR is granted by the Ontario College of Teachers to eligible teacher candidates before they have completed their teacher education program. School boards may offer employment to FSLM candidates holding a TCQR and/or pending TCQR as qualified teachers of French as a Second Language in the P/J division. This fast track to employment is intended to support school boards in addressing the need for qualified teachers of French as a Second Language as they gain valuable practical and paid experience in instructional settings which are aligned with the areas of concentration in the candidate's program of professional education. It is the responsibility of the teacher candidate to apply for and secure employment as part of working under a TCQR. Once employed, this certificate may permit eligible FSLM teacher candidates to complete a portion of their practicum requirements while working as a teacher in an Ontario Secondary School.

Next Steps: Coursework Requirements - Fall/Winter One, Summer Two, Fall/Winter Two – During the subsequent five (5) terms of study, FSLM teacher candidates remain enrolled as full-time students attending both online, asynchronous learning and in-person classes during the school year(s). Online classes are asynchronous to allow those employed to fulfil their commitments while continuing their teacher education. During the Fall/Winter terms, in-person classes are held four times each term at the Faculty of Education as outlined in the program schedule*. During the July Summer Two teacher candidates are once again required to attend full-time, in-person classes at the Faculty of Education.

TCQR: Practicum Requirements - Queen’s University Faculty of Education may permit TCQR holders in FSLM to complete a percentage or all remaining practicum requirements in their own school board workplace. To be eligible for this opportunity, the teacher candidate must be employed in a qualifying teaching position in a Primary/Junior division classroom and must be supervised and assessed by a senior administrator (e.g. Principal, Vice Principal, and/or their designate) who is a member of the Ontario College of Teachers in good standing. Based on the specific teaching duties performed, and provided that the teacher candidate’s teaching position meets criteria set out by the Faculty of Education, all, or a percentage of the remaining number of practice teaching days required by the Faculty of Education, Queen’s University, may be fulfilled in the classroom(s) for which the teacher candidate is responsible.

Qualifying teaching positions include the following characteristics and features. The teaching position:

1. is in a Primary/Junior division classroom setting.
2. involves teaching a group of students for an extended period of time (e.g. four weeks or more).
3. utilizes the Ontario Curriculum Guidelines.
4. involves all aspects of instruction in the teaching role – e.g. professionalism; supporting a community of learners; planning and preparing; lesson presentation; assessment; and classroom management.
5. is supervised by a senior administrator (e.g. Principal, Vice-Principal, and/or their designate) who is a member of the Ontario College of Teachers in good standing, and who completes a formative and a summative assessment each term.
 

*The French as a Second Language Multi-Session Program is a is a Consecutive multi-session program of professional education.

Courses, Schedule, and Practicum

In the program you will take some courses that are common to all education programs, as well as courses specific to French as a Second Language such as:
  • EDST 205: Understanding French as a Second Language in Elementary Schools
  • FOCI 205/3.0: Teaching French Immersion

These courses will introduce to new ideas and practices, ask you to critically reflect on how you will practice as an educator and will be delivered face to face, online and in a blended format both on and off-campus.

Regular Practicum placements mean that you will work alongside other education professionals in classrooms for 18 weeks: 7 weeks in the first and second summer term (May); 11 weeks in the fall/winter terms.

For program schedules, please see the Academic Calendar.

Finance Your Studies

Queen's Student Awards provides charts with guidelines for costs that Teacher Candidates may incur, including education and basic living expenses. The amount it costs to attend Queen's will depend somewhat on the choices you make, which will affect your budget (such as where your extended practicum and/or alternative practicum is located).

For information on financial assistance please contact Queen's Student Awards.

For most entrance awards, all eligible candidates will be considered automatically. Most of these awards are based on academics. Visit the Student Awards Website to learn more.

Award Title Description
J. Bolton and Kathleen Slack Scholarship Awarded on the basis of academic excellence to students entering the consecutive Bachelor of Education program in the Faculty of Education.
Milton Frederick Pummell Scholarships Two entrance scholarships are to be awarded on the basis of excellent teaching-related experience and academic standing to teacher candidates entering the consecutive Bachelor of Education program in the Primary-Junior option.
Paul Park Scholarship Established to encourage students entering the Faculty of Education to teach in the fields of Mathematics, Science and Technological Education. Up to 10 scholarships are to be awarded on the basis of academic excellence.
Senator Frank Carrel Upper Year Scholarships Up to ten scholarships are to be awarded on the basis of general proficiency to candidates who for at least one year at the time of their application have been and remain domiciled in the Province of Quebec.
John R. McCarthy Scholarship
(Application Required)
Awarded to a student who has graduated with at least second-class standing from either a three-year or four-year degree program in the Faculty of Arts and Science at Queen's University who is normally domiciled in Ontario and will be enrolling in the Faculty of Education at Queen's University in the fall session immediately following graduation.

Students who are currently registered at Queen's University in the Faculty of Education can apply/nominate for the following awards.
Award Title Description
Indigenous Teacher Education Practicum Award Awarded on the basis of demonstrated financial need and academic achievement to part-time or full-time students in the Diploma or Bachelor of Education programs in the Faculty of Education wishing to broaden their studies through a practicum placement within a First Nations school or provincial school.
Johnny Biosphere Environmental Education Fund Established to promote environmental awareness among children. Teacher candidates, graduate students, and faculty are eligible to apply for funding. The application deadline is normally in late November.
Bamji International Practicum Placement Award Awarded on the basis of financial need and academic achievement to support a final year full-time Concurrent Education student in the Faculty of Education, wishing to broaden their studies in the international environment through and alternative placement.
Charles Martyn Elliott and Kathleen Mead Elliott Award for Travel Fellowships in Education Elliott Travel Fellowships for study outside Canada in the field of teacher education, pedagogy, or a related field are awarded to students enrolled in the Faculty of Education. In order to be eligible for this award, applicants must demonstrate financial need.
The Hajee Family Travel Fellowships in Education Awarded on the basis of financial need and academic achievement to full-time students in teacher education or graduate programs in the Faculty of Education wishing to broaden their studies through an alternative practicum placement or research project in Africa.
Rose A. Freeman Memorial Award It is given to a graduate student Teaching Assistant in the Faculty of Education who directly contributes to the learning experience of Bachelor of Education (ConEd, BEd, DipEd) students through exhibiting outstanding commitment to the value of learning, availability to students, good organizational skills, and motivation.
Studio Arts Workshop Support (SAWS) Teacher candidates and graduate students at Queen's Faculty of Education are invited to apply for this support to offset the cost of registering in an arts workshop.
Upitis International Study Award Awarded annually to full-time students in teacher education and graduate programs enrolled in any Faculty of Education program wishing to broaden their studies in the international environment through an alternative placement.
 

Students who are currently registered at Queen's University in the Faculty of Education can apply for the following external awards.

Award Title Description
Elementary Teachers’ Federation of Ontario (ETFO/FEEO) Faculty of Education Award
(Application Required)
Awarded by ETFO/FEEO to a student at a publicly-funded university/institution in Ontario, during the final year of their teacher training. The deadline to submit your application to ETFO/FEEO is April 30.
F.D. Sawyer Memorial Award, Ontario Secondary School Teachers’ Federation (OSSTF/FEESO)
(Application Required)
The FD Sawyer Memorial Award was established in the memory of Frank D Sawyer, who was a member of the Provincial Executive during some of its most stirring years from 1952 to 1959 and President of OSSTF in 1954. At the time of his death in 1960 he was principal of Petrolia District High School. Frank Sawyer's great contribution to Federation lay in his ability to discover the basic issues in the many difficulties which arose in teacher-board relationships during his term of office and in his having a sense of humour in periods of crisis. The OSSTF/FEESO Faculty of Education Award, valued at $1,000 annually, shall be awarded to a graduating Intermediate/Senior or Technological Studies teacher candidate.
Margaret Craig Education Award
(Application Required)

This award is be presented annually by the Delta Kappa Gamma Society International Nu Chapter, on the basis of merit and need, to a female student who:

  • is enrolled for full time attendance in the final year* of an approved education program leading to a degree, or diploma (*final-year Concurrent or Consecutive Education teacher candidates);
  • demonstrates outstanding ability as a potential educator.

The deadline to submit your application to the Delta Kappa Gamma Society, Nu Chapter, Scholarship and Awards Committee is December 1. You can find more information and the application on OnQ under BEd >> Awards >> Margaret Craig Education Award

OMLTA Helen G. Mitchell Award

This award is granted annually by the Ontario Modern Language Teachers Association (OMLTA) to honour students graduating from a pre-service Modern Language program in Ontario Faculties of Education. The candidate must exemplify the attributes of a potentially outstanding Classical/FSL/International Language teacher. Nominations must only be submitted by the language instructor at the Faculty of Education; no applications are required from teacher candidates.

Phyliss M. Beatty Memorial Award
(Application Required)
This award will be granted annually by the Ontario Alpha Delta Kappa Lambda Chapter to a female teacher candidate who is graduating from the Faculty of Education at Queen's University, and is a graduate of a high school in the Hastings and Prince Edward District School Board. The deadline to submit your application August 31.

Students currently registered at Queen's University in the Faculty of Education may be nominated for the following graduation awards.

Award Title Description
A. Lorne Cassidy Award Awarded to the graduating student who best displays outstanding talents and interests in the education of exceptional children during their program of study at the Faculty of Education.
Chiltern Way Academy Scholarship The Chiltern Way Academy Scholarship in Exceptional Education is awarded to the graduating student on the basis of academic excellence in Exceptional Education.
L.W. Copp Award Awarded to the student graduating from the Primary-Junior stream with high overall achievement and who demonstrates the qualities of an exemplary primary educator.
Frank J. Fowler Award Awarded to the student graduating from the Primary-Junior stream who best demonstrates the qualities of an exemplary primary educator.
D. E. Loney Prize Awarded to the graduating Technological Education student who has shown the most outstanding qualities of character and scholarship and demonstrated potential as a teacher.
Ontario English Catholic Teachers Association (OECTA) Scholarships Awarded to the graduating student who has demonstrated academic excellence in one or more of the courses preparing candidates to teach in Ontario Roman Catholic Schools: EDST 456, A Study of the Religious Education Program in the Roman Catholic Schools of Ontario; FOUN 416, Catholic Education.
John Deakin Buckley Walton Excellence in Student Teaching Award Awarded to the student graduating in the Intermediate-Secondary stream or Technological Education who has demonstrated excellence in student teaching.
John Watson Award Awarded to the graduating student in the Primary-Junior stream who has demonstrated excellence in student teaching.

Contact Us

For more information regarding admission, please contact Student Services.