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Moncton – With growing needs in New Brunswick’s public school system for teachers – particularly in French Immersion classrooms – Crandall University has launched a new French Immersion Education Certificate program to better prepare teachers to meet the needs of French Immersion students.
The certificate comprises three courses and can be taken as part of Crandall’s Bachelor of Education program, and because the courses are offered on weekends, it is also designed to be accessible to graduates and current teachers who wish to enroll. Classes will be conducted in French, and are intended to benefit Francophone students as well as Anglophone students who meet the French language proficiency requirements of New Brunswick’s Anglophone school districts.
The Education Faculty at Crandall University are thrilled to offer this new certificate program for our Anglophone and Francophone students planning to teach in the French Immersion program. Dr. Wendy Bokhorst-Heng, Associate Professor of Education, stated “our new offering is designed to provide pre-service and in-service teachers with the tools they need to best support student learning.” The teaching strategies and learning theories taught in this certificate program will enhance Crandall’s strong tradition of excellence in education.
According to a spokesperson at the Anglophone East School District,
“The Anglophone East School District encourages its educators to pursue all opportunities to improve their level of French proficiency based on the current demands in the system for qualified French Immersion teachers. Programs like the French Immersion Certificate at Crandall University serve to address the current needs in the system.”
The first course of the program will take place during Crandall’s spring term in May/June 2019.
Crandall University is Atlantic Canada’s leading Liberal Arts University rooted in the Christian Faith, with undergraduate programs in Arts, Business Administration, Science, and Education, and graduate programs in Education and Organizational Management. To learn more, visit crandallu.ca or call 1‑888-968-6228.