UPEI looks to raise entry standards for French B.Ed.
Students near the standard will be accepted conditionally
With the growing popularity of its French language bachelor of education degree, the University of Prince Edward Island is considering raising the bar on language skills required for entry.
French immersion teachers are in high demand, and that's one of the things driving the popularity of the program. With more applicants, the university is looking at assessing language skills in advance of accepting students.
"For 2019-2020, my guess is that the assessments will be taking place before even admission," said program co-ordinator Zain Esseghaier.
"We're going to set the bar at a certain level and those who meet the requirements that we have or higher we'll accept them. Those who are close we'll accept them conditionally."
There are 21 students enrolled in the 12-month program this year, and more are expected next year.
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With files from Island Morning