Teach in a French Education Program in B.C.

Have you completed a teacher education program outside of B.C. or outside of Canada? Are you interested in pursuing a career as a French-language educator in British Columbia? Teachers in B.C. work in a dynamic environment where they are able to make a difference in the lives of students. Find out how to become a French-language teacher in B.C. 

Come teach in a French education program in B.C.

All teachers in the province have to be certified by the Teacher Regulation Branch.

To qualify for certification and be able to teach in French in B.C., you must:

  • have completed the equivalent of a B.C. Grade 12 diploma
  • have completed four years (120 credits) of post-secondary studies or a degree or its equivalent
  • have taught within the last 10 years with a minimum of either 75 days of teaching experience in one academic year or 100 days of teaching experience over two consecutive academic years, or 100 days of teaching experience over two consecutive academic years, or completion of a practicum teaching at a Canadian university 
  • be proficient in French [if you plan to teach in a French-Language program - see the different French programs available in B.C.]
  • be a person of good moral character and otherwise fit and proper to be certified.

For more information, see Overview of Eligibility Requirements for Graduates of a Canadian Teacher Education Program Outside of B.C.

To qualify for certification and be able to teach in French in B.C., you must:

  • have completed the equivalent of a B.C. Grade 12 diploma
  • have completed four years (120 credits) of post-secondary studies or a degree or its equivalent
  • have taught within the last 10 years with a minimum of either 75 days of teaching experience in one academic year or 100 days of teaching experience over two consecutive academic years
  • be proficient in French [if you plan to teach in a French-Language program - see the different French programs available in B.C.]
  • have completed a familiarization program to learn about the culture and curriculum of the Canadian education system. Several universities offer this program, such as Simon Fraser University (Professional Qualification Program) and University of British Columbia (Teacher Updating Program).
  • be a person of good moral character and otherwise fit and proper to be certified.

For more information, see Overview of Eligibility Requirements for International Graduates on the Teacher Regulation Branch website, which includes informational videos on the application process.

 

Apply to the Teacher Regulation Branch for a Ministry of Education teaching certificate

This first video for all applicants gives an overview of how to apply for certification to teach in British Columbia. There are a series of videos that will help guide you through the application process.