The University of French Ontario is diversifying its study programs for fall 2021
TORONTO, May 13, 2021 / CNW Telbec / – The University ofOntario français (UOF) is pleased to announce the expansion of its university offer with programs that meet the tangible needs of the Francophone community and the job market. These university certificates and microcertificates focus on professional development in targeted areas as well as programs to support the development of professional skills in French. They include a University Microcertificate in Education – Introduction to Pedagogy, a much sought-after program to provide a pathway to teacher training and address the shortage of qualified French teachers in Ontario. The UOF also offers programs that provide flexibility in its four specialized bachelor’s degrees.
With flexible and adaptable programs ranging from micro-certificate of 15 credits to specialized baccalaureate of 120 credits, the UOF supports the continuous professional learning of all Francophones and Francophiles by adapting to their needs. “We are delighted to be able to offer more flexibility and make university education more easily accessible with these programs as soon as the UOF opens,” said Denis berthiaume, PhD, Vice-president, studies and research of the UOF. “By offering shorter part-time courses, we meet both the professional development needs of those who work, the needs expressed by the community and the desire of some people to deepen and enrich their personal interests at every turn. stage of life. “
University Mmicrocertificatee in education – Introduction to Peducation
The Microcertificate in Education – Introduction to Pedagogy can help overcome the serious shortage of education workers, particularly in Francophone minority communities. This program will train people who wish to pursue a career in teaching and who are already employed in French-language schools due to the shortage of qualified teachers. The program is based on the first four courses of a Bachelor of Education (B.Ed.), which will be offered in the future at UOF, which has just been submitted to the relevant authorities for approval.
Other areas of continuing professional development
The UOF has developed new programs for professionals who wish to deepen or broaden their knowledge and skills. These programs respond directly to the demands and needs of the Francophone community. A good example is the University Microcertificate in Organizational Management and Governance. It promotes the development of skills currently in demand for the management of cultural and community organizations and non-profit organizations in Francophone communities. The University Certificate in Higher Education Pedagogy, on the other hand, offers specialized training related to research-based teaching and assessment methods. Teachers from colleges and universities, specialists in their field but having no prior pedagogical training, master the basics of pedagogy to strengthen their pedagogical skills.
The UOF also offers programs to support the development of skills in French for health and social services professionals. The Microcertificate in French in Health Care and Social Services is designed for professionals in a bilingual environment in order to improve their technical knowledge in French in their field of practice. The same applies to teachers who wish to acquire additional qualifications in French as a second language with the micro-certificate in education – French as a second language.
Finally, the four specialized bachelor’s degrees of UOF have been divided into a variety of university certificates and microcertificates. These shorter programs allow students to choose a field of study and then offer a flexible path to the bachelor’s degree. They also facilitate access to higher education at all stages of life. For example, a person working in the human resources department of a company who wishes to develop management skills on issues of equity, diversity and inclusion might choose to enroll in the micro-certificate program in human plurality and to take a few courses.
The UOF offers Francophones and Francophiles from all walks of life an opportunity for professional development and personal enrichment by allowing them to deepen their knowledge in a field of interest. All UOF programs thus meet the continuing education needs of members of a constantly evolving society and contribute to economic development. Ontario.
Registration is now open for the September 2021 academic year. For more information on each program offered at UOF, go to: https://uontario.ca/futurs-etudiants/microprogrammes.
The UOF is an innovative institution focused on the creation and mobilization of knowledge in French. It advocates teaching, learning and research approaches involving a variety of disciplines, based on research, collaboration and experience. Managed by and for Francophones in Ontario, it offers an education that is firmly in touch with the world and promotes eco-responsible citizenship.
SOURCE University ofOntario French (UOF)
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