The baccalauréat is now required for admission to teacher training institutions. Teachers for grades one through six study general education for one year and take education courses and do student teaching in the second year. If not enough candidates apply to train for teaching in grades one through six, DEF graduates will be admitted for three years of training. Teachers for grades seven, eight, and nine specialize in their first year and learn about teaching in the second year. Lycée and other secondary school teaching candidates specialize in their first three years and take classes in education, student teach, and write a thesis in their fourth year.
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